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Title: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 17, 2017, 10:11:32 AM
Thought we'd get the thread going now so we have a place to catch it all!

The Alien: Covenant Collector's Edition, Comic Book Exclusive has been released today (general release in June). Will Robbie from the WY Bulletin was kind enough to send me over this snap of a spread inside.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F0HrzIvN.jpg&hash=e450fc3bf9511e9d7826418dc0ded7263b7e3567)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on May 17, 2017, 11:33:23 AM
I think it should be Collector's Edition instead of Collections Edition. Am I right? :)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Covenant-Collectors-Titan-Books/dp/1785861921
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 17, 2017, 11:53:35 AM
Corrected. Thanks.

Here's some storyboards that someone (Eighth Passenger, I think) shared previously. From a competition.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FiCAvVU3.jpg&hash=279a61f1aba6bca318225ce866170e360f019ef0)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: iain on May 17, 2017, 05:13:40 PM
Can't wait to see some concept art.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 17, 2017, 05:42:45 PM
Hopefully we'll see some stuff from Wayne, Dane, Steven Messing & Co after the US theatrical release. Although sometimes permission to release concept art is only given after the DVD/BD release. The release of the art book might also be a factor. We'll see.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Robopadna on May 18, 2017, 03:13:21 PM
I am really looking forward to the art of book for Covenant.  The one for Prometheus is still really interesting to look at.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ulfer on May 19, 2017, 11:52:27 AM
Apparently it has been published in France today, I will try and see it.
Actually I had enjoyed more the concept art and the creative process than Prometheus as a movie.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: HABIT on May 19, 2017, 11:53:34 AM
Gorgeous so far.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 20, 2017, 10:12:43 AM
I've received the my copy of the Collector's Edition. I'm just reading through it now but looks like some good stills of the practical suits. Will share some pictures later.

Also, please no sharing fan art in this thread. Official imagery only. Thanks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BonesawT101 on May 20, 2017, 11:38:58 AM
I have it on preorder too from amazon but I've not recieved it as of yet  :-[
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: M_Tak on May 20, 2017, 01:00:54 PM
Ah darn mines not even dispatched. I got an email a few weeks ago saying it would be late due to its publishing be pushed back  ::)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: shawsbaby on May 20, 2017, 01:15:28 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 17, 2017, 10:11:32 AM
Thought we'd get the thread going now so we have a place to catch it all!

The Alien: Covenant Collector's Edition, Comic Book Exclusive has been released today (general release in June). Will Robbie from the WY Bulletin was kind enough to send me over this snap of a spread inside.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F0HrzIvN.jpg&hash=e450fc3bf9511e9d7826418dc0ded7263b7e3567)

What is that bottom left image? Hard to make out and looks SO strange.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Look into my eye on May 20, 2017, 02:06:21 PM
Quote from: M_Tak on May 20, 2017, 01:00:54 PM
Ah darn mines not even dispatched. I got an email a few weeks ago saying it would be late due to its publishing be pushed back  ::)

Me too.
This and The Art and Making of now due 6th of June for me
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BonesawT101 on May 20, 2017, 03:26:49 PM
Quote from: Look into my eye on May 20, 2017, 02:06:21 PM
Quote from: M_Tak on May 20, 2017, 01:00:54 PM
Ah darn mines not even dispatched. I got an email a few weeks ago saying it would be late due to its publishing be pushed back  ::)

Me too.
This and The Art and Making of now due 6th of June for me
Same. Really looking forward to both though!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 20, 2017, 03:34:35 PM
From Twitter.



Quote from: BonesawT101 on May 20, 2017, 11:38:58 AM
I have it on preorder too from amazon but I've not recieved it as of yet  :-[

General release isn't for a few weeks. Looks like the brick-and-mortar exclusive editions came out in advanced. I managed to snag an earlier copy and cancel my standard retail order. I've taken a bunch of photos of the interesting stills. Will be going through them to upload shortly.

Quote from: shawsbaby on May 20, 2017, 01:15:28 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 17, 2017, 10:11:32 AM
Thought we'd get the thread going now so we have a place to catch it all!

The Alien: Covenant Collector's Edition, Comic Book Exclusive has been released today (general release in June). Will Robbie from the WY Bulletin was kind enough to send me over this snap of a spread inside.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F0HrzIvN.jpg&hash=e450fc3bf9511e9d7826418dc0ded7263b7e3567)

What is that bottom left image? Hard to make out and looks SO strange.

"The detail of the Xenomorph's inner jaw is seen as a special effects artist works on the model of the Xenomorph for Alien: Covenant."
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: M_Tak on May 20, 2017, 05:50:00 PM
Ahhh ok that makes sense, annoying that both were pushed back for everyone too. I ordered both too.

Is the front cover of the collector book still that one on the Amazon website? I assumed it was temporary art as it just looks like a stock photo from the late 90s/ early 2000's. Love the cover of the 'Making Of' artbook though.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 21, 2017, 12:34:05 PM
Some concept art shared by the IG account -

A post shared by Alien: Covenant (@alienanthology) on




(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18512435_286348055108845_3019908642460663808_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ulfer on May 21, 2017, 01:00:33 PM
QuoteSome concept art shared by the IG account -
That one is interesting.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ravager on May 22, 2017, 04:53:20 AM
Im itching to see more artwork from Davids Lab!!!!

Or pictures of the lab itself!!

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RidgeTop on May 22, 2017, 05:29:22 AM
Some incredible new art posted by Wayne Hagg.

Spoiler
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/936/975/large/wayne-haag-haag-juggernaut-wreck-01-final.jpg?1494851316)(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/936/978/large/wayne-haag-haag-deployment-room-ext-final.jpg?1494851171)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/936/979/large/wayne-haag-haag-deployment-room-int-final.jpg?1494851177)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/936/912/large/wayne-haag-haag-danials-apt-final.jpg?1494850750)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/936/916/large/wayne-haag-haag-daniels-cabin-01-final.jpg?1494850762)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/938/192/large/wayne-haag-haag-white-room-cam2-2k.jpg?1494857231)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/936/882/large/wayne-haag-haag-white-room-02-final.jpg?1494850421)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/936/885/large/wayne-haag-haag-white-room-03-final.jpg?1494850452)
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https://www.artstation.com/artist/ankaris/albums/84167
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 06:07:03 AM
Love it! Some great detail in that Juggernaut. Looking forward to seeing more of what he designed for the Neocropolis too.


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 21, 2017, 12:34:05 PM
Some concept art shared by the IG account -

A post shared by Alien: Covenant (@alienanthology) on



(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18644859_833210103494308_5839884495708225536_n.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18512954_1329477857136896_6815833371826978816_n.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18513381_428047144232383_1015365401606881280_n.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18580373_879018912235953_7717615386878803968_n.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18514177_464805643854745_7039499544727388160_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Salt The Fries on May 22, 2017, 06:33:56 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 06:07:03 AM
Love it! Some great detail in that Juggernaut. Looking forward to seeing more of what he designed for the Neocropolis too.

I'd love if the Necropolis was made into an interactive VR experience.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 07:22:11 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 06:07:03 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 21, 2017, 12:34:05 PM
Some concept art shared by the IG account -



(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18644859_833210103494308_5839884495708225536_n.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18512954_1329477857136896_6815833371826978816_n.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18513381_428047144232383_1015365401606881280_n.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18580373_879018912235953_7717615386878803968_n.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18514177_464805643854745_7039499544727388160_n.jpg)

FYI - This is more marketing imagery by Dane Hallett. Not concept art from the film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RidgeTop on May 22, 2017, 07:53:52 AM
Carlos Huante just posted a ton of stuff too:

http://www.carlos-huante-monstruo.com/
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 08:02:03 AM
That is a legitimate metric f**k tonne of Neomorph artwork. I was just about to check to see if Huante had shared anything too. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: M_Tak on May 22, 2017, 09:08:53 AM
Ah Giger's artwork or inspired artwork features in Weyland's white room, in the paintings.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 09:24:37 AM
Nicely caught! Hadn't noticed that.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RabidNinja on May 22, 2017, 09:47:22 AM
What a waste of talent. It was blatently obvious they'd be using the old concept art for the deacon in prometheus, which is EXACTLY what the neomorph is in Covenant. It's amazing art nonetheless, but ofcourse they'd go for the more covert and compact approach with the spores and neomorph.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Hemi on May 22, 2017, 10:29:04 AM
Love the egg scene by Carlos. That's realy fcked up...  :laugh:

Lot's of body horror. The neomorphs are not that good comparred to the Prometheus ones he drew, so I fully understand why they used the old concept art. Some of them look like ACM's Dinosaur head aliens from the bug hunt section of the game.

The flower that completely morphs a man is epic... That should have been in the movie if you ask me.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RawMeat on May 22, 2017, 12:54:55 PM
Quote from: M_Tak on May 22, 2017, 09:08:53 AM
Ah Giger's artwork or inspired artwork features in Weyland's white room, in the paintings.

They are "Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion" by Francis Bacon. It's from 1944. Giger might have been inspired by it while designing Alien elements.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Tonyhartmorph on May 22, 2017, 02:00:14 PM
"Giger might have been inspired by it while designing Alien elements"

You know they were directly responsible, stop feigning insight.

Cheerio!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Xenomorphine on May 22, 2017, 02:24:52 PM
Can't say I found these designs to be terribly impressive. :-\
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: T Dog on May 22, 2017, 02:55:26 PM
Quote from: RidgeTop on May 22, 2017, 07:53:52 AM
Carlos Huante just posted a ton of stuff too:

http://www.carlos-huante-monstruo.com/

Any chance you or someone else could repost some of Huante's art here. The site will not load on my phone for some reason. Thanks
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Dirty Harry on May 22, 2017, 03:03:48 PM
The storyboards are good,but the rest is a big pile of shit.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RawMeat on May 22, 2017, 04:50:51 PM
"Thank you for the info" would be kind enough, but hey, this is the internet.  ::)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: M_Tak on May 22, 2017, 05:09:12 PM
Quote from: RawMeat on May 22, 2017, 12:54:55 PM
Quote from: M_Tak on May 22, 2017, 09:08:53 AM
Ah Giger's artwork or inspired artwork features in Weyland's white room, in the paintings.

They are "Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion" by Francis Bacon. It's from 1944. Giger might have been inspired by it while designing Alien elements.

Ahhhh I never knew that, always thought it was his original design, just had a look and compared his and the original!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: cliffhanger on May 22, 2017, 05:16:40 PM
Quote from: Tonyhartmorph on May 22, 2017, 02:00:14 PM
"Giger might have been inspired by it while designing Alien elements"

You know they were directly responsible, stop feigning insight.

Cheerio!

reading your post was like smelling a wet fart of some old guy that ate shawarma.....
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 22, 2017, 05:27:22 PM
Some great art from Wayne, Dane and Carlos! Also keep an eye on Steven Messing's facebook page.

Quote from: T Dog on May 22, 2017, 02:55:26 PM
Quote from: RidgeTop on May 22, 2017, 07:53:52 AM
Carlos Huante just posted a ton of stuff too:

http://www.carlos-huante-monstruo.com/

Any chance you or someone else could repost some of Huante's art here. The site will not load on my phone for some reason. Thanks

Not quite all of them but a small selection:

Spoiler
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Neomorph1a-1b.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Neomorphlarvae4.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Flora1bbulbousstem.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Neomorph16.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Neomorph20.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Minksgroupclr.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/flower9.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Abomination5b.jpg)
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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 07:17:04 PM
Quote from: T Dog on May 22, 2017, 02:55:26 PM
Quote from: RidgeTop on May 22, 2017, 07:53:52 AM
Carlos Huante just posted a ton of stuff too:

http://www.carlos-huante-monstruo.com/

Any chance you or someone else could repost some of Huante's art here. The site will not load on my phone for some reason. Thanks

They're all available on our front page and in our gallery.

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2017/05/22/carlos-huante-shares-neomorph-concept-art-storyboards/

Some more artwork from Wayne. Lander Approaching and the Motherjugger.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/q3VAP
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ADeQm

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/938/363/large/wayne-haag-mother-jugger-lowpov-2k.jpg?1494857811)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on May 22, 2017, 07:27:04 PM

Daniel's apartment:

Hopefully, we'll see this on the bluray release.

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/936/912/large/wayne-haag-haag-danials-apt-final.jpg?1494850750)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 08:49:13 PM

Although it’s still not due for general retail release until June the 6th, the comic book store exclusive edition of Alien Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition was released last week!

Alien vs. Predator Galaxy managed to get a hold of a copy and we’ve scanned in some of the more interesting behind-the-scenes images from the book!

Aside from these stills, The Official Collector’s Edition mostly features interviews with the cast of Alien: Covenant. The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon (UK and US) for £11/$13. If you can’t wait until the 6th of June, try your local comic book stores!

Now that Alien: Covenant has been released, keep a close eye on Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on behind-the-scenes material! We'll be keeping our gallery updated with the new releases!

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Post by: cliffhanger on May 22, 2017, 08:52:03 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Alien-Covenant-Official-Collectors-Edition-03.jpg)

it's so beautiful. so reminiscent of big chap. why didn't they do something with this perfection.


http://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Alien-Covenant-Official-Collectors-Edition-01.jpg

this then again looks really weird.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SiL on May 22, 2017, 09:13:51 PM
Why did this suit not make it on screen. Why.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whos_Nick on May 22, 2017, 09:20:27 PM
Lol they pulled a Thing 2011
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: locusta on May 22, 2017, 10:42:53 PM
I really salute the artists and their hard work and gorgeous contribution to that project. Great stuff, but sadly, nothing of that feel remains in the film. It´s just a CG fest with underdeveloped creature characters.

Just imagine what a great asset the Neomorph could have become. Maybe even infected again with the goo and mutate to something more sinister.

Whole movie just washes all these well done concepts down. Sad waste!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Quarax on May 23, 2017, 01:26:18 AM
Looks like there's a bit of hair on picture 22.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RidgeTop on May 23, 2017, 01:49:43 AM
As with Prometheus, these excellent art pieces and practical effects really show the wasted potential.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: lv_226 on May 23, 2017, 03:15:35 AM
Why in the hell did they not use the practical suits?! HOLY SHIT! All of that work, for what?!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Bishop2 on May 23, 2017, 03:19:53 AM
Are you sure they DIDN'T?

Reminds me of how people thought The Thing prequel didn't use practical effects. But the effects were so smooth that they didn't realize they WERE mostly practical...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on May 23, 2017, 03:24:11 AM
That little "wheat bug" is awesome. The close up view just screams Giger. He Really, truly captured the feel there. The white-room is alittle weird. "Hey there Mr. Robot, welcome to existence, oh look! Man Buttocks!"  ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whos_Nick on May 23, 2017, 03:39:41 AM
The Aliens in the film were noticeably CGI, which is a shame. These suits looked great.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MrSpaceJockey on May 23, 2017, 04:28:29 AM
Quote from: Bishop2 on May 23, 2017, 03:19:53 AM
Are you sure they DIDN'T?

Reminds me of how people thought The Thing prequel didn't use practical effects. But the effects were so smooth that they didn't realize they WERE mostly practical...

No they weren't...most of the practical effects in the 2011 The Thing got covered up in CGI.  The Griggs thing.  The Edvard-Adam splitface thing.  The Juliette thing.  The arm that attacks Jonas's face.  If you look at ADI's work on those monsters, they all look quite different on film because they were replaced digitally.

On the other hand, Prometheus had a plethora of practical effects that I've seen people think were CGI.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Morose on May 23, 2017, 05:47:12 AM
Oh my God... The suits look amazing. Terrifying! Why did they use cgi instead? I actually got startled when I saw the alien holding onto the railing looking at the camera.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SizzyBubbles on May 23, 2017, 06:12:36 AM
WHAT THE CRAP. Those exquisite looking neomorph and alien suits just went to waste?!?! I would have killed to see those in the film! And they had a perfect actor for them too. How disappointing.

Gosh I am like, so mad about this now.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: HarveyYan on May 23, 2017, 06:29:37 AM
There could be a proper explanation to why CGIs were used in the movie instead of real actors wearing exquisite alien suits, which is a simple one as well: because there are too much actions in the movie and it would be difficult to find a guy wearing an alien suit to do all those stuff adequately, if not elegantly.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: zoidy on May 23, 2017, 07:11:05 AM
It's funny - the alien suit in those images with a *human* proportioned performer inside (as opposed to the very very tall thin actor in 79 alien suit) are the same ones some here thought looked terrible in the James Cordon sketch  ;D

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Post by: cliffhanger on May 23, 2017, 07:37:36 AM
i'm not that fond of the suit, i am very pleased with the pic i posted before in regards to the face/head of the xeno which looks so much like big chap.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: brennan4 on May 23, 2017, 07:50:01 AM
It's cool how you can tell some of the Neomorphs concepts were modeled after Goblin sharks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RidgeTop on May 23, 2017, 09:05:07 AM
By Artist Dane Hallett:

"A shameless re-jigging of a Giger original. This was done when early on in the production we thought we'd be legally allowed to reference the master directly. Legal stepped in and informed us otherwise. Hope you guys don't mind a drip feed of this stuff."

FYI, this art piece has nudity.

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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2017, 09:17:18 AM
Another piece from Dane -

QuoteIn terms of the timeline of Davids descent into madness, I intended this one to be just on the other side of the 'madness' tipping point. So it's got one foot in 'scientific study', while the rest is bordering on 'surreal nightmare'. Had to have the Xeno-secondary jaw hinted in the void of the mouth haha

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/18556930_1443279149055835_3299795480306019426_o.jpg)

Some new artwork from Wayne - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Z21eG
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: shawsbaby on May 23, 2017, 09:57:03 AM
I sincerely hope we get some legitimate explanation for why they ditched these amazing suits for the CGI. I was FINE with it, frankly, but now that I've seen the alternative, I'm disappointed.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: DestinyCaptain on May 23, 2017, 10:41:20 AM
Honestly, this is baffling. You can certainly make the case that a few tweaks were needed to hide seams and in the case of the Xeno suit, make the lower torso not look like pants. But beyond tweaks, it makes no sense why they decided to THING 2011 this stuff. The light play with the Xeno suit on the set is marvelous. The wrinkled and withered look of the Neo makes me actually think it's not a crap design. Wow. How much did it cost to CG over this stuff?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: T Dog on May 23, 2017, 11:11:13 AM
Quote from: shawsbaby on May 23, 2017, 09:57:03 AM
I sincerely hope we get some legitimate explanation for why they ditched these amazing suits for the CGI. I was FINE with it, frankly, but now that I've seen the alternative, I'm disappointed.
You answered your own question. You were "Fine" with it. The average cinema goer is "fine" with it.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Ultramorph on May 23, 2017, 11:35:47 AM
Quote from: shawsbaby on May 23, 2017, 09:57:03 AM
I sincerely hope we get some legitimate explanation for why they ditched these amazing suits for the CGI. I was FINE with it, frankly, but now that I've seen the alternative, I'm disappointed.

Because even if long-time fans are okay with it, the press and mainstream moviegoers would relentlessly mock the film if it had a guy in a suit, even if the effect was good.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: T Dog on May 23, 2017, 11:43:35 AM
Quote from: Ultramorph on May 23, 2017, 11:35:47 AM
Quote from: shawsbaby on May 23, 2017, 09:57:03 AM
I sincerely hope we get some legitimate explanation for why they ditched these amazing suits for the CGI. I was FINE with it, frankly, but now that I've seen the alternative, I'm disappointed.

Because even if long-time fans are okay with it, the press and mainstream moviegoers would relentlessly mock the film if it had a guy in a suit, even if the effect was good.
Im not sure if they'd mock it. Their brain would process it differently. They might actually find it frightening.

But the reason for the CGI might be James Cameron getting in Ridley's ear. Anybody remember that interview from last year where he said "if I made the Alien Queen today Id make a full scale working prop so that the fx team could see how it worked in the light and then I'd get them to recreate it using CGI" hahahaa WTF!!!! That's utterly ridiculous but he said it! What a waste!

Here's the quote from Collider:
I'll admit there are times where I don't even fully understand his obsession with CGI, like when he talks about how he thinks he could do the Alien Queen better with modern CGI:

"If I could do the Alien Queen today with the techniques we used on AVATAR, she'd be spectacular. She'd be much more dynamic. Now, where I would struggle is to make her as texturally real. But that's all doable now. ... On the new AVATAR films, I'm actually going to shoot more real-world stuff. It may only be there as an example from which we then generate CG, or we may actually integrate some of those photographic elements. But I want more photography. ... Like, if I was doing the Alien Queen, I would want photography to show the exact way that the slime drools off the curl of a lip and caught the light in a certain type of very low-key lighting. I would want to see that so that I can talk to the CG artist and say, 'All right. Do that.' ... It always usually boils down to the lighting and the conception of the shot."
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2017, 12:06:21 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F4AtCfaL.jpg&hash=14ff008bfbfc9315c6856c803539acffcf335b0d)

Look at the way they've rigging up this particular suit.

https://www.facebook.com/StanWinstonSchool/photos/a.132306723471670.10590.130940650274944/1387129211322742/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: DestinyCaptain on May 23, 2017, 12:08:04 PM
This was just posted over at the Stan Winston School of Character Arts Facebook page...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on May 23, 2017, 12:18:00 PM
jeez, cool it with the Goblin shark references....
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: cliffhanger on May 23, 2017, 12:21:21 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2017, 12:06:21 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F4AtCfaL.jpg&hash=14ff008bfbfc9315c6856c803539acffcf335b0d)

Look at the way they've rigging up this particular suit.

https://www.facebook.com/StanWinstonSchool/photos/a.132306723471670.10590.130940650274944/1387129211322742/?type=3&theater

looks fantastic and scary just looking at it. wow.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: arachnophilia on May 23, 2017, 01:03:13 PM
Quote from: Ultramorph on May 23, 2017, 11:35:47 AMBecause even if long-time fans are okay with it, the press and mainstream moviegoers would relentlessly mock the film if it had a guy in a suit, even if the effect was good.

strangely, i think a 40 year old movie with a guy in a suit holds up way better than a current movie with a bunch of CGI.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Necronomicon II on May 23, 2017, 01:26:14 PM
A guy in a suit sparsely lit; covered mostly in darkness and steam, let's not forget.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on May 23, 2017, 01:39:22 PM
Quote from: Necronomicon II on May 23, 2017, 01:26:14 PM
A guy in a suit sparsely lit; covered mostly in darkness and steam, let's not forget.

Also Big Chap has like 4 minutes of total screen time in the whole film. Add the rest of what you said and it makes the creature barely even visible until he falls out of the airlock, and the suit looked goofy during that sequence.

That said, I'm not really a fan of the design for the alien in AC. That rig a few posts up is pretty sweet looking though.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: prime326 on May 23, 2017, 02:34:19 PM
This makes me so unbelievably angry. The neomorph I get with the way it moved, but you could have had a mix of CGI and practical. The xeno suit is beautiful. Seeing him run and jump...yeah that has to be CGI, but the close ups or sneaking around a corridor, that suit would have been boss. The talent and efforts spent on these practical effects plus the cost to CGI them over is just dumbfounded. Could have saved a bit more on the production budget leaving less to recoup on that not so great opening weeekend
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2017, 03:01:02 PM
Some more sexy artwork from Wayne -
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(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/937/324/large/wayne-haag-haag-iris-low-pov2-2k.jpg?1494852960)
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https://www.artstation.com/artwork/nyVYO
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on May 23, 2017, 03:03:15 PM
About the new Xenomorph.
It's a shit design I have to admit. There are things I like about it, The head & the hands but that's about it.
I think even alien resurrection executed their creature effects way better.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: locusta on May 23, 2017, 04:03:10 PM
Quote from: bobby brown on May 23, 2017, 03:03:15 PM
About the new Xenomorph.
It's a shit design I have to admit. There are things I like about it, The head & the hands but that's about it.
I think even alien resurrection executed their creature effects way better.

So true. It is actually looking like a Xenomorph would look like in Pirates of the Caribbean. It´s a zombie version of an ALIEN. The head is still ok and cool, not much invented with just putting some bones there, but ok. But the rest of the body is actually human muscle anatomy on a skeleton. WTF?!  Anyway, not an ALIEN in my eyes and not an ALIEN movie as well.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BonesawT101 on May 23, 2017, 05:53:41 PM
I really like the design. How anyone could compare this majestic Alien to the turd in alien resurrection is beyond me.  ???
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biggles on May 23, 2017, 05:58:35 PM
 If this truly is just a "missing link" that comes before the full Giger creature in Alien (as one of the crew stated), then I really like it. If it's meant to be it, finished, reimagined or whatever then it's on a par with the ADI efforts with their Pumpkinhead influences.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: newbeing on May 23, 2017, 06:05:58 PM
Suits look nice. A step up from what we've seen in the past films, but still pales in comparison to Big Chap or even the Warrior Aliens. Would have been great if they could have kept more practical stuff in, but considering how well lit a lot of the scenes were, on top of the cost to build a full sized animatronic, they probably just decided to CG it all.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Tropical Xeno on May 23, 2017, 06:34:41 PM
People can we have someone who is  satisfied with anything of Alien Covenant, or we going to cry more that there is more CGI than practical effects until the next Alien movie lol, I don't  know how everyone has  become professional critics all of sudden it defies logic and common sense.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: T Dog on May 23, 2017, 06:53:32 PM
As far as the Cgi goes the big chap looked much much better than the monkeymorph *cough* sorry Neomorph.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: cliffhanger on May 23, 2017, 07:02:56 PM
Big Chap is legend.
I think he deserves an upgrade; let's call him 'Big Champ'.

Big Chap is still, the most terrifying thing, even after all that has passed and made.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RawMeat on May 23, 2017, 10:48:24 PM
Maybe legal reasons were responsible for the art direction not being "gigerish" enough, including the Big Chap. As Dane Hallet mentioned.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on May 24, 2017, 01:45:56 AM
I really don't get the fascination with turning the alien into a bipedal goblin shark.

Also, as far as the practical suits go, I didn't mind the CGI for the most part, but the practical xenomorph suit does look pretty good. The neomorph, though... the practical suit just looks like really rough, unfinished latex. The wrinkly texture is off putting to me, too.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on May 24, 2017, 01:58:32 AM
Here are some pictures from The Art and Making of Book. I highly recommend it!

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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on May 24, 2017, 02:06:08 AM
Liked the movie but im not digging the design of the alien.

They should have used the runner alien design  ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on May 24, 2017, 02:30:40 AM

What about the design turned you off? I thought it looked to fleshy, but to be honest I don't remember the scenes that much at the end because it went by way to fast.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on May 24, 2017, 02:42:57 AM
Quote from: echobbase79 on May 24, 2017, 02:30:40 AM

What about the design turned you off? I thought it looked to fleshy, but to be honest I don't remember the scenes that much at the end because it went by way to fast.

I didnt mind it so much in the film, but the bts pics really show the design in detail. I dont like how it looks like a literal human skeleton with some tendons left on. The head looks okay but the body looks like it crawled out of a grave . I like it better than the AR, AvP, and avpr designs though. It pales in comparison to the alien designs from the first 3 films,
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Godzillakuj94 on May 24, 2017, 02:59:25 AM
Really love seeing the practical Neomorph's mouth opening. It's goes from flukeman to a goblin shark.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: acidreign on May 24, 2017, 03:23:03 AM
I really think the design was adjusted in Post-Production because the xeno in the movie looks different
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2017, 07:24:09 AM
Quote from: echobbase79 on May 24, 2017, 01:58:32 AM
Here are some pictures from The Art and Making of Book. I highly recommend it!

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Thanks for sharing! Have you had chance to read through it yet?

Wayne has shared some new artwork on the Citadel!  :)

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/mw2qe

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(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/937/088/large/wayne-haag-haag-dome-enterance.jpg?1494852112)
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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: WeylandY on May 24, 2017, 12:58:56 PM
Some more illustrations that appears in the Art of Book... https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ln1YG
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2017, 01:11:20 PM
Thanks for sharing.  :)

Some artwork from Steve Burg here: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/YZLoK
Spoiler
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/041/255/large/steve-burg-ext-cov-mast-retracted-c002b-resize.jpg?1495611039)
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Valentin Petrov, some surface concept art - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/YQmRd

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/024/576/large/valentin-petrov-ac-03.jpg?1495494093)



And some stills from Thomas Gillet, a texture artist on the film.

https://www.artstation.com/artist/tomgillet

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/025/397/large/thomas-gillet-aliencovenant-framestore-itw-01.jpg?1495500700)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on May 24, 2017, 01:34:29 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2017, 07:24:09 AM
Quote from: echobbase79 on May 24, 2017, 01:58:32 AM
Here are some pictures from The Art and Making of Book. I highly recommend it!

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Thanks for sharing! Have you had chance to read through it yet?

Wayne has shared some new artwork on the Citadel!  :)

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/mw2qe

Spoiler
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No problem. :)

I haven't read it yet because I wanted to read the novelization first. I did read a part that talks about the Oram chestburster and how they knew the incubation process was going to be fast. So it seems like that was done intentionally for a reason. I'll let you know more once I start digging into it deeper. 
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: DestinyCaptain on May 24, 2017, 02:10:53 PM
Quote from: acidreign on May 24, 2017, 03:23:03 AM
I really think the design was adjusted in Post-Production because the xeno in the movie looks different

To their detriment. The practicals all look better, even the Neo which I generally dislike. The practical suit is far superior. The CGI version, on the Neo,  is almost texture less and smooth. This, to me gives it an badly rendered game look.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Enoch on May 24, 2017, 03:21:14 PM
Ev Shipard

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ln1YG (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ln1YG)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2017, 03:33:08 PM
Posted above, Enoch.  :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Enoch on May 24, 2017, 03:40:29 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2017, 03:33:08 PM
Posted above, Enoch.  :)

Maybe I should concentrate a bit now...
How did I miss Shipard's art, I thought it was not posted :laugh: :-\
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ultramorph on May 24, 2017, 05:19:14 PM
The art book is a thing of beauty! Even better than the one for Prometheus. I really like the practical xeno suit, and the practical neo looked pretty freaky.

I love that they included some of David's drawings. Shame there's no concepts for Shaw, though.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 24, 2017, 05:38:43 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2017, 07:24:09 AM
https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/937/088/large/wayne-haag-haag-dome-enterance.jpg?1494852112

Bit of a Böcklin feel to this one. And very epic scale.

Would also love to see the work of the guys who worked on the earlier drafts. Some of Huante's stuff seems to stem from earlier versions of the script.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Xenomorphine on May 24, 2017, 08:33:09 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2017, 12:06:21 PM
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Look at the way they've rigging up this particular suit.

https://www.facebook.com/StanWinstonSchool/photos/a.132306723471670.10590.130940650274944/1387129211322742/?type=3&theater

This was the radically advanced puppeteering rig they couldn't get the bugs worked out for in time, which I asked Conor O'Sullivan about on camera, for my Alien Day report.

They only had a certain number of weeks to not only design, but construct and test it. It wasn't enough. There were a small number of flaws they just didn't have tihe time to fix.

I'm guessing that all the shots we've seen of the Alien with these ultra-thin limbs were actually of this unused puppeteering rig, rather than whatever it was they went with. Can't say I'm a fan, given how thin those limbs look, but it apparently moved amazingly.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Vark_ on May 24, 2017, 09:11:02 PM
When I saw the movie, I felt disappointed with all the CGI (expecially the xenos) and such little focus on the creatures and "birthing" scenes. Seeing all those wonderful practical suits and creature effects makes me feel somehow sorry for the audience and think "all of this could have looked so much more real - thus better...".
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 24, 2017, 09:14:48 PM
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/K9av9

Shit tonne more of Covenant artwork from Steve Burg. Thanks to Willie Goldman for the link.


And some more.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/42b6l


Some of Wayne's pieces for the shower scene. Beware digital bums and blood.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/VZoP4
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: WeylandY on May 25, 2017, 12:44:46 AM
Shaw!!... https://www.artstation.com/artwork/02XPV
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Alionic on May 25, 2017, 01:56:47 AM
Quote from: echobbase79 on May 24, 2017, 01:58:32 AM
Here are some pictures from The Art and Making of Book. I highly recommend it!

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This is amazing. I'm curious, should I buy the one you posted here, or should I do this one?: https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Covenant-Official-Collectors-Titan/dp/1785861921/ref=pd_sim_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1785861921&pd_rd_r=5J9QJWGSKFGV5YEF8YHS&pd_rd_w=w8RWt&pd_rd_wg=LDpPq&psc=1&refRID=5J9QJWGSKFGV5YEF8YHS

Is there any significant difference between the two? I mean, I'll probably end up getting both eventually; but I'm still curious as to why they released two different behind-the-scenes books.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SizzyBubbles on May 25, 2017, 04:33:28 AM
I'm a big making-of book collector and I highly recommend the Covenant art book (even if you didn't like the film). It's still a real shame the suits where never used, even minimally like for for close ups  :\ cuz they looks so damn good.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 25, 2017, 07:16:57 AM
Some new art -

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/9gmNQ - set design artwork by Jeremey Love
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/erd86 - the new chestburster by Gabriel Beauvais
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: locusta on May 25, 2017, 07:24:51 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 25, 2017, 07:16:57 AM
Some new art -

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/9gmNQ - set design artwork by Jeremey Love
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/erd86 - the new chestburster by Gabriel Beauvais

That hard surface design stuff from Jeremey is freaking bad ASS!! Love it! True industrial design craftsmanship.

Great sculpting by Gabriel as well, but I simply can´t except this to be a chestburster. Anyway, great job done by the artists.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: windebieste on May 25, 2017, 07:31:45 AM
These concepts are brilliant.

...also: Pulse Rifles.  lol.

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 25, 2017, 01:36:49 PM
Quote from: windebieste on May 25, 2017, 07:31:45 AM
...also: Pulse Rifles.  lol.

:'(

Some cool new VFX concept art from Wayne.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/xyJZX
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/L9QZ5
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 25, 2017, 04:39:23 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 25, 2017, 01:36:49 PM
Quote from: windebieste on May 25, 2017, 07:31:45 AM
...also: Pulse Rifles.  lol.

:'(

Some cool new VFX concept art from Wayne.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/xyJZX
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/L9QZ5

Those concept matte paintings have a very Lord of the Rings/Isengard feel.

The pulse rifles were likely just place holders Jeremy put in the ammo locker. Was probably someone else's job to design the weapons and if those 3D models weren't available yet then he would have just grabbed something off the internet instead of wasting time modelling stuff from scratch.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 25, 2017, 04:57:32 PM
Concept Art inspired by Giger?

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi63.tinypic.com%2F24y44f6.jpg&hash=12b748bc75e2f0c0e14859d3ae8aa2af70903ac8)

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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 25, 2017, 05:00:22 PM
Arnold Böcklin actually. The Giger painting was a homage to Böcklin's Isle of the Dead.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 25, 2017, 05:12:48 PM
Oh! thanks for the clarification  ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SizzyBubbles on May 25, 2017, 08:04:07 PM
Quote from: Crazy Shrimp on May 25, 2017, 04:57:32 PM
Concept Art inspired by Giger?

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Giger's version is one of the many paintings out there inspired by the original Arnold Böcklin painting of the 1800s. I think Giger's came out in the 70s?
Also I still wish they had based that scene more on his painting's aesthetic rather then the original one. Alas.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 25, 2017, 09:54:33 PM
Apparently Dane Hallet said that they weren't allowed to base anything on Giger's non-Alien related work for legal reasons.

Böcklin's work of course wasn't an issue since it's all in the public domain now.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 25, 2017, 10:22:18 PM
Btw...

Does anyone else has ever seen this design of the cathedral?

The structure seems to show some kind of religious symbolism. At the gates you can see two female figures with a very biblical look. Also, there are two other human figures on the Wall. I'm getting a very Ancient Greek vibe.

Maybe it's not too late for the Space Jesús! (jk)  :laugh:  

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/937/088/large/wayne-haag-haag-dome-enterance.jpg?1494852112)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: shawsbaby on May 25, 2017, 11:25:48 PM
Quote from: Crazy Shrimp on May 25, 2017, 10:22:18 PM
Btw...

Does anyone else has ever seen this design of the cathedral?

The structure seems to show some kind of religious symbolism. At the gates you can see two female figures with a very biblical look. Also, there are two other human figures on the Wall. I'm getting a very Ancient Greek vibe.

Maybe it's not too late for the Space Jesús! (jk)  :laugh:   

https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/937/088/large/wayne-haag-haag-dome-enterance.jpg?1494852112

The left arch looks curiously like a Xeno head too...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whos_Nick on May 26, 2017, 01:27:07 AM
Where's the Xeno head?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 26, 2017, 08:33:08 AM
Some more from Steve Burg.

The lander - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/zND9w
Covenant interiors - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/428gL
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: T Dog on May 26, 2017, 09:26:14 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 25, 2017, 09:54:33 PM
Apparently Dane Hallet said that they weren't allowed to base anything on Giger's non-Alien related work
Where/when did he say that!
Ive been speculating about that for a while now!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 26, 2017, 09:29:27 AM
https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1445409465509470/?type=3&theater

QuoteNah, it was just Fox being nervous about treading on HR's toes. It's definitively his style and if the work got too close, it might have agitated HR's estate. Everything was cleared, ultimately.



Another piece from Dane.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FwqQRgdt.jpg&hash=741201b3a7ac5b33a4c6d26d4a124595de17a62a)

QuoteHeres a wierd one. Before starting on Alien:Covenant I wanted to produce some art to both G myself up and have some stuff in my back log to impress the creatives. So I did some digital paintings (they're now on the internet somewhere) but I liked this one so much that I did my 'David style' rendering of it and got it to appear in the film. It now appears as the cover of the 'Art of' book. Wierd world!

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1447881315262285/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Enoch on May 26, 2017, 01:09:17 PM
Gerhard Mozsi

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/xyJyY (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/xyJyY)

Quote
Alien: Covenant The Orrery
Shots of the development of the Orrery for Alien: Covenant. Sadly the a set piece that didnt make it into the film

All rights reserved ©20thCenturyFox
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 26, 2017, 01:47:14 PM
I wonder how that would have figured in for Covenant?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: TWAK on May 26, 2017, 09:24:23 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 26, 2017, 09:29:27 AM



Another piece from Dane.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FwqQRgdt.jpg&hash=741201b3a7ac5b33a4c6d26d4a124595de17a62a)

QuoteHeres a wierd one. Before starting on Alien:Covenant I wanted to produce some art to both G myself up and have some stuff in my back log to impress the creatives. So I did some digital paintings (they're now on the internet somewhere) but I liked this one so much that I did my 'David style' rendering of it and got it to appear in the film. It now appears as the cover of the 'Art of' book. Wierd world!

