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is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the "outdated" special effects shots in David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune.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

Regards
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!).
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DUNE Special Edition: Showreel March 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2021




 Updated Atreides Ornithopter with reconfigurable wing mechanism which allows for a number of dynamic poses.
While the new 2021 film uses a dragonfly as an inspiration, I am going more with ocean-going seabird (Like an albatross) that only flaps its wings when it needs to, before fucking them in when diving down low. This is also because in the novel, the wings are described as changing their shape depending on what the pilot is doing (Eg for take off).

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