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What’s Left!

As we said before, “The Sheol Express” is almost done, there’s just a few VFX elements that need some smoothing out.  Today, Perry Kroll and I make this VFX chart.  It shows everything that has yet to be done on the film – every index card contains one shot (or set of similar shots) that need some tweaks.

As you can see, sixteen shots await their final destination.  To give you an example of some of the things we’re going to be working on over the next few weeks, here’s one of the most complicated index cards:

Shot: Jump-cut Train Reveal

- Swing camera out more into the tracks by straightening the roof-line. This will make us see less of the train.

- Comp in new 3D train model.

- Atmospheric elements – dust, etc. – kicked up by and around the train.

It’s been a long journey, but Perry, Bryce and Vlad, our post-production team have been rock-solid and committed to the job, and we shall reach the End of the Line soon.

The Confederation of Sheol Sovereigns

Our story unfolds in a world called “Sheol”. In the script, it is implied that Sheol has some sort of government (ie., consider Owen’s passport). To flesh out what, exactly, this government looks like and is named, we consulted Wikipedia, finally settling on The Confederation of Sheol Sovereigns. Here’s why:

Confederation: usually created by treaty but often later adopting a common constitution, confederations tend to be established for dealing with critical issues such as defense, foreign affairs, or a common currency, with the central government being required to provide support for all members. A confederation, in modern political terms, is usually limited to a permanent union of sovereign states for common action in relation to other states.

Sheol: in Hebrew שאול (Sh’ol), is the “abode of the dead”, the “underworld“, or “pit”.[2] Sheol is the common destination of both the righteous and the unrighteous dead, as recounted in Ecclesiastes and Job.

Sovereignty: the right to exercise, within a territory, the functions of a state, exclusive of any other state, and subject to no other authority. A sovereign is a supreme lawmaking authority.

And! THIS is why our made-up death world kicks so much more ass than yours does:

 

T-shirts coming soon!

Again, seal work by the amazing Bryce Kroll.