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1447881315262285/?type=3&theater
I was thinking that this was shaw, at some point?
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Alien-Covenant-Official-Collectors-Edition-26.jpg)
I thought for sure that this was an animatronic version of what's on the cover of the concept art.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 26, 2017, 10:45:12 PM
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qdeye

Steve Burg's lifter.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Omegamorph on May 28, 2017, 11:52:48 AM
Quote from: TWAK on May 26, 2017, 09:24:23 PM
I was thinking that this was shaw, at some point?
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Alien-Covenant-Official-Collectors-Edition-26.jpg)
I thought for sure that this was an animatronic version of what's on the cover of the concept art.
Just the main Alien, devoid of dome
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 28, 2017, 06:50:18 PM
I've been chatting to Matt Hatton recently (look out for him joining Dane Hallett on one of our future podcasts) and he's shared some badass artwork! Matt and Dane did the various sketches that David "drew" and had decorated his chamber of madness!

https://www.instagram.com/matthatt0n/

A select few.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18722156_131339980751817_8992035980076646400_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18646664_306275949797438_3956459942486999040_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18645607_317391595359916_4960062893253984256_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on May 28, 2017, 07:36:45 PM

I think it would be cool if Fox released a book that was similar to Frankenstein's notebook. It could have diary entries and all of the concept art that was shown in his workshop.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Salt The Fries on May 28, 2017, 07:37:46 PM
Quote from: echobbase79 on May 28, 2017, 07:36:45 PM

I think it would be cool if Fox released a book that was similar to Frankenstein's notebook. It could have diary entries and all of the concept art that was shown in his workshop.

I'd so f**king buy it.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on May 28, 2017, 07:43:53 PM
There is a lot of great art and bts stuff with this film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: SizzyBubbles on May 28, 2017, 09:19:54 PM
Quote from: Salt The Fries on May 28, 2017, 07:37:46 PM
Quote from: echobbase79 on May 28, 2017, 07:36:45 PM

I think it would be cool if Fox released a book that was similar to Frankenstein's notebook. It could have diary entries and all of the concept art that was shown in his workshop.

I'd so f**king buy it.

YES PLEASE.
I'm a slut for sketchy stuff and concept art.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Protozoid on May 28, 2017, 10:03:26 PM
Why does a robot need sketches of anything?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on May 29, 2017, 01:37:17 AM
Quote from: Protozoid on May 28, 2017, 10:03:26 PM
Why does a robot need sketches of anything?

Why not?

David is a scientist, so it only makes sense for him to stretch out what he wants for his final results. And to have for reference I suppose.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Protozoid on May 29, 2017, 02:15:48 AM
A robot would have perfect photographic memory, though.  And no emotions, so no desire to make pretty pictures.  It's almost like David did is just to behave like a creepy serial killer, not because it makes any kind of sense.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on May 29, 2017, 02:21:39 AM
Quote from: Protozoid on May 29, 2017, 02:15:48 AM
A robot would have perfect photographic memory, though.  And no emotions, so no desire to make pretty pictures.  It's almost like David did is just to behave like a creepy serial killer, not because it makes any kind of sense.

It's almost as if David was specifically created to emulate "humans" to a degree (and to surpass them in many ways), and was given emotions, amongst which was a love of art..

It's almost as if you didnt pay attention to these films.

It's almost as if you came right out of the imdb forums.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Protozoid on May 29, 2017, 02:52:28 AM
Wow, straight to the personal attack!  Defensive, much?

It makes sense if you want to go with the irrational android angle, but the scientific angle does not make sense.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Rabbit2100 on May 29, 2017, 05:26:28 PM
Can anyone who has a copy of the art book please post the picture of the practical Neomorph costume where its crouched down and you can see that ENORMOUS SEAM IN THE COSTUME
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on May 29, 2017, 05:54:28 PM

Is this the one?

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scified.com%2Fu%2FAlien-Covenant-Official-Collectors-Edition-02.jpg&hash=18d412b60bc7a3be800f4aa48b0669f9e7a60b5f)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 29, 2017, 06:28:47 PM
New one from Wayne Haag:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAsOMttUMAAJdeD.jpg:large)


The Hall of Heads by Ev Shipard:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAsOXrhUQAAXidR.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 29, 2017, 06:36:38 PM
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/2zkry & https://www.artstation.com/artwork/kX2bx & https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qdomz

Some more from Wayne and Ev.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 29, 2017, 06:41:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 29, 2017, 06:36:38 PM
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qdomz

Some more from Wayne.

Haha! I was bang on!  ;D

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 25, 2017, 04:39:23 PM
Those concept matte paintings have a very Lord of the Rings/Isengard feel.

Spoiler
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/094/407/large/wayne-haag-ac-vfxtiff0006-119-2-c-lotr-v03.jpg?1496022944)
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qdomz (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qdomz)
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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: iain on May 29, 2017, 07:52:00 PM
I wish more of the Engineer city was shown and explored.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 29, 2017, 07:57:46 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 29, 2017, 06:41:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 29, 2017, 06:36:38 PM
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qdomz

Some more from Wayne.

Haha! I was bang on!  ;D

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 25, 2017, 04:39:23 PM
Those concept matte paintings have a very Lord of the Rings/Isengard feel.

Spoiler
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/094/407/large/wayne-haag-ac-vfxtiff0006-119-2-c-lotr-v03.jpg?1496022944)
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qdomz (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qdomz)
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lol this film begins as a sequel to Prometheus, then in an unexpected twist it turns into a Lord of the Rings flick, to finally become an Alien movie  :laugh:

I mean what the hell? even when a hooded David was leading the crew at the woods toward the citadel, It was like seeing Legolas and the Fellowship of the Ring in a Middle-earth adventure.

(https://www.warnerbros.com/sites/default/files/lotr_background1.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on May 29, 2017, 08:00:56 PM
It's the same universe. David will become Sauron ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 29, 2017, 08:28:47 PM
QuoteI mean what the hell? even when a hooded David was leading the crew at the woods toward the citadel, It was like seeing Legolas and the Fellowship of the Ring in a Middle-earth adventure.

Now that you mention it, he does look a lot like an elf that's getting on a bit. Could he be related to Haldir?   :laugh:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alien-covenant.com%2Faliencovenant_uploads%2Fdavid_8_long_hair2.jpg&hash=5ebbd21f455ff869ddd309182ad42242b4707210)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BKysQXPvjr8/maxresdefault.jpg)

Should have marketed this as a LOTR's flick instead.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 30, 2017, 04:56:32 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 29, 2017, 08:28:47 PM
QuoteI mean what the hell? even when a hooded David was leading the crew at the woods toward the citadel, It was like seeing Legolas and the Fellowship of the Ring in a Middle-earth adventure.

Now that you mention it, he does look a lot like an elf that's getting on a bit. Could he be related to Haldir?   :laugh:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alien-covenant.com%2Faliencovenant_uploads%2Fdavid_8_long_hair2.jpg&hash=5ebbd21f455ff869ddd309182ad42242b4707210)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BKysQXPvjr8/maxresdefault.jpg)

Should have marketed this as a LOTR's flick instead.

QFT  ;D

Now, getting back on topic , I hadn't noticed this so far, but apparently some of the big heads and statues weren't seen in the film:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1178.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx368%2Fbipolarestancia%2Fev-shipard-engcity-build13-v01.jpg&hash=1847df21a7d706ce606a4cd3c6ccd30f0249eb11)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2016%2F05%2F20%2F06%2F3467430F00000578-3600337-image-a-75_1463723606051.jpg&hash=242367d1718c127a3fc786899ad5698aac8fa52b)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1178.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx368%2Fbipolarestancia%2Fev-shipard-stbart-collapsed-v01.jpg&hash=5c72a8e562b5b8c9f6aab731dfcb2a9bfd4a6be0)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6XkluAG9cm8/V0Mh0JDW65I/AAAAAAAAhAY/1fqebYTZBFEsHdB8aYOCNuSijGKqzGliACLcB/s1600/aliencovset4.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Rabbit2100 on May 30, 2017, 06:33:59 AM
Quote from: echobbase79 on May 29, 2017, 05:54:28 PM

Is this the one?

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scified.com%2Fu%2FAlien-Covenant-Official-Collectors-Edition-02.jpg&hash=18d412b60bc7a3be800f4aa48b0669f9e7a60b5f)

Its close, the shot I'm reffering to is facing the right backside of the costume in the same pose. My partner and i saw while flipping through the book in barnes and noble and thought it was a bit odd.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 30, 2017, 07:48:47 AM
You mean this one? (stolen from WY-Bulletin)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: cliffhanger on May 30, 2017, 09:16:25 AM
nice shoes lol
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 30, 2017, 12:41:01 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/18644904_221974074964234_1001738393794641920_n.jpg)



Steve Messing.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: banecat on May 30, 2017, 01:35:13 PM
that external shot of the temple reminds me of moebius' artwork for alien
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Rabbit2100 on May 30, 2017, 03:43:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 30, 2017, 07:48:47 AM
You mean this one? (stolen from WY-Bulletin)
YAAAAAS

Thats the one. We were rolling laughing at this, i can't believe that suit was in front of a camera. Let alone published in the making of book.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Game_Over_Man on May 30, 2017, 05:43:19 PM
The love the Orrery / Space Jockey chair.

I love what could've been done to Shaw. I wish they's kept her alive just long enough so we could witness the horror of David making her the first Queen.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: CainsSon on May 30, 2017, 07:49:15 PM
One of the biggest disappointments I had with this movie, is the idea that we get to see the 'Planet of the Engineers' and never actually get a f**king good look around.
Such a wasted opp.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Glaive on May 30, 2017, 08:43:38 PM
I'd like to know how the juggernaut crashed in the trees...and why...

Anyone know?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BR1XER on May 30, 2017, 09:41:20 PM
Just my imagination, or are there Pulse Rifles/Smartguns/Incinerators and another unidentified weapon on that rack?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Sabres21768 on May 30, 2017, 10:08:57 PM
Quote from: Rabbit2100 on May 30, 2017, 03:43:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 30, 2017, 07:48:47 AM
You mean this one? (stolen from WY-Bulletin)
YAAAAAS

Thats the one. We were rolling laughing at this, i can't believe that suit was in front of a camera. Let alone published in the making of book.
Why?
It's obvious that it was meant to give actors something to act against and for motion capture.
That's why it's not a "film grade" suit.
Otherwise it would have just been a tennis ball on a stick.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Rabbit2100 on May 31, 2017, 05:03:00 AM
Quote from: Sabres21768 on May 30, 2017, 10:08:57 PM
Quote from: Rabbit2100 on May 30, 2017, 03:43:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 30, 2017, 07:48:47 AM
You mean this one? (stolen from WY-Bulletin)
YAAAAAS

Thats the one. We were rolling laughing at this, i can't believe that suit was in front of a camera. Let alone published in the making of book.
Why?
It's obvious that it was meant to give actors something to act against and for motion capture.
That's why it's not a "film grade" suit.
Otherwise it would have just been a tennis ball on a stick.

Because its lazy. It showd just how little care went into the suit. The only thing that isn't "film grade" is that mile wide seam. It honestly seems like it would be more of a pain in the ass to digitally paint over it.

I just feel like they could have done more work in camera, like yeah digital painting and 3dprinting props is the rage right now, but i can't help but feel that this suit could have benefitted from being ran in silicone and all the possibilities that change would afford.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: C91_SJ on May 31, 2017, 06:52:10 AM
Quote from: Glaive on May 30, 2017, 08:43:38 PM
I'd like to know how the juggernaut crashed in the trees...and why...

Anyone know?

Spoiler
iirc in the novel David mentioned it did not crash, but he landed it (poorly though).
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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2017, 07:04:39 AM
https://www.facebook.com/oddstudiopl/photos/a.815148165299226.1073741842.112871958860187/825590047588371/?type=3&theater&notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1496055441864513

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F7CJZIxd.jpg&hash=dfa2c14a3254096030f6f381ac4463d573fc0421)


(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FEg43EcL.jpg&hash=436e6b1cb5d27ff43d0d24a0e9e08647df223345)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FPpy3FBz.jpg&hash=2b07dcf28c7f8ce32c255aa038f190259fb7cbc9)

Quote1x Alien Covenant Egg room floor dressing. It was one of the "roots" from the face hugger eggs. They can be seen in the image of the Egg Room. It's approx 55cm/22" x 40cm/16" in size. Some sort of foam / latex construction. This is the only item I have available from Alien. Location: Australian but can post at buyers cost.

From a Movie Prop group on Facebook.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: cliffhanger on May 31, 2017, 07:24:06 AM
looks like a colon
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2017, 07:48:28 AM
Forgive the poor snipping, I'm tired and cba to find the right links in the source code: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2017/05/30/behind-the-scenes-of-alien-covenant

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FaAA7ycN.jpg&hash=117fcd70d38fd98fa68a6d6809ed2bb89124b57e)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8E584EM.jpg&hash=f3057f757f2b247e0472b937fa698211e71a531b)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F9t7CAlf.jpg&hash=6469ab87ffee3bdc057aeb0f2cf974d8f58c8414)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FpHxBXqj.jpg&hash=dbfb8b71cf09127bd66a84ad5c0e040734a04632)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2017, 09:30:32 AM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18879032_1631629570210694_5515893431576035328_n.jpg)

QuoteAlien - Early cathedral study. Ridley wanted to pursue monumental spire structures. This was later developed into a more totemic and simplified form language.



Awesome bunch of Shaw illustrations from Matt Hatton. I'm gonna try and find the individual files in the code shortly. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUuI8StFe2R/

Also Dane Hallet is now on IG and has some great set pictures on here. https://www.instagram.com/dane_hallett_art/


(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18722823_288654494910878_925521918499487744_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on May 31, 2017, 10:08:48 AM
GREAT PICTURES. tHANK YOU ALL :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Dennis82 on May 31, 2017, 12:07:20 PM
Beautiful artwork all around, I cannot fault it. However, I am disappointed with the Engineers' world. While the concept art and the movie show some kind of classical Roman architecture, with the Engineers being all statuesque and gorgeous, which is all very beautiful, it has nothing to do with the creepy biomechanic spaceship / juggernaut from the first film, and I think Ridley Scott really missed an opportunity to show us something mindblowing if he had stuck with H.R.Giger's biomechanical concept. A video I saw on youtube pointed this out, that the juggernaut's pilot was meant to have grown out of the chair, as though that's what he was grown to do, to do that job and nothing else. The spaceship itself was all bones, and organ-like etc. I wish they would have shown a whole city or world like that.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Kane's other son on May 31, 2017, 02:12:06 PM
Quote from: Glaive on May 30, 2017, 08:43:38 PM
I'd like to know how the juggernaut crashed in the trees...and why...

Anyone know?

Shaw took off some time after the bombing of the engineers, trying to escape David. There was a fight, they crashed, she died.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: LiquidMonster on May 31, 2017, 02:31:53 PM
I was always fond of this creature design that was basically an iteration on the original Giger design:

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18623563_1447891128594637_5534641099794005749_o.jpg

If the series ever gets a reboot, I'd love for this *exact* design to be used. Basically the alien with no dome, pronounced, boney skull and empty eye sockets....nightmare fuel.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Robopadna on May 31, 2017, 02:33:41 PM
Quote from: Glaive on May 30, 2017, 08:43:38 PM
I'd like to know how the juggernaut crashed in the trees...and why...

Anyone know?

Nobody knows but it will potentially be examined in the novel due out in September.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Sabres21768 on Jun 01, 2017, 12:21:35 AM
Quote from: Rabbit2100 on May 31, 2017, 05:03:00 AM
Quote from: Sabres21768 on May 30, 2017, 10:08:57 PM
Quote from: Rabbit2100 on May 30, 2017, 03:43:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 30, 2017, 07:48:47 AM
You mean this one? (stolen from WY-Bulletin)
YAAAAAS

Thats the one. We were rolling laughing at this, i can't believe that suit was in front of a camera. Let alone published in the making of book.
Why?
It's obvious that it was meant to give actors something to act against and for motion capture.
That's why it's not a "film grade" suit.
Otherwise it would have just been a tennis ball on a stick.

Because its lazy. It showd just how little care went into the suit. The only thing that isn't "film grade" is that mile wide seam. It honestly seems like it would be more of a pain in the ass to digitally paint over it.

I just feel like they could have done more work in camera, like yeah digital painting and 3dprinting props is the rage right now, but i can't help but feel that this suit could have benefitted from being ran in silicone and all the possibilities that change would afford.
Yes it could have been better, if the end result was NOT to paint over it with cgi.
But since that was the plan, there would be no real reason to spend money on finishing a suit that we wouldn't see anyway.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: WolfPre on Jun 01, 2017, 02:39:19 AM

Ridly scott has given us s$&t in alien covnent.

But look at what Neil Blomkamp come up with.  https://youtu.be/zoiezEB9n2Q

His aliens look very real, and very nice VFX work. He knows he will not be allowed to direct Alien5 movie, hopefully he will include whatever he intended for Alien5 in his stream of short films.




Are you being sarcastic because that looks like absolute s**t.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: wolfpresucks on Jun 01, 2017, 05:53:33 AM
I'd like to see Blomkamp have the balls to introduce dark, homo erotic horror like Scott did, and not just pander to a fanbase that are never satisfied. We're not up to the original, biomechanical beast either so they can interpret and play with the species design wise and cgi wise as they see fit at this point. This was David's film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: locusta on Jun 01, 2017, 07:20:35 AM
Nice trailer and I wish him all the best with his endeavor. But biggest problem I had with his ALIEN V pitch was to undo ALIEN3 (don´t care about Resurrection).  It was only Weaver who wanted to make dollars with another reprise of Ripley. If it would have been a genuine idea with totally fresh characters and a take on the story from new perspective, I would have loved to see it. Was just no a total brewed idea.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Kane's other son on Jun 01, 2017, 09:35:57 AM
I don't see anything original in that trailer. It's ideas and visuals lifted from other movies. And you can't seriously praise Blomkamp's CG lizard men and criticize Covenant's aliens.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2017, 12:23:39 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F0vlMDJn.jpg&hash=a3fd05f03ebb0173adf52a29cf58066486d0d793)

Another one from Dane.

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1454191447964605/?type=3&hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE


A couple of the egg room from Ev Shippard - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/X0bxn

Some texture work on the motherjugger from Steve Burg, based on original model from Steve Messing - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/nlDd4

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/128/257/large/steve-burg-mothership-sb-shot-01-20160919-002-resize.jpg?1496239524)



Another from Steve Messing - https://www.instagram.com/p/BUxFARYhesq/

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18809327_791827944323799_3976140732472754176_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Adorianu on Jun 01, 2017, 01:21:36 PM
@Kane's other son Well that short from Blomkamp is not  big movie production with money soooo
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: lookuponmyworksyemighty on Jun 01, 2017, 01:41:09 PM
really fantastic artwork!


couldn't agree with you more mate! it's not a masterpiece of a film but i still enjoyed covenant and i hope we get a sequel. i am not interested in Blomkamps movie never really was.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2017, 03:18:06 PM
http://collider.com/alien-covenant-concept-art-images/

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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whos_Nick on Jun 01, 2017, 04:25:11 PM
One of those Collider images says "Xenomorph Cocoon Sketch" interesting
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 01, 2017, 04:46:21 PM
Really enjoying the artwork, fellas!  Both artists' work hearkens back to Giger's; Matt's "Shaw" creeped me out when I saw it on-screen, validating the movie as Alien territory for me. 
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 01, 2017, 06:16:45 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2017, 12:23:39 PM
Some texture work on the motherjugger from Steve Burg, based on original model from Steve Messing - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/nlDd4

Quote from: Steve BurgYou know how when you work on things, you kind of "live there"? With this, I was imagining all the things that might have been going on inside this giant craft - which I guess is sort of the "Coast Guard" for the planet. Since it's nowhere to be seen later on, and the Juggernaut is crashed miles away, there must have been quite a "dust-up" after David dropped the black goo!  :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on Jun 02, 2017, 03:10:37 AM

Another nice shot of the practical Alien suit.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAjgrLEXUAApH8R.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 02, 2017, 08:19:30 AM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18723173_462494494087299_6886892287184338944_n.jpg)

QuoteAlien - Cathedral Tower. Another study exploring the abandoned Engineer world




(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18723544_1335129709911845_5363725497647759360_n.jpg)

QuoteDamian Martin painting our hero animatronic Xenomorph puppet.

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Post by: locusta on Jun 02, 2017, 11:45:22 AM
Wow. Is it the perspective or does it feel huge? Might be wrong, but the rip cage looks less human in that one, compared to the CGI version.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 02, 2017, 12:51:50 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18839704_1455414521175631_8526551454767254781_o.jpg?oh=4f1e8aa7d82e46857764dfbcc44ab4b7&oe=59A9AE6F)

QuoteCross hatching showing.. Well, I hope its obvious. I beleive some of these appear on the upcoming DVD cover. Never would have dreampt of contributing. Awesome!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Jun 02, 2017, 01:09:43 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 02, 2017, 08:19:30 AM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18723173_462494494087299_6886892287184338944_n.jpg)

QuoteAlien - Cathedral Tower. Another study exploring the abandoned Engineer world

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUzZTg2hET4/


(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18723544_1335129709911845_5363725497647759360_n.jpg)

QuoteDamian Martin painting our hero animatronic Xenomorph puppet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU1DtkJjJYy/

I really wish they went with the monumental architecture. The other one with Derelict like covering would have been a far more amazing "dead city"
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 02, 2017, 02:37:26 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBUdcrVWsAQvHK-.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBUdcrZXoAARr-o.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBUdcraXoAAhktS.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBUdcrjXcAUo5Zl.jpg)

https://twitter.com/Riabovitchev/status/870634493589303296
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Post by: C91_SJ on Jun 02, 2017, 10:18:26 PM
Quote from: locusta on Jun 02, 2017, 11:45:22 AM
Wow. Is it the perspective or does it feel huge? Might be wrong, but the rip cage looks less human in that one, compared to the CGI version.

it indeed does look huge on that pic.
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Post by: SpeedyMaxx on Jun 03, 2017, 04:43:19 AM
All the Engineer city designs are great stuff for the cosmic odyssey movie Ridley never actually made - in the actual film they're just tombs abandoned.

Design is (and was in-film) spectacular as always, especially the Mobius/Foss-esque colonist wardrobe.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RidgeTop on Jun 03, 2017, 04:46:28 AM
Some product and print styling by Anthony Petrie: https://www.behance.net/gallery/46725357/Alien-Covenant-Style-Guide-2017
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 04, 2017, 02:22:08 PM
There is some wonderful concept art on this film, really enjoying seeing it all.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 04, 2017, 02:46:08 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_rXT8ZUQAAxn8W.jpg:large)

https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/870777050247778304


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QuoteThis one was 2m high and hung from the roof of the Lab. It depicts failed Facehugger experiments.

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1456352761081807/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 04, 2017, 05:05:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 22, 2017, 06:07:03 AM
Love it! Some great detail in that Juggernaut. Looking forward to seeing more of what he designed for the Neocropolis too.


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 21, 2017, 12:34:05 PM
Some concept art shared by the IG account -

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Thanks for posting the stills, Hicks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 05, 2017, 07:43:55 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18879336_1431652296915479_804366496011649024_n.jpg)



QuoteAnother take on the abandoned Engineer world.


Quote from: FenGiddel on Jun 04, 2017, 05:05:56 PM
Thanks for posting the still, Hicks.

No worries.  :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Robopadna on Jun 05, 2017, 02:50:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 05, 2017, 07:43:55 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18879336_1431652296915479_804366496011649024_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU8AdLGhEne/

QuoteAnother take on the abandoned Engineer world.


Quote from: FenGiddel on Jun 04, 2017, 05:05:56 PM
Thanks for posting the still, Hicks.

No worries.  :)

I love the concept art for prometheus and covenant so much.  I can see why they didn't go with this aesthetic, but I still love the idea.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 06, 2017, 02:12:26 PM
QuoteBack to traditional today. I HAD to reference something from the original Alien, so I drew the weeping egg. I always loved the fact that they weeped and it's something that often gets overlooked. This one hung from the ceiling of the lab with it's very special counterpart - but I'll explain that one another time...

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18891449_1459948834055533_4166003217785293004_o.jpg?oh=9cbc9d46a0bc6b9950a929ecdba39bde&oe=59DCBAB4)

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1459948834055533/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jun 06, 2017, 04:20:42 PM
Very creepy
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 06, 2017, 08:24:17 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18948222_432043700513607_3209711837205495808_n.jpg)




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QuoteThese were the first (finalists of) variations/versions of the floating organic lights. I wanted a slight ambiguity in the forms where like the proto-facehugger designs, it's a bit murky whether they're animal vegetable or mineral. Which mirrors Giger's bio/mechanical mix. They were a lot of fun. Pencil, charcoal and Photoshop.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18812916_155381921669257_4498112205354434560_n.jpg)

QuoteMore corpse/stinking lillies.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18949797_464541320556040_8413536557121667072_n.jpg)

QuoteBecause we were wallpapering the sets with artwork and had a lot less than David's ten years to do it, the mighty Dane Hallett and I had to get creative and 'Frankenstein' work we'd already done into 'new' art, like this. Dane actually did the original trilobite (no no, the regular kind) art. These are my Giger-ed up variations. Thank God for Photoshop and printing onto delicate Japanese paper stocks! 😄 Charcoal, Photoshop.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18948274_132550527317978_6084201537087733760_n.jpg)

QuoteMore-a flora studies! "Naturally occurring latex and silks for restraint and restriction."

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18949889_388272684901191_5834837252005429248_n.jpg)

Quote'Corpse lillies' - but of course they'd have 'em! About the first thing I asked on the first day was that while I totally get the aesthetic of the city referencing great civilisations/ancient cultures (and obviously goes hand in hand with the Engineers looking like classical statues), I wanted to know why/how the shift happened to the Giger/biomechanical look. I never did get an answer so I invented one for my backstory/inserted it into my/David's scientific notes, here as it applies to flora and fauna studies. From the right hand side: "It also occurs to me to investigate the possibility that the seemingly divergent shift from previously monolithic and simple forms of classic Engineer architecture to the post-industrial aesthetic especially apparent in their interplanetary vehicles and spacesuits are actually the result of a congruent return to even older and natural forms. Possibly the result of both an aesthetic epiphany and the technological means to achieve it. Culminating in a relatively sudden shift combining anthropomorphism, zoomorphism, and phylotomorphic traits. Not to mention the vascularity inherent in mechanically or technologically based branching systems and architectural structures, so that an all-encompassing type of 'bio-mechanical' view emerged."




(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18879119_439885466379809_6557111010136686592_n.jpg)

QuoteMore Engineer rough ideas/studies/dissections/vivisection etc. including an initial 'rebreathing' torture idea that lead to the proto facehugger drawing (which people took SO literally! 😄). Anyway, pencil, charcoal, ink, Photoshop.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18888752_339857766432978_1196918896184000512_n.jpg)

QuoteDetail of early version of the foetus piece. As I was saying in the beauchene one, David is exploring on his way to creating the 'perfect' xeno. And after extending the brainpan laterally (it only needs to turn its head to widen the scan), the dome might form a long sensory array or use different bandwidths for its vision. I thought it might be cool and logical if the xeno 'sees' thermally like a snake. So beyond the obvious dragon metaphors and beasts being afraid of fire, that a flamethrower will temporarily blind it. So both things are true. As shown here with radiating waves and so on. I know fans are astoundingly literal these days (and to be fair the way the films have gone does encourage that) but it doesn't matter if no-one notices - the backstory I make is primarily to lend a consistency in approach. Which is different to the drawings contradicting each other intentionally. I wanted to continue David's unreliable narrator idea into the work. Are these actually his works or his unhinged thoughts? Anyway like I say it leads to imagery that might not have happened otherwise. I hope. 😝. Pencil on Japanese paper.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18878863_554245624964017_7588846104066654208_n.jpg)

QuoteRough for an engineer study. Since David devastated the Engineer world the lights and tech have been turned off, and besides as we know he has the romantic/egocentric notion of working in a 'classical' style. So using more naturally occurring tools, spartan implements and generally old fashioned methods. I thought one of these would be to use the particularly aggressive local flora and fauna to his advantage. Here procuring local worms/leeches to clean the corpse/devout the viscera as seen in the earlier skull drawing. Maybe submerged in a giant plant/bath. Pencil, Charcoal, Photoshop

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18878939_463623183973121_7225955899091714048_n.jpg)

QuoteI thought David would investigate congenital and extreme abnormalities maybe in pursuit of finding more elastic/hardy qualities for the xeno (although that skull middle bottom is a normal baby skull - those critters are weird!). For instance looking at existing conditions like hydrocephalus in babies/foetuses in terms of rapid structural growth/expansion maybe to allow for a bigger brainpan for example or an 'ideal' shape etc. Also as in the old days using the beauchene process where the skull was filled with rice and then saturated so it swelled and split the bone along the natural faultlines. Attributed to the French but may have actually come from Leonardo. Of course the inference is that it the Gigerish horror could have happened in a very unnatural way... Sorry dunno where the proper scan is right now! Pencil, nibs/Indian ink, watercolour.

A f**k tonne more from Matt Hatton! Loads more behind-the-scene snaps on his IG as well. https://www.instagram.com/matthatt0n/


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QuoteWas taking pics for reference purposes and the milky translucency of the dome here, but really pleased I got the dude picking his nose...

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 07, 2017, 11:04:07 AM
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QuoteHere's a pretty straight forward study of a malformed, Giger'esque fetus. I do like it, but it's made even more special by the fact that awesome film maker and friend, Dominic Hailstone took this sketch as inspiration for a model he sculpted for the table in Davids Lab. If I had all my gear with me I'd share a picture of it, but trust me - its better than the drawing.

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1461052707278479/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 08, 2017, 02:17:08 PM
Shit loads of more artwork from Jeremy Love's website - http://jeremylove.com/?portfolio=coming-soon

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Dane has shared some new concepts of mirrors and canvas. An interesting note from one of them - https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1462029593847457/?type=3&theater

QuoteOriginally, water was to be running down some sections of the walls in Davids living quarters Through one 'waterfall' we would see a 'polished obsidian mirror', in which David could be seen (naked from memory) brushing his teeth. This was to reveal the 'repair' seam around his neck, implying that Shaw had reattached his severed head. This was before it was decided that the prologue would cover that beat and as such, it was cut.



(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18888589_306613819780712_5045357838491189248_n.jpg)

Steve Messing - https://www.instagram.com/p/BVDPqQwBP7j/
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 09, 2017, 08:03:34 AM
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QuoteTiny wormy dude I modelled for a series of matte paintings for the Covenant marketing campaign. Dane and I did one set each then one together! Gigeresque but macro-sized.



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QuoteLook at my shirt - I got some Predator in there! Bwahaha!!! Alien vs Predator!!! Also sculpted those ampule racks back there (copy of Prommy one). My first 3d print! Photo by Mark Rogers.

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Post by: D88M on Jun 09, 2017, 09:34:53 PM
thanks, i love that art, i was looking at it last night, some beatifully fu**ed up stuff in there
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 09, 2017, 11:17:23 PM
Yeah ive already said it a few times, the concept art for this film is just wonderful. Im in heaven everytime i browse this thread.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Sabres21768 on Jun 10, 2017, 01:15:14 AM
Is that Shaw's feet in the pic above?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Rabbit2100 on Jun 10, 2017, 01:20:49 AM
Apparently there are some talks about a 'Davids Diary' -esque cook collecting all of the sketches. Hopefully sometime soon!
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Post by: Omegamorph on Jun 10, 2017, 08:29:03 AM
Up close with the practical creature effects: https://vfxblog.com/2017/06/09/practical-creature-effects-alien-covenant/

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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Sabres21768 on Jun 10, 2017, 09:03:20 AM
FXGUIDE effects article.
Haven't seen this posted anywhere yet.

A lot of great effects shots and info.

https://www.fxguide.com/featured/alien-covenant-by-land-and-air/

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jun 10, 2017, 01:55:15 PM
Quote from: Rabbit2100 on Jun 10, 2017, 01:20:49 AM
Apparently there are some talks about a 'Davids Diary' -esque cook collecting all of the sketches. Hopefully sometime soon!

Any source?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Jun 10, 2017, 06:34:59 PM
Quote from: Sabres21768 on Jun 10, 2017, 09:03:20 AM
FXGUIDE effects article.
Haven't seen this posted anywhere yet.

A lot of great effects shots and info.

https://www.fxguide.com/featured/alien-covenant-by-land-and-air/

Hm. According to that article "...the planet in the script is 1.5 times the size of Earth." Interesting.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Jun 11, 2017, 03:37:34 PM
Wy would anatomical waxworks be a suiting inspiration for the xenomorph?  :-\
And just drop the f*cking goblin shark already Ridley. It's not cool.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 11, 2017, 03:47:08 PM
Quote from: bobby brown on Jun 11, 2017, 03:37:34 PM
Wy would anatomical waxworks be a suiting inspiration for the xenomorph?  :-\
And just drop the f*cking goblin shark already Ridley. It's not cool.

I dunno, i think its all pretty cool. Don't drop it Ridley, its cool.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Sabres21768 on Jun 11, 2017, 07:44:37 PM
Yep, goblin shark is cool.

Anything with a pharyngeal jaw would work.

Like an eel...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: echobbase79 on Jun 11, 2017, 08:08:05 PM
Quote from: Sabres21768 on Jun 10, 2017, 01:15:14 AM
Is that Shaw's feet in the pic above?

I believe so.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Godzillakuj94 on Jun 12, 2017, 03:57:38 AM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Jun 11, 2017, 03:47:08 PM
Quote from: bobby brown on Jun 11, 2017, 03:37:34 PM
Wy would anatomical waxworks be a suiting inspiration for the xenomorph?  :-\
And just drop the f*cking goblin shark already Ridley. It's not cool.

I dunno, i think its all pretty cool. Don't drop it Ridley, its cool.
Agreed it's pretty cool, especially on the Neomorph. Damn shame we didn't get a good look at it.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 12, 2017, 08:47:56 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/19050647_482885245389700_8612960603163590656_n.jpg)

QuotePic from one of the many fittings with Goran D Kluent who plays the Neomorph-and Colin Ware @prosthetix making sure he's comfortable.

Neomorph head sculpt/design Adam Johansen and colour scheme and paint job by Damian Martin. Body sculpt by Colin Shulver & Andy Hunt. Foam suit run by Steve Katz and Gavin Kyle.


Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Bad Replicant on Jun 12, 2017, 12:19:23 PM
Quote from: Ingwar on Jun 10, 2017, 01:55:15 PM
Quote from: Rabbit2100 on Jun 10, 2017, 01:20:49 AM
Apparently there are some talks about a 'Davids Diary' -esque cook collecting all of the sketches. Hopefully sometime soon!

Any source?

Just an idea that was brought up on Dane Hallett's facebook, though he encouraged fans to make noise if they want it so Fox might take notice. 8)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 12, 2017, 03:14:33 PM
http://www.artofvfx.com/alien-covenant-anthony-smith-vfx-supervisor-rising-sun-pictures/

ALIEN – COVENANT: ANTHONY SMITH – VFX SUPERVISOR – RISING SUN PICTURES
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Zilla68 on Jun 13, 2017, 02:56:51 AM
The effects of the movie were very well done best aspect of the film
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jun 13, 2017, 03:26:44 AM
Yeah, that f**king solar repair scene was a thing of beauty.

That Alexander England dude is the luckiest person in the world. He gets to take part in the most beautiful scene in a major Ridley Scott blockbuster and he's essentially an extra. Besides Katherine and Danny, he's the only other person that gets to wear a spacesuit!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NickisSmart on Jun 13, 2017, 07:54:09 AM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Jun 13, 2017, 03:26:44 AM
Yeah, that f**king solar repair scene was a thing of beauty.

That Alexander England dude is the luckiest person in the world. He gets to take part in the most beautiful scene in a major Ridley Scott blockbuster and he's essentially an extra. Besides Katherine and Danny, he's the only other person that gets to wear a spacesuit!

Didn't he get his jaw kicked-off, in the film?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 13, 2017, 11:41:47 AM
Or tail slashed, I can't recall off hand.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jun 13, 2017, 12:42:50 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 13, 2017, 11:41:47 AM
Or tail slashed, I can't recall off hand.

I think it was tail.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 13, 2017, 02:03:48 PM
Spotted this via Scified - https://www.instagram.com/robblissconceptart/ Rob Bliss, another concept artist who seems to have gone undetected. Will go through and add his pieces to the gallery shortly.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2017, 09:31:34 AM
http://imgur.com/sS91HIa

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FsS91HIa.jpg&hash=9827b7b18057064ef63d762cbc01ace915491878)

QuoteMy friend is close with an FX guy from Scott Free. Here's a candid Neomorph Prop used in Alien Covenant.


QuoteAt the last minute, Ridley asked for a few more 'Mutilated Shaw' drawings from both Matt and I. In the interest of speed I did these digital paintings as quick concepts (hence the absence of Noomi Rapace's likeness). In the end RS (rightfully, so) went with Matts versions but I figured you guys might enjoy them, as I had enjoyed drawing them. Thanks everyone!

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FjX792YO.jpg&hash=48c42f54552653751f7b462b91eca085f9660825)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FgTrMED5.jpg&hash=efd9be72edaadb182526b99aa206d2cc808e55db)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FXVos9Xo.jpg&hash=d1cb467b545e8684ac337761d7fdc793dabeb6a2)

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/ms.c.eJwzNDEzNzQwMrQ0NjYxMLQ01zOECBgZQgRMEQJmZubGpkYWAP7rCgU~-.bps.a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1467102193340197/?type=3&theater

QuoteMy friend, Meaghan Leonard, who organised all the text graphics and helped manage the monumental printing effort on the film would innocently refer to this baby Neo study as - the 'Dancing Alien'... hehe

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FI7MluOv.jpg&hash=dbf07cf660165b4915b20bb22370a131a359d1fd)

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1468092033241213/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Sabres21768 on Jun 15, 2017, 08:07:51 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2017, 09:31:34 AM
http://imgur.com/sS91HIa

http://i.imgur.com/sS91HIa.jpg

QuoteMy friend is close with an FX guy from Scott Free. Here's a candid Neomorph Prop used in Alien Covenant.



Sorry, but I don't think this is from Alien: Covenant.

It's from a fan film called BIOTIC (which states it is inspired by Covenant).

http://www.zevdeans.com/short-trailer
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Zaxxon64 on Jun 15, 2017, 04:12:11 PM
The birth of the protomorph along with the generally shoddy CG in Covenant utterly destroyed any future interest in covenant and the alien franchise for me. Abysmal in every way. ::)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 15, 2017, 04:44:58 PM
Quote from: Zaxxon64 on Jun 15, 2017, 04:12:11 PM
The birth of the protomorph along with the generally shoddy CG in Covenant utterly destroyed any future interest in covenant and the alien franchise for me. Abysmal in every way. ::)

Hyperbole

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 15, 2017, 05:51:28 PM
Quote from: Zaxxon64 on Jun 15, 2017, 04:12:11 PM
The birth of the protomorph along with the generally shoddy CG in Covenant utterly destroyed any future interest in covenant and the alien franchise for me. Abysmal in every way. ::)
That aside, what did you think of the story?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 16, 2017, 07:17:01 AM
Quote from: Sabres21768 on Jun 15, 2017, 08:07:51 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 14, 2017, 09:31:34 AM
http://imgur.com/sS91HIa

http://i.imgur.com/sS91HIa.jpg

QuoteMy friend is close with an FX guy from Scott Free. Here's a candid Neomorph Prop used in Alien Covenant.



Sorry, but I don't think this is from Alien: Covenant.

It's from a fan film called BIOTIC (which states it is inspired by Covenant).

http://www.zevdeans.com/short-trailer

Thanks for the correction, Sabres.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 21, 2017, 02:21:08 PM
http://www.kftv.com/news/2017/06/21/film-set-building-part-two-alien-covenant

QuoteIn the second part of our look at modern production design, KFTV talks to Chris Seagers about his experiences building sets for Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror Alien: Covenant.

Scott's sci-fi follow-up pitches a crew of space travellers against the iconic xenomorph monster that the director first introduced to audiences back in 1979.

Production was based at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, where Seagers and his team built an immense set of the Covenant – the movie's main spacecraft setting.

"We spent a couple of months at the RSA (Ridley Scott Associates) offices in London brainstorming the design of the ship and how to put it together," Seagers tells KFTV of the genesis of the Covenant spacecraft as the crew's home.

"Ridley was very ambitious with his ideas and it turned out we didn't have the budget to realise everything he wanted, but he thinks on his feet and is very much up for figuring out how to make it all work – he loves ingenuity."
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 21, 2017, 04:19:42 PM
Thanks, Hicks!  I've been parched for info on the ship(s)...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Sabres21768 on Jun 21, 2017, 06:16:17 PM
Did David have facial hair when he first found the crew?
I know his hair was long but I can't find a good pic of his face.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BonesawT101 on Jun 21, 2017, 08:03:08 PM
Quote from: Sabres21768 on Jun 21, 2017, 06:16:17 PM
Did David have facial hair when he first found the crew?
I know his hair was long but I can't find a good pic of his face.
light stubble if I recall
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Sabres21768 on Jun 21, 2017, 11:00:53 PM
Quote from: BonesawT101 on Jun 21, 2017, 08:03:08 PM
Quote from: Sabres21768 on Jun 21, 2017, 06:16:17 PM
Did David have facial hair when he first found the crew?
I know his hair was long but I can't find a good pic of his face.
light stubble if I recall
Thanks.
Working on a custom.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 23, 2017, 09:20:12 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/19367237_155400771670789_8574024173414776832_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Rabbit2100 on Jun 26, 2017, 07:05:02 AM
Bunch of new stuff added to Mom's gallery. Including previz for a cocoon sequence?

http://www.mpc-art.com/aliencovenant/
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2017, 09:13:58 AM
Thanks, Rabbit! Holy shit! There's just an absolute shit-tonne of stuff in there! I had assumed a lot of it was hold-over from when it wasn't an Alien film but there's still loads tagged Paradise with Alien in there!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0dea5790aed2c96cf58/1495580899307/NEOMORPH_LL02.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0e8a5790aed2c96cfdf/1495580911736/PAR_Neomorph_LL03.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0eb9f7456571b033333/1495580914597/PAR_Neomorph_MT01.1003.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c100a5790aed2c96d151/1495580945902/PAR_Neomorph_SL01.1009.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11c9f7456571b033609/1495580960504/PAR_Neomorph_Variations_NM01.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c12a9f7456571b03371a/1495580981880/PAR_XEN_SL01.1003.jpg%22%20alt=%22PAR_XEN_SL01.1003.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c141a5790aed2c96d506/1495580999596/PARADISE_FACEHUGGER_L02.1005.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1429f7456571b03385c/1495580998684/PARADISE_FACEHUGGER_L02.1006.jpg)

Quote from: Rabbit2100 on Jun 26, 2017, 07:05:02 AM
Including previz for a cocoon sequence?

Do you mean these?

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c12fa5790aed2c96d3bb/1495580981546/PAR_XENcocoonAppendage_LL01.1001.jp)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1319f7456571b033756/1495580987323/PAR_XENcocoonAppendage_LL01.1002.jpg)

The idea of the Alien jizzing the cocoon stuff on people is a bit much, I reckon xD

And wtf was this?!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c143a5790aed2c96d518/1495581001044/PARADISE_MedbayMoreBlood_01.1002.jpg)

We need those pre-Covenant scripts!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Alionic on Jun 26, 2017, 09:47:53 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2017, 09:13:58 AM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg)

This should have been the neomorph in the final cut. Good god, it's terrifying.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Omegamorph on Jun 26, 2017, 10:01:38 AM
Quote from: Alionic on Jun 26, 2017, 09:47:53 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2017, 09:13:58 AM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg)

This should have been the neomorph in the final cut. Good god, it's terrifying.
Kinda reminds me of the Leech man in Return of the Swamp thing
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: JCDenton on Jun 26, 2017, 12:03:27 PM
Quote from: Omegamorph on Jun 26, 2017, 10:01:38 AM
Quote from: Alionic on Jun 26, 2017, 09:47:53 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2017, 09:13:58 AM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg)

This should have been the neomorph in the final cut. Good god, it's terrifying.
Kinda reminds me of the Leech man in Return of the Swamp thing

Actually with this design this could easily be Dead Space adaption - the main enemies are called...wait for it ....necromorphs - http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/Necromorphs
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Jun 26, 2017, 01:39:56 PM
It's not an ALIEN tough.

Although the aliens cocooning victims with its crotch intrigues me.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 27, 2017, 01:59:02 AM
Hmm...maybe that explains this, ahem, aperture...


(https://thenostromofilesblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/screenshot-2017-06-26-20-55-54.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 27, 2017, 02:06:16 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Jun 27, 2017, 02:39:18 AM
Too bad Ridley didn't get enough budget to include these ideas.

I hope the cocoon scene happens in the next film.  They went as far as previz so it's a good bet that it will.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Alien³ on Jun 27, 2017, 08:23:37 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2017, 09:13:58 AM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0dea5790aed2c96cf58/1495580899307/NEOMORPH_LL02.1001.jpg)


That looks hideous! Love it.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The_Foxcatcher on Jun 27, 2017, 11:59:19 AM
Too bad, they didn't use the biomechanical (and original) version of the Xenomorph design.

The crews in their helmets walking through the Engineer city looks truly amazing. Too bad, they switched suits&helmets to caps, cargo pants and hiking bags!


Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Xenomorphine on Jun 27, 2017, 01:02:37 PM
The Alien pissing/shitting something all over its victim would have been a bit... Yeah...

Two or three other things would have been interesting to have seen on screen, though. The multi-limbed creature's head, I really like and would have given the 'space wasp' evolutionary link much more relevance.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: tuskhaus on Jun 27, 2017, 01:09:12 PM
I'm definitely getting a heavily The Thing and Dead Space influenced vibe from these new pics. I love both franchises so very much and would've loved to see these ugly beasties adapted to screen. I do prefer that new Neomorph render to the one we actually got. The way it's jaw extends is a lot more terrifying.

I think it was a bad desicion (on whoever's part) to give us the Alien so soon. That reveal should be kept for the last half of the final film, however many films down the road that would've been. They should've just concentrated on David, the Goo, and his attempts at creation - Pushing us closer to ALIEN.

As much as I love Covenant, I think it would've stood a better chance not having the release date pushed up so much. The post production could've maybe breathed a bit more.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Jun 27, 2017, 01:35:26 PM
Yeah.... i'm happy with the designs we got onscreen.

Love the movie-neomorph especially. Very much like Huante's original concept creature.. but streamlined a bit.



...

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg)

horrible design.  :-X

Quote from: The_Foxcatcher on Jun 27, 2017, 11:59:19 AM
Too bad, they didn't use the biomechanical (and original) version of the Xenomorph design.

Given the storyline they are aiming at... David hitting the biomech aesthetic right out of the gate would seem to be a bit.. premature?
I like the more fleshy, insectoid Xeno we got. 
Biomech stuff will come back in the 3rd prequel... if it ever gets made.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Jun 27, 2017, 01:50:08 PM
Yeah, I don't really like that Neomorph design either. Overall I prefer what we got onscreen. However, I wish the Xeno was less insectoid and more elegant. I'm fine with it being organic, as long as it isn't too slimy.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on Jun 27, 2017, 01:50:49 PM
So we could have gotten a film where the aliens jizzed on people. Not sure if I'm glad that never happened, or if it would have been gloriously insane.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: CainsSon on Jun 27, 2017, 04:09:46 PM
It seems like a trend with these prequels that there is all this great "clearly better options" in the concept art. Again, Ridley Scott forgot to make the monsters do something interesting. It was the problem with the Engineers and the monsters in Covenant. A goblin shark jaw just isn't enough. The designers had great ideas and none of them were used. I dont want to blame Scott for this but whether its Scott or the studio, someone needs to get dick slapped.
If the next film doesnt include Green Screen Giger sets they will have really just missed the damn mark, at this point.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: RidgeTop on Jun 27, 2017, 07:36:35 PM
https://www.artstation.com/artist/colinshulver-art

Lots more new concept art here. Click on the images in the link for the full galleries.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Jun 28, 2017, 03:41:01 AM
I gotta ask, the "Gollum Morph" can we call it a Gollum Morph? The third picture in the bottom set; just what is that in it's mouth exactly? Love the design of the first two xeno's; very Pacific rim, heavy kaiju feel there. Maybe a little bit of Godzilla 1998.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 28, 2017, 07:20:29 AM
I really like this.

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/433/192/large/colin-shulver-denoo15.jpg?1498562416)

I wouldn't actually seeing more Sil-like things in the Alien universe.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ian Tompkins on Jun 28, 2017, 07:39:03 AM
Great work....can't say I like the subject... but amazing graphics once again. Well done son.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 28, 2017, 08:22:15 AM
Dane and Matt have continued to share more artwork. Keep checking out their accounts!

Dane just shared this one earlier - https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/ms.c.eJwFwYENADAIArCPFhAE~;79sLX0M6txupDz6xqpnaQD9cjQGrA~-~-.bps.a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1482437425140007/?type=3&theater

QuoteAnother one I loved doing, anatomy of a Neomorph split open for a profile view.
This one is pretty special to me because Adam Johansen (Creature HOD) took the illustration as an inspiration to sculpt and create an utterly incredible piece that sat in the lab, far more resolved and beautiful than I could've conceived. Probably the coolest thing in that space. Sorry for the love in, but... Damn, it was awesome!

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FDogthmR.jpg&hash=d65e79d0a219f99e3db015e14b805da9458570de)


Couple more costume designs from Andrei Riabovitchev - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/lnKJa


https://www.artstation.com/artwork/LVEDP - Colin has just posted some Meet Walter concepts too.


Colin has uploaded a new article with Engineer concepts. Including this lady -

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/colin-shulver-fek3-new-materials-222.jpg)

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/34eEE
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whos_Nick on Jun 28, 2017, 04:28:08 PM
When I participated in the December test screening, when David smuggles the embryos on the Covenant, they originally looked like this rather than mini facehuggers.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FydIy7ij.jpg&hash=1c6fd22028189d19ce94c89169db937627f79e82)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MattFiler on Jun 28, 2017, 04:42:39 PM
Quote from: Whos_Nick on Jun 28, 2017, 04:28:08 PM
When I participated in the December test screening, when David smuggles the embryos on the Covenant, they originally looked like this rather than mini facehuggers.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FydIy7ij.jpg&hash=1c6fd22028189d19ce94c89169db937627f79e82)

That's interesting, I did find the decision to use facehuggers in the final edit a bit strange.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: acrediblesource on Jun 28, 2017, 07:55:36 PM
Whoever decided the cocoon material idea should be cut was a complete idiot. I think fans are waiting for things like that only not to get it every time there is a new movie.  Something visually disturbing that doesn't have to be gore.
man....the day we get a great alien movie is the day they a new franchise of something else.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 28, 2017, 09:08:35 PM
I dunno, acrediblesource. I think the sight of Alien's jizzing cocoon material all over everyone might be a bit too comical.


Quote from: Whos_Nick on Jun 28, 2017, 04:28:08 PM
When I participated in the December test screening, when David smuggles the embryos on the Covenant, they originally looked like this rather than mini facehuggers.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FydIy7ij.jpg&hash=1c6fd22028189d19ce94c89169db937627f79e82)

Thanks for sharing, Nick!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Hughughug on Jun 28, 2017, 11:41:21 PM
All this awesome concept art and they couldn't bother to put it in the Artbook.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Jun 29, 2017, 02:12:24 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 28, 2017, 09:08:35 PM
I dunno, acrediblesource. I think the sight of Alien's jizzing cocoon material all over everyone might be a bit too comical.

I was leaning towards the "it would've been unintentionally funny" angle...
and then i remembered that there's a moment in
It Follows where the lead character glimpses the "creature" forcing itself upon the corpse of a friend.
And it's horrifying and uncomfortable...

There's also a similarly uncomfortable scene in Possession (starring Sam Neill).


Bottom line - The effectiveness of the "cocoon" idea depends on the writing, filmmaking, etc...
But i actually think it could be used "well"... there IS precedent.


I wouldnt trust Ridley with it, though.
Maybe David Robert Mitchell.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Rabbit2100 on Jun 29, 2017, 02:35:41 AM
Does anyone know if there's any final rendering shots of the new xeno chest? The maddam tussauds video has a beautiful sculpt of it but not all that great of a view of the thing
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Jun 29, 2017, 09:39:56 AM
These are great. Especially the Neomorph. LOVE those human looking jaws.I Like them a lot better than the ones on the final design. Speaking about, I wish we would be show some of the actual final designs...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Rabbit2100 on Jun 29, 2017, 08:53:39 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi274.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj241%2FRabbit2100%2FScreenshot_20170625-024737_zpspssspsht.png&hash=44441cb119ec14cada5514abf8ce0eccea2339a9)
This is the ONLY shot i can get from the madam tussauds video, and imo it looks way better than the practical suit. Its a shame that odd creatures didn't get the finalized design
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: AlienFanIL17 on Jun 30, 2017, 08:33:47 AM
The facehugger and alien embryos are awesome looking!!!  If those were made into paperweights or something along those lines, I would buy those in a second.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 30, 2017, 10:01:13 AM
Couple of bts stills from Instagram -

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/19429114_1788337364811213_8495763800492867584_n.jpg)



(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/19425559_1606924176045334_2019083826864586752_n.jpg)



(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/19533729_228035201038597_2434616677187452928_n.jpg)



I've also been keeping the concept art gallery up to date so keep checking that out! http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/index.php?cat=47
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Jenga on Jun 30, 2017, 05:16:57 PM
There is some interesting, some good, some disappointing and some intriguing work here. My question is: Why isn't Ridley commissioning any practical (read: in clay) design work? The realism is never as strong in real-world pieces because it's not usually painted or lit etc, but more often than not, the design work is stronger. These recent movies have been suffering somewhat in terms of strong design when compared to the original.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 27, 2017, 05:48:30 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFwmZ6rXcAAkB67.jpg)

https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/890629066667065344
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jul 28, 2017, 10:50:42 PM
David's lab is the best part of the movie. Wish it had longer execution. What a waste opportunity.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: cliffhanger on Jul 30, 2017, 03:50:40 PM
Quote from: Rabbit2100 on Jun 26, 2017, 07:05:02 AM
Bunch of new stuff added to Mom's gallery. Including previz for a cocoon sequence?

http://www.mpc-art.com/aliencovenant/

expired. would really like to see this. anywhere this got saved?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 30, 2017, 07:58:53 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20066822_106373173377282_3068010785822212096_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXCk4DuBFM2/?taken-by=puggie_one

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20582753_1821981101449171_7246788710975406080_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXK1x6jjICX/?taken-by=coolprops_pr
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Aug 03, 2017, 10:01:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2017, 09:13:58 AM
Thanks, Rabbit! Holy shit! There's just an absolute shit-tonne of stuff in there! I had assumed a lot of it was hold-over from when it wasn't an Alien film but there's still loads tagged Paradise with Alien in there!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0dea5790aed2c96cf58/1495580899307/NEOMORPH_LL02.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0e8a5790aed2c96cfdf/1495580911736/PAR_Neomorph_LL03.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0eb9f7456571b033333/1495580914597/PAR_Neomorph_MT01.1003.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c100a5790aed2c96d151/1495580945902/PAR_Neomorph_SL01.1009.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11c9f7456571b033609/1495580960504/PAR_Neomorph_Variations_NM01.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c12a9f7456571b03371a/1495580981880/PAR_XEN_SL01.1003.jpg%22%20alt=%22PAR_XEN_SL01.1003.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c141a5790aed2c96d506/1495580999596/PARADISE_FACEHUGGER_L02.1005.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1429f7456571b03385c/1495580998684/PARADISE_FACEHUGGER_L02.1006.jpg)

Quote from: Rabbit2100 on Jun 26, 2017, 07:05:02 AM
Including previz for a cocoon sequence?

Do you mean these?

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c12fa5790aed2c96d3bb/1495580981546/PAR_XENcocoonAppendage_LL01.1001.jp)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1319f7456571b033756/1495580987323/PAR_XENcocoonAppendage_LL01.1002.jpg)

The idea of the Alien jizzing the cocoon stuff on people is a bit much, I reckon xD

And wtf was this?!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c143a5790aed2c96d518/1495581001044/PARADISE_MedbayMoreBlood_01.1002.jpg)

We need those pre-Covenant scripts!

Links are dead. Any chance you could repost those images?
Always the egg morphing idea.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 09, 2017, 02:59:21 PM
Sorry, I didn't manage to catch them all.  :'(

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20688284_1609029642454925_5809597790791139328_n.jpg)

QuoteI'm shooting a video on the set of Alien: Covenant with @YouTube & @20thcenturyfox tomorrow! 👹👽 #aliencovenant

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXk7CmoFKs9/?tagged=aliencovenant


Looks like it's something to do with YouTube and the Blu-ray release.

https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t50.2886-16/20730295_1909318339329937_9057909727446433792_n.mp4

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXjx4e7A3h3/?tagged=aliencovenant


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20688108_109281496424086_2008775905354186752_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXi_Am2Aqhx/?tagged=aliencovenant


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20633421_109252486444772_4991760254409637888_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXgHXylhU0D/?tagged=aliencovenant
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Aug 09, 2017, 03:49:53 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 10, 2017, 07:33:43 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20635141_1901750923376101_5631822286886535168_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXmtjh1hmTr/?tagged=aliencovenant

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20634909_1984640255153392_866475880640151552_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXmIj-3ARs9/?tagged=aliencovenant

Couple more from the YouTube thing.

And it looks like 3AM, the company that did the virals for Covenant, has one of the spacesuits.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20590146_824144617746120_5374935439599730688_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20635148_140289893234918_6662910408417869824_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXlPN7rD5WL/?tagged=aliencovenant
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXlOq4GAqrN/?tagged=aliencovenant
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobcunk on Aug 11, 2017, 03:10:23 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20634909_1984640255153392_866475880640151552_n.jpg)

What is that thing?, It looks like somone skinned Alf.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 11, 2017, 07:16:00 AM
Lol. It's the nose.  :laugh: It must be one of the smaller dead creatures on display.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20688776_215079325689271_3715228671900909568_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXopfVmF6Da/?tagged=aliencovenant


Spoiler
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/926/707/large/colin-shulver-parasite1.jpg?1502306096)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/926/710/large/colin-shulver-parasite2.jpg?1502305792)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/926/713/large/colin-shulver-parasite3.jpg?1502305802)
[close]

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/wbk6Y

I think Colin mentioned this in my recent interview with him.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Aug 11, 2017, 05:39:30 PM
Thanks for the continuing artistic journey, Hicks.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Hide on Aug 12, 2017, 12:09:39 AM
David's lab alongside with his way of writing is having a Renaissance vibe that is in tune with the David statue of the opening scene and the hole Greek-Roman esthetic of the town and the physique of the engineers.

Interesting ideas for a space opera but it doesn't really work for an Alien movie.

It doesn't convey any menacing emotional response and has nothing to do with Giger's designs.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Aug 12, 2017, 01:20:48 AM
Quote from: Hide on Aug 12, 2017, 12:09:39 AM
it doesn't really work for an Alien movie.


You want to see the same thing over and over?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Hide on Aug 12, 2017, 08:07:50 AM
Of course not, but this esthetic doesn't really works. It is a nice idea but classical art evokes other feelings than mystery, horror and uneasiness. There is also no relationship  between the 1979 darelict and this hole Greek-Roman thing.

The movie is a mess not only script wise but also visually.

At least in Alien 3, and Alien 4 there was a visual cohesiveness.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Hemi on Aug 12, 2017, 10:08:06 PM
Quote from: Scorpio on Aug 12, 2017, 01:20:48 AM
Quote from: Hide on Aug 12, 2017, 12:09:39 AM
it doesn't really work for an Alien movie.


You want to see the same thing over and over?

Done good? Yes please.

Going to happen any time soon? Nope.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 15, 2017, 11:41:56 AM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20766991_373884429692836_3236506407293419520_n.jpg)

Practical suit.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 15, 2017, 01:31:31 PM
Some more of David's lab from that YouTube thing -

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20759604_140778179848889_2993237346524069888_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXyLEqgFa7b/?tagged=aliencovenant

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20902505_1712904199018424_1844346806163472384_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXy66sZldv0/?tagged=aliencovenant

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20766643_255059211672536_8810666009452085248_n.jpg)

Crudup's stunt double - https://www.instagram.com/p/BXzOECyh_51/?tagged=aliencovenant
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 16, 2017, 03:37:30 PM
Another one of that funky little dinosaur neomorph thing -

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20766993_135095900431690_142159560616968192_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BX0vjGkA_or/?tagged=aliencovenant
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Aug 16, 2017, 05:48:46 PM
I can't stop laughing when I see that thing.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on Aug 16, 2017, 06:03:59 PM
It looks a premature offspring of a MUTO and Petrie from Land Before Time.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Aug 16, 2017, 10:44:32 PM
Yeah :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 18, 2017, 07:09:58 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20837553_409714099425270_5617303811367370752_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BX5qVjwACsr/?tagged=aliencovenant

Tiny behind the scenes still released via the official IG account.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20838597_142720086323105_5635617496082939904_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 23, 2017, 10:50:44 AM
Another from that YouTube shoot thing - https://www.instagram.com/p/BYEYswangUI/?tagged=aliencovenant

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20986834_469249276771521_6407683501566459904_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: irn on Aug 23, 2017, 12:07:50 PM
The level of detail is astounding.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 25, 2017, 07:51:49 AM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20986941_481093385593391_689356841011904512_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYKx89phIIq/?taken-by=puggie_one


(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21042225_739357242915381_6406660680874721280_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYLEBTsFsbm/?taken-by=matthatt0n

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21042441_146097792650673_4626611253119287296_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYLCqaTlQ-P/?taken-by=matthatt0n

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20986991_711628009022918_4981355090544689152_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYK47bLFuLo/?taken-by=matthatt0n

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21041691_1859906074026827_7060129853198041088_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20986805_1187080604768820_7326701160247590912_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21041079_120970418557063_2670217048079990784_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYK3tudFX0g/?taken-by=matthatt0n

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20986893_112684419441097_4520328881470701568_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21042263_1781385008553237_1757053494247817216_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYK2HDZFQhE/?taken-by=matthatt0n


(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21107399_1785563531733908_5761180864981499904_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYJrovLl5VJ/?taken-by=drewbyfilm
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2017, 09:20:23 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 07, 2017, 07:14:10 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Sep 07, 2017, 07:18:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 23, 2017, 10:50:44 AM
Another from that YouTube shoot thing - https://www.instagram.com/p/BYEYswangUI/?tagged=aliencovenant

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20986834_469249276771521_6407683501566459904_n.jpg)

Not sure where to go with...
"One, two.  Okay I'm good to go."

or

"You've captured their stunt doubles!"
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 07, 2017, 02:40:32 PM
https://twitter.com/thisisinsider/status/905724850911682560 (https://twitter.com/thisisinsider/status/905724850911682560)

The captions are a laugh-a-minute.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 08, 2017, 11:23:44 AM


Full breakdown is now online.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Sep 08, 2017, 01:05:58 PM
Damn. The bombing scene looks so cool.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: XENOMORPHOSIS on Sep 08, 2017, 01:28:20 PM
Rather annoyed that most of the practical effects are replaced by CGI, however it looks like the practical effects were limited, textures animatronics pulse bladders to convey convinving realism, its as though the practical creature suits were simply a stand in to be fixed by CGI afterwards.   ???
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 08, 2017, 01:29:49 PM
That was pretty much the general intention, yeah.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Look into my eye on Sep 08, 2017, 04:04:03 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: moviereaper on Sep 08, 2017, 04:45:12 PM
Better than the whole movie...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Sep 08, 2017, 05:12:48 PM
Finally some good views of the ACTUAL final alien design. Pretty cool. (y)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: lv_226 on Sep 08, 2017, 07:12:51 PM
Man, this is awesome!

From the shot at 3:13  (my favorite shot of the alien in this movie) it would appear the film had a different color-gradation. I like this blue-ish tone, it looks quite like Prometheus. I love it!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Sep 09, 2017, 11:29:40 AM
I'm not against CGI. Sometimes you have to use it. But why haven't gone for practical in the scene where David meets Neomorph? Just check this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3fo_u6sTrE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3fo_u6sTrE)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 11, 2017, 02:38:47 PM
Added some new ones from Matt Hatton to the gallery.

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=370&page=2
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Sep 13, 2017, 11:16:45 AM
yall seen this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6dF99kuzgU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6dF99kuzgU)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 15, 2017, 09:50:06 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/21557503_10212782010459127_5183367292864368046_n.jpg)

QuoteAlien, back when it was called Paradise (2015)

By Dominic Hailstone.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Sep 15, 2017, 02:02:06 PM
That is so creepy and beautiful.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: XENOMORPHOSIS on Sep 15, 2017, 02:32:22 PM
It feels weird but the Neomorph's face looks like a nightmare-ish blow up doll :P
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 18, 2017, 09:28:58 AM
Apparently from one of the Engineer actors who was registered on Scified but I can't find the particular thread.

(https://i.imgur.com/f9IrJHp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/z30wFpm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7oqZGFG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6HZBzKb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hMWPYQY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0oiXRDG.jpg)


(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/44/79/6b4479ba4b25688b282b00a35ae0ad29.jpg)

Spotted this one via Alien Xenomorph Origins on Facebook. No idea as to the actual source, though.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: HABIT on Sep 20, 2017, 12:25:39 PM
I'm sorry, Hicks, but the second image of your above post just makes me feel like I'm giving the Engineer really terrible head.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 20, 2017, 12:57:45 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F24.media.tumblr.com%2Ftumblr_m4krtifZUb1qlus49o4_250.gif&hash=735f331670faa75f981464042a4e9322fee78d87)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2017, 07:42:20 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21879093_1902916233294303_7032062559746260992_n.jpg)



QuoteOur Hallet dummy for the mouthburster scene. Very old school effect, loads of fun. We pushed a Neomorph baby puppet out of the Hallet dummy mouth with litres of slime and blood for the birthing. A stunt, contortionist was to be used for the scene as well however Ridley was so impressed with actor Nathaniel Dean @nathaniel__dean it wasn't necessary. All shot on location in Milford Sound NZ.

Sculpted by Colin Ware @prosthetix , painted by Damian Martin, meched by Thomas Van Koerden and Graham Riddel @grahammcbeyriddell , hair punched by Alice Baueris and puppeteered on set by Conor O'Sullivan , Adam Johansen @adman855 , Colin Ware & Rob Trenton

We've seen this one in the past but I don't think we've seen it in good quality.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 25, 2017, 12:13:47 PM
Some storyboards from Stephane Levallois.

(https://i.imgur.com/gxQppAY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3K2kBjR.jpg)
QuoteI don't hide from you that it's pretty good to get up in the morning to draw these plans... Originally, the wreck of the derelict was broken in two by the center (Ridley Scott made a gesture of my hands and bruitait a Little " Crac " followed by a " right " heard... and it was through that crack that the characters were coming back.

(https://i.imgur.com/yL2Whn1.jpg)
QuoteI wanted to design the walls of the very gigeriens room, with bone shapes... although i know that in terms of decoration, it is much more complex and expensive to produce...

(https://i.imgur.com/Bj7RhuL.jpg)
QuoteThe little insect bugs that infestaient the carrion are moving and they're gonna contaminate the smart guy...

(https://i.imgur.com/P220Krk.jpg)
QuoteThe virus enters the auditory canal and passes through the tympan. I find interesting the similarity of form between the ear canal and the couloir corridor, the alien vessel... I don't know if it was Scott's. I think so.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 25, 2017, 12:23:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KngPEs5.jpg)

An ancestor to the facehugger designed and built by Dominic Hailstone for David's lab.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 25, 2017, 01:22:49 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21827868_209941232876811_609505560663949312_n.jpg)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZWnpRpgY0v/?tagged=aliencovenant
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 25, 2017, 02:26:28 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/21766437_10212886678475762_2069094393101197672_n.jpg)

QuoteEarly Alien Covenant. I proposed David have stupid chicken aliens that he kept as pets.

Dominic Hailstone
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on Sep 26, 2017, 12:25:37 AM
And we've come full circle back to Eric Red's script with that comment. :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Sep 26, 2017, 12:33:04 AM
Snow would've been beautiful.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Sep 28, 2017, 10:49:51 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 25, 2017, 12:23:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KngPEs5.jpg)

An ancestor to the facehugger designed and built by Dominic Hailstone for David's lab.

Wow beat me to it. Incredible creature love it!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Omegamorph on Sep 29, 2017, 08:46:34 AM
I interviewed Adam Johansen on the practical work for the film (https://monsterlegacy.net/2017/09/29/exclusive-interview-with-adam-johansen/)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 02, 2017, 09:12:36 AM
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/539/378/large/colin-shulver-a55.jpg?1506853173)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/539/376/large/colin-shulver-a54.jpg?1506853120)

QuoteVery early Neomorph Concept Art for Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ldeqo


(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/539/521/large/colin-shulver-a51.jpg?1506853770)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/539/523/large/colin-shulver-a52.jpg?1506853776)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/539/525/large/colin-shulver-a53.jpg?1506853781)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/539/519/large/colin-shulver-a49.jpg?1506853759)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/539/520/large/colin-shulver-a50.jpg?1506853765)

QuoteProtomorph Skull for Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant. This was 3D printed & used in the puppet & suit version of the Creature.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/x690X


(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/251/175/large/neptune-mentor-nmentor-ali-004.jpg?1504780152)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/251/176/large/neptune-mentor-nmentor-ali-001.jpg?1504780154)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/251/177/large/neptune-mentor-nmentor-ali-002.jpg?1504780156)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/251/179/large/neptune-mentor-nmentor-ali-003.jpg?1504780159)

QuoteAlien: Covenant (2017) - MPC Montreal

Working on a Ridley Scott movie was a dream come true!

Working in the Environments Department as primarily a digital sculptor, I was tasked with sculpting high resolution surface details on several of the buildings used in the city. I also did a bit vegetation/debris scattering.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/lY2yO


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 25, 2017, 12:23:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KngPEs5.jpg)

An ancestor to the facehugger designed and built by Dominic Hailstone for David's lab.

Some comments from Dane Hallett about this creation -

QuoteI have fond memories of the legendary Dominic Hailstone whittling away at this digital sculpt right behind me as I sketched my ass off. He was earnestly making sure that the 'Pil Bug' would collapse and expand without the legs getting in the way (as it would naturally). They shot the scene in which it features and now I can't even find it a shot of it on the Blu ray. Such is, the nature of the beast I suppose. Awesome work regardless (as usual).
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Kane's other son on Oct 02, 2017, 03:01:35 PM
The albino alien with the dark dome is fantastic. I wish they used that for David's alien, to better differentiate it from the final biomechanical creature.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Oct 02, 2017, 05:14:04 PM
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/251/177/large/neptune-mentor-nmentor-ali-002.jpg?1504780156)

V8, V8, V8, V8!!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Oct 03, 2017, 09:17:20 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 22, 2017, 07:42:20 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21879093_1902916233294303_7032062559746260992_n.jpg)


Amazing practical effect.  Reminds me of City of the Living Dead, the infamous gut puking scene.

Also, an albino alien was originally going to appear in Aliens, was it not?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2017, 09:52:15 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Oct 03, 2017, 09:17:20 AM
Also, an albino alien was originally going to appear in Aliens, was it not?

Yep! As a "drone" that tended to the hive. NECA recently did a take on the concept.

(https://i1.wp.com/lucydecember.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/AlbinoAlien-Head.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 03, 2017, 10:40:31 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22220992_122246475148918_8513559327468945408_n.jpg)

QuoteHuh. I think I totally forgot to post this with the other Shaw drawings all that time ago (the ones in the "WARNING" Container)! Basically I took two Shaw 'Immaculate Heart" religious/blasphemous studies to completion. In the end I chose the profile version posted previously. While I like the Florentine drapery here with the allusion to Mary's hood/headdress and it's more straight-up like the religious portraits with her heart exposed, in the end I liked the fishbowl helmet doing double duty as a halo and the engineer's spine in place of her own on the profile. And rebreathing stuff. So, y'know, that went in the film! I'd hoped people would get the religious analogy but hey... 😄 Pencil, charcoal, Photoshop

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZu8-T5lOPH/?tagged=aliencovenant


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21909231_117319495603262_2610142245294178304_n.jpg)

QuoteIt wasn't just adults that David 'explored'. Here's a study of an Engineer child. The inference is, what did he do to get the musculature and then skeleton study? Yeesh! Now I think of it that idea would be clearer if I flipped everything so the progression went left to right. Oh well... Pencil, charcoal, Photoshop.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZXJL5Llrk8/?taken-by=matthatt0n
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on Oct 03, 2017, 02:31:10 PM
Honestly, when they go on about designing blasphemous images, they sound like a bunch of edge lords. :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Oct 03, 2017, 02:43:51 PM
Giger was the ultimate EdgeLord tho.  :laugh:

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/79/a2/0a/79a20af246fd673565560cc111615ea8--hr-giger-art-darkness-falls.jpg)

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Oct 04, 2017, 10:14:27 PM
This image, too big to post, just wows me.
http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/alien-covenant-concept-art-5.jpg
It appears to be Covenant crew members on what I guess is a road leading from the forest to the city.
Would be quite impressive to see the city for the first time, coming over the horizon, in daylight.
Can't wait for the Paradise Lost script to leak.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Oct 11, 2017, 10:30:25 PM
New stuff

@
http://www.tonydrew.com.au/film

Schematics for the Terraforming Bay, Trucks, Cryosleep pods, Jockey's Chair, etc.


More New Stuff

http://www.humanmedia.com.au/alien/

USER INTERFACES inside the Covenant, Lander, SCREENS, ETC.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53d70882e4b0046e8e32eb0f/593230ef20099e03f4723ca8/593249fbe58c62b10157890e/1496467982873/Lifter-Beacon.png?format=750w)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 12, 2017, 07:59:22 AM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53d70882e4b0046e8e32eb0f/593230ef20099e03f4723ca8/5932497c15cf7d6282e88d6a/1496467854335/Lander-Descending.png?format=750w)

Looks familiar.  :P There's some very Nostromo-esque stuff in there. I like it! Wish those pictures were a larger size but still pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.  :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 16, 2017, 01:08:17 PM
Couple new ones from Rob Bliss - https://www.instagram.com/robblissconceptart/

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20398845_331258707326801_4439243669903507456_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22221376_287464885086135_7380579729679581184_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22351700_1102301739900226_590243680313409536_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22427545_282267322286551_4026759451791851520_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: proto leech on Oct 26, 2017, 08:57:40 AM
the movie has produced a surprising amount of good neomorph fanart
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 26, 2017, 09:00:23 AM
These are concept art, not fan art.  :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: proto leech on Oct 26, 2017, 09:19:22 AM
oh damn even better

was any of this in the art of covenant book?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 26, 2017, 09:21:33 AM
Some, yeah. I can't remember off-hand which but I think Colin Shulver's work was featured quite prominently.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 02, 2017, 08:30:47 AM
Couple more Neomorph concepts from Rob Bliss.

https://www.instagram.com/robblissconceptart/

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22580166_1876316292686935_6821550823701479424_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23161010_360691181042149_2836366440586543104_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23101485_1247707658668429_8321370742247653376_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: adambeyoncelowe on Nov 04, 2017, 01:21:32 PM
You think they'd have learned from the abomination that was the Newborn! Stop trying to make new creatures! The existing alien is creepy enough, and there are plenty of exciting or weird things to explore within the existing canon without the deus ex crap-ina that is the black goo. Take for instance eggmorphing. The ecosystem of the hive itself. Some of the comics were very clever in this regard (Genocide, Labyrinth, Rogue). Only Rogue really had to create super-aliens, and even then, it was more interesting that the hot mess that was Prometheus (and the inconsistent Covenant).

You could even explore royal jelly and the Queen Mother, if you thought they were worth examining, without having to add in all this guff about alabaster statue-gods who taught primitive man everything but now hate him and proto-Goth androids who quote Romantic poetry while randomly and wantonly destroying everything in their wake.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Nov 04, 2017, 04:28:25 PM
Quote from: adambeyoncelowe on Nov 04, 2017, 01:21:32 PM
You think they'd have learned from the abomination that was the Newborn! Stop trying to make new creatures! The existing alien is creepy enough, and there are plenty of exciting or weird things to explore within the existing canon without the deus ex crap-ina that is the black goo. Take for instance eggmorphing. The ecosystem of the hive itself. Some of the comics were very clever in this regard (Genocide, Labyrinth, Rogue). Only Rogue really had to create super-aliens, and even then, it was more interesting that the hot mess that was Prometheus (and the inconsistent Covenant).

