In 2010, I created this 30-second video trailer for CGSociety’s CGChallenge XXIII: Steampunk Myths and Legends using blender, Photoshop CS4, Premiere CS4 and After Effects CS4. It is based on the legend of Saint George and the Dragon, re-imagined in the genre of Steampunk.
In the New Steam Age, man has created tall steel cities, and sophisticated technologies that influence all domains of daily life. Some of his creations have proven a curse rather than a blessing. The metropolis Neo-Silene has been plagued by one such beast that periodically descends on the city, straying but a little from its place of dwelling, which the people believe to be a water treatment facility.
George, a wandering knight-errant, will confront the horror that has befallen the city, climbing aboard his steam-powered hovercycle, and setting off toward the creature’s resting place, where he may confront it, and perhaps learn the secrets of the facility…
Below are a few screenshots from the video above. (If you are subscribed by e-mail, remember that the embedded YouTube video won’t show up and you will have to click on the link above or come see this post on the blog directly.)