Right, so on what happened last sunday – my laptop (which is now my primary and was, at the time, only, computer) decided that USB is bad and subsequently refused to recognize anything USB. The thing not having any PS/2 ports either meant that I decided rather than brave touchpad-induced poor quality and fits of rage, I put it on hold until I could mouse properly. The USB ports were working just fine after the flight back though, so maybe it just didn’t like being away for the holidays.
This marks our third dream sequence, with the lighting situation fiddled with accordingly – this time using Volume Light rather than just doing everything in post processing. It’s not perfect, but it was fun to play around and test with. A great deal of the various expressions and camera angles were come up with on the spot as I had the situation there – having an actual environmnet – the inn – around makes picking camera angles a whole lot more native: no worrying about whether or not they’ll align with background images.
I like pages like this – it lets me play with and express the characters in a different sort of situation than the more more common lighthearted events; express things you usually only see faint hints of. Of course, the cast being who they are, we’ll be back on the road before long. Still, I’ll amuse myself with the character exposition while it lasts and hope it’ll be interesting enough.
Oh, and Happy 2009!