You could even explore royal jelly and the Queen Mother, if you thought they were worth examining, without having to add in all this guff about alabaster statue-gods who taught primitive man everything but now hate him and proto-Goth androids who quote Romantic poetry while randomly and wantonly destroying everything in their wake.
I don't know, bro, but good or ill, continuing to expand the franchise will keep many hopeful people coming back to the well, spending dough at the theater or home video. And maybe eventually we'll get that gem that's out there, waiting...stirring fitfully in its leathery-shaped object...ready to leap out into our imaginations and scare the Lambert out of us!  8)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Nov 04, 2017, 04:50:30 PM
I actually like a lot of those new designs.
Some really take it to the next level.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Nov 20, 2017, 03:35:52 AM
HICKSSSSSS


New Concept Art :)
https://levallois.artstation.com/projects/nPexr

More Storyboards, too! https://levallois.artstation.com/projects/yWxvn

This Neomorph design is very... Evangelion esque, somehow..  ???

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/495/334/large/stephane-levallois-paradise-neomorph-adult-2-color-web.jpg?1506524980)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Nov 20, 2017, 04:19:12 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 12, 2017, 07:59:22 AM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53d70882e4b0046e8e32eb0f/593230ef20099e03f4723ca8/5932497c15cf7d6282e88d6a/1496467854335/Lander-Descending.png?format=750w)

Looks familiar.  :P There's some very Nostromo-esque stuff in there. I like it! Wish those pictures were a larger size but still pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.  :)

Looks familiar cos I made a thread about it back at the start of September that you posted in (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=58808.0)...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 20, 2017, 09:49:35 AM
That was more a joke about how it looked similar to the Nostromo effects, considering what I followed that tonguey face with!  :P But apologises, I hadn't recognised it from your thread as I'd only stepped in there play school teacher and didn't contribute.

Quote from: skhellter on Nov 20, 2017, 03:35:52 AM
HICKSSSSSS


New Concept Art :)
https://levallois.artstation.com/projects/nPexr

More Storyboards, too! https://levallois.artstation.com/projects/yWxvn

Brilliant! I'd be hoping that Levallois' would post more stuff! I'll get the gallery updated shortly. Thanks label.

I believe we've seen those storyboards before but didn't know who the artist one.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ultramorph on Nov 20, 2017, 05:13:52 PM
Those make me really want to see the Neomorphs in some comics!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Nov 21, 2017, 03:48:37 PM

Alien Covenant concept art by Ev Shipard (http://conceptartworld.com/news/alien-covenant-concept-art-ev-shipard/) creeps me out...

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fconceptartworld.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F05%2FAlien-Covenant-Concept-Art-ev-shipard-davidslab-shaw-v01.jpeg&hash=c5a800017391e008728da531febd2af32ba8ca4f)



(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fconceptartworld.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F05%2FAlien-Covenant-Concept-Art-ev-shipard-0-M01.jpg&hash=8160a2678ea92c6816cd3d8606ae64f2502a2301)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 22, 2017, 10:06:35 AM


Quote20th Century Fox and the YouTube Space LA partnered to bring a piece of the Alien: Covenant world from the big screen to real life!  "David's Lab" from the film was reconstructed using the actual props seen on camera!  In further collaboration, Pixologic and the Moving Picture Company (MPC) teamed up to bring you a podcast with our host Solomon Blair and special guest Leandre Lagrange. 

Leandre is currently a concept artist with MPC, but has much experience in traditional, digital, and visual effects on many films.  This list includes Prometheus, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell No Tales,  2019's The Lion King , and the list goes on and on!
Solomon and Leandre sit down for a chat on this incredible set to discuss works on Alien: Covenant, pop culture, ZBrush,  and more!
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Post by: Still Collating... on Nov 22, 2017, 01:56:45 PM
The passion from all these artists that went into making the lab, experiments and beautiful artwork is the best part of Covenant for me.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 22, 2017, 07:26:18 PM
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/nGnN4

QuoteI had the pleasure to be part of the MPC assets team working on Alien Covenant. I did most of the modelling on the Neomorph baby and toddler versions. I've also did a good pat of the Neomorph adult , refining anatomy and proportions and some details. Also did a bit of concepting refinements on different parts of the Neomorphs and Xenomorph at the request of the director and most of the facial shapes on all the aliens.

It was great being part of the team and I'd like to thank my friends and great team that worked on Alien Covenant : great Zen Master Dan Zelcs, Damien Guimoneau, Federico Scarbini, Henning Sanden, William Bell, leading with Solène Chan-Lam and Sean MIlls. (it was a much bigger team so sorry to the ones I've left out)

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/069/large/andrei-szasz-neomorph-00.jpg?1511308329)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/027/large/andrei-szasz-neomorph-01.jpg?1511308133)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/070/large/andrei-szasz-neomorph-02.jpg?1511308332)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/139/large/andrei-szasz-neomorph-08.jpg?1511308816)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/140/large/andrei-szasz-neomorph-09.jpg?1511308818)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/141/large/andrei-szasz-neomorph-10.jpg?1511308820)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/244/large/andrei-szasz-alien-covenant-vfx-breakdown-1.jpg?1511309754)


https://www.artstation.com/artwork/6043x

QuoteHappy to show you my work on Alien
I acted as model and texture artist at MPC. I did the high resolution sculpt work on the Xenomorph, a part of the sculpt and 3d concept on the Neomorph Adult. Texture work as well on the smaller aliens ( soon, too much blood smiley )
Big up to my great friends working on those guys. great Zen Master Dan Zelcs, modelling and concept 3d : Andrei Szasz, Henning Sanden, William Bell, Federico Scarbini leading with Solène Chan-Lam and Sean MIlls.
20th Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved 2017

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/192/196/large/damien-guimoneau-b.jpg?1511093878)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/192/255/large/damien-guimoneau-a.jpg?1511094123)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/192/252/large/damien-guimoneau-c.jpg?1511094117)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Omegamorph on Dec 02, 2017, 11:58:59 AM
those watermarks dammit
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 05, 2017, 10:18:24 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcLVq3EjK8X/?taken-by=makeupartistmag


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb6InmigJcY/?taken-by=prosthetix


https://www.instagram.com/p/BbFZV9BDL0s/?taken-by=robblissconceptart
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbm66GzD3aV/?taken-by=robblissconceptart


https://www.instagram.com/p/BcPgFzzlX6x/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcLGrYkFbkb/?taken-by=matthatt0n


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb6B27_n-j3/?taken-by=dane_hallett_art
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVwHG3VgOhk/?taken-by=dane_hallett_art
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 08, 2017, 08:09:10 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 10, 2017, 03:44:08 PM
https://www.creaturesinc.com/creature-effects

A motherload of some behind-the-scenes stills from Creatures Inc. I've posted a few below, adding the rest to the gallery on the site shortly.

(https://i.imgur.com/uxXe77e.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4s28Ycx.jpg)

Funky ass facehugger concepts.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whos_Nick on Dec 10, 2017, 04:33:30 PM
The xeno suit looks great why paint over it
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 11, 2017, 07:48:21 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 10, 2017, 03:44:08 PM
https://www.creaturesinc.com/creature-effects

A motherload of some behind-the-scenes stills from Creatures Inc. I've posted a few below, adding the rest to the gallery on the site shortly.

Funky ass facehugger concepts.

The xeno-spider appeared earlier in digital drawing form, don't remember who did but I think the name was French and female.

The second one with the tail is described in David's drawings.

I guess they were both made when the Paradise draft was still on the table.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Dec 11, 2017, 04:54:14 PM
Quote from: Whos_Nick on Dec 10, 2017, 04:33:30 PM
The xeno suit looks great why paint over it

To evade the guy in a suit vibe which is extremely difficult to avoid.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ultramorph on Dec 11, 2017, 05:03:22 PM
I love that xeno-spider!
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Post by: DorkiDori on Dec 11, 2017, 08:40:03 PM
i wish we could get some explanation as to what exactly happened to Shaw and why her head was being morphed into something... else

i really liked the Giger influence behind her head piece, but just wanna know what it all is ;)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: proto leech on Dec 12, 2017, 10:56:15 AM
Quote from: bobby brown on Dec 11, 2017, 04:54:14 PM
Quote from: Whos_Nick on Dec 10, 2017, 04:33:30 PM
The xeno suit looks great why paint over it

To evade the guy in a suit vibe which is extremely difficult to avoid.

rather have guy in suit vibe over obvious cgi cartoon vibe honestly. they hired javier botet and barely utilized him
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Dec 12, 2017, 11:13:31 AM
Well, that's you. A Purist on the Webb. But this movie was made for a wide audience, as all major franchise movies are, and suit effects simply don't cut it anymore with the general audience.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 11:35:02 AM
General audience probably doesn't care how the effect is achieved as long as it looks good. I'm the same. While I appreciate the work that goes into both and have a soft spot for the practical, ultimately as long as the end result is good I really don't mind practical or digital.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 04:20:48 PM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 04:29:25 PM
http://www.khang-le.com/alien-convenant.html

Not sure if he worked on the film or not. Trying to find out.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 12, 2017, 04:33:56 PM
Quote from: bobby brown on Dec 12, 2017, 11:13:31 AM
But this movie was made for a wide audience, as all major franchise movies are, and suit effects simply don't cut it anymore with the general audience.

Practical effects, as much as the some prefer them over CGI, seems to be struggling to keep a foothold in the industry. A good example is the The Thing 2011. I read an article on it where ADI took on a major project providing all the practical effects. The studio showed the film to a test audience and their main issue was the effects looked fake or unsatisfying. So the studio replaced most of it with CGI. Hindsight, that didn't save that film from poor box office and negative reviews, but this example does endorse your point that the wider audience no longer finds practical effects satisfying.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Dec 12, 2017, 04:38:12 PM
^ Not really.

In that film's case, maybe the special effects were just shot poorly.
That film had a very inexperienced director.


Nobody seems to complain much about the practical effects in Del Toro films.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Dec 12, 2017, 04:41:04 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 04:29:25 PM
http://www.khang-le.com/alien-convenant.html

Not sure if he worked on the film or not. Trying to find out.

Wow! I seriously hope not! but not because his art is bad (actually is pretty cool) but because it would be a real shame, if this was officially scrapped from the final product :( (some of the designs are better than what we have in the final film, and the whole thing looks more like Prometheus 2)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 12, 2017, 05:08:37 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Dec 12, 2017, 04:38:12 PM
^ Not really.

In that film's case, maybe the special effects were just shot poorly.
That film had a very inexperienced director.


Nobody seems to complain much about the practical effects in Del Toro films.
Understood, which is why I stated that lone example simply endorsed bobby's point. It wasn't my intent that it was conclusive overall.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Dec 12, 2017, 05:20:01 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 04:29:25 PM
http://www.khang-le.com/alien-convenant.html

Not sure if he worked on the film or not. Trying to find out.


Seems to be legit. Images are Dated 2014. Around the time that Huante was working on the film, too.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: KiramidHead on Dec 12, 2017, 06:29:51 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Dec 12, 2017, 04:38:12 PM
^ Not really.

In that film's case, maybe the special effects were just shot poorly.
That film had a very inexperienced director.


Nobody seems to complain much about the practical effects in Del Toro films.

And ADI's retort with Harbinger Down didn't help.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whos_Nick on Dec 12, 2017, 06:30:31 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 04:29:25 PM
http://www.khang-le.com/alien-convenant.html

Not sure if he worked on the film or not. Trying to find out.

that art is amazing
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 12, 2017, 06:37:36 PM
Quote from: KiramidHead on Dec 12, 2017, 06:29:51 PM
And ADI's retort with Harbinger Down didn't help.
That kickstarter project had good intentions, but you're right, it was a big miss in their attempt to showcase practical effects, imo.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Dec 12, 2017, 08:06:09 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 04:29:25 PM
http://www.khang-le.com/alien-convenant.html

Not sure if he worked on the film or not. Trying to find out.

:o :o :o :o :o WOOOOOW. this is so cool it should be front news!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 09:18:54 PM
It will be after I've had a chance to speak to the artist and the art is actually from the production.  :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Dec 12, 2017, 10:24:42 PM
makes you wonder what else is out there... hidden.  :P
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 13, 2017, 09:37:34 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Dec 12, 2017, 10:24:42 PM
makes you wonder what else is out there... hidden.  :P

I keep wondering about the guidelines behind all those designs.
And the unused scripts. I guess every design had to be in the story at some point.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on Dec 13, 2017, 09:42:34 PM
Ridley is always coming up with new ideas that aren't always scripted. He had this concept for solar powered phone booths for his I Am Legend movie that never shows up in any of the drafts.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: DorkiDori on Dec 14, 2017, 02:43:27 AM
wish we could get our hands on the original Prometheus 2 script :( would love to see how different the film wouldve been!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Evanus on Dec 14, 2017, 09:44:01 PM
Quote from: DorkiDori on Dec 14, 2017, 02:43:27 AM
wish we could get our hands on the original Prometheus 2 script :( would love to see how different the film wouldve been!
Yeah, there are probably tons of scripts that we haven't seen yet.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 15, 2017, 09:10:19 AM
No doubt. It's just a case of access, I'm afraid. Hopefully they'll show up eventually.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: DorkiDori on Dec 15, 2017, 04:32:27 PM
how long did it take Alien: Origins to pop up after Prometheus? I feel like it was a few years after the film came out IIRC
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 16, 2017, 06:07:03 AM
Got a feeling they're gonna try and wait because they might use earlier ideas for the sequel.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 16, 2017, 02:35:48 PM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Dec 16, 2017, 03:19:26 PM
Can't see the post, do you have the original link to the picture?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 16, 2017, 03:32:34 PM
https://www.instagram.com/puggie_one/

It's from this account.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 17, 2017, 08:32:40 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Dec 17, 2017, 03:58:58 PM
Thanks Hicks! I'll say it again, the art and creature department gave it their all for this movie. Such passion and creativity, I love seeing these.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 18, 2017, 08:45:15 AM



QuoteWas a great pleasure to work on Alien: Covenant as a DMP/Generalist with such an amazing environment Team at Montreal MPC!
I loved so much at all!

I made some shot extensions by DMP and some 3D generalist solutions: Walls, Grounds, Gates, Mountains, bloody mess... etc.
I also worked on the early phase of Engineer city buildings and ground ( close and far distance too )

Thank you for the great adventure to the Montreal: env, Alien Team!

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/378/large/tamas-gyerman-01.jpg?1513588035)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/380/large/tamas-gyerman-01a.jpg?1513587419)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/382/large/tamas-gyerman-01b.jpg?1513587421)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/386/large/tamas-gyerman-03.jpg?1513587424)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/379/large/tamas-gyerman-04.jpg?1513587418)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/377/large/tamas-gyerman-03b.jpg?1513587416)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/384/large/tamas-gyerman-02.jpg?1513587423)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/381/large/tamas-gyerman-05.jpg?1513587420)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/383/large/tamas-gyerman-06.jpg?1513587422)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/374/large/tamas-gyerman-08.jpg?1513587408)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/562/385/large/tamas-gyerman-07.jpg?1513587423)

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/5wNnE
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 19, 2017, 09:22:56 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 20, 2017, 08:08:59 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Highland on Dec 20, 2017, 10:52:37 AM
That's awesome. Best scene in the movie.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 21, 2017, 08:41:36 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ1Yn2lxRA/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ2WjflTIh/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ4YO0lLjx/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ5SuoFbVz/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ5tSIl2Hz/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ6V2gFPQH/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ7ODgloHR/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ7tNrl2km/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ8MJWF-cU/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ-FJglrsl/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ9QANFF5X/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ-kxGFw2d/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ--3nlHYG/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ_dyuFPDy/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcaAXfzF791/?taken-by=matthatt0n
https://www.instagram.com/p/BceIOAzlLJI/?taken-by=matthatt0n


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc8WAdxHmx1/?taken-by=puggie_one
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZNHE0nvdN/?taken-by=puggie_one
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYuxb6YhKT0/?taken-by=puggie_one
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 21, 2017, 08:51:42 AM
Is that the same set for Meet Walter as the opening prologue?  Shot at Fox Studios Sydney?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 21, 2017, 09:02:13 AM
Certainly looks like it's the same set.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SizzyBubbles on Dec 22, 2017, 05:29:32 AM
Odd Studio has been posting all kinds of cool behind-the-scenes goodies on their Instagram as you can see. That unused Alien suit test tho...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 22, 2017, 06:09:30 AM
Those various deformed Shaw images make me think they originally had something else mind for her.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 25, 2017, 10:32:52 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 12, 2017, 04:29:25 PM
http://www.khang-le.com/alien-convenant.html

Not sure if he worked on the film or not. Trying to find out.

The entire website is now down. I've got it all backed up though and will be posting this on the frontage and gallery after Christmas. I've confirmed with another artist who worked on Covenant back in 2014 than Khang did work in the art department. I've still had no response from Khang himself.  :'(


https://www.instagram.com/p/BdB47CZnxkN/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Khang Le's Alien: Covenant Concept Art from 2014!
Post by: Darkness on Dec 26, 2017, 10:45:58 PM
Woah, good find. Not sure I like the idea of Engineers transforming into Xenomorphs. More nonsense with black liquid, I guess. Have you already approached him to get the lowdown on them?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 26, 2017, 11:42:24 PM
I have but he's not replied to me. I've got someone else who has agreed to chat to me in the New Year so hopefully that'll pan out.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Highland on Dec 26, 2017, 11:47:24 PM
These are/were really cool. I like the city especially, much closer to what was in my head.

I don't mind the idea of the Engineers becoming the Alien. It's quite a smart way to transition from a universe with Engineers into the universe we know with Aliens.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: whiterabbit on Dec 27, 2017, 12:05:44 AM
Damn, some of the art work is extremely disturbing and awesome at the same time. It really does feel like they toned it down for covenant. There appeared to have been living engineers post the David-o-apocalypse in the early days of production. Damn shame that part wasn't kept.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: D88M on Dec 27, 2017, 12:56:23 AM
some really cool stuff in there, sick
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: DorkiDori on Dec 27, 2017, 01:10:29 AM
Seems like it wouldve made a much more interesting and DARK movie!!! I was hoping for this nightmarish hell world based on Gigers influence in the design of Prometheus! The "Paradise" we got was so cliche to me... instead of biomechanical designs, we got ancient rome/greek influenced design work.

I get the feeling the original ideas for "Paradise" were very dark and the studio didnt like the idea of something so macabre and gothic... so it started interfering with the ideas and pushed production toward what we got in the final product.

Maybe one day the beans will be spilled and the early scripts will be leaked/released so we can find out how much of a turn the film took.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: XENOMORPHOSIS on Dec 27, 2017, 01:13:30 AM
Hmm neat, it might have been an issue of budget why it went from Prometheus 2 toe the economically feasible Horror retro Alien nostalgic horror Alien Covenant.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 0321recon on Dec 27, 2017, 01:32:40 AM
Some of the concept is dark and beautiful - definitely gothic akin to Giger. This is what I imagined of the world David and Shaw would find once they reached 'Paradise'. 

It would be great to know what were factors that led to toning it down to what we saw in Covenant.

I hope some of this work could be re-worked and used for Awakening if it ever gets shot. 
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Chris corkhill on Dec 27, 2017, 01:47:40 AM
Absolutely awesome stuff, i love it!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Dec 27, 2017, 03:41:34 AM
Wow! This is just beyond cool. It would have been really wild to have seen this stuff on film. Really great blend, dark and gothic yet beautifully organic. The street full of Aliens is really creepy. Are those transforming engineers I see? I'd love to see what this guy could do on a "thing" movie.


"I don't mind the idea of the Engineers becoming the Alien. It's quite a smart way to transition from a universe with Engineers into the universe we know with Aliens"

Sounds right. Perhaps due to infertility or disease their species was dying, and they chose forced evolution to survive. They left to various systems and planets first, in order to increase their chances of successful colonization once evolved. It went south though, and the cure became the disease. They became beasts, and lie in wait to fulfill their new purpose. Perhaps that's what happened to the waterfall engineer in Prometheus. In effort to save himself and/or his species, he unknowingly created us.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Dabaus on Dec 27, 2017, 06:15:54 AM
Wow, what could have been. I feel like that's what the franchise has devolved to at this point. A "what could have been, but never going to happen franchise." Fans have held out for so long for just one of these movies to get it right and they come so close only to have the rug ripped out from under them. So who do we blame?
     I think most of it falls on fox as a studio. They've let this franchise get to where it is. I wonder if scott was "forced" to re edit covenant to be the mish mash of ideas that it became.
     I think fox took the negative fan reaction of Prometheus to assume that we have to have the Black xenomorph. But that's not the case, the problem with Prometheus was it didn't make any damn sense and that it was pitched as Alien prequel with out aliens except a snake, a jellyfish, an angry bald dude and a 1 second glimpse of what everyone came to see.
     They didn't need to kill off all the engineers offscreen and force the xenomorph life cycle into a film it was obviously not intended for. Had they went ahead and made this fans would have been thrilled.
     It looks unique, it has creatures, it has horror, and had it answered some of the lingering questions from Prometheus it probably would have been a hit and retroactively made Prometheus a serviceable film in its own right.
      I blame fox for not wanting to take a chance. Wanting to play it safe and getting the dud that we did. Unfortunately it's the fans that have to pay the price, fox are laughing all the way to the bank no thanks to disny.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Kane's other son on Dec 27, 2017, 09:57:51 AM
I really liked Covenant but these are glimpses to a more ambitious movie.
I hope we get to read the script(s) some day.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Romansky on Dec 27, 2017, 05:04:25 PM
Damn, the pictures almost tell a story of their own. Great stuff. With covenant 2 scraped maybe we can finally get a story like this a year or two down the road. Hopefully.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Cannibal on Dec 27, 2017, 07:42:38 PM
I love idea of eggmorphing from Alien 1. I wanted this staff in Covenant.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Dec 27, 2017, 09:25:08 PM
Damn, how come this stuff wasn't in the art book I bought?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Dec 27, 2017, 09:28:27 PM
Man, that concept art is exactly what I wanted from a Prometheus sequel. I hope they'll use some of it for a future film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 28, 2017, 04:03:55 AM
Seems originally we were in for a real treat.

I'm thinking David uses the goo to destroy Engineers.
And surviving Engineers who were out of reach, use their special version of the goo to become Deacons in order to destroy David and cleanse their planet.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/disease-02_orig.jpg)

It's the negative version of the creation ritual at the beginning of Prometheus. Creating death/destruction in the form of Deacon.
Fits in with the mural in the ampule room, where there was supposed to be another sacrifical cup instead of the green crystal.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/movies/prometheus/behind/behind0507.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 28, 2017, 05:38:59 AM
Glad they didn't go with the Giger look for the city.  They already used it in Prometheus enough I think.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 28, 2017, 06:45:58 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Dec 28, 2017, 05:38:59 AM
Glad they didn't go with the Giger look for the city.  They already used it in Prometheus enough I think.

As much as I love the city in Covenant, I think it would've been perfect if it was mixed with Giger.
Not darker or anything, just a little coat of Giger paint over the buildings.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: lolwut on Dec 28, 2017, 11:42:04 PM
Can anyone tell me why concept art always look better than what we get in the end? Are they sabotaging themselves on purpose???
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Dec 29, 2017, 12:34:18 AM
"Seems originally we were in for a real treat"

We can only hope a script was written for this. With alittle luck, we may someday get to experience it at least on that level. Covenant over this?   ???  C'mon Hollywood.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 29, 2017, 01:46:18 AM
Quote from: lolwut on Dec 28, 2017, 11:42:04 PM
Can anyone tell me why concept art always look better than what we get in the end? Are they sabotaging themselves on purpose???

Changes in the script aside, concept art doesn't have to take the budget into account.

Originally Alien included a temple but it was merged with the Derelict to save money.
If you look at the concept art for Prometheus, you'll notice how everything besides the humans and their vehicles, are a lot bigger than what we got.
It's just a lot more expensive to create such sets. There's the green screen/cgi route (not sure if it's cheaper or not) but it never looks as good as real set.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 02:13:38 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 29, 2017, 01:46:18 AM
If you look at the concept art for Prometheus, you'll notice how everything besides the humans and their vehicles, are a lot bigger than what we got.
It's just a lot more expensive to create such sets. There's the green screen/cgi route (not sure if it's cheaper or not) but it never looks as good as real set.

Not sure what you're trying to say, but they used the Bond stage at Pinewood studios to build the sets for Prometheus, which is the largest studio in the world, and they still didn't have enough room for the sets. 

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 29, 2017, 03:48:50 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 02:13:38 AMNot sure what you're trying to say, but they used the Bond stage at Pinewood studios to build the sets for Prometheus, which is the largest studio in the world, and they still didn't have enough room for the sets.

I meant that it was financially and practically possible, everything but the humans would've been bigger.
The Engineers would've been the size of the Jockey and the environment would've been adapted to their size.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 04:18:28 AM
The Engineers were about the same size as the Jockey, when in their suits:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F-2ftn7RUAL_c%2FUDt5CtrnxqI%2FAAAAAAAADCg%2FN2Bb3fDcZEQ%2Fs1600%2Fpage20-1007-full.jpg&hash=efcaab3245da723d8b7cb823e249134e9e5df1d3)

For comparison:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/01-engineers02.jpg)

Without their suits they are 9 feet tall.  With their suits they are much bigger.

There's a myth going around they shrunk the jockey for Prometheus, which is not true.  Just look at the above pic.  The Engineers in the their suits are clearly the same size as the Jockey in Alien.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 04:25:35 AM
Hmm, I'll defend Prometheus endlessly but no they did shrink the Jockey a fair bit. Remember they used child actors in ALIEN to add extra scale, and any shots on set of Giger working on the Jockey show that it was already pretty huge..
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 29, 2017, 04:39:51 AM
Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 04:25:35 AM
Remember they used child actors in ALIEN to add extra scale
But that first image, that adult would be roughly the equivalent size of a child.

Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 04:25:35 AM
and any shots of set shots of Giger working on the Jockey show that it was already pretty huge..
On screen canon scale cannot be judged by behind the scenes on set photos. Technicians and artists are not required to be in scale with the sets they are working on. If you're going to judge it by that, then model makers who build entire cities, by your logic the makers must be 100 foot tall giants.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 04:41:31 AM
I know they used child actors, that's precisely the point.  The real life scale was not big enough so they needed to put kids in spacesuits for the wide shots.  The closeup shot that I posted used the adult actors and the scale is much smaller.

Kids in spacesuits:

(https://img.cinemablend.com/cb/1/2/3/5/1/5/123515bb10b6862ab63b34859049b29a9bd7f764347f72a7f6fb64ed131af625.jpg)

Adult actors:

(https://liveforfilms.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/space-jockey-alien.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Dec 29, 2017, 04:41:52 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 04:18:28 AM
The Engineers were about the same size as the Jockey, when in their suits:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2ftn7RUAL_c/UDt5CtrnxqI/AAAAAAAADCg/N2Bb3fDcZEQ/s1600/page20-1007-full.jpg

For comparison:

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/01-engineers02.jpg

Without their suits they are 9 feet tall.  With their suits they are much bigger.

There's a myth going around they shrunk the jockey for Prometheus, which is not true.  Just look at the above pic.  The Engineers in the their suits are clearly the same size as the Jockey in Alien.

There are small pedestals under the statues

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/010.jpg)

(https://dailydead.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Prometheus-7.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qvjxayugia8/WDF743haO8I/AAAAAAAAeRM/_0K94gdLYnMWh8ONy53Z6yF2kMsxksfkACPcB/s1600/4suits%2Bdetail.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 29, 2017, 04:47:39 AM
Now that last image. If David actually stepped on the pedestal, the statue would seem smaller. Weird, can't seem to get a consistent read on its scale.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 04:48:50 AM
Those pedestals only add about 1 foot, they would still tower over Fassbender, who according to IMDB is 6 feet tall.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Dec 29, 2017, 04:49:48 AM
Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 04:25:35 AM
Hmm, I'll defend Prometheus endlessly but no they did shrink the Jockey a fair bit. Remember they used child actors in ALIEN to add extra scale, and any shots on set of Giger working on the Jockey show that it was already pretty huge..

Yep

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cinemastric.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fhiger_space_jockey-e1341930572578.jpg&hash=1f0d6437bcdc330da7660949f0f780fedf408afd)

(https://st.kp.yandex.net/im/kadr/1/3/9/kinopoisk.ru-Alien-1397703.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/movies/alien/behind/behind43.jpg)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fuploads.neatorama.com%2Fimages%2Fposts%2F739%2F73%2F73739%2F1404988786-4.jpg&hash=dac134bcb3391db8cc52e2786a5bb2e2626ef31d)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 04:50:09 AM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Dec 29, 2017, 04:39:51 AM
Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 04:25:35 AM
Remember they used child actors in ALIEN to add extra scale
But that first image, that adult would be roughly the equivalent size of a child.

Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 04:25:35 AM
and any shots of set shots of Giger working on the Jockey show that it was already pretty huge..
On screen canon scale cannot be judged by behind the scenes on set photos. Technicians and artists are not required to be in scale with the sets they are working on. If you're going to judge it by that, then model makers who build entire cities, by your logic the makers must be 100 foot tall giants.

What? Where is that my logic? There a set photos that show the true scale of the Jockey as Giger is working on it. It's big. They chose to use child actors to make it look yet bigger - that is the point. I'm not saying the Derelict is only ten feet big because the model is ten feet big - I'm fully aware of scale models and forced perspective and every other trick in the film making book.

They wanted the Jockey to look as big as possible, by making it big and then using child actors to make it look twice as big again. The crew member standing next to the suited Engineer might look child sized compared to him, but he'd have to actually be a child for the scales to come close to matching ALIEN.

Close up views of Skerrit and Cartwright don't reveal much in terms of scale. And as Crazy Shrimps pictures above show, the original Jockey could cradle Giger (Scott, Van Lint, anyone) like a baby. I'm not critical of Prometheus, it's a different, less ancient ship so any explanation could cover why there are differences, but there's the facts.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 04:56:44 AM
Giger was not a tall guy though, here he is standing next to Ridley Scott, who is about 5' 8'', according to IMDB:

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bd/ec/4d/bdec4d02435a08151fe590462a980f0f--alien--alien-vs.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 29, 2017, 05:00:09 AM
Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 04:50:09 AM
What?
I understand all that. I'm just saying you can't judge on screen canon scale by behind the scene images. Look how tiny Giger looks right next to the space jockey....off screen. Dallas was at a much larger scale than that when standing right next to it.....on screen.

Off screen scale can be misleading.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Dec 29, 2017, 05:00:55 AM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Dec 29, 2017, 04:47:39 AM
Now that last image. If David actually stepped on the pedestal, the statue would seem smaller. Weird, can't seem to get a consistent read on its scale.

The same height of Ian Whyte, maybe?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 05:08:01 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 04:56:44 AM
Giger was not a tall guy though, here he is standing next to Ridley Scott, who is about 5' 8'', according to IMDB:

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bd/ec/4d/bdec4d02435a08151fe590462a980f0f--alien--alien-vs.jpg

I think you're clutching at straws now.

Giger was not a midget, and there are shots of plenty of other crew members standing around the jockey or making plaster molds of it's sections that show the scale is considerably bigger than the engineer suits.

In Prometheus they are put on pedestals and shot from low angles to create the same illusion, but the very fact that the Engineer that gets suited into the Jockey seat is small compared to the original shows what a wide gulf there was even when trying to tie the two together.

The difference doesn't bother me, there are plenty of plausible reasons why the the original Jockey is larger, he may have been black goo infected and merged and grown with his suit for one.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: asil on Dec 29, 2017, 05:32:39 AM
Space Jockey can be any size if it remains static like that.

In Prometheus with a lot of movements, Ridley went with the most practical size.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 05:46:03 AM
It looks smaller because the chair in Prometheus is actually bigger than the chair in Alien.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 29, 2017, 05:52:47 AM
It's not about the Jockey/Engineer size in Alien and Prometheus.
It's about the size of things in the concept art compared to what we saw in the movie.
Point being there are less limitations when it comes to creating concept art, compared to actually putting things into practice.

(https://artinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/20130314130418-308x220-1.jpg)
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/201206091.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Dec 29, 2017, 06:14:10 AM
Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 05:08:01 AM
The difference doesn't bother me, there are plenty of plausible reasons why the the original Jockey is larger, he may have been black goo infected and merged and grown with his suit for one.

It might make sense, after all it's weird that the Derelict (a spaceship, supposedly, designed to transport giants beings) has some small interiors.

(https://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/derelictcorridor.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 29, 2017, 06:28:13 AM
That last image I can't imagine the space jockey "giant" making his way through that small corridor, but we don't know what the function of that corridor is. We could physically manage to travel through our building vents, though quite uncomfortably, but it's not the normal route we use to travel through buildings. Is that a transport corridor or a utility corridor?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 07:32:48 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 05:46:03 AM
It looks smaller because the chair in Prometheus is actually bigger than the chair in Alien.

Is it? Any source for that?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 08:14:23 AM
Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 07:32:48 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 05:46:03 AM
It looks smaller because the chair in Prometheus is actually bigger than the chair in Alien.

Is it? Any source for that?

There's no source that they are the same size, that I'm aware of.  And since they're both supposed to be different ships, they could be different sized chairs.  Why would you assume it's the same size?

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FRojxb.jpg&hash=db243f3cffbfa09236ffab50a37445904c046eaf)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 08:48:24 AM
I'm getting confused mate. You're saying the Jockey in Prometheus only looks smaller because the chair is bigger. The chair has been made to accommodate an actor this time - who looks smaller than the Jockey in ALIEN because even though he was a big man he's about two thirds the size. But if anything they would have chosen to make the chair smaller to emphasise the actor's size.

I'd assume the chairs are the same size because they represent the same thing and as far as I can tell they are the same size - literally the only scale that is different is the Jockey himself.

You side-by-side images highlight that more than the casual moviegoer is going to notice, if they don't revisit ALIEN as slavishly as the rest of us do.

Scott's reasoning was almost certainly that it evokes the same thing without his being lumbered with the more elaborate route of making the Engineers 15 feet tall. Nothing wrong with that in my view, but I think that's the way it was approached.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: windebieste on Dec 29, 2017, 09:53:00 AM
Quote from: Gash on Dec 29, 2017, 07:32:48 AM
Quote from: Scorpio on Dec 29, 2017, 05:46:03 AM
It looks smaller because the chair in Prometheus is actually bigger than the chair in Alien.

Is it? Any source for that?

More importantly, why is that a problem..? 

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: OpenMaw on Dec 29, 2017, 10:10:42 AM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Dec 29, 2017, 06:28:13 AM
That last image I can't imagine the space jockey "giant" making his way through that small corridor, but we don't know what the function of that corridor is. We could physically manage to travel through our building vents, though quite uncomfortably, but it's not the normal route we use to travel through buildings. Is that a transport corridor or a utility corridor?

Of course, if the Jockey was never intended to leave his chair as was the general idea back when Giger painted, sculpted, and put the thing together... Then it wouldn't need to be moving around inside the ship at all.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Dec 29, 2017, 12:24:34 PM
The look of the city in this artwork is fantastic. would have loved to have seen it on screen
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Kailem on Dec 29, 2017, 06:35:27 PM
Yeah the city stuff looks awesome. Alien, advanced, and Gigeresque. Way better than what we got in Covenant, which I felt just looked a bit bland and unimpressive. Would much have preferred to see something unique like that instead, but I guess part of the reason for the change might well have been the shift from Paradise Lost to Covenant.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 30, 2017, 12:13:48 AM
Quote from: OpenMaw on Dec 29, 2017, 10:10:42 AM
Of course, if the Jockey was never intended to leave his chair as was the general idea back when Giger painted, sculpted, and put the thing together... Then it wouldn't need to be moving around inside the ship at all.
Well that's the impression I got way back when I first saw it. The alien was fused in that cockpit and I wondered if it even had legs. Which means that space jockey is a specialized member of the species. This further leads to the question, then maybe not all of them were the same size? Was the space jockey bio-engineered for that function - requiring size enhancement to commandeer that massive alien vibrator?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Dec 30, 2017, 12:27:18 AM
That Khang Le art... yep, that's what I wanted.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Kurai on Dec 30, 2017, 05:09:28 PM
There is only just so much "YUP!" that my brain can take in one sitting. All of this is amazing! Certainly closer to how I pictured things in my head before we got our first trailers for Covenant.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Dec 30, 2017, 12:13:48 AM
Quote from: OpenMaw on Dec 29, 2017, 10:10:42 AM
Of course, if the Jockey was never intended to leave his chair as was the general idea back when Giger painted, sculpted, and put the thing together... Then it wouldn't need to be moving around inside the ship at all.
Well that's the impression I got way back when I first saw it. The alien was fused in that cockpit and I wondered if it even had legs. Which means that space jockey is a specialized member of the species. This further leads to the question, then maybe not all of them were the same size? Was the space jockey bio-engineered for that function - requiring size enhancement to commandeer that massive alien vibrator?

I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Dec 30, 2017, 08:45:04 PM
The thing I'm now wondering is if this film could still technically be made? How would it be written to take place after Covenant? Unless Org. 6 turned out to be another engineer world, or David knows of other engineer installations and chose to go there and do this? The colonists on board covenant would allow some humans to still be included in the story. They'd be caught between mutating engineers, military engineers, and an insane David wreaking havoc on an entire city or world.

I see that picture of David staring at the small pods on the table and can't help but be reminded of the seed-pod scene from "the thing from another world". It's so similar it's freaky. Maybe the urns and black goo are an old and outdated weapon. Maybe current engineers would have something far more powerful that David could use to wipe out earth, and he's fighting to get to it. Maybe the derelict from Alien 79 could've been some impregnated engineer escaping as the city falls in this film, only to die and crash on lv-426. Either way, it may take some serious writing-fu, but it would be wonderful if something like this artwork was done for the final film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Biomechanoid on Dec 30, 2017, 09:06:26 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

Certainly a possibility considering the rest of the ship had not been explored. Perhaps other remains might have been found if their exploration wasn't cut short due to the attack on Kane. Bio-engineering seems to be their specialty, not far fetched to assume they tried bio-engineer experiments on themselves.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Dec 30, 2017, 10:21:42 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ultramorph on Dec 30, 2017, 11:42:02 PM
Wow, that Khang Le artwork is amazing! I wish we had gotten that aesthetic for the Engineer city.

It's also interesting that David destroying the Engineers was part of the story so early on. I had assumed that was something that came later.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: WolfPre on Dec 31, 2017, 01:29:42 AM
Stunning arts!!. Engineer city and transformations are amazing in the concepts, but they were pictured badly, like a B/C grade movie. Why the hell Ridley couldn't bring the above concepts into screen?.

When a superior alien planet (who created humans) is shown on screen, what audience would expect in technology-wise. A damn slum like city (even after 10 years of massacre)?.

Still unable to digest Covenent movie. I still feel that Ridley insulted the fans :(.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 31, 2017, 07:40:59 AM
I love how we see David working on something checking the process.

