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is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the "outdated" special effects shots in David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune.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

Monday, May 3, 2010

Whale Fur Factory Previs / Comparison

Here is a link to a comparison between the original Harkonnen scene that has the Baron and Feyd with cat/rat thing and the new version featuring a previz animation of the whale fur factory cut into place.

View it in the new video window above!

1 comment:

  1. It's a very good shot. With the proper texturing and detail I'm sure it'll fit perfectly, though it seems to cut rather roughly into the hose spraying... I'd recommend at least one other shot between the one you made and the hose spraying one to better transition.