No, this project is not dead, It was just briefly freezed while I had other Brickfilm and live-action projects to work on.
No western lacks a saloon scene. Well, that's not entirely true (see The Good, The Bad and The Ugly), but Day of Vengeance still has its own saloon scene. I shot this scene a month ago (I'm about two or three scenes ahead now).
The fully built filmset. The Tan wall that can be seen was removable, so I could access the characters interacting behind the yellow glass (you will see that perspective in the film frames I'm posting further down). The design follows the standard western saloon look, with the staircase and the upper level reserved to the rooms for 'escorts'.
A closer look to the lighting system. My original plan was to solely use the light provided through the glowing lamp, but that proved to be unsufficient, hence I also used that other light that can be seen.
A few film frames:
These first two are part of the same rotating shot, a [email protected]#$ I was particularly happy to achieve.
Yes, there will be a piano tune composed for the scene!
This scene is the conclusive scene to part I out of III of Day of Vengeance, so right now I'm at about half in photography of part II. The completed part I lasts 11 minutes. Keep in mind that Day of Vengeance, even if divided in three parts when released, is an unitary film. To some, Part I might seem to end abruptly, and the 2-3 minutes opening credits (which are quite dinamic and include some wonderful shots of each of the characters travelling) might seem too much, but, keep in mind that DoV should be a 30-ish minutes film, with the part until the saloon scene being just the first part. I hope this won't be misunderstood.
That's it for now! Be sure to check back for future updates!