Hi GuysI've not had time to write up my latest shots like I used to do, I am sooo busy right now! This might be my last personal project for the next few months! Anyway this ones been a blast to work on ;)
The shot time was around 1.5 Months in my spare time (IE aswell as ohter projects) I originally had the idea to do this Personal Project to futher my TP RBD Skills, but also to do a Large Scale FX Shot since i'd been doing Rain Setups for a month and wanted to do some actual FX Production aswell as setups! Inspiration came from the Wrath Of The Titans Kronos Seqeunce from MPC, But also from a lot of Scanlines work with TP and Flowline in Pompeii, Scanline did some pretty cool shots aswell as MR X. This is more of a Mountain/Volcano Top Explosion rather than a Pyroclastic eruption, Also the Dreamworks MegaMind Mountain Explosion Shots served as good reference/inspiration. I wanted this look because it means more RBD Detail, lots of nice opportunities for Dust and Debris and lots of details. My Main Real Life Ref was Quarry Blasting videos where miners use explosives to blow up quarry's to extract Limestone and simillar materials, The Actual Destruction of the tearing quarry is something I really wanted to re create in my shot. Also There are some cases where mountain tops have been blown up when Sattelite Arrays are put on top, and these videos served as great reference aswell. For this shot I pretty much did everything apart from the Sky and Volcano Textures!
Thanks for looking, I will try to go into more detail when I get time! I've halted my Summer FX Project aswell due to working, It will become my Now to End Of 2015 Project !