I had an extended break from editing due to health problems. I resumed last week.
In this article, it is the making of the scene of the spinner flying through a bunch of pyramids.
Pyramids drawn by Syd Mead
One of Syd Mead’s production sketches for the film “Blade Runner” depicts a group of countless pyramids towering behind a LA skyscraper.
It’s shame that you can not see them in the film. but you can see the pyramids inspired by Mead’s sketches in White Dragon Cut.
I did not reproduce Mead’s sketch in its entirety, but rather recreated the pyramids with interpretations that fit the mood of the film.
Where is the pyramids located?
Now, in the White Dragon Cut, I assumed that these pyramids existed between the urban and industrial areas of Los Angeles 2019.
You can see the location of the major sites in Blade Runner in the map below. (For more details, see this article)
Spinner flies through a bunch of pyramids!
Now, there is a scene early in the film where Deckard and Gaff fly from the LAPD to the Tyrell Pyramid in a spinner. This scene is a fantastic scene in which the spinner takes off from the LAPD and flies over the industrial area in front of the Tyrell Pyramid.
Looking at the map again, you will figure out that the spinner need to pass through the pyramids just before the industrial area to go to the Tyrell Pyramid from the LAPD. And I figure out to need to create that footage.
I immediately started to create the scene in Blender.
To be continued in the next article, don’t miss it.