Friday, August 29, 2008

Big canyon

This is the actual canyon that the Astronaut is heading for in Last Flight. It's quite large. As Adam remarked, you can see why someone would bother making the trip to see it. From the ground it must be spectacular.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bird Dream of Olympus Mons

Check out the lyrics to "It's Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons" by the Pixies.
Its a song. About a bird. On Mars. David Parke found it.

Speed leaving without
i need some place to sleep tonight
blowing in the rocking of the pine
speed leaving without warning
the sunlight is going
into the mountain
i will crawl
into the mountain
sun shines in the rusty morning
skyline of the olympus mons
i think about it sometimes
sun shines in the rusty morning
once i had a good fly
into the mountain
i will fall.

"I will fall"! Uncanny! You can hear it on the second half of this YouTube video.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Teaser clip

Slideshow I did for the grant proposal. Music by Peter Hobbs.

Last Flight Teaser clip from Damon Keen on Vimeo.

Catch up

Our favourite actor, Jo, has another review here. Grace will start in Auckland on Sept 15.

Don't forget we're having a quick get together at the ARC on Weds. Just come to the main entrance and text me when you arrive. See you then!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


"Jo Lees expresses her socially dramatic situation with fluid conviction," says the review on Theatreview. Read it here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

DVD night

Hi everyone - we'll be having a get together on Weds the 27th to swap ideas and have a drink.

Bring along a couple of DVDs (or filmclips on USB stick) that you're drawing inspiration from, or think might be an interesting approach for us to take - or just pop in for a quick hello - so you can meet some of the great people involved with Last Flight.

The point is to put names to faces and bounce a few ideas off each other. Meet us at the ARC building 21 Pitt Street, around 6:00.

Canyons visualisation

Leak repair unit sketch #1

Space suit concept sketch

Space suit designs

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mars walk test.

Just a taste of what's possible. We would be using a combination of CG and real footage. We need to do a few test shoots first though, both on location and at my studio.

Mars walk test from Zane Egginton on Vimeo.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Click the image to view timelapse aimation of dustdevils moving across the surface of Mars. Click here for more dustdevil clips.

Clouds on Mars

Real timelapse imagery of clouds on mars. Click to view.

Toile fitting

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Flightplan for August

What's happenning in August:

Meghan is working on the spacesuit. We're having the second Toile fitting with Jo on Friday.

Meanwhile Chris is working on the helmet (building on the Russian altitude helmet we got off ebay last month). He's also working on the designs for the backpack.

Jo's in rehersals for Grace - details here.

Lance and I are both seperately working on storyboards from the script.

And Adam is working on coming up with with a computer interface for the Astronaut's wrist display unit.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Welcome to the Last Flight blog.

I thought it'd be useful to have a one stop shop to help keep everyone involved in Last Flight up-to-date. I'll also use it as a resource for posting sites and links that might come in useful to you. Also keep your eyes peeled for artwork, filmclips and photos as we go.

Whether you're a visitor to the blog, or one of the crew, please feel free to give us your feedback! The more ideas, and criticism the better! 

I also wanted to thank everyone who's been involved so far for all their hard work. It's really appreciated.

Keep popping by to check on progress and don't hesitate to get in touch.