Welcome to the Dune Special Edition Project

This is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the "outdated" special effects shots in David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune.
The project initially began as an endeavor to build a "proper" ornithopter - one with flapping wings, that neither the movie or the mini-series managed to achieve. However, with the advent of the "fan-edit" the scope of the project has expanded with the goal of updating the effects in all those places in the movie where I feel things could be significantly "improved."
Although I am currently working on this by Myself, it's a large undertaking and if there is anyone interested in helping this project along, feel free to contact Me - We might actually be able to get this project completed with a few more skilled and enthusiastic people!

Sasha Burrow

If you are curious about My professional work, I have been working as a VFX artist (Among other things) at The Asylum for the past 6 years, including visual effects on all 4 Sharknado films (Mainly stuff blowing up!).

DUNE Special Edition: Showreel March 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

DUNE "Special Edition" WIP Showreel

Happy New Year!
Well, I've uploaded the showreel I have been working on since Christmas.
It contains most of the animations and tweaks that I have in a relatively presentable stage... most of them have been on YouTube before, but a few I have not released before. See it HERE
It certainly does not cover everything I have been working on... just the reasonably presentable stuff!
Still a lot of work to do... but it is starting to come together and hopefully there will be a few exciting developments soon. (Fingers crossed - Just have to get some employment on My end to keep things going!).
Also interesting is that Paramount has hired director Pierre Morel (Taken, District 13), to direct their long in the works version of Dune. I will certainly be interested to see where they take that!

1 comment:

  1. Nice work, I'm still not a huge fan of those stumpy Harkonnen ships, I much prefer the original longer versions of those !! But I love the new intro you have there !!!