Theory:
Those parasites that spawn from the Engineers look like a type of facehugger.
So Engineer + black goo = parasite(s).
Maybe David was trying to produce them without needing goo and a host. And the movie would end with him creating the facehugger eggs.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Brzrkr on Dec 31, 2017, 01:34:22 PM
Quote from: WolfPre on Dec 31, 2017, 01:29:42 AM
Still unable to digest Covenent movie. I still feel that Ridley insulted the fans :(.

Speak for yourself.

What's insulting to me, is when a greedy studio hire yes men, and the best they can come up with is horny teens killing Xenomorphs like a hot knife through butter.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 31, 2017, 03:03:04 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Dec 30, 2017, 10:21:42 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

Lol, yeah. From SkyNews or something?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ultramorph on Dec 31, 2017, 03:14:49 PM
I like the one of the different stages of the Engineer's breakdown and reconstruction. Very Elden-esque.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Gash on Dec 31, 2017, 09:30:57 PM
Quote from: WolfPre on Dec 31, 2017, 01:29:42 AM

Still unable to digest Covenent movie. I still feel that Ridley insulted the fans :(.

Not me.

Thanks Ridley for giving me a decent Alien film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Jonesy1974 on Jan 01, 2018, 01:29:25 AM
Quote from: Gash on Dec 31, 2017, 09:30:57 PM
Quote from: WolfPre on Dec 31, 2017, 01:29:42 AM

Still unable to digest Covenent movie. I still feel that Ridley insulted the fans :(.

Not me.

Thanks Ridley for giving me a decent Alien film.

Actually yeah, cheers Ridley.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: windebieste on Jan 01, 2018, 02:40:51 AM
'ALIEN: Covenant' was such a great movie. 

Such a Great 'ALIEN' movie, that is. 

-Windebieste.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Jan 01, 2018, 09:19:08 AM
A great movie, yes, but they should have let Ridley make the movie he wanted to make.  People will complain no matter what.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: GreybackElder on Jan 01, 2018, 12:00:46 PM
I thought Alien Covenant was a visually beautiful film. The protomorph xeno looked better than ever! It was definitely entertaining and a decent alien flick. I just wasn't a fan of David creating the xeno. I know in the book he copied a recipe or something along those lines.  I think I just have trouble with the origin of the xeno as a byproduct of an Android or another alien race. I'd prefer it being a an Ancient horror from the darkest regions of space. Not some recent creation.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jan 01, 2018, 02:07:12 PM
I like Covenant, and I've watched it repeatedly since its release on blu-ray, but... man. The other night I watched Prometheus again (last time I watched it was right before going to see Covenant), and holy moly: that movie just has so much more passion and excitement for the material. It's practically oozing with pure enthusiasm. Coming back to Covenant after seeing that again, Covenant kind of feels like some sort of freeze-dried (just add water!) Instant Alien Movie. I still like it, but compared to Prometheus, it feels kind of phoned-in to me.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 03, 2018, 10:27:35 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdezSsLH19s/?taken-by=prosthetix
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdelvRoHKgi/?taken-by=prosthetix
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdZflDEHhkL/?taken-by=prosthetix
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc8xh4FnIre/?taken-by=prosthetix
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jan 03, 2018, 11:43:59 AM
Love them. Take it that is Rosenthal's head?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 03, 2018, 12:14:17 PM
Which?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jan 03, 2018, 08:21:52 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Dec 30, 2017, 10:21:42 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

Speaking of weird sci-fi  ;D

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F_YGVLM2i9n6o%2FShnjqrnpSsI%2FAAAAAAAACnY%2FYeE-LV3BRQU%2Fs400%2FKill-Gas01.jpg&hash=6b09a92b37d999efe9bf493111253aa0d4dec4d6)

La Planète Sauvage

A.K.A. Fantastic Planet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070544/)

"On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders."  


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZDI0MWVjMjUtNWE1MS00MmQzLWI3ZGItNGQ0NjkyODhhNWRjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTAyODkwOQ@@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,717,1000_AL_.jpg)

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jan 04, 2018, 12:31:00 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 03, 2018, 12:14:17 PM
Which?
That third pic down
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jan 04, 2018, 12:40:14 PM
Quote from: Crazy Shrimp on Jan 03, 2018, 08:21:52 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Dec 30, 2017, 10:21:42 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

Speaking of weird sci-fi  ;D

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F_YGVLM2i9n6o%2FShnjqrnpSsI%2FAAAAAAAACnY%2FYeE-LV3BRQU%2Fs400%2FKill-Gas01.jpg&hash=6b09a92b37d999efe9bf493111253aa0d4dec4d6)

La Planète Sauvage

A.K.A. Fantastic Planet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070544/)

"On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders."  


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZDI0MWVjMjUtNWE1MS00MmQzLWI3ZGItNGQ0NjkyODhhNWRjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTAyODkwOQ@@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,717,1000_AL_.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkIAkDsiUoo

I used to see that one at the video store for years, but never gave it a go. Any good?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jan 05, 2018, 03:19:41 AM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jan 04, 2018, 12:40:14 PM
Quote from: Crazy Shrimp on Jan 03, 2018, 08:21:52 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Dec 30, 2017, 10:21:42 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

Speaking of weird sci-fi  ;D

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F_YGVLM2i9n6o%2FShnjqrnpSsI%2FAAAAAAAACnY%2FYeE-LV3BRQU%2Fs400%2FKill-Gas01.jpg&hash=6b09a92b37d999efe9bf493111253aa0d4dec4d6)

La Planète Sauvage

A.K.A. Fantastic Planet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070544/)

"On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders."  


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZDI0MWVjMjUtNWE1MS00MmQzLWI3ZGItNGQ0NjkyODhhNWRjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTAyODkwOQ@@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,717,1000_AL_.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkIAkDsiUoo

I used to see that one at the video store for years, but never gave it a go. Any good?

Well, the artistic style is fantastic. The psychedelic music and the surreal setting brings a truly alien atmosphere to the film. Definitely worth watching. And although the plot is simple, there are interesting things related to the culture of the civilizations that inhabit the bizarre planet: from the strange way of feeding and meditation of the "Draags" (a Zen style civilization of giant blue humanoids) to the hypnotic sexual rituals of the "Oms" (humans brought from Earth, some of them are considered pets while others roam loose like wild animals).

Now back to the plot, the overal story is about a human pet who escapes into the wilderness with headphones that transmit knowledge. A technological device that becomes the key to forge a new and equal relationship between the Oms and the Draags.

So basically similar to a "Native American vs European" scenario. It's actually reminds me of the historic episode (during the colonization and conquest of South America, in Chile) about Lautaro, an araucanian militar lider who after being slave and servant of the Spaniards managed to escape and return to his people. Lautaro learned the military ways and skills of the Spaniards' army by observation, and he proceeded to educate his people with this knowledge to fight them back.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/El_joven_Lautaro_-_P._Subercaseaux.PNG/1280px-El_joven_Lautaro_-_P._Subercaseaux.PNG)

Even the myth of Prometheus seems like an archetype of this story, with this heroic figure stealing a powerful artifact in order to benefit the human race.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Heinrich_fueger_1817_prometheus_brings_fire_to_mankind.jpg)

There also seems to be an ecological-environmental message, showing how the humans are being treated in the same cruel manner with which they themselves treat animals on Earth. Maybe even a message of peace and freedom as a reaction to the communist dictatorship (the greater part of the production team was Czechoslovakian).


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pnJmKrBa5_4/WHVuEbAUtkI/AAAAAAAAS0I/cEbbLXHUF2QKJk95drX3Y8EPb11J4mctgCLcB/s1600/el%2Bplaneta%2Bsalvaje%2B1.jpg)

Pluss, the alien creatures (including plants) are amazing. Almost like something designed by Wayne Barlowe (https://waynebarlowe.wordpress.com/artwork/):

(https://waynebarlowe.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/taniwha-novaeseelandiae-ngakensis-small-copy.jpg?w=950&h=714)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 05, 2018, 08:52:08 AM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Jan 04, 2018, 12:31:00 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 03, 2018, 12:14:17 PM
Which?
That third pic down

Yep! That's the one Scott got his money's worth out of.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 05, 2018, 08:54:19 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdhaSTvnsbp/?taken-by=prosthetix
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Jan 05, 2018, 01:52:07 PM
Quote from: Crazy Shrimp on Jan 05, 2018, 03:19:41 AM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Jan 04, 2018, 12:40:14 PM
Quote from: Crazy Shrimp on Jan 03, 2018, 08:21:52 PM
Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Dec 30, 2017, 10:21:42 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

Remember when it was believed that the giant head in Prometheus was flying the ship? THAT's the kinda weird I want outta these movies!  ;D

Speaking of weird sci-fi  ;D

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F_YGVLM2i9n6o%2FShnjqrnpSsI%2FAAAAAAAACnY%2FYeE-LV3BRQU%2Fs400%2FKill-Gas01.jpg&hash=6b09a92b37d999efe9bf493111253aa0d4dec4d6)

La Planète Sauvage

A.K.A. Fantastic Planet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070544/)

"On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders."  


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZDI0MWVjMjUtNWE1MS00MmQzLWI3ZGItNGQ0NjkyODhhNWRjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTAyODkwOQ@@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,717,1000_AL_.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkIAkDsiUoo

I used to see that one at the video store for years, but never gave it a go. Any good?

Well, the artistic style is fantastic. The psychedelic music and the surreal setting brings a truly alien atmosphere to the film. Definitely worth watching. And although the plot is simple, there are interesting things related to the culture of the civilizations that inhabit the bizarre planet: from the strange way of feeding and meditation of the "Draags" (a Zen style civilization of giant blue humanoids) to the hypnotic sexual rituals of the "Oms" (humans brought from Earth, some of them are considered pets while others roam loose like wild animals).

Now back to the plot, the overal story is about a human pet who escapes into the wilderness with headphones that transmit knowledge. A technological device that becomes the key to forge a new and equal relationship between the Oms and the Draags.

So basically similar to a "Native American vs European" scenario. It's actually reminds me of the historic episode (during the colonization and conquest of South America, in Chile) about Lautaro, an araucanian militar lider who after being slave and servant of the Spaniards managed to escape and return to his people. Lautaro learned the military ways and skills of the Spaniards' army by observation, and he proceeded to educate his people with this knowledge to fight them back.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/El_joven_Lautaro_-_P._Subercaseaux.PNG/1280px-El_joven_Lautaro_-_P._Subercaseaux.PNG)

Even the myth of Prometheus seems like an archetype of this story, with this heroic figure stealing a powerful artifact in order to benefit the human race.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Heinrich_fueger_1817_prometheus_brings_fire_to_mankind.jpg)

There also seems to be an ecological-environmental message, showing how the humans are being treated in the same cruel manner with which they themselves treat animals on Earth. Maybe even a message of peace and freedom as a reaction to the communist dictatorship (the greater part of the production team was Czechoslovakian).


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pnJmKrBa5_4/WHVuEbAUtkI/AAAAAAAAS0I/cEbbLXHUF2QKJk95drX3Y8EPb11J4mctgCLcB/s1600/el%2Bplaneta%2Bsalvaje%2B1.jpg)

Pluss, the alien creatures (including plants) are amazing. Almost like something designed by Wayne Barlowe (https://waynebarlowe.wordpress.com/artwork/):

(https://waynebarlowe.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/taniwha-novaeseelandiae-ngakensis-small-copy.jpg?w=950&h=714)

Thank you for the rundown! I will definitely give it a look next opportunity.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 08, 2018, 08:48:28 AM
A couple I missed from Colin and brought to my attention by Scified.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bceot8OgSTi/?taken-by=prosthetix
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZaVZHAf1n/?taken-by=prosthetix
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 12, 2018, 02:30:33 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd19P2rH9vR/?taken-by=prosthetix
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 14, 2018, 07:50:09 AM


Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 15, 2018, 08:33:11 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/9e300e9f0756a54051a88c4c6a4dfa19/5AE96D46/t51.2885-15/e35/26375025_205958643295729_1918924652650954752_n.jpg)

QuoteOne of the many eggs created for David's egg room. Paint job by Alice Baueris

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: kwisatz on Jan 16, 2018, 11:13:19 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 14, 2018, 07:50:09 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd61pKGnebe/

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd6_LAhnV8O/

Love his comment under the first one:

QuoteWrking in big budget film, you rarely get to do R rated stuff, so when I saw this after a shoot on @alien_covenant_official My childish heart melted with joy and I had to take a snap.

:laugh:

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Jan 17, 2018, 02:16:17 AM
Such great detail on everything.  Superb artistry.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 17, 2018, 08:42:43 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd_ghfBHVxl/?taken-by=prosthetix

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/9a482e196ea1a0389edbb033342fbec7/5AFBF70C/t51.2885-15/e35/26278786_143940289654159_9168120400737992704_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 18, 2018, 08:38:33 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: D88M on Jan 18, 2018, 09:39:33 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 18, 2018, 08:38:33 AM
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That is disgutsing, i love it.

Honestly thought, in that scene, should have not the mouth burster like destroy the host mouth or something? i found odd the thing coming out from such a small place.

The art in the movie is great, but i feel like it was glossed over in the actual movie, it was always moving forward and we did not get to see well all the stuff, just an observation i am not complaining.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 18, 2018, 09:40:47 AM
It does rip his jaw off and kill him in the process.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 24, 2018, 08:32:38 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeUte8Nn-bH/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 24, 2018, 10:27:07 PM
https://www.animallogic.com/portfolio/projects/aliencovenant/

Can't remember if this has been posted or not. Via Mu/Th/Ur.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 25, 2018, 10:25:29 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeXm5Q4nLi7/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jan 26, 2018, 05:24:17 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 30, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
I liked the idea that the Jockey was just a creature specifically bred/created for the purposes of navigating. And there's other specifically engineered creatures in other areas of the ship doing other tasks or etc.

Carlos Huante had a similar thought

Quote"A little drawing I'm doing on my phone ..based on Giger's space jockey. Not the film.. i feel strongly that the guy in the chair should have existed as part of the chair only.. never should've been separated. The ship should've been a living thing that was totally Alien to us. If there was a crew they should've been a different being than the one in the chair.. like the time travelers in Dune were separate beings so the pilot in Alien should've been as well"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU3prRqDNya/?utm_source=ig_embed

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU8xfAPjUv6/?utm_source=ig_embed

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 30, 2018, 05:24:09 PM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: chromhart on Jan 31, 2018, 03:49:08 PM

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bem0MfHndUb/?taken-by=odd_studio (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bem0MfHndUb/?taken-by=odd_studio)


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bel3kZrnhUg/?taken-by=odd_studio (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bel3kZrnhUg/?taken-by=odd_studio)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 31, 2018, 07:31:04 PM
Interview with Dominic Hailstone by Mu/Th/Ur - https://yutani.blog/2018/01/31/creatives-dominic-hailstone/

Couple of new BTS stills.

(https://muthur9000.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/superhugger.jpg)
(https://muthur9000.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/baby.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 03, 2018, 04:30:42 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Betv4Efnx0K/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 05, 2018, 10:17:04 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeqYBD4DlsX/?taken-by=robblissconceptart
https://www.instagram.com/p/BelKBxtjxpC/?taken-by=robblissconceptart
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeiKRKgj8hR/?taken-by=robblissconceptart
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Feb 05, 2018, 12:22:16 PM
Those look sweet
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Feb 05, 2018, 01:20:35 PM
The second one looks so good IMO. I'm still conflicted on the final head design of the Neo, the movie really striped the detail from the head. It is creepy but I do wonder how would the other designs look on screen.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: DorkiDori on Feb 06, 2018, 05:56:07 AM
im not quite a fan of how the Neomorphs mouth looked like a butthole... just sayin
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Feb 06, 2018, 06:23:26 AM
I like it.  Something about their pale white faceless heads is quite creepy and disturbing.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 06, 2018, 09:07:13 AM
Quote from: Still Collating... on Feb 05, 2018, 01:20:35 PM
The second one looks so good IMO. I'm still conflicted on the final head design of the Neo, the movie really striped the detail from the head. It is creepy but I do wonder how would the other designs look on screen.

Yeah, I dig that second one too. Some of the alternate designs have been genuinely interesting. I liked the final design (it is really creepy) but I think some of the various ones explored in concept would have been more interesting.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Feb 06, 2018, 12:52:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 06, 2018, 09:07:13 AM
Quote from: Still Collating... on Feb 05, 2018, 01:20:35 PM
The second one looks so good IMO. I'm still conflicted on the final head design of the Neo, the movie really striped the detail from the head. It is creepy but I do wonder how would the other designs look on screen.

Yeah, I dig that second one too. Some of the alternate designs have been genuinely interesting. I liked the final design (it is really creepy) but I think some of the various ones explored in concept would have been more interesting.

Knowing Scott, if he makes another movie, we will almost certainly see some of the unused concepts and creatures from Covenant. I'm mostly interested in the creature or suit that was said to be built but unfinished and they're keeping it a secret for further use. I don't remember where I read that, it was only mentioned once, maybe when Xenomorphine (or some other regular from AvP Galaxy) interviewed Odd Studios? 

The concept artists and creature effects company have really outdone themselves, especially when we know how fast they had to do everything.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 07, 2018, 08:24:57 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 09, 2018, 07:54:28 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Be9rlkBH80U/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: DorkiDori on Feb 09, 2018, 11:14:48 PM
i still want an explanation as to why Shaw is that deformed and what exactly she was turning into... did david do this to her while she was still alive?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Feb 09, 2018, 11:58:30 PM
Hadnt seen this one here -

Stephane Levallois
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u27UARBy7h8/WkAJZC9GzVI/AAAAAAAAmeI/QFQZlNXbwyUGWHnm5aycfBvdGdRuVb10QCKgBGAs/s1600/baby%2Bneomorph%2Bspine%2Bout%2Bstephane%2Blavallois.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: NetworkATTH on Feb 10, 2018, 04:08:02 AM
Quote from: DorkiDori on Feb 09, 2018, 11:14:48 PM
i still want an explanation as to why Shaw is that deformed and what exactly she was turning into... did david do this to her while she was still alive?

I think that mystery is better left alone. The implications are enough, and probably more horrifying. And that's probably the point.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: SM on Feb 10, 2018, 05:24:38 AM
Quote from: DorkiDori on Feb 09, 2018, 11:14:48 PM
i still want an explanation as to why Shaw is that deformed and what exactly she was turning into... did david do this to her while she was still alive?

Yeah, probably.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Feb 13, 2018, 09:49:15 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfIGL_pnAxj/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Feb 15, 2018, 01:41:46 PM
Sets building time-lapse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXIupM277lc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXIupM277lc)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 15, 2018, 09:11:53 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfNM0WEHykY/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: ChrisPachi on Feb 17, 2018, 11:04:58 AM
Shaw wasn't turning into anything, and there is no mystery; it's David's artwork.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Feb 17, 2018, 11:35:58 AM
I still wonder what's up with her head? The bones I mean. Is it a mutation, or just David making a weird head carrier?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 17, 2018, 11:59:15 AM
Early Queen crest confirmed.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Feb 17, 2018, 06:12:04 PM
Speaking of queen crest, i still feel like that poster with all the aliens, facehuggers, and engineers was quite misleading.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 17, 2018, 06:12:30 PM
Completely. But it was still an awesome piece.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Feb 17, 2018, 06:15:49 PM
Yeah i love it, its been the wallpaper in my phone since it was revealed lol.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Feb 17, 2018, 11:07:24 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Feb 17, 2018, 06:12:04 PM
Speaking of queen crest, i still feel like that poster with all the aliens, facehuggers, and engineers was quite misleading.

Same =.= but I love the design so much I printed it on A0 Paper.

When space sci-fi meets art eh.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Feb 17, 2018, 11:14:35 PM
They pulled a Gearbox with that misleading marketing...  :P

But jokes aside, that poster was awesome! I want that damn David and Shaw novel of their "fun" time on the ship and Paradise in the time span of those 10 years.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Feb 17, 2018, 11:26:23 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Feb 17, 2018, 06:12:04 PM
Speaking of queen crest, i still feel like that poster with all the aliens, facehuggers, and engineers was quite misleading.

Yeah, what did we end up getting? A mass engineer death, the engineer temple, two classic xenos, two neomorphs, and two facehuggers?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: SM on Feb 17, 2018, 11:26:43 PM
Quote from: Still Collating... on Feb 17, 2018, 11:35:58 AM
I still wonder what's up with her head? The bones I mean. Is it a mutation, or just David making a weird head carrier?  :laugh:

He was going for this...
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bogleech.com%2Fjunk%2Faliens-snake2.jpg&hash=dc2b134063d640ae2fbb9f7e23bfed9c0bead489)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Feb 18, 2018, 12:38:04 AM
Kenner = David confirmed.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Feb 18, 2018, 02:11:53 AM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Feb 17, 2018, 11:26:23 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Feb 17, 2018, 06:12:04 PM
Speaking of queen crest, i still feel like that poster with all the aliens, facehuggers, and engineers was quite misleading.

Yeah, what did we end up getting? A mass engineer death, the engineer temple, two classic xenos, two neomorphs, and two facehuggers?

I meant in the way that there were aliens and facehuggers attacking engineers with queen nods sprinkled in. It led me to believe that the engineers would have some sort of history with the aliens. Maybe even some screen time together in the film. Obviously david creates the alien after the engineers are long dead.

I enjoyed AC for the most part and it wasnt a huge deal. But the poster had my imagination going in a different direction.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Feb 18, 2018, 12:58:11 PM
Quote from: Still Collating... on Feb 17, 2018, 11:35:58 AM
I still wonder what's up with her head? The bones I mean. Is it a mutation, or just David making a weird head carrier?  :laugh:

According to the sculptor it's a homage to Giger's Li, as for David perhaps it is the perfection of his dreams. Giger was said to have suffered from nightmares right? That's where he found artistic inspiration. Only androids don't sleep. So David must dream with his eyes open.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Feb 18, 2018, 02:28:13 PM
Well, it's a good homage then. Either way, it looks really creepy.

Yeah, I like the angle that David's nightmares/dreams are the inspiration for all the horrible creations. But I never thought does he sleep or not. That takes daydreaming to a whole new level.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Feb 18, 2018, 03:26:27 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Feb 18, 2018, 02:11:53 AM
Quote from: BishopShouldGo on Feb 17, 2018, 11:26:23 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Feb 17, 2018, 06:12:04 PM
Speaking of queen crest, i still feel like that poster with all the aliens, facehuggers, and engineers was quite misleading.

Yeah, what did we end up getting? A mass engineer death, the engineer temple, two classic xenos, two neomorphs, and two facehuggers?

I meant in the way that there were aliens and facehuggers attacking engineers with queen nods sprinkled in. It led me to believe that the engineers would have some sort of history with the aliens. Maybe even some screen time together in the film. Obviously david creates the alien after the engineers are long dead.

I enjoyed AC for the most part and it wasnt a huge deal. But the poster had my imagination going in a different direction.

Yeah I know what you mean. I expected the same.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 19, 2018, 06:49:49 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 19, 2018, 09:37:30 AM
http://www.suzibattersby.com/work/item/alien_covenant

QuoteI was a part of Conor O'Sullivan's core team from Creatures Inc working on Ridley Scott's alien follow-on from Prometheus. Based at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia, I worked alongside talented crew members from the UK and Australia, including Odd Studio. I was the primary silicone technician for the Creature Department as well as sculpting, moulding and painting other creature work for the film. I was also involved in prosthetic makeup application for the Engineer sequences both on location in Sydney and in London at Leavesden Studios.

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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 20, 2018, 08:29:01 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfaMksPHhj4/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 20, 2018, 10:14:42 AM
Khang's website is back up now - http://www.khang-le.com/alien-convenant.html
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Feb 20, 2018, 04:33:29 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 19, 2018, 09:37:30 AM
http://www.suzibattersby.com/work/item/alien_covenant

QuoteI was a part of Conor O'Sullivan's core team from Creatures Inc working on Ridley Scott's alien follow-on from Prometheus. Based at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia, I worked alongside talented crew members from the UK and Australia, including Odd Studio. I was the primary silicone technician for the Creature Department as well as sculpting, moulding and painting other creature work for the film. I was also involved in prosthetic makeup application for the Engineer sequences both on location in Sydney and in London at Leavesden Studios.

http://www.suzibattersby.com/data/alien_covenant/alien_covenant_1511800197914.png

Engineer sequences. That's plural.
And that Engineer looks a lot like one in Khang Le's concept art.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Feb 20, 2018, 04:53:10 PM
I'm almost convinced they shot more engineer scenes now... there must be more! If only we could see them.  :'(
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Feb 20, 2018, 04:57:00 PM
Probably just alternate takes of the bombing scene.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Feb 20, 2018, 05:06:48 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Feb 20, 2018, 04:57:00 PM
Probably just alternate takes of the bombing scene.
Most likely, yeah. But it's possible there are other scenes involving engineers.

And I wonder what the bombing scene was like initially, since the final version of the scene is almost definitely a lot shorter than it was initially.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 20, 2018, 05:41:41 PM
They shot some in Australia and then some more in the UK during the reshoots.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 22, 2018, 03:11:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4Db169d.jpg)

QuoteFound this one in an old folder today. A Re-jig of exisitng HGR art depicting Shaws demise. This was when the order was given to directly reference and even use Gigers work, a directive that changed (back to being exclusivley original art) a few days later.

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1716184765098604/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Feb 22, 2018, 03:46:02 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 22, 2018, 03:11:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4Db169d.jpg)

QuoteFound this one in an old folder today. A Re-jig of exisitng HGR art depicting Shaws demise. This was when the order was given to directly reference and even use Gigers work, a directive that changed (back to being exclusivley original art) a few days later.

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1716184765098604/?type=3&theater

Ok the others were disturbing but this one is just...come on my man, how much of Giger's work could you have drawn from, Victory I II and III at least. I know this was probably just spitballing, I mean at least I hope it was.

Imagine Daniels flipping through all these deformed creatures and hitting on Shaw getting the end of a cold dildo in an S&M outfit and that's when she asked David "What did you do to her" "Exactly what I'm about to do to you!"
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 23, 2018, 11:03:18 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Feb 23, 2018, 05:40:12 PM
Quote from: NetworkATTH on Feb 22, 2018, 03:46:02 PM
Imagine Daniels flipping through all these deformed creatures and hitting on Shaw getting the end of a cold dildo in an S&M outfit and that's when she asked David "What did you do to her" "Exactly what I'm about to do to you!"

:laugh:

Might have gotten a very different reaction from Daniels!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: kwisatz on Feb 24, 2018, 08:13:07 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 22, 2018, 03:11:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4Db169d.jpg)

QuoteFound this one in an old folder today. A Re-jig of exisitng HGR art depicting Shaws demise. This was when the order was given to directly reference and even use Gigers work, a directive that changed (back to being exclusivley original art) a few days later.

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1716184765098604/?type=3&theater


Hm, isnt he kinda confirming here that the general order is to move away from Gigers art and not towards it?

Not sure if that also (indirectly) confirms that the current look of the Alien is not just a development phase but a simple (final) design choice.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on Feb 27, 2018, 06:28:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 22, 2018, 03:11:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4Db169d.jpg)

QuoteFound this one in an old folder today. A Re-jig of exisitng HGR art depicting Shaws demise. This was when the order was given to directly reference and even use Gigers work, a directive that changed (back to being exclusivley original art) a few days later.

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1716184765098604/?type=3&theater

This is just tasteless.
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Post by: Wweyland on Feb 27, 2018, 07:34:56 PM
That is pretty bad and tasteless. It is way worse what Hicks and Newt got. Getting raped to death by a space dildo seems like the biggest "f**k You" you can give to a character. Wonder what Noomi Rapace would have thought of that (lawsuit?).

The movie surely was missing Gigerish design, but this is just too much. I wonder if they toned down on the Giger stuff after artists went overboard with designs that would have never been approved for the film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 28, 2018, 09:16:07 AM
MU-TH-UR's written interview with Wayne Haag - https://yutani.blog/2018/02/28/creatives-wayne-haag/
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: ChrisPachi on Feb 28, 2018, 10:18:17 AM
QuoteCF: What was the inspiration for the shower scene?

WH: T&A as far as I can tell...

Burn!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: HABIT on Mar 06, 2018, 10:44:21 PM
Quote from: ChrisPachi on Feb 28, 2018, 10:18:17 AM
QuoteCF: What was the inspiration for the shower scene?

WH: T&A as far as I can tell...

Burn!
T&A?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 06, 2018, 10:44:41 PM
Tits and Ass.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Mar 06, 2018, 11:10:55 PM
The nudity is not gratuitous or exploitative, though.  The point of that scene was to show how the mechanised form of reproduction replaces the covenant of marital union, by transposing the usual method of penetration.  This is not about conservative morality like Friday the 13th, where young people get punished for having pre-marital sex or engaging in other illicit behaviour.  They are a married couple fulfilling their duty to 'be fruitful and multiply' (Genesis 9:7).
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Mar 06, 2018, 11:37:12 PM
 :laugh: We almost got a Live Action adaptation of the Legend of the Overfiend masquerading as an Alien film.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Mar 10, 2018, 02:46:07 AM
Apparently, these are a handful of shots from deleted ambient transitions /scenes from the ship.

QuoteLead texture spaceship and solar sails
Created procedural textures and mari archive to share for the team to be able to texture the ship fast and on target lookdev wise. Textured 80% of the ship.
Thanks to my amazing team on the ship! Isabelle Mainville, Nesta Smith and Adam Goldstein.
Also thanks to the amazing modelers on the Covenant and the awesome DMP team for breathtaking cloudspaces and space vistas.
EcoSuit Textures by Isabelle Mainville.
Spaceship / Sail and EcoSuit lookdev by Bruno LaFlamme.
Coffin Pod textures by myself and lookdev by Bruno LaFlamme.
Ingestion of MPC's Lander and lifter done by myself on the texture side / redid and repurposed all maps and iso from MPC to fit out pipeline. Lander and Lifter lookdev done for framestore's shots by Bruno LaFlamme.

At the very bottom, referring to these
QuoteFrom deleted scenes

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/007/002/590/large/thomas-gillet-covlong02.jpg?1502929705)

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/0VJ28


Also, I haven't seen it in a while, but this seems to be a gif of one of the deleted scenes/transitions in question.

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/006/082/675/original/thomas-gillet-cov.gif?1495920074)
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/o10bW
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 10, 2018, 04:15:20 PM
^
That shot is in the film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Mar 10, 2018, 07:26:16 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 10, 2018, 04:15:20 PM
^
That shot is in the film.
ah

Well, apparently the others aren't.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 12, 2018, 08:18:38 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgNpcS8HYXq/?tagged=aliencovenant
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 12, 2018, 07:56:56 PM


Can't remember if this one has been posted or not.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Mar 13, 2018, 11:55:18 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 12, 2018, 08:18:38 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgNpcS8HYXq/?tagged=aliencovenant

Frickin' eww. Then again, it's the good kind of eww, kinda wish they didn't tone down this scene and went more bonkers with it like pic related. The screams the actor was making were amazing and deserved a more mouth-blowing conclusion.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Mar 14, 2018, 01:45:58 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 28, 2018, 09:16:07 AM
MU-TH-UR's written interview with Wayne Haag - https://yutani.blog/2018/02/28/creatives-wayne-haag/

Good site that.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 14, 2018, 08:57:57 AM
Definitely! Muthur is very thoughtful and dedicated to the series, especially looking at the prequels. Worth a look!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 16, 2018, 08:01:54 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgX20O6naBr/?tagged=aliencovenant
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on Mar 16, 2018, 03:44:42 PM
Frank from Hellraiser ain't doing so well.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: NetworkATTH on Mar 16, 2018, 07:16:21 PM
Quote from: KiramidHead on Mar 16, 2018, 03:44:42 PM
Frank from Hellraiser ain't doing so well.
(Space) Jesus Wept
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Mar 21, 2018, 03:52:34 PM
Raw, early, and fairly rough, renders of the Engineer City's overall layout. From an insider at 20th Century Fox.

(https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/3/eyJ3IjoxNjAwLCJ4Ijo2NTMwMjYzfQ%3D%3D/patreon-posts/Zm_GlKZ_YvF4Q0vYsGcoPYe2MtuiSoPOyKDY1DJzxWIDlViYh50EMpcBZI1BnGJz.jpg?token-time=1522800000&token-hash=vwkRCogIwC5etkfEIlKxyx5pPBrdBxpm5JXPJfbA_kg%3D)

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The Engineer City is approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) wide. The only things that seem to be missing are the amount of buildings around the City's center, and the Heads carved into the mountains.  With a width of 2km (1.2 miles), you would think this would be more of a town, or an outpost, than an actual "city". Than again, our pale friends seem to be practically immortal, so who needs more space right? Just seems pretty small for a city.

I hope this helps anyone who wants to make a basic map of the Engineer's city/town/outpost/general store/bar/tavern/rest stop

Note: I did not obtain this.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Mar 23, 2018, 04:31:06 PM
Dane Hallet is prepping something for Alien Day. Would be pretty cool if it was the artbook with all of David's sketches.
(https://scontent.flis5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28827892_1748755531841527_7139664059569039438_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=369d83ba960e48ff46cc47e52f64199c&oe=5B746EA0)

https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/videos/1746812345369179/

Also the clickbaiting is getting out of control with these fellas haha: http://www.alien-covenant.com/news/an-exciting-announcement-coming-alien-day-2018

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Mar 23, 2018, 10:05:31 PM
Quote from: NetworkATTH on Mar 21, 2018, 03:52:34 PM
Raw, early, and fairly rough, renders of the Engineer City's overall layout. From an insider at 20th Century Fox.

(https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/3/eyJ3IjoxNjAwLCJ4Ijo2NTMwMjYzfQ%3D%3D/patreon-posts/Zm_GlKZ_YvF4Q0vYsGcoPYe2MtuiSoPOyKDY1DJzxWIDlViYh50EMpcBZI1BnGJz.jpg?token-time=1522800000&token-hash=vwkRCogIwC5etkfEIlKxyx5pPBrdBxpm5JXPJfbA_kg%3D)

(https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/3/eyJwIjoxLCJ2IjoiMSJ9/patreon-media/post/17217767/15871baeb92c457497a86f1de749a23a?token-time=1522800000&token-hash=8JqoU5tjiwvAvdd_ftGulFP5McQCoqK0Odh7SyPlWF8%3D)

The Engineer City is approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) wide. The only things that seem to be missing are the amount of buildings around the City's center, and the Heads carved into the mountains.  With a width of 2km (1.2 miles), you would think this would be more of a town, or an outpost, than an actual "city". Than again, our pale friends seem to be practically immortal, so who needs more space right? Just seems pretty small for a city.

I hope this helps anyone who wants to make a basic map of the Engineer's city/town/outpost/general store/bar/tavern/rest stop

Note: I did not obtain this.

Thanks for posting.
I read about there were plans for this but I haven't seen it in images.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Mar 23, 2018, 10:07:32 PM
QuoteAlso the clickbaiting is getting out of control with these fellas haha: http://www.alien-covenant.com/news/an-exciting-announcement-coming-alien-day-2018

"getting"?  ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Mar 23, 2018, 10:14:12 PM
From Odd Studio:

QuoteFull scale adult Neomorph collectible bust coming soon from CoolProps @coolprops_pr .
Lots of fun revisiting this guy a year and a half after the film! Sculpture by Adam Johansen @adman855
#neomorph #aliencovenant #aliens #alien #horror #creaturedesign #creatureeffects #scifi #models #collectables #sculpture

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgndHfmnCzg/?taken-by=odd_studio (https://www.instagram.com/p/BgndHfmnCzg/?taken-by=odd_studio)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Mar 23, 2018, 11:55:50 PM
Quote from: SM on Mar 23, 2018, 10:07:32 PM
QuoteAlso the clickbaiting is getting out of control with these fellas haha: http://www.alien-covenant.com/news/an-exciting-announcement-coming-alien-day-2018

"getting"?  ;D

You mean to tell me it was never in control in the first place? Well, I would never...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 24, 2018, 03:09:51 PM
Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Mar 23, 2018, 04:31:06 PM
Dane Hallet is prepping something for Alien Day. Would be pretty cool if it was the artbook with all of David's sketches.

I imagine that is what this'll be.  :) And I can't wait!

Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Mar 23, 2018, 11:55:50 PM
Quote from: SM on Mar 23, 2018, 10:07:32 PM
QuoteAlso the clickbaiting is getting out of control with these fellas haha: http://www.alien-covenant.com/news/an-exciting-announcement-coming-alien-day-2018

"getting"?  ;D

You mean to tell me it was never in control in the first place? Well, I would never...

:laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Mar 27, 2018, 07:49:42 AM
Don't know if anyone has posted this, but this was an interview from the Canadian website Derivative, that focuses on the UI of Alien Covenant, and how it was fairly fully functional, at least it had function. They developed a new system to make everything work the way Ridley liked, and sheepishly called it "Mother"

I haven't seen anyone post this interview here before, but if anyone has, feel free to give me lashings.

Quote  Sep.26.17 Soma CG Drives All Screen Visuals On-Set for Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant

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QuoteCovenant Radiography. Screen graphics driven by Soma CG's MOTHER

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Ridley Scott on set of Alien Covenant

QuoteAll the 120+ screens you see in Alien Covenant were simultaneously driven on-set by Soma CG's application MOTHER, made entirely in TouchDesigner. This enabled Director Ridley Scott to craft and adapt the timing, sequencing, effects and look of the screen graphics while setting up each shot with the actors, art director and cinematographer. MOTHER was even put to uses that were not originally intended. This is what happens when TouchDesigner is used on-set, on-stage or (virtually) in-orbit. Boris Morris Bagattini (aka Chris Wilson) lays it out here.

Quote"MOTHER" (interface below) was the remarkable (and very beautiful) TouchDesigner application designed for the task by Wilson. The application is based on replicated TouchDesigner Components, each having its own interface with all relevant settings for that screen. Further to the director's brief, the system feeding each screen needed to be able to:

  •     Composite and control up to 8 layers of screen graphics videos, HUD (heads-up display) overlays and live camera feeds.


  •     Apply and control several effects to different layers on each screen and adjust to the director's requests.


  •     Drive precisely-cued playback from producer calls through to then end of the shoot.


  •     Quickly wrap around screens as per the director's instruction.


  •     Quickly load and play newly requested content as it was provided.


  •     Enable the team to rapidly develop director-requested features, and distribute back to the screens.


  •     Save out entire scenes so they could be recalled and used on request.


  •     Color and level-adjust all or individual screens independently.

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QuoteDerivative: Chris the design brief was daunting and the functionality required extensive! How did you go about building this system?

