Uploaded on Dec 3, 2011
Extra 'behind the scenes' shots from Minecraft domino project.
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Minecraft is a computer game created by Markus "Notch" Persson (Mojang.com). The game revolves around constructing from resources collected in a virtual environment. Creepers ('handless humanoid creature, with four short curvy legs, large empty eye sockets, a mouth twisted into a sad expression and a greenish skin with some gray spots') ambush the players and explode, causing damage to the player and their surroundings.
This project was centered around creating a Creeper, and exploding it with a leaf blower.
I started this project by making the wall first. I was uncertain how this project would unfold while building, but had a general idea that the creeper would be blown into the wall. I included a rock section on the wall, which I thought could be revealed after gathering something in front of it. Instead I covered this section, to give some depth to the ground instead. Many online live viewers that were left in the dark as to what I was making were guessing this was going to be a castle, and that was the entrance. The wall was supposed to be free standing, however the back support I built against was not level, so I could not remove it from the taller section when it was done. As a result I had to cover the top of the box by painting it black while it was in place.
I then proceeded to create the creeper. Online viewers had their guesses confirmed that I was making a Minecraft project at this point.
I then filled most of the ground with green. The spacing between the green would allow me to place support beams later to build over the ground area. The camera was positioned on a homemade rail dolly so that I could keep the shots steady and add any walking movements in editing. I then built the first block that would be collected. There were several safety breaks in the green lines in case the block was not contained. Only one green line was hit, which was easy enough to edit out. I then rebuilt the green section after removing the block. The block was supposed to take several hits/chops and not fall as a whole.
I then moved the camera to the position I would be placing the first large domino. I then used some 2x4s on their sides, between the green lines, to support a board. This let me hover over the ground dominos and insert the large dominos in place.
After completing each domino, I then moved the camera slowly along the rails, and repeated the process.
I then made some pov arm towers, that I later green screened into the scene.
Many hours of editing (using only Adobe Premiere), and watching some Minecraft game play videos on YouTube to mimic how the interface worked.
After uploading this extras video, I realized that I did not include the setup footage of the 'Minecraft' title which took roughly 4.5 hours to build.
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