Dawn of the Zombies… a great episode on film making

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Alf is a 3D artist and film maker in Norway, partner of the vfx studio Gimpville.

Recently Alf has completed an epic 6 month journey to complete his own parody short film (trailer) called Dawn of the planet of the zombies and giant killer plants on some serious acid (phew!), entirely by himself. Utilizing Maya, Redshift, and various other tools to render the entire 3 minute piece solo on a single machine.
Inside of this episode we go straight into a very hands on and in-depth discussion about the production of “Dawn”and what it takes to pull of a project of this magnitude by one artist. From balancing your day job, staying motivated and what tools and techniques used shot by shot throughout the short. What the reception of the video has been like from Vimeo Staff Pick to just under ~200,000 views in just over a single week and onto what is next.
This is an episode that everyone can take a lot away from – whether you’re an artist, a designer or even just want to make your own short film one day.
If you haven’t seen the video yet – check the show notes for a link to it as well as other great resources!


Show Links

Reel Review – June 16

LA Industry Drinks Night


Alf’s website


Dawn of the planet of the zombies and the giant killer plants on some serious acid

Making of

Redshift Renderer

Crowd Software

Digital Fusion



Bingo Short Film

Bingo: Wiki

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