Chris Wilson: I received a call from Martin Crouch of PXL a motion design studio based in Sydney. He had been engaged to lead the Screen Graphics Department and was looking at options to fulfil the requirements of the software and hardware brief for Alien Covenant. Ridley Scott was unhappy with the level of control he was getting from existing systems he had used on previous productions and had a long wish list of functionality he wanted that wasn't currently offered. Martin had experimented with TouchDesigner on a few smaller productions, and had seen what was possible. Knowing the number of feeds required and the level of control needed, it was Martin's idea that TouchDesigner was going to be the best platform to handle all of the on set playback requirements.

The first obstacle was how to structure the entire system. I began by thinking about each screen as a stack of layers, each layer either being a piece of footage, a live video feed or custom .tox component and that the UI would be simply a method to make choices, provide feedback, but ultimately all processing would be handled by the slave nodes out on the set. I had built an initial sketch in TouchDesigner and then started to focus on the daunting hardware that would be involved. Martin Crouch had already amassed a collection of bare LCD screens of various sizes and types, and was working with a Japanese partner on sourcing driver boards. These would ultimately be assembled by Martin and also Steven Paul, our on-set hardware technician. We initially had a lot of problems with EM (electro-magnetic) interference due to the sea of radio and electrical noise that flows through a set during shooting and it was a battle that continued and only finally eliminated later in the filming schedule. I am sure a film set is the most hostile environment on earth for integrating sensitive electronics!

While I was battling with hardware and signal paths, I handed my initial sketch over to the excellent Peter Walker who began to write a class-based Python framework to unify all control information into a single base component that could be called from anywhere in the network. This was an elegant and efficient structure that worked well, but not without some stressful debugging occurring on our first set. Ultimately from what we learned I decided to rewrite MOTHER from the ground up to maximise its stability and flexibility, and this is the version that went on to finish Alien, then move on to the other films Pacific Rim Uprising and Aquaman.

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QuoteMOTHER V2.0

QuoteThe current version of MOTHER is based on replicated Components, each having its own interface with all relevant settings for that screen. The number of screens are set in the master configuration which automatically addresses the slaves based on the remote computers' physical video output and the corresponding TouchDesigner instance running under GPU affinity. Monitors are accessible in groups of eight in the interface and settings can be linked across monitors and cues for arbitrary flexibility.

Ultimately all interface settings are condensed into a single Touch Out DAT that is received by the slaves on an assigned UDP port. The Touch Out DAT dynamically increases and decreases in size to scale additional information such as layer-types and specific .tox settings that may be loaded on the fly for that screen (A "tox" is a TouchDesigner component file that gets loaded on demand into a TouchDesigner session.)

All footage, layer types, effects and tox extensions are automatically copied to the slave computers in the background throughout the network of servers. This ensures any imagery or generative elements are local on the slave computers for minimum latency and direct processing, regardless of the load on the master. All elements across the system are synced through a master clock.

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QuoteLander Interior

QuoteD: Can you give us a little background on your work history and how you came to adopt TouchDesigner and have the kind of trust in the software that lead you to using it in such a critical scenario on Alien Covenant?
CW: I come from a visual effects and motion graphics background and started to move into live events. I originally began using Resolume as my main platform but discovered TouchDesigner 077 and it was a revelation. The unique interface and visual feedback was addictive and played into the established node-based creative processes I was familiar with in VFX.

I have been using TouchDesigner since 077 for large-scale theatre, projection mapping and interactive artworks. I'm a bona fide Touch nut. I have toured TouchDesigner-based dance projects in Australia, the UK and Canada. Some of these projects have been very complex and I have always worked in theatre productions with real-time generative graphics and lighting control. I like to keep everything live, being able to react and perform with the on-stage performers so each show is slightly different. To me it makes the whole experience both as an audience member and as an artist more engaging. Theatre is even more critical than film as if something goes wrong you can't go for another take. After doing many shows using TouchDesigner with some crazy set-ups and never having a problem with the stability of the platform or a creative challenge TouchDesigner could help solve, I had a lot of confidence going in. I was totally terrified though as well.
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QuoteRidley Scott on set of Alien Covenant
QuoteD: What are some of the functions you designed that makes MOTHER distinctive and original?
CW: MOTHER works as a distributed media server and real-time graphics generator tailored to on-set screen graphics. A unique aspects is that it runs robustly on a variety of standard hardware from multi-Quadro workstations to laptops and Microsoft Surface Pros. The latest version integrates with cheap and small single-board computers, providing flexible hardware installation options. It can mix multiple screen sizes from multiple hardware vendors. Access through a unified EDID process results in no tearing or camera strobing artifacts at any frame-rate that the director wants to shoot at.

It is totally customizable through the tox system and scene/script specific animations.

Procedural or pre-rendered scenes can be built on the fly even during shooting and then loaded transparently without affecting the on-set imagery, even during a take. Master and slave are protected as all updates and control are on-demand, and procedural animations are locally processed.
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QuoteLifter Installation
QuoteD: Can you explain why TouchDesigner was an ideal choice for creating the platform.

CW: TouchDesigner was ideal in that it enabled:

  • the development of a unified media server platform that could be controlled over a network to media servers, each running 3 instances of the software, with each instance outputting up to 4 screens, each with 8 layers and multiple effects.

  • deployment of the same centrally controlled system on floating laptops and Surface Pros that could be moved to any location where floating screens might be requested.

  • tailor effects, playback control and generative content, deploying them instantly across the network.

  • creation of unique layer types that might within themselves composite, apply effects and generate content.

  • customization of a UI and system to reflect the unique needs of the project.

  • creation of our own routines to quickly identify the production team's name for the screen and locate them in the server network.

  • the resolution and orientation of screens customzable on-the-fly.

  • all configurations being centralized back to a master cue player so that a complex scene could be controlled with simple UI interactions.

  • multiple instances being deployed in a single machine to keep hardware costs minimized while maintaining performance.

  • routing multiple live video feeds to all instances on the network efficiently.

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QuoteFirst Tests
QuoteD: What were some of the incentives for creating MOTHER from scratch when there are existing software solutions you could have deployed?
CW: We decided to deploy a TouchDesigner system that used readily available hardware such as gaming motherboards and Quadro cards rather than a turnkey solution with overpriced licensing that was not tailored to our needs and could not be arbitrarily customized for both hardware and features. The need to prototype and deploy fast turnaround requests was the ultimate reason. And TouchDesigner's procedural nature and high efficiency meant we could balance time constraints and loads on the graphics department and enact procedurally generated layers that mixed seamlessly with pre-generated content.

There was also a proportion of directly interactive elements that ran on Surface Pro, plus the need to pipe in Go-Pro and Alexa mini footage directly into the system through Blackmagic capture cards on the fly along with multi-layer overlays and color correction. No other software solution provided such flexibility. Whatever crazy requests came through from the art director or director we were confident we would be able to find a solution in TouchDesigner in a short amount of time!
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QuoteTouchDesigner on set
QuoteD: Because we are curious, can you give us an example of a "crazy request" from Ridley Scott?
CW: I remember one incident on the Lifter set. This was a 30 ton spaceship set that was constructed in an old storm-water reservoir. The whole set was on a massive hydraulic gimbal that allowed it to move freely and violently in any way, we had rigged the TouchDesigner servers underneath the ship with umbilical cords and bungee system that ran up through the sets centre of mass to reduce strain on the cabling.

We explored the idea of placing the servers on the ship but the size and violence of the hydraulics made it impossible. We had rigged up a gyroscope to feed into TouchDesigner to give us relative positional and rotational data to drive some of the instrumentation on the ship. It was all working well with me set up at control behind a massive wall of shipping containers that served as a giant blue screen. We had fulfilled the brief for the set but Ridley was not happy with the actors not being able to know what they were supposed to be reacting to, so suddenly we had the camera department, visual effects and GoPro team asking us to coordinate a mocked pre-visualisation of the scene in real-time across the monitors in the ship. We had footage coming in from video assist of Alexa footage that had just been shot of a big stunt where the ship crashes into a statue and Katherine Waterson is thrown over the side of the ship, we had live video feeds of the ship exterior and all this pre-vis footage from VFX of the alien and the ship in this big showdown.

The monitors in the ship went from screen graphics to a kind of live switching studio where we would be cueing segments and sources across various screens and with Ridley calling edits during the take so the actors understood what was going on in the scene and had stuff to react to. I think it was great that the system could actually make it all happen in-between takes and for a completely different purpose than for what it was intended. I think it improved the timing and engagement of the actors, which is why Ridley tries to build as much as possible practically and not in post during his films, he's not a fan of people acting blindly in front of a green screen
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QuoteGLSL Monitor Network
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QuoteCorridors Control
QuoteD: Can you discuss some of the critical factors that make deploying a system like MOTHER on a major motion picture valuable and cost-effective?
CW: I think scale and the broad mix of hardware used on a film set makes MOTHER unique. We had screens the size of iPhones through to 70 inch 4k monitors all running in sync and off the same unified system. These were spread through complex sets with up to 70+ monitors that integrated thousands of practical LED lighting, SFX such as squibs, sparks and fire, and in the case of the Covenant and many other sets, suspended on a multi-ton hydraulic system to make the whole set move. The pace and cost of shooting also makes robustness critical. With each take costing around 12,000 USD you don't want the system failing mid-take, eliminating a significant portion of the visual impact of the set, disrupting the actors and director and requiring costly delays or screen replacement in VFX.

Flexibility and rapidity of deployment is also the hallmark of the system. On the film Pacific Rim Uprising we had a 72 monitor set to install from scratch in 2 days. Most of this time is purely the installation of the screen hardware, with only a few hours to deploy the software and get everything up and running on all screens with the correct imagery, effects, layering and level controls. Sometimes a director may have a complex new visual idea once he has seen the set and this may need to go from brainstorming a solution to a final cue-able scene within an hour sometimes. While shooting scenes with a single operator, rapid changes to imagery and content over large numbers of screens is where the system shines.
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QuoteLayer Network
QuoteD: What advantages do you see in using real-time graphics on film sets vs. pre-rendered VFX or effects added in post-production?
CW:For the purposes of screen graphics real-time, in-camera is superior to VFX. It simplifies post production enormously reducing the need to track and rotoscope large portions of a film set and burn in imagery, especially with high depth of field and lots of actors occluding portions of the screens. It also provides realistic ambient light from the screens which is always a concern for the director of photography who needs to balance very subtle light levels, and with many scenes in modern movies driven by screen-based plot points where actors are looking at a screen and reacting to its content, it helps enormously for that to be a real thing happening in front of them rather than a green square.

I think other areas of VFX such as set extension, realistic creatures and destructive elements are a while off, but there are great advantage in utilizing real-time techniques on set to pre-visualise post-produced environments or characters, allowing the director and the actors to better understand the virtual aspects of the scene.
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QuoteMonitor Network
QuoteD: What is your prediction in terms of real-time effects becoming more common in the film industry? What do you see as 'the path'?
CW: I think technically we are not there yet, despite the enormous advances being made in game engine development. I think technically we will come ever closer, however I still see films using non real-time techniques as primary for a long-time to come. I do think that more and more cameras will integrate hardware and software solutions that will capture many aspects of the filming process that were traditionally post-based to being in-camera and real-time, eliminating the need for green screen, rotoscoping, lightfield capture and tracking. All the information needed will be captured by the camera itself, this will speed up both shooting and post-production enormously.
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QuoteRoot A
QuoteMassive thanks to Chris Wilson for taking the time to talk to us and for congratulations on this great achievement. We look forward to your next endeavors!

You can read the article here: http://derivative.ca/events/2017/AlienCovenant/
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 27, 2018, 04:42:29 PM
Quote from: NetworkATTH on Mar 27, 2018, 07:49:42 AM
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That flight control stick (HOTASS) is from a real combat aircraft (possibly an F16). Even has the combat radar cursor hatswitch, red bomb pickle button and ecm programming switches still on it.

Note though the screen on the top-left which reads: ENVIRON CTR PURGE 24556 DR5

That of course can also be seen in the Narcissus in Alien and inside the Spinner in Blade Runner.

(https://d13ezvd6yrslxm.cloudfront.net/wp/wp-content/images/zzz-bladeandalien.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Mar 27, 2018, 06:10:27 PM
Never noticed that. heh
Ridley never gets tired of that 24456 DR 5 Purge
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Apr 02, 2018, 03:53:03 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhC3ThklGSf/?taken-by=matthatt0n (https://www.instagram.com/p/BhC3ThklGSf/?taken-by=matthatt0n)

Another tease for David's sketchbook (?), this time from Matt Hatton. Getting pretty hype about it right now.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 04, 2018, 05:16:20 PM
https://yutani.blog/2018/03/31/creatives-ev-shipard/

Interview from MU-TH-UR with Ev Shipard.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on Apr 04, 2018, 08:14:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 04, 2018, 05:16:20 PM
https://yutani.blog/2018/03/31/creatives-ev-shipard/

Interview from MU-TH-UR with Ev Shipard.
Interesting he mentions that the Engineers might have a Base-7 system (rather than our own Base-10) and tried to incorporate that into the design. That doesn't really make sense though, as Engineer's were trying to teach us at the point of our growth linguistics, mathematics etc, and even 3,0000 years ago the two dominating systems were either Base-10 or Base-5, even through isolated cultures. There are a few exceptions to the rule, but maybe it's my fault for reading too much into it.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Enoch on Apr 09, 2018, 11:33:41 AM
Hi guys, could anyone help me find Alien Covenant behind the
scenes photo of bunch of Engineers standing in front of the wall?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 09, 2018, 11:37:47 AM
Dead or alive?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Enoch on Apr 09, 2018, 11:39:59 AM
Alive :) :D

I think it is the photo from the filming of Davids arrival.
Engineers are standing in the plaza and celebrating, watching the skies.

Its from some sort of featurette or perhaps someone from the crew posted it on
social media, I m not sure though, but remember seeing it some time ago.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 09, 2018, 11:44:46 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/82hy6G5.jpg)

This the one?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Enoch on Apr 09, 2018, 11:48:44 AM
You are the best.
Thats the one. Where did you find it?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 09, 2018, 11:51:20 AM
I found it on a Facebook group with some of the Engineers extras but none of them posted it. It's from a featurette, I think.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Enoch on Apr 09, 2018, 11:52:44 AM
Yes its obvious its from featurette.
Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 09, 2018, 11:57:58 AM
No problem.  :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Apr 09, 2018, 01:56:21 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 04, 2018, 05:16:20 PM
https://yutani.blog/2018/03/31/creatives-ev-shipard/

Interview from MU-TH-UR with Ev Shipard.

Thanks Corporal Hicks  ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Apr 10, 2018, 04:14:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 09, 2018, 11:44:46 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/82hy6G5.jpg)

This the one?

Not all heroes wear capes!  :o
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 11, 2018, 09:38:41 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhbDejtHIZM/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: ChrisPachi on Apr 13, 2018, 12:05:28 PM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcoinbox.com.au%2Fforty%2Fnarp.png&hash=43ef5ad8be5af5fd82faf1365c57c99f1abfda4e)

My smile is dead, as I die. Help me.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Apr 13, 2018, 04:37:36 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Apr 20, 2018, 01:22:29 PM
Quote from: SM on Mar 14, 2018, 01:45:58 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 28, 2018, 09:16:07 AM
MU-TH-UR's written interview with Wayne Haag - https://yutani.blog/2018/02/28/creatives-wayne-haag/

Good site that.

Thank you SM <3
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Apr 24, 2018, 08:22:09 PM
Stephane Levallois has some extra Covenant concept art stuff up on his facebook page
(private page but the Covenant images are set to public)

Might be worth to send him a message and ask permition before posting here. :)

(It's extra storyboards and creature design)
https://www.facebook.com/stephane.levallois/photos





Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Apr 25, 2018, 02:44:52 AM
Quote from: skhellter on Apr 24, 2018, 08:22:09 PM
Stephane Levallois has some extra Covenant concept art stuff up on his facebook page
(private page but the Covenant images are set to public)

Might be worth to send him a message and ask permition before posting here. :)

(It's extra storyboards and creature design)
https://www.facebook.com/stephane.levallois/photos

Thanks for sharing.
Cool stuff. Even a couple of things from a different script I guess.
I love how the Juggernaut was originally in the snow.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: HABIT on Apr 25, 2018, 03:01:30 AM
Quote from: skhellter on Apr 24, 2018, 08:22:09 PM
Stephane Levallois has some extra Covenant concept art stuff up on his facebook page
(private page but the Covenant images are set to public)

Might be worth to send him a message and ask permition before posting here. :)

(It's extra storyboards and creature design)
https://www.facebook.com/stephane.levallois/photos
Do I need a facebook to actually view the photos?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Apr 26, 2018, 12:18:22 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiB07HNHxFT/?taken-by=matthatt0n (https://www.instagram.com/p/BiB07HNHxFT/?taken-by=matthatt0n)
It's happening, boys and girls!!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 26, 2018, 12:57:16 PM
A new interview from Yutani - https://yutani.blog/2018/04/26/available-alien-day-creatives-dane-hallett-matt-hatton/

And one from Xenomorphing - https://xenomorphing.com/2018/04/26/interview-with-billy-mansel-an-engineer-from-alien-covenant-by-cee-vee-ernay/

I've also got an interview with the Engineer extras in the works but ours will be a group one with several of the actors. Waiting back responses.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Apr 27, 2018, 08:20:03 AM
https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/989549712968646656 (https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/989549712968646656)
My wallet's not gonna make it...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Apr 27, 2018, 07:31:03 PM
That looks amazing... Hope I'll be able to buy it here.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on May 03, 2018, 04:47:34 AM
Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Apr 26, 2018, 12:18:22 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiB07HNHxFT/?taken-by=matthatt0n (https://www.instagram.com/p/BiB07HNHxFT/?taken-by=matthatt0n)
It's happening, boys and girls!!

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.booru.org%2Flefty%2F%2Fimages%2F1%2Fc660fc339639028a03b6a85395e6c6f9c8803612.gif&hash=0529078dc045e3fc0970414dbf611a735bcaf44e)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 08, 2018, 01:14:07 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiTy30NnuH9/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: bobby brown on May 08, 2018, 08:31:26 PM
f**k Cgi right?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on May 08, 2018, 08:57:55 PM
To be honest, I think the CGI version looks much better in this case.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on May 08, 2018, 09:22:30 PM
Yeah the suit's texture is a bit rough, like a plaster wall without a coat of paint.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Kane's other son on May 10, 2018, 11:41:10 AM
I think it was always meant to be replaced by CGI and the suit was for reference and to have something for the actors to act against.
You can't do the shots Ridley wanted with a man-in-suit.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: OpenMaw on May 10, 2018, 11:49:18 AM
That's the bad thing about CGI, though.

Maybe it's a good thing to not have the Alien bouncing all over the place like some cartoon character.


Like, use a man in a suit, or a puppet, and then have CGI to do the mouth effect.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: ChrisPachi on May 10, 2018, 01:08:06 PM
f**k I must be old if that suit looks bad.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SiL on May 10, 2018, 01:09:36 PM
Suit looks fine.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: OpenMaw on May 10, 2018, 01:20:57 PM
Quote from: SiL on May 10, 2018, 01:09:36 PM
Suit looks fine.

Yeah.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 14, 2018, 08:56:31 AM

Alien: Covenant. One of David&#39;s mutations featured in his lab. Covenant was the first project we really explored combining 3d printing with more traditional techniques for the creature effects. Lots of fun. This critter designed by our brother from another mother Dominic Hailstone. #creatures #critters #aliens #aliencovenant #ridleyscott #oddstudio #oddcreatures #creaturesinc #mutations #3dprinting #davidslab #horror #scifi #sculpting #creaturedesign

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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on May 14, 2018, 05:52:26 PM
Those creature effects and deigns are always stunning!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 15, 2018, 08:08:21 AM
Another one of the same creature -

Alien: Covenant. One of David&#39;s mutations featured in his lab. Covenant was the first project we really explored combining 3d printing with more traditional techniques for the creature effects. Lots of fun. This critter designed by our brother from another mother Dominic Hailstone. #creatures #critters #aliens #aliencovenant #ridleyscott #oddstudio #oddcreatures #creaturesinc #mutations #3dprinting #davidslab #horror #scifi #sculpting #creaturedesign

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Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: HABIT on May 15, 2018, 12:00:34 PM
Dominic did some work for the movie? Brilliant.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 15, 2018, 12:12:39 PM
Dominic did quite a bit of work on Covenant, I do believe.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: NetworkATTH on May 15, 2018, 04:34:39 PM
Now I just want to see a mature Alien/Neomorph with hands-as-ears
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 17, 2018, 01:05:03 PM


Stuff on display in Scott Free's office in London.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 21, 2018, 07:58:57 AM
Don't think this one got shared -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucPTgxisBjU&has_verified=1
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 01, 2018, 08:11:46 AM
https://yutani.blog/2018/05/31/creatives-uli-latukefu/

Another interview from Yutani. I haven't had the chance to read it over yet.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jun 01, 2018, 03:33:42 PM
Quote from: Evanus on May 08, 2018, 08:57:55 PM
To be honest, I think the CGI version looks much better in this case.

Agreed, and- the closer to this;
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scified.com%2Fmedia%2Fofficial_prometheus_deacon_concept.jpg&hash=e68af0161d1680c54f543af2c38d65caf8e146ee)

The better, both end results- suit or CGI are subpar bestial versions of what we should've got.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 04, 2018, 05:11:20 PM
Not sure if this one has been posted yet?

Time lapse of set construction at Fox Studios.

Gives you a nice birds-eye view of industrial-scale film-making:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXIupM277lc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXIupM277lc)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jun 04, 2018, 06:14:45 PM
Amazing how all that was used for such a brief period in comparison to Prometheus.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 04, 2018, 09:22:07 PM
Especially the pilot chamber which is barely lit and only seen for a couple of minutes in the film. Though to be fair, it was slightly changed and used again for the entrance of the ship and we also see more of it in The Crossing Prologue.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jun 04, 2018, 09:32:04 PM
Really great video.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 12, 2018, 07:32:46 AM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 16, 2018, 10:09:55 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkEhlALnlOI/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkEhlALnlOI/)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 18, 2018, 11:42:11 PM
Found this while looking for something else.  Tony Drew - set designer (http://jeremylove.com/?portfolio=coming-soon).
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Darwinsgirl on Jun 19, 2018, 12:58:17 AM


Thanks for posting this!   5 Stars! * * * * *   8)

All the detail reminds me of Ron Cobb
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 19, 2018, 02:43:43 AM
If only they'd had the weapons in the concept art.  ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 19, 2018, 07:30:06 AM
Quote from: SM on Jun 18, 2018, 11:42:11 PM
Found this while looking for something else.  Tony Drew - set designer (http://jeremylove.com/?portfolio=coming-soon).

Is that the right link, SM? It's Jeremy's Love's work, not Tony Drew?


https://www.instagram.com/p/BkKfVuNnVY4/?taken-by=odd_studio
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 19, 2018, 07:57:40 AM
Oops.  Yes you're right.  Tony Drew got mentioned further down and I got mixed up.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 19, 2018, 08:09:25 AM
Jeremy's stuff is great! I know it's such a small issue in the long-run but seeing those Pulse Rifles in the lockers just makes me wish we'd have seen more care put into the weapon design in the film. I don't mean we should have had PR's but just something a little better dressed up.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jun 19, 2018, 10:26:32 AM
Pulse Rifles wouldn't have worked for the tone or effect the weapons have on the Alien but I share your disappointment with the weapons being as dull as they were, using what's clearly old rifles.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 19, 2018, 10:28:56 AM
Just something with a bit of effort in it would have been nice. Hell, even something like this from the Prommy concept artwork -

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/movies/prometheus/costume-design/costume-design001.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jun 19, 2018, 10:38:25 AM
Even that's currently cutting it a little close, I'd just have liked to see something that didn't look modern but wasn't in the same design language as the USCM, something more along the lines of the design language of the LAPD 2019 pistol or even Alien Resurrection would have been my preference.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 20, 2018, 03:53:37 PM
Not exactly from Prometheus or Covenant but boy do I like the feminine shapes on this bad girl. This is probably what I'd like to see on the next one.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkPXgeHH1tw/?taken-by=carlos_huante (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkPXgeHH1tw/?taken-by=carlos_huante)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jun 20, 2018, 04:07:58 PM
Can't say I'm a fan of the head shape or colouration but I adore Huante's other work on the Alien, which unfortunately was substantiated with more bestial versions in the final product. I'd love to see- any of his work make it uncompromised to film. The closest I feel we've got so far is the Covenant Chestburster. 
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jun 20, 2018, 05:23:28 PM
Quote from: The Old One on Jun 20, 2018, 04:07:58 PM
Can't say I'm a fan of the head shape or colouration

Yeah, too much UFO creature vibe for my taste.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/alienfilm/images/7/7a/Reptoid.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130508000622)

Or even like...

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0d/41/3a/0d413abba0373491e2a1323a9b94d8bb.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 20, 2018, 06:57:15 PM
Quote from: The Old One on Jun 20, 2018, 04:07:58 PM
Can't say I'm a fan of the head shape or colouration but I adore Huante's other work on the Alien, which unfortunately was substantiated with more bestial versions in the final product. I'd love to see- any of his work make it uncompromised to film. The closest I feel we've got so far is the Covenant Chestburster.

If it was translucent it could work but I would prefer as well some of his blueish tones he uses so well on other sketches (though it would probably loose some of its neat details).
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 21, 2018, 12:38:04 AM
Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 20, 2018, 03:53:37 PM
Not exactly from Prometheus or Covenant but boy do I like the feminine shapes on this bad girl. This is probably what I'd like to see on the next one.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkPXgeHH1tw/?taken-by=carlos_huante (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkPXgeHH1tw/?taken-by=carlos_huante)
Can you imagine how creepy it would be to see it smiling that hideous smile at you while those chest nostrils flare with its breathing...?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 21, 2018, 12:40:20 AM
I like it.. wonder how it lays/spreads spore pods.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 22, 2018, 05:28:47 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkRlpvJnm5p/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1en1mdnt5jkz2
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: OpenMaw on Jun 23, 2018, 07:48:41 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Jun 21, 2018, 12:40:20 AM
I like it.. wonder how it lays/spreads spore pods.

Looks pretty vaginal down there.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Scorpio on Jun 24, 2018, 08:47:18 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 22, 2018, 05:28:47 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkRlpvJnm5p/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1en1mdnt5jkz2

The pods in Alien/Aliens/Alien 3/Prometheus are very womb-like and somewhat comforting, these are more industrial and machine-like.  A little more claustrophobic/sarcophagus like the pods in 2001:  A Space Odyssey.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homeschoolmommoviemavin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F05%2Ftumblr_larnujIu7h1qz5zvo-1.png&hash=5d3171b26955c149e2e649a48fe29ca39cfb12d9)

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 24, 2018, 05:08:16 PM
You could not pay me enough to get into one of those.  That is a literal coffin.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 25, 2018, 12:06:33 AM
Only when HAL turns off the life support.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 25, 2018, 02:03:08 AM
Before you fall asleep, there is still that moment when you are awake inside that pod which is sealed shut.  I think I would go mental.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 25, 2018, 02:07:15 AM
Only for a moment.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: OpenMaw on Jun 25, 2018, 04:26:11 AM
Could explain why they redesigned them later on down the line in Alien and Aliens. Psychological comfort.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 25, 2018, 07:44:03 AM
I think Ridley actually refers to them as caskets in the audio commentary.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Jun 25, 2018, 12:37:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 25, 2018, 07:44:03 AM
I think Ridley actually refers to them as caskets in the audio commentary.

The muthur interactive called the Engineer Hypersleep chambers sarcophagus, which I think is cool. Links back to the Egyptian aesthetic in Dan O'Bannon's original concept with the Pyramid/Tomb.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jun 25, 2018, 10:40:32 PM
(https://doc-00-9s-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/ha0ro937gcuc7l7deffksulhg5h7mbp1/pigfrqj209dehtjf4p9j0j6khnm99fie/1529964000000/04358047378726336446/*/1Bco7zdFfJ4zwunzmO6sAiJEJm8lNRQ-a)

Haven't seen anyone mention this before, the real Neomorph.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Local Trouble on Jun 25, 2018, 11:11:02 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 25, 2018, 02:03:08 AM
Before you fall asleep, there is still that moment when you are awake inside that pod which is sealed shut.  I think I would go mental.

I imagine you'd get healthy dose of sedatives first.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Wysps on Jun 25, 2018, 11:16:17 PM
Quote from: The Old One on Jun 25, 2018, 10:40:32 PM
https://doc-00-9s-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/ha0ro937gcuc7l7deffksulhg5h7mbp1/pigfrqj209dehtjf4p9j0j6khnm99fie/1529964000000/04358047378726336446/*/1Bco7zdFfJ4zwunzmO6sAiJEJm8lNRQ-a

Haven't seen anyone mention this before, the real Neomorph.

That is certainly interesting. Sort of reminds me of a baby bird with teeth.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jun 25, 2018, 11:33:02 PM
Makes me wonder why, if that's the practical head and essentially always what the Neomorph was intended to look like, even in it's digital iteration-
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/141/large/andrei-szasz-neomorph-10.jpg?1511308820)


Why then would NECA use this inferior (And inaccurate) model for a basis?

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alien-covenant.com%2Faliencovenant_uploads%2Fcolin-shulver-final-neo-2-152.jpg&hash=78426e74c3f95647ce5d17fbea74557b41d0c342)

Personally I find it extremely irritating.
Because this is such a fantastic looking creature that deserved a better representation.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 25, 2018, 11:43:59 PM
(https://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/6385_press03-001.jpg)

"Kane"
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jun 25, 2018, 11:46:01 PM
The joys of likeness distribution lol.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Local Trouble on Jun 25, 2018, 11:55:49 PM
Looks more like Biggs.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: KiramidHead on Jun 26, 2018, 12:11:50 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jun 25, 2018, 11:55:49 PM
Looks more like Biggs.

Biggs was right, that figure is never leaving the store shelves.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Jun 26, 2018, 05:12:35 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jun 25, 2018, 11:55:49 PM
Looks more like Biggs.

It's obviously àlex brendemühl. We're about to get "the german doctor" in space.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 26, 2018, 10:49:10 AM
Kanestache looking lit! Wouldn't get prego with that beautiful protection on his face, I'll tell you that.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2018, 10:52:10 AM
It'd tickle the facehugger right off.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Jun 26, 2018, 11:08:13 AM
Quote from: The Old One on Jun 25, 2018, 11:33:02 PM
Makes me wonder why, if that's the practical head and essentially always what the Neomorph was intended to look like, even in it's digital iteration-
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/226/141/large/andrei-szasz-neomorph-10.jpg?1511308820)


Why then would NECA use this inferior (And inaccurate) model for a basis?

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alien-covenant.com%2Faliencovenant_uploads%2Fcolin-shulver-final-neo-2-152.jpg&hash=78426e74c3f95647ce5d17fbea74557b41d0c342)

Personally I find it extremely irritating.
Because this is such a fantastic looking creature that deserved a better representation.

Because it was accurate at the time. Neca got the concept art and the look of the suit designs, probably the CGI version didn't exist yet. I don't believe they were even informed about the change in design. That's the danger with trying to get a figure out by the time of a movie release. You only get to see those first designs and knowing how Scott likes to change his mind on the fly, there was never a chance in hell for Neca to see the final version before it was too late. They certainly didn't choose the earlier design on purpose, that's literally the only design they were given. And since they were the only company to release a Neomorph figure when the film released, that's the down side we get. An earlier design, some like it, some don't.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 26, 2018, 11:25:11 AM
Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 26, 2018, 10:49:10 AM
Kanestache looking lit! Wouldn't get prego with that beautiful protection on his face, I'll tell you that.

:laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: ChrisPachi on Jun 26, 2018, 11:38:03 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2018, 10:52:10 AMIt'd tickle the facehugger right off.

I lol'd, then realised; I can't recall ever seeing a moustache get hugged. Then I lol'd way harder.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 26, 2018, 02:19:52 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jun 25, 2018, 11:11:02 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 25, 2018, 02:03:08 AM
Before you fall asleep, there is still that moment when you are awake inside that pod which is sealed shut.  I think I would go mental.

I imagine you'd get healthy dose of sedatives first.
Indeed! Hey, Local... waft me some narco, wouldya?  ;D


Quote from: SM on Jun 25, 2018, 11:43:59 PM
https://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/6385_press03-001.jpg

"Kane"
That 'stache needs a freezerino of its own!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2018, 03:49:13 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jun 25, 2018, 11:11:02 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 25, 2018, 02:03:08 AM
Before you fall asleep, there is still that moment when you are awake inside that pod which is sealed shut.  I think I would go mental.

I imagine you'd get healthy dose of sedatives first.

Why do you think they had all that pot aboard the Covenant?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Wysps on Jun 26, 2018, 04:13:54 PM
Quote from: ChrisPachi on Jun 26, 2018, 11:38:03 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2018, 10:52:10 AMIt'd tickle the facehugger right off.

I lol'd, then realised; I can't recall ever seeing a moustache get hugged. Then I lol'd way harder.

I think we're onto something here  :laugh:  Standard issue mustaches should be the requirement.  Women too!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Cruentus on Jun 26, 2018, 05:12:42 PM
Quote from: ChrisPachi on Jun 26, 2018, 11:38:03 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2018, 10:52:10 AMIt'd tickle the facehugger right off.

I lol'd, then realised; I can't recall ever seeing a moustache get hugged. Then I lol'd way harder.

The only one I can think of at the top my head is Lope  :laugh:
In the comics, I am sure there was plenty of moustache wearing folks that became hugger victims..
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Local Trouble on Jun 26, 2018, 05:54:41 PM
Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 26, 2018, 10:49:10 AM
Kanestache looking lit! Wouldn't get prego with that beautiful protection on his face, I'll tell you that.

(https://i.imgur.com/qo057zf.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Jun 26, 2018, 10:38:38 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2018, 03:49:13 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jun 25, 2018, 11:11:02 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 25, 2018, 02:03:08 AM
Before you fall asleep, there is still that moment when you are awake inside that pod which is sealed shut.  I think I would go mental.

I imagine you'd get healthy dose of sedatives first.

Why do you think they had all that pot aboard the Covenant?

Pop tarts man.

Best way to get back at a joker in cryo, slip some Narcan in their mid-trip dosage before bed-time. Hooeeey!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Wysps on Jun 27, 2018, 01:26:06 AM
Quote from: Huggs on Jun 26, 2018, 10:38:38 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 26, 2018, 03:49:13 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jun 25, 2018, 11:11:02 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 25, 2018, 02:03:08 AM
Before you fall asleep, there is still that moment when you are awake inside that pod which is sealed shut.  I think I would go mental.

I imagine you'd get healthy dose of sedatives first.

Why do you think they had all that pot aboard the Covenant?

Pop tarts man.

Best way to get back at a joker in cryo, slip some Narcan in their mid-trip dosage before bed-time. Hooeeey!

Narcan to reverse all that heroin they're shooting up in between missions, I'm sure :laugh:

I know I'd need the maximum dose of whatever allowed before I were to get in that tube.  I'm not claustrophobic, but I'd still flip. 
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Jun 28, 2018, 03:59:39 AM
Found this. My mind is having problems processing it.

(https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2013/2-14/Eb5aqGWnke-2.png)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Jun 28, 2018, 04:03:32 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Jun 28, 2018, 03:59:39 AM
Found this. My mind is having problems processing it.

https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2013/2-14/Eb5aqGWnke-2.png

Just imagine it tying Ripley to some railroad tracks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jun 28, 2018, 04:21:22 AM
 :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Darwinsgirl on Jun 28, 2018, 08:27:31 AM


I second this   :D

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 28, 2018, 09:34:47 AM
https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/videos/1858675870849492/ (https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/videos/1858675870849492/)

Dane Hallet unboxing his David's Drawings book. Tight.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 28, 2018, 01:01:25 PM
Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 28, 2018, 09:34:47 AM
https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/videos/1858675870849492/ (https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/videos/1858675870849492/)

Dane Hallet unboxing his David's Drawings book. Tight.
Indeed! He's got quite the collection around him for inspiration.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jun 28, 2018, 04:35:11 PM
Holy shit! Cannot wait to buy this.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Jul 02, 2018, 02:43:29 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Jun 28, 2018, 04:03:32 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Jun 28, 2018, 03:59:39 AM
Found this. My mind is having problems processing it.

https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2013/2-14/Eb5aqGWnke-2.png

Just imagine it tying Ripley to some railroad tracks.

:D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Jul 02, 2018, 11:13:29 PM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Jul 02, 2018, 02:43:29 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Jun 28, 2018, 04:03:32 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Jun 28, 2018, 03:59:39 AM
Found this. My mind is having problems processing it.

https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2013/2-14/Eb5aqGWnke-2.png

Just imagine it tying Ripley to some railroad tracks.

:D

I suppose it would've been more like cocooning, but hey.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jul 03, 2018, 10:01:51 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkw4wJwnesc/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkw4wJwnesc/)

Noodles.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 03, 2018, 10:03:47 AM
So gross.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Jul 03, 2018, 10:14:13 AM
Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jul 03, 2018, 10:01:51 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkw4wJwnesc/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkw4wJwnesc/)

Noodles.

This looks much more vaginal from this angle
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 03, 2018, 12:12:33 PM
Creatives: Luke Bubb (https://yutani.blog/2018/06/30/creatives-luke-bubb/)

QuoteI recently reached out to Luke Bubb to find out more about his role in creating the concepts for the Orrery in Prometheus and the other Engineer special effects as part of our Creatives series on Yutani.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Darwinsgirl on Jul 03, 2018, 04:13:05 PM
Quote from: MU-TH-UR 6000 on Jun 28, 2018, 09:34:47 AM
https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/videos/1858675870849492/ (https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/videos/1858675870849492/)

Dane Hallet unboxing his David's Drawings book. Tight.

Thanks for posting this!  5 Stars!  * * * * *
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Jul 04, 2018, 03:43:25 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 03, 2018, 12:12:33 PM
Creatives: Luke Bubb (https://yutani.blog/2018/06/30/creatives-luke-bubb/)

QuoteI recently reached out to Luke Bubb to find out more about his role in creating the concepts for the Orrery in Prometheus and the other Engineer special effects as part of our Creatives series on Yutani.

Interesting read, thanks for posting.

Hope we get to see another orrery at some point. Too bad they use on in Covenant.
That scene in Prometheus is one of my favorites of the prequels.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2018, 10:32:45 AM
https://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/interviews/alien-covenant-engineers/

Here's a Q&A I did with some of the Engineer actors from the massacre scene.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jul 05, 2018, 04:18:27 PM
Thanks Hicks!

