At this point it doesn’t look like much of a beach, but that’s what I’m going to keep calling it for consistency’s sake. I’m pretty happy with the giant circuit board appearance, and probably could have spent a lot more time creating more circuit boards with more dense detail (it’s really fun), but I had to put on my producer hat and move forward with lighting and blocking. My main challenge right now is to decide to lift the stage up to create a space for tie-downs underneath, or to go with my original shortcut of just pushing the tie downs into the foam floor. I am anxious to finish all the robot’s animation in the next month and have the holiday break to work on rig removal and digital effects.
The following pictures are not the final lighting at all, just photos of the set as it looks now: