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Old June 15th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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This is a shot of my Konami Pegasus. The window lights (which I hand pixeled onto the battlestar), track surprisingly well.

This is a work in progress....part of a much more ambitious shot I plan.

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And this time, I improvised a semi-steadycam. Placed the Pegasus on top of a disinfectant spray can, and placed my videocamera on top of a stack of PS2 videogame cases. I then moved the stack around the Peggy. and the results seem to have turned out a helluva lot better.

I really am proud of this one, especially the way the window lights track, and the engines glow.

Done with Sony videocamera, Konami Pegasus 3 1/2 inch model, Adobe Photoshop and Image Ready.

I hope y'all like it. Smile

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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:48 AM   #2
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Very cool! Check out http://www.dvcamerarigs.com/ It is a great resource if you want to get serious about building insane pro camera rigs yourself. Do not order it off of Amazon though as you will never get it.
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Kewl. Thanks for the headsup on that KA. Glad you liked the shot too.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 06:00 PM   #4
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Just a low tech low cost suggestion. You may be able to use a lazy susan to achieve smoother movements. You could probably find one at Goodwill for a quarter. Put the model on the lazy susan, then with the camera stationary on a tripod, zoom out at the same time as you turn the lazy susan.

It's pretty impressive how the lights track in place. Though I'd go with a lighter color, something similar to what you've done with the engines, not such a stark yellow.

It's pretty cool to see someone do something with real models these days. Considering how small that model is, I'm surprised it looks as good as it does.
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Thank you both.

Yeah, I might not have it where CG is at, but I do love to see what I can do with models, especially so small a miniature as the Konami Galactica ships. I also have some Star Trek and Star Wars miniatures (including the Death Star) that I might have to try some fun stuff with.

As for the window lights, well, I just kinda went with what I saw on the show, (they looked pretty yellow, but that could just be my screen) but I might try something a little brighter and perhaps more naturalistic. Thanks for the note on that.

And thanks for the tips there, JJ. I shall have to look into that as well.

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Great work in progress.
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