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ASARIAN

Going Dark
Sunday, September 6, 2009

"Going Dark" tells the story of Kaylee getting shot. Like an eclipsed sun, there's Dobson's bullet, frozem in mid air, as 'seen' by Kaylee, who walks into the cargo bay at the wrong time. I accentuated Kaylee's stomach wound, but it's the only graphic element in the entire image. In fact, most everything else is purposely opposite to bad stuff; it's all dream-like, sweet, with pretty flowers, butterflies, and even one of River's pink elephants shows up for the occasion (from the unshot episode 'Dead or Alive'). No nightmares for Kaylee, no bad conscience visiting upon her, no worries even: you just gotta have faith in people, yourself included. (Extended Commentary below)


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Sunday, September 6, 2009 2:34 PM

ASARIAN


I actually first started out with the idea of an eclipsed sun (which is what the 'bullet' once was: a photo of an eclipsed sun). And for the longest time I had been planning to call it "When the sun goes dark." Then I suddenly realized that Kaylee has a perfect 'Going dark.' line herself as well (in the pilot). Much better, of course. :)

The source-material of Firefly, even when taken directly from Blu-Ray, remains of questionable to low quality. There's a lot of ugly 'noise,' which really becomes near unmanageable when taking 'zoomed-in' outtakes from the more darker passages. That particular scene with Kaylee entering the cargo bay is. sadly. of said low quality. So I had to resort to covering up the worst part (of her face). Same for Dobson's hand firing the gun. Ain't about what I want, but what it needs.

A lot of light-play again. Instead of using the image of the sickbay's real surgical lamp, I tried to emulate its bright, crackelee-mirror inner surface with a few filters (top-right corner). I also put a light-source behind Kaylee’s bed post (extending to the back and to the left, into the rest of the 'room'). It's supposed to work the illusion that there's extra room between the operating table and the wall (kinda positioning Kaylee's makeshift bed somewhere on the big blue floor).

Enjoy!

Sunday, September 6, 2009 4:43 PM

BYTEMITE


Surreal.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:27 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


It kind of reminds me of the work by Peter Max. Bytemite is right on point -
SURREAL.

It is inspiring.

SGG


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