Concept Art Research - The Descent

Posted by Sam Hayes On Monday, November 23, 2009
As a couple of my paintings are based in caverns and caves Phil advised me to watch the film 'The Descent'. I picked it up the other day and gave it a watch and was really impressed with the locations and set design. Most of the film is set underground, it is based around a group of six friends who go on a caving expedition into a underground network which has never been entered. This has given me some help with the lighting effects in my cavern painting, as the lighting in this film is very striking and it has good contrast between the dark caves and sunlight. Although the film is depressing and quite violent (Only one of them survives) it has a good plot and suspense.

4 Responses to 'Concept Art Research - The Descent'

  1. tutorphil said...'> 23 November 2009 at 15:17

    a small point of trivia - most of the cave environments were artificial sets; the company that created them came and worked with the photo dept. a few years back - amazing!


  2. Sprite said...'> 24 November 2009 at 01:36

    Hey Sam, here's those pics of twilight I was talking about

    Would make the film acceptable.


  3. Sam Hayes said...'> 24 November 2009 at 10:16

    Hahaha, Brilliant.

    I would pay good money to see that version


  4. tutorphil said...'> 25 November 2009 at 07:17

    A clarification; Alan WON"T be looking at students' Maya work until Monday of next week, which means you have the weekend to complete your various exercises. I know Alan has spoken with the class about this already - so I'm just confirming it from an assessment point of view. I'll do my best to post this message on everyone's blog, but if you could spread the word, I'd be grateful. Cheers!


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