I found this video on youtube about Mongolia, it shows a lot of potential for the environments.
do you want the environment to be out in the middle of nowhere like the last few images or set more near a deserted temple or ?
Also I like in the video where it says you can go out there and hear the sound of your own breathing, that could be really effective during the chase to create tension, maybe in a slow motion part?
Well done Hayley some really great footage. I think the Inside of the Ger Mongolian house could work really well, full of authentic mongolian culture. I think we can kill two birds with one stone. I have been thinking of how to cut the story down and obviously there is a lot of tedious unnecessary running. So the chase could go straight through a village which will give us a chance to throw things in like bits of runied temples and other mongolian houses. The fact that the pace of the scene will be fast this should help us to get away with rough modelling.
The vast expanse ''hearing your own breath'' so clearly works perfectly. traveling through the Gobi Desert is a possibility either that r mongolian grass lands. We need a vast landscape full of amazing mountains in the background.
I wish I hadn't watched this video buy hey it may come in useful of them cooking Marmot. :( Poor Marmot.
I have seen this before Ian Wright is very good. I know hopefully are Marmot won't share the same fate.
Another wierd eating video this time from The Long Way Round, they are all sat around eating animal testicles... nice... but I also wondered if the main character is going to have his own little hut like this as the colours in the background are quite nice.
Yes I think he should have a little house like this maybe it starts showing the landscape and his hut then go's inside revealing mongolian general things. After I research character designs and concept pieces I can work on the story boards.
Another Long Way Round video, I realise the content is about some of them crashing but it showcases the kind of back drops that we need for the film. They are really expansive and breath-taking.
Expansive and breathtaking is definitely what we are after. We can expand on the idea greatly.
I have been looking at Mongolian art to see if it could help us with our artistic style for the film, here are some of my favourite images
The first has lots of bright colours and I liked the contrast between the sand and the detail. I also thought the curving of the animals was really interesting and could be used in the desert if the Mongolian is hazy and trying to look for the Marmot.
I liked the style of the horses because of their elongated legs. The horses seem really important in Mongolian culture, and I think there needs to be a reference to them even if they are stood in the village. I am also going to try and look into animating one for Dan's project.
These next few images are good examples of the landscape and the culture. I particularly like the first because of the block of colours for the environment, and the last would be amazing to replicate. The colours in them show that we can have some fun and not just use plain browns and dull yellows too, maybe making the shadows different colours to what you would expect?
This video is for Genghis Khan
'Brutal tyrant or man of vision? Always strike first and always take revenge. Genghis Khan learnt these lessons the hard way during a violent childhood. Son of a murdered father, Genghis grew up in the unforgiving environment of the Mongolian Steppe. But how did an outcast, raised in poverty, come to be the great Khan? Combining live-action footage shot in Mongolia with CGI software used in Lord of the Rings, the recreation of battle scenes is taken to a new level in presenting the story of how Genghis conquered an empire greater than the Roman Empire at its peak.'
It is really worth a watch for the Mongolian reference :) and it is also interesting for the historical reference we could utilise in the film.
The Mongol Empire was an empire from the 13th and 14th century spanning from Eastern Europe across Asia. It is the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world. It emerged from the unification of Mongol and Turkic tribes in modern day Mongolia, and grew through invasions, after Genghis Khan had been proclaimed ruler of all Mongols in 1206. At its greatest extent it stretched from the Danube to the Sea of Japan and from the Arctic to Camboja, covering over 33,000,000 km2 (12,741,000 sq mi), 22% of the Earth's total land area, and held sway over a population of over 100 million people. It is often identified as the "Mongol World Empire" because it spanned much of Eurasia. As a result of the empire's conquests and political and economic impact on most of the Old World, its wars with other great powers in Africa, Asia and Europe are also believed to be an ancient world war. Under the Mongols new technologies, various commodities and ideologies were disseminated and exchanged across Eurasia.
In short Mongolia held the largest Empire second to Britain.
We should all watch a film called Mongol
Director:Sergey Bodrov A russian Director
The film was released recently, full of picturesque landscapes. Its about Genghis Kahn slightly nicer version of the real character.