UPDATE 14th OCTOBER 2013 - THIS IS STILL IN PROGRESS AND VERY VERY NEARLY COMPLETE NOW - EXPECT TO SEE THIS ONLINE BY XMAS :) THANKS. ANT
I'm a big Iron Man film and really looking forward to the 3rd film. I decided it would be fun to do my own take on iron man and come up with a sequence whereby his suit deploys from inside his car - seeing as he was nearly killed in a car in the first film it figures he'd want to be able to deploy his suit from inside his own car if the need arised... in this piece that need does indeed arise as the Ten Rings terrorist group from the film attack Tony Stark from the air. We get to see his suit deploy around him within the vehicle :)
My plan for this piece was to come up with a concept and see it through from animatic to final piece. I wanted to put my directorial & conceptual abilities to good use as i often feel under-used at work - with this piece it was a chance to come up with a crazy concept and see if i can get it to work by carefully choosing shots, camera angles, edits and working those animatic shots up so the sequence can work. I knew i was capable technically of putting the visual side of things together and i feel i have done and stayed faithful to the original iron man idea.
I've been working on this piece for about a year now and i'm currently in the process of rendering the last few shots out at 1080p resolution so i can get the best from it. I hope to share it with the world roughly about the same time the film comes out or shortly after... in the meantime i've embedded my playblast/wip animation edit of the whole sequence for fans and 3d animators/enthusiasts to enjoy alike :) thoughts and comments most welcome and you can subscribe to my youtube page for updates on the piece! :)