The Fountain Scene

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    The Fountain Scene: Q&A With The Creative Team – Ramona Pringle, Michaele Jordana & Olney Atwell

    Feb 5, 2014 9:00am | by Julie Giles

    In this instalment of Avatar Secrets ‘Making Of’, we’re examining one of the first scenes to be rendered in full — The Fountain Scene. The scene begins with a live action sequence of Ramona in her room and quickly morphs into an elaborate animated landscape as the viewer transitions from the real into the virtual […]

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    In Conversation With Illustrator Michael Derrah

    Feb 5, 2014 8:55am | by Julie Giles

    Director Ramona Pringle chatted with Avatar Secrets illustrator Michael Derrah about developing the project’s hand-drawn style and a “2.5D” feeling of depth, created out of flat assets. They talk about how the Fountain Scene —  the first scene that was rendered for the project’s prototype came to life, and how Mike worked with the rest […]

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    The Fountain Scene: An Early Animatic Rendering

    Feb 1, 2014 8:13pm | by Julie Giles

    The decision about how this scene would look, and move, was a collaborative one, taking into account visual style and composition, animation, and narrative. We knew that we wanted photorealistic elements in the scene, and that those elements should be chosen and placed purposefully. The fountain is the focal piece of the scene both visually […]

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    The Fountain Scene: Water Fountain Test

    Jan 29, 2014 11:48am | by Julie Giles

    Since the water fountain is the focal point of the scene, and the key photo-realistic element in the sequence, we really wanted to bring it to life — and to bring in magic! One way we decided to do this was to bring motion into the scene, and life. Here you’ve got a scene that […]

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    The Fountain Scene: Final Render

    Jan 29, 2014 11:47am | by Julie Giles

    This is how it all came together. When we rendered out this scene, I think collectively we all let out a big sigh of relief, because we just knew that it was right. It felt right.   [yendifplayer video=3] You get what the story is all about, even without words, you get the transition between […]

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    The Town Square And The Fountain: A Gathering Point For Community

    Jan 29, 2014 11:01am | by Ramona Pringle

    This scene isn’t the first scene in Avatar Secrets. It’s not even the first chapter. It’s Chapter three, Scene two. But it was what I chose to build out when we started creating a prototype of how this project would look and feel. This scene was pivotal for a few reasons. First, it marks the […]