No Talking Tuesday # 115

December 15, 2009

This Tuesday found me doing two equally unlikely things.The first was participating in a snowball fight in Oakland,and the second was watching a screening of a film that I’ve been working on for the last two years called Tales of the Maya Skies.

The film had gone through something like six directors and five producers, countless different scripts, and more trouble and drama than you can shake a stick at.

The film is about Mayan culture and history,
and was the reason I traveled to the Yucatan two years ago
to help do 3D scans of ruins and paint mood/lighting boards.
At the films end I was credited as lead texture artist and concept art.

We handed off the work we had done to another production company to finish out the film. The film opened in Mexico and the Science center in Oakland before it’s licensed to play in various full dome theaters around the world. So we drove up into the Oakland hills, as a field trip of sorts,
full of apprehension and excitement at how the film came out. And in the spirit of diplomacy, I’ll simply say that the final film is much better than I thought it was going to be… and just leave it at that.

On our drive back we saw to our astonishment that the Oakland hills had snow. So we all let out some steam and stumbled out of the van for a snowball fight.

What does it look like when a van full of nerds come out from behind their computers to frolic in the snow? Well the answer is the extremely awkward footage below..


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