Arrival on Coelus

A couple of months ago, my good friend Owen McDonnell and I decided to start a Youtube channel called Grand Others – our excuse to get together once a week and work on personal projects.

We spent 3 weeks in June to make this teaser – which was conceived and developed on the fly.  The story was familiar – a group of mercenaries is set off on an unknown seemingly uninhabited planet – to discover what?  Well, hopefully a satisfying visual hook.

This project started with a vision of the first scene – a  rider traveling across deserted alien plains.  Taking this moment and developing the premise, approach and aesthetic, then paint, animate and composite was all very daunting – but challenges don’t come without rewards.