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…Killer Bean Forever looks awesome?

Killer Bean Forever

When you’re the lead animator for The Matrix Reloaded, it’s probably a good bet that you’ve got some skills behind a computer.

Four years ago, Jeff Lew decided to take those skills and use them to make his own feature film, so he quit his job to follow his dreams.

Finally, after working at his computer for 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, spending his entire life savings, and maxing out his credit cards, he’s almost done.

(Keep in mind, this was all done by a single person.)

Want some facts and figures to ogle over? How about:

    The current length of the movie is 85 minutes.

    The screenplay was written over a a 1 ½ year period.

    Previsualization took 9 months.

    Modeling and texturing took about 6 months.

    Animation took about 2 ½ years.

    Final renders are in high definition.

    Rendering final shots started well over a year ago and still continues.

    There are over 1000 shots.

    The longest shot is a continuous 1 minute 16 seconds shot.

    The shortest shot is 8 frames long.

    The renderfarm started with 3 dual core computers. They have now been replaced with 4 quad core computers.

    Each rendering computer is equipped with 2 gigs of ram.

    The maximum amount of polygons rendered for a single shot is 1.9 million polygons.

    Every shot is rendered using a simulated physical camera using true depth-of-field.

Amazing!

[Killer Bean Forever]

…Jason Lewis likes to travel?

Expedition 360 Map

Jason Lewis recently completed his journey around the world; a 13 year, 2 month and 23 day trip that makes him the first person to ever circumnavigate the globe (reach antipodal points on the surface of the globe) using only human power. (No motors or sails.)

Transportation included bicycles, in-line skates, kayaks, swimming, walking and a unique pedal powered boat, and he traveled over 45,000 miles, including five continents, two oceans and one sea.

During the trip, Jason was hit by a drunk driver, chased by a crocodile, harassed by pirates, and questioned as a suspected spy.

I can only hope it was worth it, because Jason Lewis apparently doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘quit’.

[Expedition 360]

[Via: Neatorama]