Creatives: Paul Nelson, VFX on Prometheus

Paul Nelson: Hi my name is Paul Nelson and I’m ex CG Build Supervisor for DNEGTV. Clara Fei-Fei/ @muthur9000 : How did you get into your line of work? PN: As long as I can remember I’ve always liked to draw, I loved film growing up and wanted to be either a storyboard artist or a matte …

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Weylan-Yutani Shipping Routes (c. 2122) / “The Lucky 13”

via Weylan-Yutani Shipping Routes (c. 2122) / “The Lucky 13” Happy to help out with this project. More Weyland Industries colonised planets coming up on Yutani.blog from the Weyland Century. Information from the original interactive planetary map from weylandindustries.com MARS: Leo Colony MARS: Valles Colony MOON: Luna Colony MOON: Sea of Tranquility Colony See here for …

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MARS: Leo Colony

WEYLAND MEGACORP ARCHIVES MARS: Leo[1] Colony TERRAFORMED: 2032 - 2040POPULATION: 22,670,000Also to note due to the location of Mars relative to Earth, the prime planetary launch opportunity for the Red Planet occurs only once every 26 months. Depending on whether direct travel from Earth or from the Moon was required to begin terraforming.   https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/launchwindows.html

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Cold Iron Studios Job Posting

On the 6th of October Cold Iron Studios posted searching for a Console Gameplay Engineer. Here is an excerpt: Position Summary Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Console Gameplay Engineer to join our world class team working on a new PC and console shooter based on the Alien franchise! Are you a passionate game developer? Is making …

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Documenting Dennis.

Wow what a neat site, and such lovely projects and pictures

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According to the Internet Movie Database (my go-to for movie information), Dennis Lowe has worked in visual effects for over (cough-cough) years… earning film credits in the camera and electrical department, as producer, cinematographer, editor, and director in a career spanning over 50 films! Despite that heady list of accomplishments, he strikes me as the kind of fellow you’d enjoy getting to know in the local, trading stories and sipping pints until last call. He is certainly very accommodating to courteous fans who inquire about just one facet of his life’s work.

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Brett, assignment ends: Ozymandias.

I wonder if these ship names felt like they had any relevance to Alien before the prequels which thrusted Ozymandias center stage to the narrative. Perhaps such subtle influences are more noticeable to those knowing where to look.

“My name is Ozymandias…King of Kings… Look upon my works ye mighty and despair”

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Brett, assignment ends: Ozymandias. October 21, 2101: Brett completes his assignment. The Ozymandias. Refer to the TDAN calendar page.

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MARS: Valles Colony

WEYLAND MEGACORP ARCHIVES MARS: Valles[1] Colony TERRAFORMED: 2032 - 2040POPULATION: 16,780,000Also to note due to the location of Mars relative to Earth, the prime planetary launch opportunity for the Red Planet occurs only once every 26 months. Depending on whether direct travel from Earth or from the Moon was required to begin terraforming.   https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/launchwindows.html

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Psycho in Alien: Covenant

The death of Callie Hernández character Upworth in Alien: Covenant (2017) visually shares similarities to Alfred Hitchcock's Marion Crane in Psycho (1960) https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgz_QG2l5Yl/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=la151bogv284 This is one of many horror homages built into the movie. Here's a photo of the practical effects suit in the shower scene. https://www.instagram.com/p/BabB13CH6mV/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=2f4mtfq6tdn4 https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ0Z8xzHKw6/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=2eyv76o251nc   This vulnerable moment also mirrors Parker …

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Parker, assignment ends: Otago.

After becoming a master in the English merchant marine—and a British citizen—he spent much of the eighteen-eighties in the East, organizing steamers out of Singapore, then commanding the boat Otago.

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Parker, assignment ends: Otago. October 19, 2117: Parker completes his assignment. USCSS Otago. Refer to the TDAN calendar page.

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