May 02, 2007

Software Pirates of the Caribbean

Salty sea-dog Russell Brown has teamed up with friend & FX pro John McConnell to create a new Photoshop Films production, Software Pirates of the Caribbean. Despite Russell’s Malkovich-style multiplicity (playing a dozen characters, including the odd parrot), the credits swear that "No Russell Browns were harmed in the making of this feature."  Heh–most excellent stuff, and I do believe I caught some ace usage of the Wilhelm Scream :-).  A little advice to Russell: just don’t try to transport that mustache across state lines.

In related news, you can see the same 3D ship used in the movie get attacked by a sea monster, all inside Photoshop CS3 Extended, in Russell’s new tutorial.  The good folks at Daz3D, creators of the sea monster, are making the file downloadable for free for use in Photoshop.  And elsewhere Terri Stone shares some piratical photos from the just-wrapped ADIM Conference, where attendees had their heads scanned & turned into action figures.  More on that soon!

Posted by John Nack at 9:10 AM on May 02, 2007


  • Closets — 10:42 AM on May 02, 2007

    Unfortunately, the digital special effects were over-the-top in this sequel, detracting from the overall quality of the movie experience.

  • Greg — 2:02 PM on May 02, 2007

    Hey John,
    Great fun. I was at ADIM this year (first time).
    That was something!
    aaarrrgh, mate!
    Long live Russell Brown.
    [Aye! –J.]

  • keith — 4:14 PM on May 02, 2007

    And from all the CS3 posts on R Browns site he must be working overtime.

  • Elias Kai — 5:46 AM on May 03, 2007

    Thanks for a great 3D tips.

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