Really interesting info in there. Also some good points about why the Prometheus engineer could be different.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Jul 05, 2018, 06:09:07 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2018, 10:32:45 AM
https://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/interviews/alien-covenant-engineers/

Here's a Q&A I did with some of the Engineer actors from the massacre scene.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Jul 05, 2018, 06:20:23 PM
Yeah, that's a nice interview.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 05, 2018, 09:03:17 PM
When can we expect the interview with the Fox Studios forklift driver Corporal?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 05, 2018, 09:15:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2018, 10:32:45 AM
https://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/interviews/alien-covenant-engineers/

Here's a Q&A I did with some of the Engineer actors from the massacre scene.

Civilian types and military types, I like it. Great interview, Corporal.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 05, 2018, 09:33:13 PM
Thanks guys. Glad you're enjoying.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 08, 2018, 04:01:20 PM
Some new bts photographs from Alien: Covenant:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjBxCNXUAAQm8G.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjBszJXcAA0dFr.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjBJ6GXcAAz_VM.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjAfvZX0AAthRh.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjAg1lX0AARgJR.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjAiKkXkAEOYyF.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjBvR-WsAAh_Pm.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 08, 2018, 04:57:16 PM
Gorgeous.

Noomi my child. <3
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 08, 2018, 05:10:36 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 08, 2018, 04:01:20 PM
Some new bts photographs from Alien: Covenant:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjBxCNXUAAQm8G.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjBszJXcAA0dFr.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjBJ6GXcAAz_VM.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjAfvZX0AAthRh.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjAg1lX0AARgJR.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjAiKkXkAEOYyF.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjBvR-WsAAh_Pm.jpg)

Ohhh! Very nice! Who is that from?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 08, 2018, 05:19:05 PM
Those were taken by Matthew Thorne.

You can also see a few more on his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewjjthorne/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/matthewjjthorne/?hl=en)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Jul 08, 2018, 07:20:22 PM
Those pics are so cool. Especially The Crossing ones. I miss Shaw.. and David's blond hair  :D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 09, 2018, 07:40:03 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhjAfvZX0AAthRh.jpg)

Looks like that is probably David's head floating outside the ship.

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 08, 2018, 05:19:05 PM
Those were taken by Matthew Thorne.

You can also see a few more on his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewjjthorne/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/matthewjjthorne/?hl=en)

Thanks mate.
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Post by: DorkiDori on Jul 09, 2018, 06:02:50 PM
i wonder if "The Crossing" was indeed much longer like the script that you guys got your hands on... I remember there was an interview stating that there was roughly 20 minutes worth of footage shot that wound up on the cutting room floor. after reading that old script, "The Crossing" segment sounded like it could be 20-30 minutes long in terms of story telling...

maybe one day ALL of "The Crossing" footage will be released, esepcially seeing as that image of David reveals theres more to that scene than what was released!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Jul 10, 2018, 12:41:05 AM
Here's the rest

http://matthewjjthorne.com/alien-covenant/ (http://matthewjjthorne.com/alien-covenant/)

http://matthewjjthorne.com/audi-alien-covenant-x-lunar-quattro/ (http://matthewjjthorne.com/audi-alien-covenant-x-lunar-quattro/)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jul 10, 2018, 12:55:13 AM
Noice.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Jul 10, 2018, 03:01:34 AM
Is that Noomi in the Space Jockey chair? Interesting!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BishopShouldGo on Jul 10, 2018, 04:54:39 AM
Guy Pearce is so effortlessly cool in that chair. I appreciate that we got some more time with Weyland.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 07:43:32 AM
Quote from: Evanus on Jul 10, 2018, 03:01:34 AM
Is that Noomi in the Space Jockey chair? Interesting!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/542b7964e4b0a87901dcfa72/58eb1a3b725e2551822222ae/5afac1e70e2e72b3186d21ba/1530069627317/_MG_9178.JPG)

Certainly looks like! Some fantastic behind the scene shots here! Thanks for the proper link, muthur.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Jul 10, 2018, 11:35:21 AM
Yay I can share this now...



Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 07:43:32 AM
Quote from: Evanus on Jul 10, 2018, 03:01:34 AM
Is that Noomi in the Space Jockey chair? Interesting!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/542b7964e4b0a87901dcfa72/58eb1a3b725e2551822222ae/5afac1e70e2e72b3186d21ba/1530069627317/_MG_9178.JPG)

Certainly looks like! Some fantastic behind the scene shots here! Thanks for the proper link, muthur.

My pleasure Corporal.

Wow she is in the jockey chair, I think in the Crossing we only see her at the control panel.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 11:40:23 AM
I've uploaded the better quality pictures of all those into our gallery now. Some fantastic shots in there.

Quote from: muthur9000 on Jul 10, 2018, 11:35:21 AM
Yay I can share this now...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlDAm7LndNQ/

That is freaking gorgeous!!! Gutted I can't get one for myself.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Still Collating... on Jul 10, 2018, 12:34:33 PM
Quote from: muthur9000 on Jul 10, 2018, 11:35:21 AM
Yay I can share this now...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlDAm7LndNQ/

Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 07:43:32 AM
Quote from: Evanus on Jul 10, 2018, 03:01:34 AM
Is that Noomi in the Space Jockey chair? Interesting!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/542b7964e4b0a87901dcfa72/58eb1a3b725e2551822222ae/5afac1e70e2e72b3186d21ba/1530069627317/_MG_9178.JPG)

Certainly looks like! Some fantastic behind the scene shots here! Thanks for the proper link, muthur.

My pleasure Corporal.

Wow she is in the jockey chair, I think in the Crossing we only see her at the control panel.

I'll say it again. I can't wait for the David's drawings book. I know this won't be in there, only in the SDCC version, but I love what art these produce for the alien universe. The best thing to come out of Covenant IMO.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jul 10, 2018, 01:26:23 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 11:40:23 AM
I've uploaded the better quality pictures of all those into our gallery now. Some fantastic shots in there.


Which one? Looked for the "last updated" dates, but "me no findee". (And I'm internet stupid)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 01:29:56 PM
https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=352
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 10, 2018, 02:53:36 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jul 10, 2018, 03:11:56 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 01:29:56 PM
https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=352 (https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=352)
Right. I was looking in the galleries for Matt's take on the Big Chap you posted...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 03:15:15 PM
Ah, no, I didn't do that. But here -

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/34ce14c8258306844338f0d8d5382239/5BC5BF54/t51.2885-15/e35/36676436_318890768651481_4330049538061500416_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jul 10, 2018, 03:33:28 PM
You are golden. Don't ever change...   ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Stolen on Jul 10, 2018, 04:17:58 PM
These new images are incredible.
Thank you very much !
Covenant is so inspired and beautiful!

Shaw ...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Darwinsgirl on Jul 10, 2018, 04:45:21 PM
That Big Chap pic brought a smile to my face.. ;D

For a moment..I thought it was standing in front of a bookcase. I've spotted one among my shelves waiting to be discovered.  8)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Jul 10, 2018, 05:53:23 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 10, 2018, 03:15:15 PM
Ah, no, I didn't do that. But here -

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/34ce14c8258306844338f0d8d5382239/5BC5BF54/t51.2885-15/e35/36676436_318890768651481_4330049538061500416_n.jpg)

Alittle Xeno bondage eh? You scoundrel.  ;)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 10, 2018, 08:49:43 PM
My favourite type.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jul 10, 2018, 09:39:32 PM
I would love to see black & white Alien movie.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/542b7964e4b0a87901dcfa72/58eb1a3b725e2551822222ae/5afa467bf950b7f4da27292e/1530069628113/_MG_0600.JPG?format=500w)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jul 10, 2018, 11:09:54 PM
Go watch AvP:R.

It's mostly the former though.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jul 10, 2018, 11:43:43 PM
I meant decent black & white movie :) Something like this:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpop-verse.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F05%2FBlack-and-Chrome-banner.jpg&hash=2d1d195a5576b22fb9da7224835624c27a785cbd)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Jul 10, 2018, 11:58:46 PM
Quote from: Ingwar on Jul 10, 2018, 09:39:32 PM
I would love to see black & white Alien movie.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/542b7964e4b0a87901dcfa72/58eb1a3b725e2551822222ae/5afa467bf950b7f4da27292e/1530069628113/_MG_0600.JPG?format=500w

You should watch this then https://yutani.blog/2018/05/18/fan-edit-alien-covenant-the-necropolis-edition-by-uscss-prometheus/ (https://yutani.blog/2018/05/18/fan-edit-alien-covenant-the-necropolis-edition-by-uscss-prometheus/)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: KiramidHead on Jul 11, 2018, 12:27:57 AM
Quote from: Ingwar on Jul 10, 2018, 11:43:43 PM
I meant decent black & white movie :) Something like this:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpop-verse.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F05%2FBlack-and-Chrome-banner.jpg&hash=2d1d195a5576b22fb9da7224835624c27a785cbd)

Or Logan Noir.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 11, 2018, 01:40:54 AM
At the very least these films are chock full of undeniable gorgeous photography.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Jul 11, 2018, 06:33:12 AM
Quote from: muthur9000 on Jul 10, 2018, 12:41:05 AM
Here's the rest

http://matthewjjthorne.com/alien-covenant/ (http://matthewjjthorne.com/alien-covenant/)

http://matthewjjthorne.com/audi-alien-covenant-x-lunar-quattro/ (http://matthewjjthorne.com/audi-alien-covenant-x-lunar-quattro/)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 11, 2018, 07:18:02 AM
Quote from: FenGiddel on Jul 10, 2018, 03:33:28 PM
You are golden. Don't ever change...   ;D

Ha, thanks! I didn't realizes there was a second copy in the slideshow so here's the uncropped one -

(https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/9212e35e369d533f27dbfb1cd2e10dcb/5BE957F9/t51.2885-15/e35/36540156_828141164051635_5963033968432381952_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2018, 04:03:05 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh0wM_vX4AE1xiZ.jpg:large)

The crew of Alien: Covenant. If you added the Visual Effects artists as well you'd probably have about twice as many people.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 11, 2018, 06:03:09 PM
So nice to see Ridley smiling.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jul 11, 2018, 08:48:44 PM
TO: All Crew

FROM: Scott Free

SUBJECT: Crew photo

All crew are invited to have their picture taken in the main stage at 3:30.

Black puffer jackets are mandatory.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 11, 2018, 09:03:46 PM
I thought they were stillsuits seeing as Oz is such an arid place?  ???
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jul 11, 2018, 09:15:40 PM
Not so much in Sydney in winter.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SiL on Jul 11, 2018, 09:59:58 PM
The southern wastes of the country actually have seasons, the freaks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jul 11, 2018, 10:34:16 PM
You got a problem with that, gringo?




Cos I do. It's farkin freezing this morning.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jul 11, 2018, 11:26:40 PM
Oddly the summer here in northern michigan has been consistantly in the 90's and very dry. Very strange for these parts.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SiL on Jul 11, 2018, 11:45:21 PM
Quote from: SM on Jul 11, 2018, 10:34:16 PM
You got a problem with that, gringo?




Cos I do. It's farkin freezing this morning.
We finally hit "winter" and it's still f**king 15+ degrees.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Huggs on Jul 11, 2018, 11:49:51 PM
Quote from: 426Buddy on Jul 11, 2018, 11:26:40 PM
Oddly the summer here in northern michigan has been consistantly in the 90's and very dry. Very strange for these parts.



Tack on matching humidity and you'd be as miserable as us Tennessee folk. I swear, you can wear the air around here. Of course, that's normal summer weather in these parts. Can't wait for fall to get here.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jul 11, 2018, 11:55:16 PM
Yeah its usually crazy humid here in the summer (we are all swamps and lakes) but usually not this hot either.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jul 12, 2018, 12:34:39 AM
Quote from: SM on Jul 11, 2018, 08:48:44 PM
TO: All Crew

FROM: Scott Free

SUBJECT: Crew photo

All crew are invited to have their picture taken in the main stage at 3:30.

Black puffer jackets are mandatory.
Shades of David Lynch's Fremen stillsuits...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Jul 12, 2018, 02:34:15 AM
I got the image of this bit appearing after the white room scene.
Just Shaw going into the chair and taking off. Cut to the Juggernaut 2 in space as it disappears into the distance.
The date on screen fast forwards and we see the Covenant coming into the screen.

Later during the flashback we see her getting out of the chair and fixing up David and stuff.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/542b7964e4b0a87901dcfa72/58eb1a3b725e2551822222ae/5afac1e70e2e72b3186d21ba/1530069627317/_MG_9178.JPG)

I miss Noomi. If we ever get some kind of reboot/remake/spin-off/whatever I'd love to see her return in another role.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 12, 2018, 05:45:47 PM
Noomi Rapace truly was wasted, she's a phenomenal actress and it's unfortunate that Prometheus never gave us a script to match.

If that had been the case I can guarantee the nostalgia craving for a Neill Blomkamp Alien film would have never existed
in the first place.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2018, 04:17:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiEaJUBW0AEiyK3.jpg:large)

Covenant cast & director at Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, NZ - April 2016.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Jul 14, 2018, 04:32:29 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2018, 04:17:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiEaJUBW0AEiyK3.jpg:large)

Covenant cast & director at Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, NZ - April 2016.

Thug life  ;)

Looks like a great place to spend some time. Nice boat back there too. I wonder what kind of fish I could pull out of that water?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2018, 04:56:06 PM
A great place to spend some time especially if you like rain. The annual average rainfall in Milford Sound is more than seven times that of England. No need to pull the fish out of the water when they're already swimming around in the sky.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 15, 2018, 02:41:17 AM
Love Covenants' costuming.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jul 15, 2018, 06:40:06 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2018, 04:56:06 PM
A great place to spend some time especially if you like rain. The annual average rainfall in Milford Sound is more than seven times that of England. No need to pull the fish out of the water when they're already swimming around in the sky.

It's great in summer.  Even the drive from Te Anau is gobsmacking.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2018, 09:15:52 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2018, 04:17:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiEaJUBW0AEiyK3.jpg:large)

Covenant cast & director at Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, NZ - April 2016.

That Ridley Scott page is getting a bit active. They just said this too -



No idea if it's a Scott Free page, though.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 15, 2018, 09:24:55 AM
Oooh, good to hear if true.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Darwinsgirl on Jul 15, 2018, 09:37:12 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2018, 04:17:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiEaJUBW0AEiyK3.jpg:large)

Covenant cast & director at Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, NZ - April 2016.

I love the the locations Ridley finds for his films. So beautiful.

Thanks for posting this.

Quote from: The Old One on Jul 15, 2018, 09:24:55 AM
Oooh, good to hear if true.

Nods in agreement
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Jul 15, 2018, 11:12:57 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2018, 09:15:52 AM
No idea if it's a Scott Free page, though.

Isn't.
This is the official one:
https://twitter.com/RidleyScottCG

https://twitter.com/rsafilms/status/1006539482055577600

http://www.rsafilms.com/category/news/scott-free/
Official links are at the top of this page ^
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2018, 12:17:22 PM
Thanks, skhellter.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Jul 15, 2018, 04:46:20 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2018, 09:15:52 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2018, 04:17:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiEaJUBW0AEiyK3.jpg:large)

Covenant cast & director at Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, NZ - April 2016.

That Ridley Scott page is getting a bit active. They just said this too -

<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FRidleyScottFree%2Fposts%2F669577593409730&width=500" width="500" height="199" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>

No idea if it's a Scott Free page, though.

Well it's about time.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Still Collating... on Jul 15, 2018, 10:10:01 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2018, 09:15:52 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 14, 2018, 04:17:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiEaJUBW0AEiyK3.jpg:large)

Covenant cast & director at Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, NZ - April 2016.

That Ridley Scott page is getting a bit active. They just said this too -

<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FRidleyScottFree%2Fposts%2F669577593409730&width=500" width="500" height="199" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>

No idea if it's a Scott Free page, though.

So is this legit or not?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jul 15, 2018, 10:18:59 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Jul 15, 2018, 11:12:57 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2018, 09:15:52 AM
No idea if it's a Scott Free page, though.

Isn't.
This is the official one:
https://twitter.com/RidleyScottCG

https://twitter.com/rsafilms/status/1006539482055577600

http://www.rsafilms.com/category/news/scott-free/
Official links are at the top of this page ^
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Jul 16, 2018, 01:09:18 PM
Damn, I must be blind. Thanks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: FenGiddel on Jul 16, 2018, 04:32:39 PM
Quote from: Still Collating... on Jul 16, 2018, 01:09:18 PM
Damn, I must be blind. Thanks.
I was so busy unfollowing the other ones that weren't official...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Jul 17, 2018, 03:38:21 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2018, 12:17:22 PM
Thanks, skhellter.


It's gonna turn out to be a scified page. Calling it.

And Chris P will make an article about it.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: FenGiddel on Jul 17, 2018, 07:39:02 PM
And THAT is what makes you the man! [emoji6]
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jul 18, 2018, 04:47:27 PM
Some more BTS B&W photography from Covenant:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhqmdjvX0AIUZTC.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhqmnYrW4AEkGQX.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhqmqVvXUAAv5dJ.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiPS5u8WsAAYQ0h.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiPS5u7XUAApgGV.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Space7Horror on Jul 20, 2018, 02:09:51 AM
I think Covenant desperately needs a black & white version.  It would be amazing and really fit the movie overall, would definitely pay for an official version.  It would go so well with all of David's eerie drawings and the deadness of the engineer home world, along with fitting in with the hopelessness that movie conveys. 
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Jul 20, 2018, 02:11:50 AM
You'd need to dial up the contrast.  It's often a very dark movie.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Space7Horror on Jul 20, 2018, 02:27:58 AM
True, I would imagine it would need to be tweaked a little since it originally was not meant to be in black and white.  I've seen fan trailers in B&W that look really good, I assume they had to edit the image though.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 20, 2018, 02:29:14 AM
It's colour timing is different from the Blu-Ray to the 4K, without stating the obvious-
you see more in the 4K in more than just in terms of resolution.
A B&W version wouldn't go amiss though. 
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Jul 22, 2018, 05:53:49 AM
Can't you adjust the colours on your tv?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Jul 22, 2018, 10:34:35 AM
If you're talking about B&W technically yes, but it wouldn't be as good as a professional print.
As for colour timing or 4K Resolution, absolutely not.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Aug 03, 2018, 04:32:01 AM
Concept art for the In Utero VR flick.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/kRPeA

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/931/836/large/alex-jay-brady-18341776-10207960084594412-1111384761893134124-n.jpg?1494806152)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Huggs on Aug 03, 2018, 05:09:53 AM
Looks almost human doesn't it. Do they have a shot of the skull? Local and Fiorina are gonna want to see that.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 03, 2018, 07:59:52 AM
That and the other one look very much human.

The first one on the page looks more alien though -

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/931/835/large/alex-jay-brady-18425469-10207960084994422-4548668201070753186-n.jpg?1494806150)

Thanks blacklabel.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Aug 03, 2018, 01:13:30 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 03, 2018, 07:59:52 AM
That and the other one look very much human.

The first one on the page looks more alien though -

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/005/931/835/large/alex-jay-brady-18425469-10207960084994422-4548668201070753186-n.jpg?1494806150)

Thanks blacklabel.

That's just beautiful.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Denton Smalls on Aug 26, 2018, 02:24:07 PM
Apologies in advance...was looking for a podcast thread but didn't see one at first glance. Was wondering if Khang Le is on your radar for an upcoming episode? Would love to hear about his concept art...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 26, 2018, 07:27:52 PM
I've messaged him a few times but he's never responded.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Denton Smalls on Aug 26, 2018, 07:57:42 PM
That's a shame. Would've given him some free promotion.

Yep the in utero stuff is great. The addition of an umbilical cord and placenta beginning with the Deacon and carried through A:C adds another layer to the xeno birth ickyness.

Did anyone read the short story in Bug Hunt told from the Aliens' POV? Really gross/awesome part about a chestburster birth as experienced by the burster...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 22, 2018, 04:42:14 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dnnpz_CW4AA2b3Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Oct 15, 2018, 02:38:03 AM
In the David's Drawings accompanying book, Danet Hallett and Matt Hatton mention work that got rejected for being too gruesome. I think it was the Shaw stuff. Hope we get to see it some day.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Oct 15, 2018, 02:40:42 AM
Perhaps.

I hope so.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 05, 2018, 05:54:22 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpy9BoKlw3y/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1229isl1k655d
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Nov 16, 2018, 08:43:32 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Oct 15, 2018, 02:38:03 AM
In the David's Drawings accompanying book, Danet Hallett and Matt Hatton mention work that got rejected for being too gruesome. I think it was the Shaw stuff. Hope we get to see it some day.

The drawing was in the book, the one with tumours growing out of Shaw's back.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Nov 17, 2018, 05:19:19 AM
Quote from: muthur9000 on Nov 16, 2018, 08:43:32 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Oct 15, 2018, 02:38:03 AM
In the David's Drawings accompanying book, Danet Hallett and Matt Hatton mention work that got rejected for being too gruesome. I think it was the Shaw stuff. Hope we get to see it some day.

The drawing was in the book, the one with tumours growing out of Shaw's back.

Could be wrong but I think it were several drawings.
I have to read the book again but I think he said something in the lines of "The first batch we did was considered too brutal/gruesome. So we had to dial it back a little."
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 20, 2018, 01:15:59 AM
Interview: Brad Tucker, Consultant Astrophysicist for Alien: Covenant (https://yutani.blog/2018/11/17/interview-brad-tucker-consultant-astrophysicist-for-alien-covenant/?fbclid=IwAR2G9wZ8lbC16NK8lXoNhS49WFF22eAFZTP8IkkwC_KQBemNo8fuFtedxPw)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Nov 20, 2018, 10:13:02 PM
Interesting stuff. Thanks Hicks.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 22, 2018, 09:03:52 AM
I'm an hour in and Clara asked a lot of the questions we often see some up. In particular How can a Neutrino burst damage the ship (it doesn't, it's the following shockwave) and how can a planet be hidden. Definitely worth a listen if you were curious about those kind of things!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Nov 24, 2018, 01:17:06 PM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Nov 17, 2018, 05:19:19 AM
Quote from: muthur9000 on Nov 16, 2018, 08:43:32 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Oct 15, 2018, 02:38:03 AM
In the David's Drawings accompanying book, Danet Hallett and Matt Hatton mention work that got rejected for being too gruesome. I think it was the Shaw stuff. Hope we get to see it some day.

The drawing was in the book, the one with tumours growing out of Shaw's back.

Could be wrong but I think it was several drawings.
I have to read the book again but I think he said something in the lines of "The first batch we did was considered too brutal/gruesome. So we had to dial it back a little."

I am just going by what they told me, but now you have me wondering. Maybe I'll ask Dane next time he rings.


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 22, 2018, 09:03:52 AM
I'm an hour in and Clara asked a lot of the questions we often see some up. In particular, How can a Neutrino burst damage the ship (it doesn't, it's the following shockwave) and how can a planet be hidden. Definitely worth a listen if you were curious about those kind of things!

Thanks Hicks.

I am kinda sad my first recording didn't work. We also previously discussed how radiation in space is visible and that the Covenant is deceptively dark, whereas the space station itself is quite bright and astronauts find it hard to sleep because of the flashing they see in front of their eyes from cosmic rays that permeate the hull and their eyes/eyelids.

We also had lots of jokes about how some people have said the space sequences looked unrealistic or fake. I told him that I have read somewhere that it looked like they were "making things up" as they went along. He kept on saying "I better go do my fake job now" cause my recording was before he starts his all-night shift at the observatory.  :P
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Nov 24, 2018, 03:29:07 PM
Just finished the interview. Really appreciated some of those fan questions being answered. Thanks for asking them and a good interview overall.
For me the neutrino part was the only thing that stuck out to me as a bit weird, but now I've learned something new as well about supernova which is is awesome cause I'm a astronomy geek.
I thought the beginning third of Covenant was beautiful and a lot of those nitpicks we've heard before were too much and a sometimes even ridiculous. I'm really glad the beginning got that much attention and because of the effort put into it and the accuracy, I honestly appreciate the movie a bit more now.
I love when movies have qualified consultants and they actually listen to them.

muthur9000, you mentioned in the interview that you talked to a biologist about the spores on Planet 4, so where did you post that talk? Because I can't find it on your site and I'd really like to read what a biologist has to say about that stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 24, 2018, 08:04:44 PM
Quote from: Still Collating... on Nov 24, 2018, 03:29:07 PM
muthur9000, you mentioned in the interview that you talked to a biologist about the spores on Planet 4, so where did you post that talk? Because I can't find it on your site and I'd really like to read what a biologist has to say about that stuff.  ;D

It was at the bottom of the post with Brad's interview -

We had a question about the Biology of Planet 4, unfortunately, it is outside of Brad's expertise but our friend XenoPark, a Discord and Patreon supporter, is a Biologist and was able to answer these questions.

If Planet 4 was completely ridden of all lifeforms how could there be trees, don't they need carbon dioxide to grow?

So in the flashback, we see that there is flora on planet 4, and from David's diary we see the fauna as well, beetles, molluscs. David says that the accelerant goes after meat (maybe it seeks out special proteins, etc.), kills, mutates, or creates parasites which can kill the engineers, and we suppose the complete fauna on the planet. When the Covenant crew arrives we see the planet is empty, and there are big forest, trees, moss.

So could there be trees?
Yes, if the accelerant truly does not harm plant life, and what we see is the original flora before David. Secondly, if the plants and trees are pollinated by wind/water like many species here on Earth. These kind of species are not dependent on animal pollinators (invertebrates, birds, bats), and could thrive. If there were other pollinating strategies, for example with beetles, in that case, those species went extinct. Thirdly there are no plant-eating animals present.
We see that possibly the atmosphere on planet 4 is like on Earth, the Covenant crew can breathe without difficulty, and we saw in Prometheus that the engineers need the same type of gases. So what happened here on Earth is that plants were the first organisms that colonised land, because their efficient strategy to exploit the carbon dioxide filled atmosphere (and there were no other opponents present) After that plant radiation started, slowly the atmosphere filled with oxygen as a by-product, which helped invertebrates to radiate to land (because the not so efficient breathing prevented previously), and later amphibians as well. If we pull out the animals from the ecosystem, I don't think plant life would be thriving after 10 years, a bunch of the species would die out. After a while, those species would step into this empty place, which is not dependent on animals. Or it is thriving because the level of animal dependence was very low, before the bombing. So there is plenty of carbon dioxide naturally in the atmosphere.

How did the moss in the juggernaut grow in the dark?
Basically, it can't. Moss is not entirely a plant, but it needs high humidity to reproduce (spores are carried by water drops), and light. Maybe, it is not a moss, something else, and it can live without direct sunlight. Or it's in a relationship with that green slime found by David on the control panel in Prometheus. There are unicellular organisms which can switch from photosynthesis when there is light, to predation at night. Maybe sometimes the juggernaut boots up and emits some light. Moss can lie dormant, and with a single drop of water, it can turn into green in a couple of seconds.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Still Collating... on Nov 25, 2018, 12:53:40 PM
OMG I must be going blind.  :laugh:

Thanks!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Nov 28, 2018, 12:45:07 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 24, 2018, 08:04:44 PM
Quote from: Still Collating... on Nov 24, 2018, 03:29:07 PM
muthur9000, you mentioned in the interview that you talked to a biologist about the spores on Planet 4, so where did you post that talk? Because I can't find it on your site and I'd really like to read what a biologist has to say about that stuff.  ;D

It was at the bottom of the post with Brad's interview -

We had a question about the Biology of Planet 4, unfortunately, it is outside of Brad's expertise but our friend XenoPark, a Discord and Patreon supporter, is a Biologist and was able to answer these questions.

If Planet 4 was completely ridden of all lifeforms how could there be trees, don't they need carbon dioxide to grow?

So in the flashback, we see that there is flora on planet 4, and from David's diary we see the fauna as well, beetles, molluscs. David says that the accelerant goes after meat (maybe it seeks out special proteins, etc.), kills, mutates, or creates parasites which can kill the engineers, and we suppose the complete fauna on the planet. When the Covenant crew arrives we see the planet is empty, and there are big forest, trees, moss.

So could there be trees?
Yes, if the accelerant truly does not harm plant life, and what we see is the original flora before David. Secondly, if the plants and trees are pollinated by wind/water like many species here on Earth. These kind of species are not dependent on animal pollinators (invertebrates, birds, bats), and could thrive. If there were other pollinating strategies, for example with beetles, in that case, those species went extinct. Thirdly there are no plant-eating animals present.
We see that possibly the atmosphere on planet 4 is like on Earth, the Covenant crew can breathe without difficulty, and we saw in Prometheus that the engineers need the same type of gases. So what happened here on Earth is that plants were the first organisms that colonised land, because their efficient strategy to exploit the carbon dioxide filled atmosphere (and there were no other opponents present) After that plant radiation started, slowly the atmosphere filled with oxygen as a by-product, which helped invertebrates to radiate to land (because the not so efficient breathing prevented previously), and later amphibians as well. If we pull out the animals from the ecosystem, I don't think plant life would be thriving after 10 years, a bunch of the species would die out. After a while, those species would step into this empty place, which is not dependent on animals. Or it is thriving because the level of animal dependence was very low, before the bombing. So there is plenty of carbon dioxide naturally in the atmosphere.

How did the moss in the juggernaut grow in the dark?
Basically, it can't. Moss is not entirely a plant, but it needs high humidity to reproduce (spores are carried by water drops), and light. Maybe, it is not a moss, something else, and it can live without direct sunlight. Or it's in a relationship with that green slime found by David on the control panel in Prometheus. There are unicellular organisms which can switch from photosynthesis when there is light, to predation at night. Maybe sometimes the juggernaut boots up and emits some light. Moss can lie dormant, and with a single drop of water, it can turn into green in a couple of seconds.


Thanks Corporal Hicks


Quote from: Still Collating... on Nov 24, 2018, 03:29:07 PM
Just finished the interview. Really appreciated some of those fan questions being answered. Thanks for asking them and a good interview overall.
For me the neutrino part was the only thing that stuck out to me as a bit weird, but now I've learned something new as well about supernova which is is awesome cause I'm a astronomy geek.
I thought the beginning third of Covenant was beautiful and a lot of those nitpicks we've heard before were too much and a sometimes even ridiculous. I'm really glad the beginning got that much attention and because of the effort put into it and the accuracy, I honestly appreciate the movie a bit more now.
I love when movies have qualified consultants and they actually listen to them.

muthur9000, you mentioned in the interview that you talked to a biologist about the spores on Planet 4, so where did you post that talk? Because I can't find it on your site and I'd really like to read what a biologist has to say about that stuff.  ;D

Thanks for the feedback, and yes it was at the bottom of the post XD
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Nov 29, 2018, 01:35:15 AM
Thanks Hicks and muthur for you work.

I wish this would all end up in some encyclopedia about the series.
One part with all the facts and research. Another part with all the best possible theories.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Dec 03, 2018, 02:13:44 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Nov 29, 2018, 01:35:15 AM
Thanks Hicks and muthur for you work.

I wish this would all end up in some encyclopedia about the series.
One part with all the facts and research. Another part with all the best possible theories.

That would be something wouldn't it, I'd definitely buy a book on Alien lore and history of the Alien Universe.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Dec 04, 2018, 02:35:26 AM
Quote from: muthur9000 on Dec 03, 2018, 02:13:44 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Nov 29, 2018, 01:35:15 AM
Thanks Hicks and muthur for you work.

I wish this would all end up in some encyclopedia about the series.
One part with all the facts and research. Another part with all the best possible theories.

That would be something wouldn't it, I'd definitely buy a book on Alien lore and history of the Alien Universe.

If you're ever bored you could try putting your site into book format.
And gather with the other heads of Alien fan families for their contribution.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 03, 2019, 05:03:00 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsH2qcrlo4t/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=741exfx2ncd9
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jan 03, 2019, 05:28:34 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 03, 2019, 05:03:00 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsH2qcrlo4t/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=741exfx2ncd9

Nice! a lot of Goblin Shark vibe.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/nyh3Scn83u4GSNO1My/giphy.gif)

You can't see it so detailed in the movie.

(https://i.imgur.com/YWLmSG9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lSTTBJ6.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: bobcunk on Feb 03, 2019, 09:09:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 05, 2018, 05:54:22 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpy9BoKlw3y/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1229isl1k655d
is there any pictures of the actualy cgi model used in the movie? They changed the feet and shoulders for the film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Shinawi on Feb 18, 2019, 08:42:12 PM
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Feb 21, 2019, 05:44:59 PM
QuotePrometheus: from the archives, jumping back to the winter of 2010, working for Costume Designer Janty Yates, this was an emergency space helmet from the climax of the film that was approved and then cut due to budget. All drawn in photoshop, I'd most likely model it in 3D now.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuJLmIzF8pm/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BuJLmIzF8pm/)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuIof11Ashw/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BuIof11Ashw/)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Feb 22, 2019, 03:21:22 AM
Beautiful Translucent Neomorphs. <3
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Feb 22, 2019, 03:26:02 AM
After looking at this photo I eventually noticed a neomorph.  That girl is cute!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Necronomicon II on Feb 22, 2019, 03:50:51 AM
Me thinks perfect organism is a little... ... ... ...
Spoiler
juicy
[close]
;D
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Feb 22, 2019, 04:13:16 AM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Feb 22, 2019, 03:26:02 AM
After looking at this photo I eventually noticed a neomorph.  That girl is cute!

Indeed. That's a neck worth nibblin'.

A very pretty lady.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Feb 22, 2019, 04:18:45 AM
Her hand's in front of her face, are you guys really that thirsty?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Feb 22, 2019, 04:20:54 AM
srsly
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Huggs on Feb 22, 2019, 04:25:17 AM
Quote from: The Old One on Feb 22, 2019, 04:18:45 AM
Her hand's in front of her face, are you guys really that thirsty?

Not to get technical but her hands in front of her mouth. The rest is clearly visible.

Still, a pretty lady.

Quote from: SM on Feb 22, 2019, 04:20:54 AM
srsly

Quite so.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Feb 22, 2019, 04:28:54 AM
Aight...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SM on Feb 22, 2019, 04:30:16 AM
Nevermind the quality of the work - SHE HAWT!!!




ffs
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Feb 22, 2019, 04:32:12 AM
Quote from: SM on Feb 22, 2019, 04:30:16 AM
Nevermind the quality of the work - SHE HAWT!!!

That's the spirit!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Feb 22, 2019, 04:37:42 AM
Best practical version IMO.

It was a mistake to replace the baby Neomorphs with sub-par CGI versions, and although I'd say the designs in all cases were major improvements- the adult Neomorph by far benefitted the most. The beautiful texturing and depth of the practical Neomorph baby and toddler just didn't carry over whatsoever in any case, aside from the Chestburster.

Imagine how much more eerie and immersive the scenes with the CGI Neomorphs would've been had they maintained the layers and depth of that woman's wonderful work. Oh well...
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Necronomicon II on Feb 22, 2019, 04:43:04 AM
Eh, I was fine with the cgi, looked better in 4K.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Feb 22, 2019, 04:49:32 AM
It's not believable though in motion, a screencap looks alright but in motion it fails.

It's such a squandered aesthetic potential it makes me genuinely furious.

The Neomorph CGI design + translucency, depth and layers of the practical baby design equals; Gold.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Necronomicon II on Feb 22, 2019, 04:55:12 AM
Neomorphs are beautiful creatures. They're a wonderful addition to the xeno family tree.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: Huggs on Feb 22, 2019, 04:56:51 AM
I could take em or leave em, if we're being honest.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Feb 22, 2019, 04:58:06 AM
Agreed Necronomicon.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 22, 2019, 09:33:46 AM
I really do like the idea of a proto-form of the Aliens. I just wish they'd receive more focus and attention. It was my problem with both Covenant and Spaihts' scripts. They get pushed out the way towards the last third for the Alien and it did neither any favours.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Necronomicon II on Feb 22, 2019, 10:32:51 AM
I still want to see that slimy translucent one that slides and drips out of grated vents from Spaihts' script.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thre...
Post by: The Old One on Feb 22, 2019, 10:58:00 AM
'course you would.

I think they can all do that to a degree, there's no way they could fit through certain spaces they do in the films and Isolation otherwise.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Whos_Nick on Feb 23, 2019, 01:06:13 AM
Finished a 2 hour interview with Carlos Huante just a bit ago and he revealed a lot of juicy details on Prometheus and Covenant. Especially the early stuff for Paradise aka Prometheus 2. Will be posting parts from it soon at HN Entertainment
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Huggs on Feb 23, 2019, 01:08:24 AM
Quote from: Whos_Nick on Feb 23, 2019, 01:06:13 AM
Finished a 2 hour interview with Carlos Huante just a bit ago and he revealed a lot of juicy details on Prometheus and Covenant. Especially the early stuff for Paradise aka Prometheus 2. Will be posting parts from it soon at HN Entertainment

Nice.

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Post by: Necronomicon II on Feb 23, 2019, 01:49:08 AM
Sounds juicy indeed.
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Post by: Huggs on Feb 23, 2019, 02:52:12 AM
I was hoping you'd spot that on your own.
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Post by: Evanus on Feb 23, 2019, 03:56:19 PM
Oooh that sounds noice.. Looking forward to it.
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Post by: BishopShouldGo on Feb 23, 2019, 04:52:33 PM
Quote from: Whos_Nick on Feb 23, 2019, 01:06:13 AM
Finished a 2 hour interview with Carlos Huante just a bit ago and he revealed a lot of juicy details on Prometheus and Covenant. Especially the early stuff for Paradise aka Prometheus 2. Will be posting parts from it soon at HN Entertainment

I can't wait for this.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 25, 2019, 09:39:58 AM
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Post by: The Old One on Feb 25, 2019, 09:46:44 AM
Fetishy.
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Post by: Huggs on Feb 25, 2019, 09:47:48 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 25, 2019, 09:39:58 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuNl1l5Fg9v/

I like it.
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Post by: The Old One on Feb 25, 2019, 09:49:34 AM
Still wonder what was rejected for being too much.
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Post by: The Kurgan on Feb 25, 2019, 09:52:56 AM
It looks like something straight out of a BDSM magazin.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 25, 2019, 03:34:06 PM
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Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Mar 10, 2019, 06:18:42 AM
 ???

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALIEN-COVENANT-MAXI-Photo-POSTER-USCSS-Nostromo/292117452586

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cy4AAOSw1tNbvIqk/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 11, 2019, 10:07:38 AM
Pretty sure that's a fan poster.
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Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Mar 11, 2019, 01:35:34 PM
Yeah.
I was going a bit "Huh?" because of the image. But in hindsight, it's probably the sacrificial Engineer with a tear added.
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Post by: Huggs on Mar 11, 2019, 08:43:20 PM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Mar 11, 2019, 01:35:34 PM
Yeah.
I was going a bit "Huh?" because of the image. But in hindsight, it's probably the sacrificial Engineer with a tear added.

