Time is nearly up ... will this work?
I did take one more crack at my last project, "Out of Bounds", by tying it back to ... reality? and attempting to capture that "out of bounds" feeling, where reality and imagery come together, through the magic of Photoshop.
Okay, okay ... I admit, I am kind of new at doing this. :o
Anticipation ... is keeping me waiting
Nah ... I kind of anticipated the negative results ... and, last night, I ordered up the George Pal-version of the machine. I will try and carve out some ideas, today, to present as preliminary sketches in class, on Tuesday. I have this design image, in my mind, of a fleeing human being "zotzed" by the martian heat ray, as the craft and others sweep along the horizon. Like I mentioned earlier, I would have rather had a few of the "towering tripods" in the background, instead of a "hovercraft", as it would provided some interesting angles to the image. Uuuu-lah!
If I need a real horrible threat of a tripod, I suspect I can use my own camera tripod, as it has been rejected & banned by some of the finer establishments in town! Lord knows that I have been sizzled pretty good by the prices of the "optical weapons" that sit atop it. :p
Moving on ... despite some rather sad personal issues
I did stumble across a new source for the Jeff Wayne-version of the Martian "fighting machine" (similar to the one above) and a Martian "handling machine", which is more spider-like, lower to the ground and used for the collection of humans. I doubt these models will arrive in time for my current project, but I am hoping that I might be able to engage a "redo" shoot and modify the poster accordingly, after I submit the final project on time. It's a tough call, right now.
Anyway, after initial discussion, it looks like "War of the Worlds" will be my final GD251 project.