David must've thrown some garbage at his feet.

Pave paradise, get you a juggernaut.
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Post by: skhellter on Apr 03, 2019, 09:53:55 AM
Concept Maquette's for Covenant:






2nd one is very Fifield Mutant-ish.
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Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Apr 03, 2019, 10:50:54 AM
The first one looks alot like the Deacon to me
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 03, 2019, 11:46:01 AM
Quote from: skhellter on Apr 03, 2019, 09:53:55 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeInE-RHYNt/

I actually quite like that take!
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Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Apr 03, 2019, 12:20:04 PM
I could totally have seen that first Deacon-esque one propped up in David's lab as one of his "in-between" stages.

The way I see it, the Deacon and the Neomorphs are essentially variations on the same concept anyways. Predecessors of the Alien derived from the pathogen without much (any, really) intervention from David.
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Post by: bobby brown on Apr 04, 2019, 04:15:45 PM
Makes total sense. The Deacon is a neomorph spawned from an engineer. The mural also depicts a Neomorph in my belief.
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Post by: The Old One on Apr 05, 2019, 05:51:04 PM
100%
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 05, 2019, 06:51:50 PM
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Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 05, 2019, 09:17:43 PM
Odd Studio's getting a lot of self-promotional mileage out of Covenant.
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Post by: Still Collating... on Apr 06, 2019, 12:45:23 AM
They sure are. And good for them, they did a really good job with their stuff. Especially for David's lab.
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Post by: Huggs on Apr 06, 2019, 02:02:39 AM

That last one is scary as sh*t.
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Post by: The Old One on Apr 07, 2019, 12:05:40 AM
David's horrifying hybrids.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 08, 2019, 09:31:31 AM
QuoteNewborn Concept Art for Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant.These Concepts were produced for an earlier version of the Newborn Protomorph. The direction changed & these designs got shelved.

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/017/115/549/large/colin-shulver-nb1.jpg?1554712821)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/017/115/554/large/colin-shulver-nb2.jpg?1554712832)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/017/115/556/large/colin-shulver-nb3.jpg?1554712848)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/017/115/567/large/colin-shulver-nb4.jpg?1554712860)

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/YaOZxX
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Post by: The Old One on Apr 09, 2019, 10:46:05 AM
The final result's superior, I believe.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 15, 2019, 09:14:57 AM
Quote from: skhellter on Apr 03, 2019, 09:53:55 AM
Concept Maquette's for Covenant:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeInE-RHYNt/

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvwe8U4j5c7/


2nd one is very Fifield Mutant-ish.

Following on from these, I stalked some more concept sculpts from Aris.

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Post by: The Old One on Apr 15, 2019, 10:56:40 AM
I love the very H.R Giger Museum style one.
The second photo/third design. Very elegant.
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Post by: DarthJoker45 on Apr 26, 2019, 02:52:59 AM
Odd Studio has shared another never before seen picture of their Protomorph suit, and I must say that it is down right terrifying.

https://www.facebook.com/oddstudiopl/posts/1260245577456147
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 26, 2019, 07:10:39 AM

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwtB-T6gnJV/
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 26, 2019, 12:38:14 PM
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 26, 2019, 08:06:40 PM
Interview with Matt Savage, Costume Concept Artist for Prometheus (https://yutani.studio/2019/04/26/creative-matt-savage-costume-concept-artist-for-prometheus-episode-25-yutani-podcast/)
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2019, 06:37:23 PM

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwuI0t3gy1s/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwvdMLcAhc6/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwwGIGpgcOI/



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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Apr 29, 2019, 12:31:08 AM
I like it  8) and I'll never have enough material of our cute Shark-shaped monster ;D
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Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Apr 29, 2019, 04:25:12 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 28, 2019, 06:37:23 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwtzKiUA0Ui/

Looks like this one.

(https://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/1011.jpg)

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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 29, 2019, 08:57:39 AM
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 03, 2019, 08:01:05 AM
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Post by: Still Collating... on May 03, 2019, 07:28:09 PM
That was ridiculous and awesome!
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Post by: iain on May 04, 2019, 10:53:01 PM
The AC xeno's body is totally devoid of that biomechanical look.
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Post by: The Old One on May 04, 2019, 11:18:56 PM
So is every Pathogen creation, it's intentional.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 12, 2019, 06:26:52 PM
A lot of stuff from Weta's lead texture artist: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/aRgnr2
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Post by: iain on May 12, 2019, 07:51:39 PM
Quote from: The Old One on May 04, 2019, 11:18:56 PM
So is every Pathogen creation, it's intentional.

Another reason why need a 3rd and final prequel. We need to know how we got from the Protomorph to biomechanical Big Chap,
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Post by: DorkiDori on May 13, 2019, 05:57:00 AM
its kind of unfortunate that a lot of elements from the films will never be explained...

01 - the deacon bas reflief in the head room and the holograms
02 - the head in the head room
03 - the murals with the bird xeno + xeno hands holding the facehugger egg in the head room
04 - the deacon itself
05 - the scorpion ship
06 - exactly what happened between docking and the ship crashing
07 - 10 years of Shaw and David
08 - the engineers exact connection to the xeno
09 - is walter still alive
10 - what happens to the eggs left on the engineer planet

i could go on a bit more... but yeah, something tells me that the 3rd and final film will leave as many open and loose ends as the first 2 films did
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Post by: bobcunk on May 24, 2019, 03:30:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 03, 2019, 08:01:05 AM
<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Foddstudiopl%2Fvideos%2F369240783935133%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe>
I want that rod puppet. I wish collector companies would produce more scale props and puppets.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 27, 2019, 08:58:43 AM
Bunch more stuff from Colin Shulver: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/XB3ovY
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/XBxn9y
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/zA6Bwd
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Post by: The Old One on May 27, 2019, 09:25:42 AM
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/017/936/824/large/colin-shulver-asu2.jpg?1557917966)

Nice.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 30, 2019, 12:18:11 PM
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Post by: The1PerfectOrganism on May 30, 2019, 01:10:16 PM
Sexy BTS, whew lad.
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Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 13, 2019, 05:33:57 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Byo6K8qokgQ/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/Byo6K8qokgQ/)
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Post by: Ingwar on Jun 14, 2019, 09:28:44 PM
He looks like a wizard on the last picture.
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Post by: Kradan on Jun 15, 2019, 08:44:58 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 13, 2019, 05:33:57 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Byo6K8qokgQ/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/Byo6K8qokgQ/)

Yeah, yeah, stay still while we prepare you to die.
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 15, 2019, 03:20:25 PM
I love the picture of David standing in the rain.
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Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 15, 2019, 05:06:50 PM
Quote from: Ingwar on Jun 14, 2019, 09:28:44 PM
He looks like a wizard on the last picture.

He should do a cameo as the elder Merlin in his next movie. Don't think he's ever done a cameo in one of his owns films before?
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jun 15, 2019, 05:50:57 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 15, 2019, 05:06:50 PM
Quote from: Ingwar on Jun 14, 2019, 09:28:44 PM
He looks like a wizard on the last picture.

He should do a cameo as the elder Merlin in his next movie. Don't think he's ever done a cameo in one of his owns films before?

Maybe it's not a Scott Free production, but he is Ser Alliser Thorne in Game of Thrones.

(https://i.imgur.com/TpCJFUL.jpg)
(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7784319.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/game-of-thrones-main.jpg)
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Post by: Ingwar on Jun 15, 2019, 06:44:48 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 15, 2019, 05:06:50 PM
Quote from: Ingwar on Jun 14, 2019, 09:28:44 PM
He looks like a wizard on the last picture.

He should do a cameo as the elder Merlin in his next movie.

He should play Merlin one day :)
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Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Jun 16, 2019, 08:03:10 AM
Not sure if these were posted before


https://www.instagram.com/p/BykIKWZDUkB/

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByldzF8AeEl/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BynJYibj6EL/

https://www.instagram.com/p/Byr6ASKDJ8M/

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByukrSPDDym/
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Post by: Still Collating... on Jun 16, 2019, 09:34:39 AM
I adore the BTS work on this movie, the props, the artwork, everything, just beautiful.
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 19, 2019, 03:24:45 PM
Agreed, just wish I got my truly translucent Neomorph design onscreen.
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Post by: Kradan on Jun 19, 2019, 04:49:30 PM
I can absolutely imagine Neos being David's bodyguards on board of Covenant during third prequel while he'll be creating his biomechanical Perfect Organism™.
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Post by: The1PerfectOrganism on Jun 23, 2019, 05:22:52 PM
We don't see David bring any Pathogen on-board, so I doubt it.
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Post by: Kradan on Jun 23, 2019, 06:09:33 PM
Yep, that's a problem. Maybe he knows how to synthesize it using sources on board of Covenant?
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 23, 2019, 06:14:52 PM
Sacrifice one to create a new source of Pathogen?
I can see it.
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Post by: Naginata on Jun 24, 2019, 02:35:40 AM
I mean, he swallowed two facehugger snow-globes without issue, so if he really wanted to get a canister of Pathogen on-board...
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 24, 2019, 03:24:57 AM
Don't.
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Post by: Naginata on Jun 24, 2019, 03:58:47 AM
 >:(

BUT I WANNA
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 24, 2019, 05:16:15 AM
No!
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Post by: Kradan on Jun 24, 2019, 05:18:30 AM
What is going on?
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 24, 2019, 05:25:21 AM
A hidden Pathogen compartment.
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Post by: Still Collating... on Jun 24, 2019, 10:55:23 AM
Scott did comment that he was surprised how creatively drugs get smuggled, so a lot is still possible...  ;)
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 24, 2019, 01:15:00 PM
The Counselor influence, I reckon.
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Post by: Huggs on Jun 24, 2019, 04:55:57 PM
Quote from: Kradan on Jun 24, 2019, 05:18:30 AM
What is going on?

I'd tell you, butt it might scare you.
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Post by: Kradan on Jun 24, 2019, 06:23:15 PM
I must know.
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Post by: Samhain13 on Jun 24, 2019, 06:24:59 PM
David can hide stuff inside his ass.
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Post by: Kradan on Jun 24, 2019, 06:25:58 PM
I didn't see that coming!  ;D But now i can definitely see it.

And know what i also can see now? Black goo fart.
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Post by: Huggs on Jun 24, 2019, 07:26:35 PM
Quote from: Samhain13 on Jun 24, 2019, 06:24:59 PM
David can hide stuff inside his ass.

No room. He's got his CPU crammed way up in there.  ;D
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 24, 2019, 07:38:39 PM
And Ridley Scott.   ;D
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Post by: Still Collating... on Jun 24, 2019, 07:50:49 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Jun 24, 2019, 04:55:57 PM
Quote from: Kradan on Jun 24, 2019, 05:18:30 AM
What is going on?

I'd tell you, butt it might scare you.

Really? :laugh:
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Post by: Huggs on Jun 24, 2019, 07:57:05 PM
Quote from: Still Collating... on Jun 24, 2019, 07:50:49 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Jun 24, 2019, 04:55:57 PM
Quote from: Kradan on Jun 24, 2019, 05:18:30 AM
What is going on?

I'd tell you, butt it might scare you.

Really? :laugh:

It was a bit on the nose?
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Post by: FenGiddel on Jun 24, 2019, 10:57:09 PM
Wrong end?   ;D
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Post by: Huggs on Jun 24, 2019, 11:08:11 PM
Let's just put it behind us.
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Post by: Kradan on Jun 25, 2019, 05:45:29 AM
"For science. You monster"
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Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jun 25, 2019, 03:16:14 PM
Good Lord!
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Post by: Huggs on Jun 25, 2019, 03:34:05 PM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jun 25, 2019, 03:16:14 PM
Good Lord!

This is my favorite part.

The one where I say, "You rang?"

And then Hicks comes in yelling, "Enough Please".
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2019, 07:36:36 AM
I'll have you know I don't yell. I ask sternly, yet politely, and get ignored.
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Post by: SiL on Jun 26, 2019, 09:00:53 AM
That's when the gunshots start.
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Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Jun 26, 2019, 11:07:40 AM
"You All Saw Him. He Had a Gun"
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Post by: The Old One on Jun 27, 2019, 01:52:10 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 26, 2019, 07:36:36 AM
I'll have you know I don't yell. I ask sternly, yet politely, and get ignored.

Ha ain't that the truth.
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Post by: The Old One on Aug 19, 2019, 03:04:42 AM
Carlos Huante's posting new stuff constantly, if anyone's interested. I prefer the film depiction of the Neomorph though, of course.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 27, 2019, 07:27:43 AM
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Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Aug 29, 2019, 04:13:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 27, 2019, 07:27:43 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tbt to 2016 on Alien:Covenant getting my hands dirty on a sculpt for the scale set models. I got to see the design through from roughs, paintings, traditional sculpts and hi-res digital sculpts to final, milled and finished set pieces. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/alienCovenant?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#alienCovenant</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/alien?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#alien</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/artdepartment?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#artdepartment</a> <a href="https://t.co/icOx4CBORP">pic.twitter.com/icOx4CBORP</a></p>— ev shipard (@_ev) <a href="https://twitter.com/_ev/status/1165187966735536128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 24, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Cool!
I'd love to own something like that. Or an authentic Engineer or David prop.
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Aug 30, 2019, 09:48:39 PM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Aug 29, 2019, 04:13:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 27, 2019, 07:27:43 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tbt to 2016 on Alien:Covenant getting my hands dirty on a sculpt for the scale set models. I got to see the design through from roughs, paintings, traditional sculpts and hi-res digital sculpts to final, milled and finished set pieces. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/alienCovenant?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#alienCovenant</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/alien?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#alien</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/artdepartment?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#artdepartment</a> <a href="https://t.co/icOx4CBORP">pic.twitter.com/icOx4CBORP</a></p>— ev shipard (@_ev) <a href="https://twitter.com/_ev/status/1165187966735536128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 24, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Cool!
I'd love to own something like that. Or an authentic Engineer or David prop.

You have good taste Sir. In fact I have gone so far, that I imagined my room decorated with these giant heads  :laugh:
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Post by: The Old One on Aug 31, 2019, 02:25:30 AM
Good taste indeed.
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Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Oct 23, 2019, 10:30:35 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 27, 2019, 07:27:43 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tbt to 2016 on Alien:Covenant getting my hands dirty on a sculpt for the scale set models. I got to see the design through from roughs, paintings, traditional sculpts and hi-res digital sculpts to final, milled and finished set pieces. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/alienCovenant?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#alienCovenant</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/alien?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#alien</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/artdepartment?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#artdepartment</a> <a href="https://t.co/icOx4CBORP">pic.twitter.com/icOx4CBORP</a></p>— ev shipard (@_ev) <a href="https://twitter.com/_ev/status/1165187966735536128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 24, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Oh I guess I ended up with that

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1iOR-LDABB/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
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Post by: The Old One on Oct 24, 2019, 10:41:04 AM
Cool stuff.
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Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Feb 07, 2020, 06:11:41 PM
QuoteAlien Covenant - MPC Art dept - 2015. Concept based on one of the "ridleygrams". Art director - Ravi Bansal #conceptart #vfx #filmart #aliencovenant #ridleyscott

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8RcXNwjJ4c/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B8RcXNwjJ4c/)

QuoteAlien Covenant - Juggernaut crash site. Loved working on this movie, because of how familiar the visual language felt. MPC Art Dept - 2015, Art director - Ravi Bansal. #conceptart #vfx #alien #scifi #filmart #ridleyscott #hrgiger

https://www.instagram.com/p/B79QlfqDAZI/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B79QlfqDAZI/)

QuoteAlien Covenant - concept for the landing sequence done back in 2015 at MPC art dept. Art director - Ravi Bansal #conceptart #ridleyscott #vfx #hrgiger #alien

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7oB15wFAhL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B7oB15wFAhL/)
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Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Feb 07, 2020, 07:09:25 PM
Thanks for posting. I love this one. Shows once again that everything would be much bigger if it would practically and financially possible.

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Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Feb 07, 2020, 09:17:41 PM
It's a nice shot that one. Pity it didn't make the film.
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Post by: Whos_Nick on Feb 07, 2020, 09:48:32 PM
shame they cut a lot of the forest stuff
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 07, 2020, 09:53:59 PM
Some movie props look big enough.  :laugh:

(https://i.imgur.com/CIl5Iqw.jpg)

And speaking about that, some things found their way from concept art (Ev Shipard's work) to the movie props territory...

(https://i.imgur.com/2DcoS5x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/weTU0I5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Xvz0nPn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/clwukId.jpg)

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Post by: 426Buddy on Feb 07, 2020, 10:41:05 PM
Beautiful art for a beautiful looking film.
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Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Feb 08, 2020, 12:24:16 AM
Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 07, 2020, 09:53:59 PM
Some movie props look big enough.  :laugh:

Not big enough  ;D
They should be twice the size.
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Post by: The Old One on Feb 08, 2020, 12:46:04 AM
Absolutely gorgeous art of the environment.
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Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Feb 08, 2020, 01:53:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/2DcoS5x.jpg)

I'd love something like this in a sequel or even an unrelated movie.
One isolated building on a whole planet with ancient alien stuff inside, like in the original script.
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Post by: The Old One on Feb 08, 2020, 05:04:51 AM
I'd prefer my biomechanical planet now honestly, much as I adore the Gothic Romantic influence, I've got enough stone.
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 08, 2020, 07:54:46 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Feb 08, 2020, 12:24:16 AM
Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 07, 2020, 09:53:59 PM
Some movie props look big enough.  :laugh:

Not big enough  ;D
They should be twice the size.

Quite rightly. That would be majestic. There are similar trees in our real world though.  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/mW0o43W.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ky02S2P.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/avlO1en.jpg)




Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Feb 08, 2020, 01:53:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/2DcoS5x.jpg)

I'd love something like this in a sequel or even an unrelated movie.
One isolated building on a whole planet with ancient alien stuff inside, like in the original script.

(https://i.imgur.com/gCmJwWa.jpg)

I like ghost ruins. A pre-human city made by an ancient realm, whose inhabitants are lone gone. It is not only gives you an universal wisdom sensation, but also the chilling feeling that something really bad happened. Even sadness or mystery. Like Alien's Space Jockey: A mysterious traveler resting in the dark biomechanical entrails of that creepy space shipwreck; from the in-universe perspective there is only silence and emptiness. However, from our perspective the atmosphere is beautifully established by the half disturbing-half melancholy Jerry Goldsmith's music. I suppose that with an old structure or building you can make a set pieces with the same atmosphere as the Derelict. I imagine that when you're talking about the original script, you mean the pyramid invented by Dan O'Bannon and Ron Cobb's design.

(https://i.imgur.com/B1cuVid.jpg)

"Then Allah sent down on him and on the stubborn unbelievers with him a mighty rushing sound from the Heavens of His power, which destroyed them all with its vehement clamor, and neither Shaddad nor any of his company set eyes on the city." - Arabian Nights: The City of Many-Columned Iram and Abdullah Son of Abi Kilabah

A culture that has survived millions of years living in catacombs turn to art to fight against oblivion. In this way they keep their science, their wisdom. I am with you in relation to the ancient sets: low relief sculptures, fresco, statues, hieroglyphs, etc. This kind of thing can tell us interesting details (at least for some of us) about this particular civilization: mythology, beliefs, culture, etc. I think it adds some substance. After all, sometimes art speaks for itself.

(https://i.imgur.com/B21JiME.jpg)

"Scott told us the faces might be those of apostles, wise men — a superior people, while production designer Chris Seagers revealed that the heads were meant to give a sense of history and gravity to the sacred place... a place where the Engineers stored their information." - Collider Article via Alien Explorations. (http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/2017/04/alien-covenant-hall-of-heads.html)

(https://i.imgur.com/I2dpGE5.jpg)

I actually dig when ancient and modern meet. Why does a civilization with the ability to travel through space have a Hellenic/Brutalist architecture and antiquity clothes? I mean despite my preference for the original mystery and the cosmic horror, I always wanted to know more about theses guys. It's as if the Prometheus crew looked like this, and it is kinda odd in my opinion...

(https://i.imgur.com/xhvdWbG.jpg)

I don't have great problem with the use of the ancient-astronauts trope in fiction. Especially because the technologically advanced element of this "future past" is Giger's legacy. I agree with Fiendishly Inventive though. So far we got tons of stones and just a pinch of the Giger's raw material. Well Gigeresque raw material actually.  :P My favorite dream is still the biomechanical planet. However, and even accepting the direction that Ridley took, I believe that a balance between the biomechanics and the ancient civilization vibe  would have been better.   

(https://i.imgur.com/QGfVDrv.jpg)
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Post by: The Old One on Feb 08, 2020, 10:14:25 PM
You summarised my thoughts perfectly. 
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 09, 2020, 03:44:53 AM
Sublime.
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Post by: The Old One on Feb 12, 2020, 05:45:25 AM
Thank you.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 03, 2021, 12:37:29 PM
Some interesting stuff here!

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ZGBl2N

QuotePossibly one of the best jobs I've worked on. Here is a small collection of some of my favourite things I got to make for Davids Lab. Some made it and some did not, regardless, I had a blast designing for this set. All of these props were designed for 3d print and most got manufactured.

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/562/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-01.jpg?1612325107)
The Cradle

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/696/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-02-the-dream-extractor.jpg?1612325543)
The Dream Extractor

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/820/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-03-ampule-holder.jpg?1612326134)
Ampule Rack

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/891/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-04-fluid-extractor.jpg?1612326440)
Fluid Extractor

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/950/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-05-motes.jpg?1612326661)
Motes
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Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 03, 2021, 02:54:02 PM
Oh man, cool stuff! Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: [cancerblack] on Feb 03, 2021, 07:00:18 PM
Love the wink to the old Kenner logo/pyramid.
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 04, 2021, 01:02:13 AM
That's some next level shit

(https://s2.gifyu.com/images/0f67908cde5b012edffeb5ff5e96bcd4.gif)
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 04, 2021, 10:31:45 AM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on Feb 03, 2021, 07:00:18 PM
Love the wink to the old Kenner logo/pyramid.

I hope that was intentional. Because it's awesome.
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Post by: SiL on Feb 04, 2021, 12:11:55 PM
I think they're both derived from one of Giger's pyramid concepts

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRigzMgNXQFpMj4VTdvYPzSezS31oMszvMN3w&usqp=CAU)
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Post by: KiramidHead on Feb 04, 2021, 12:55:38 PM
So not grasping basic geometry wasn't just a Prometheus thing.
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Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Feb 04, 2021, 12:57:54 PM
I genuinely do not know what you mean.
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Post by: KiramidHead on Feb 04, 2021, 08:42:57 PM
Neither that Giger drawing nor what got in Prometheus are pyramids.
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Post by: [cancerblack] on Feb 04, 2021, 08:47:23 PM
Quote from: SiL on Feb 04, 2021, 12:11:55 PM
I think they're both derived from one of Giger's pyramid concepts

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRigzMgNXQFpMj4VTdvYPzSezS31oMszvMN3w&usqp=CAU

Clearly.


Quote from: KiramidHead on Feb 04, 2021, 08:42:57 PM
Neither that Giger drawing nor what got in Prometheus are pyramids.

Oh for f**ks sake dude.
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 04, 2021, 08:57:37 PM
Prometheus's structure is a dome, and an uncool version of Giger's Harkonnen Castle. In Covenant there is also a dome topped with structures similar to golden solar panels.

The Giger's silo is obviously an acorn or egg of some kind.

(https://s2.gifyu.com/images/Silo.jpg)

Most likely it is a fungus however.

(https://i.ibb.co/sJ7FPVS/1024px-Pedo-de-lobo-Lycoperdon-perlatum-Hartelholz-M-nich-Alemania-2020-12-01-DD-245-299-FS.jpg)

(https://s2.gifyu.com/images/cfe885f7-3a50-4403-b477-e715e316f2e25ce3dfd6e8bedb19.gif)

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Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Feb 04, 2021, 11:24:10 PM
Puffballs as Riddles says.
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Post by: [cancerblack] on Feb 04, 2021, 11:31:03 PM
Call em that here, too.
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Post by: Kradan on Feb 05, 2021, 10:44:40 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 03, 2021, 12:37:29 PM
Some interesting stuff here!

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ZGBl2N

QuotePossibly one of the best jobs I've worked on. Here is a small collection of some of my favourite things I got to make for Davids Lab. Some made it and some did not, regardless, I had a blast designing for this set. All of these props were designed for 3d print and most got manufactured.

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/562/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-01.jpg?1612325107)
The Cradle

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/696/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-02-the-dream-extractor.jpg?1612325543)
The Dream Extractor

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/820/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-03-ampule-holder.jpg?1612326134)
Ampule Rack

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/891/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-04-fluid-extractor.jpg?1612326440)
Fluid Extractor

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/034/451/950/4k/eddy-taylor-ac-davidslab-05-motes.jpg?1612326661)
Motes

Absolutely beatiful


Quote from: KiramidHead on Feb 04, 2021, 08:42:57 PM
Neither that Giger drawing nor what got in Prometheus are pyramids.

I'm with you on that one
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Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Apr 14, 2021, 06:46:44 PM
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/1382294538438418438
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Post by: Kradan on Apr 14, 2021, 07:00:48 PM
huh
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 23, 2021, 05:22:27 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CN91iqfByQJ/?igshid=sn6yd6xc8ol2
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Post by: SM on Apr 23, 2021, 05:36:42 AM
Mmmm... pork bun...
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Post by: Delta Echo Alpha Delta on Apr 23, 2021, 12:22:54 PM
Quote from: SM on Apr 23, 2021, 05:36:42 AM
Mmmm... pork bun...

Dammit now I am hungry...


Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Apr 14, 2021, 06:46:44 PM
https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/1382294538438418438

random trivia: Someone crashed one of the terraforming trucks into the door and they had to re-build it very quickly.
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Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 25, 2021, 04:24:28 PM
An effect so good I never even thought about it being one.
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Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 26, 2021, 04:54:10 PM
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Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Apr 26, 2021, 04:55:22 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 26, 2021, 04:54:10 PM
<iframe id="reddit-embed" src="https://www.redditmedia.com/r/LV426/comments/myrh26/happy_alien_day_got_to_go_on_set_for_alien/?ref_source=embed&amp;ref=share&amp;embed=true" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups" scrolling="no" width="640" height="140"></iframe>

Oooohhh very cool shots there!
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Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 24, 2021, 05:36:49 PM
Alien Covenant BTS:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2KfXEyWEAIf9s6?format=jpg&name=large)

From the shower scene:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1-_3SyXEAEUzgJ?format=jpg&name=medium)

The mad Dr. Frankenstein at work:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D838gn1XYAEsSSW?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhqnLSBX0AAwua9?format=jpg&name=large)

The B&W bts photography makes the film look even more Gothic:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D838nOdXYAA0DpI?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhqnFfFWkAEhKGy?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhqnIzUWsAAd_fF?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhqmqVvXUAAv5dJ?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 24, 2021, 07:01:44 PM
Alien Covenant in Black and White? Yes please.
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Post by: Ingwar on May 24, 2021, 10:06:13 PM
That would be great. High tech Gothic movie.
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 25, 2021, 04:57:05 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/sVPfPmZ/FEATURED-POSTS1-1.jpg)

More sepia than black & white, but gosh I've a lot of love for the Raised by Wolves intro. Nice Metropolis vibes there.

Spoiler
(https://s3.gifyu.com/images/8b46c1fb4b444f252f602879b635202e.gif)

(https://s3.gifyu.com/images/002a17e57860663c3d22e0e928d81901f4a7976ce7f713c4.gif)

(https://s3.gifyu.com/images/ToB_FritzLang_Metropolis_NTB3.gif)

(https://s3.gifyu.com/images/Xq4twMh.gif)
[close]

Yeah I definitely embrace the feeling.  :laugh:
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Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 25, 2021, 04:30:30 PM
Some more bts photography by Matthew Thorne:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhwbVBlXcAUggBV?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXRSmTiXsAUCN58?format=jpg&name=900x900)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ES6gv8aU8AApwFA?format=jpg&name=medium)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyOIICUWwAAnr7-?format=jpg&name=small)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EpNb2FtXcAMhVuU?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
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Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 25, 2021, 04:46:56 PM
Thank you for this.
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Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 25, 2021, 04:56:08 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 25, 2021, 04:30:30 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhwbVBlXcAUggBV?format=jpg&name=large)

Same energy:

(https://alienseries.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/1276708_453415911444879_262772450_o.jpg)
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Post by: Baron Von Marlon on May 25, 2021, 09:57:51 PM
Nice share. Thanks!
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Post by: Stolen on May 26, 2021, 07:15:25 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 24, 2021, 05:36:49 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D838nOdXYAA0DpI?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

Always one of my favorite moments from the movie.
This passage of the film is so powerful: Med bay, the attack of the neomorphs, the return of David and the discovery of the city.
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Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 26, 2021, 11:44:08 AM
Also one of the best tracks, Dead Civilization, if one composer can return to the Alien franchise I vote for Jed Kurzel.
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Post by: Stolen on May 27, 2021, 08:05:59 PM
My boy.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2Z9I1_WQAkGXfY?format=jpg&name=medium)
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Post by: Evanus on May 27, 2021, 09:12:28 PM
Quote from: Stolen on May 27, 2021, 08:05:59 PM
My boy.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2Z9I1_WQAkGXfY?format=jpg&name=medium
Nice. I miss that creepy old android.

(https://images.gr-assets.com/hostedimages/1602264198ra/30214492.gif)
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Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 28, 2021, 02:09:11 AM
Quote from: Stolen on May 27, 2021, 08:05:59 PM
My boy.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2Z9I1_WQAkGXfY?format=jpg&name=medium)

Nice shot :o I dig the Assassin's creed vibe ~  8)
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Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 28, 2021, 04:52:46 PM
Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on May 28, 2021, 02:09:11 AM
Nice shot :o I dig the Assassin's creed vibe ~  8)

Ironically, Fassbender was just hot off filming Assassin's creed when he started on Alien Covenant.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 29, 2021, 04:22:32 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 28, 2021, 04:52:46 PM
Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on May 28, 2021, 02:09:11 AM
Nice shot :o I dig the Assassin's creed vibe ~  8)

Ironically, Fassbender was just hot off filming Assassin's creed when he started on Alien Covenant.

A curious trivia is the race of Engineers-like beings of that lore ~  :laugh:

(https://s3.gifyu.com/images/gif423708c391f46976.gif)

https://youtu.be/ZmRoW9zAUhE
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 30, 2021, 11:07:28 AM
Quote from: Stolen on May 27, 2021, 08:05:59 PM
My boy.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2Z9I1_WQAkGXfY?format=jpg&name=medium)

Man, I loved Covenant. That's a great shot.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on May 30, 2021, 08:22:42 PM
Loved?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 30, 2021, 10:30:34 PM
Loved watching.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 03, 2021, 10:55:17 AM
Still love. *
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jun 03, 2021, 05:02:13 PM
Is it love and hate relationship? :)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 03, 2021, 05:18:04 PM
Mine's just a love relationship personally, even with "the issue" of wearing no suits, as soon as I recognised it's more Dracula in genre than realistic science fiction that fell by the wayside completely.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Jun 03, 2021, 05:21:07 PM
I love Star Trek so I completely don't mind suits issue.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 03, 2021, 10:10:47 PM
Yeah I really enjoyed Alien Covenant. My issues with the lore aside I think its the best since the first 3 films imo.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SiL on Jun 03, 2021, 10:22:43 PM
I'd love it if the Alien didn't feel like a tacked on, indignant afterthought.

Don't mind it otherwise.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: [cancerblack] on Jun 03, 2021, 10:37:00 PM
Quote from: Ingwar on Jun 03, 2021, 05:21:07 PM
I love Star Trek so I completely don't mind suits issue.

I'm not that huge on ST but the suspension of disbelief for that is pretty minor. Maybe because my enjoyment of films is based on the films, and not on getting upboats on reddit or views on YT for finding novel nitpicks.


Quote from: SiL on Jun 03, 2021, 10:22:43 PM
I'd love it if the Alien didn't feel like a tacked on, indignant afterthought.

Don't mind it otherwise.


This is a real problem.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 03, 2021, 11:17:18 PM
Quote from: SiL on Jun 03, 2021, 10:22:43 PM
I'd love it if the Alien didn't feel like a tacked on, indignant afterthought.

Don't mind it otherwise.

It's my main issue with the movie.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jun 04, 2021, 12:13:59 AM
I love the film, but yeah, the mini Alien remake onboard the Covenant in the third act is easily the worst part of the movie and kind of sticks out like a sore thumb, despite having some really strong set pieces throughout.

I think a lot (though not all) of that could have been ironed out if there was only ever one capital-A Alien, the one birthed from Oram, that survived the crane encounter and made it onto the Covenant. Forget the Lope-birthed Alien. Having one born moments after the first dies kind of throws the whole thing out of whack.

Oh well. Despite the iffy structural stuff there, I can't get enough of Covenant.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jun 04, 2021, 01:06:14 AM
I've a love-hate feeling towards Prometheus. But Covenant is fine.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jun 04, 2021, 02:30:50 AM
Yep. Covenant managed to really extrapolate what worked in Prometheus and make it even better, while shedding a lot of Prometheus' issues that held that particular film back.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Baron Von Marlon on Jun 04, 2021, 05:10:14 AM
Quote from: Trash Queen on Jun 03, 2021, 05:18:04 PM
Mine's just a love relationship personally, even with "the issue" of wearing no suits, as soon as I recognised it's more Dracula in genre than realistic science fiction that fell by the wayside completely.

The no wearing suits is because of the visual aspects, which I can fully agree on after watching Prospect (2018) with Pedro Pascal.
When wearing suits/helmets you have to deal with light reflection, other lighting related stuff and the damp from breathing.

In the original there's rain falling down at some point, without any reason behind it besides the fact that it looks cool.
Think that's it's mentioned in a docu, that Riddles goes for the visual at the expense of logic.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Necronoir on Jun 04, 2021, 08:46:22 AM
Quote from: Baron Von Marlon on Jun 04, 2021, 05:10:14 AM
Quote from: Trash Queen on Jun 03, 2021, 05:18:04 PM
Mine's just a love relationship personally, even with "the issue" of wearing no suits, as soon as I recognised it's more Dracula in genre than realistic science fiction that fell by the wayside completely.

The no wearing suits is because of the visual aspects, which I can fully agree on after watching Prospect (2018) with Pedro Pascal.
When wearing suits/helmets you have to deal with light reflection, other lighting related stuff and the damp from breathing.

In the original there's rain falling down at some point, without any reason behind it besides the fact that it looks cool.
Think that's it's mentioned in a docu, that Riddles goes for the visual at the benefit of logic.

I think you mean "at the expense of logic". Personally, I just see it as a validation of the comments about "dumb-ass colonists" in Aliens. ;)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 04, 2021, 10:42:09 AM
I agree but I mean their actions in general within that genre, not just pertaining to the suits, but also people wandering for example.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 04, 2021, 12:01:30 PM
Quote from: Ingwar on Jun 03, 2021, 05:02:13 PM
Is it love and hate relationship? :)

No. I just love it.

Well, actually, I don't like the Alien's involvement in it. So I guess I love the first 2 thirds of the film. lol


Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Jun 04, 2021, 12:13:59 AM
I think a lot (though not all) of that could have been ironed out if there was only ever one capital-A Alien, the one birthed from Oram, that survived the crane encounter and made it onto the Covenant. Forget the Lope-birthed Alien. Having one born moments after the first dies kind of throws the whole thing out of whack.

I think they shouldn't have included one at all. Spaihts' drafts had the same issue where there just wasn't time to really treat the Aliens properly.


Quote from: Trash Queen on Jun 04, 2021, 10:42:09 AM
I agree but I mean their actions in general within that genre, not just pertaining to the suits, but also people wandering for example.

I forgive them this. They didn't know they were in a horror film, and they had reason to believe they were safe at times.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: TC on Jun 04, 2021, 01:29:48 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 04, 2021, 12:01:30 PM
...
Well, actually, I don't like the Alien's involvement in it. So I guess I love the first 2 thirds of the film. lol
...

I liked Prometheus and Covenant, but the fact that I got more enjoyment from Raised by Wolves tells me that if Scott had created the prequels so that they had no connection to Alien (i.e. no xenos, and not part of a 'shared universe'), then I would have liked both films a whole lot more.

TC
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Jun 04, 2021, 01:51:27 PM
Not a fan unfortunately. I found the casting to be weak, less the wonderful Fassbender and can I include James Franco? 🤔 The story opens lofty but transforms into pretentiousness when the eyerollingly dumb events begin to stack up. The evil twin swap trope? Really? Is this high school fiction? And the Alien conclusion feels like a lesser director that doesn't really know how to create suspense or suspenseful action who's attempting but failing to do Ridley Scott and James Cameron... yet it's Ridley Scott?

I don't mean to rag on it. I know it has it's fans, but I left the theater incredibly disappointed with it.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Necronoir on Jun 04, 2021, 03:24:48 PM
Yeah, I'm on the "capital 'A' Alien didn't need to be in the movie" band wagon too. One of my criticisms of Prometheus was that it never managed to establish a coherent alien villain. The various manifestations of the black goo were just too random (Fifield and the trilobite) or pointless (the deacon) that they never embody any role greater than generic threat.

Cut to Covenant and the spore pods > back bursters > neomorphs actually establish an interesting, primitive analog for the more refined lifecycle we finally see play out in various was from Alien to Alien 3. As earlier incarnations it doesn't even bother me that they're mindlessly vicious to the point of being suicidal. As manifestations of the black goo they're still settling into a niche in the environment.

What really irks me, though, is that Ridley admitted to having his mind changed in response to Alien: Isolation, but somehow managed to completely miss the point of what made "the beast" scary again in that game. It was clever, calculating, and always in control of its environment, like the apex predator it is. Instead, what we got in the finished film are two constantly hissing, shrieking cheetahs that race around at break-neck speed all the time, both of which die mindlessly leaping toward something. So remind me again why we ditched the neomorphs, which I would have had no problem acting in such a capacity, just to diminish the alien even further?

It's the failure to deliver on its obvious potential that really bugs me about the film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Jun 04, 2021, 03:46:32 PM
I don't recall Ridley ever mentioning Isolation.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Necronoir on Jun 04, 2021, 05:03:08 PM
Quote from: Evanus on Jun 04, 2021, 03:46:32 PM
I don't recall Ridley ever mentioning Isolation.

That was cited as the decisive factor in his switch from "the beast is cooked" to guiding to give it another crack. Whether that means he had some direct experience of the game or was persuaded by the studio after it was resoundingly well received I don't know. Hopefully someone can bring up the relevant quotes.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Jun 04, 2021, 05:10:53 PM
I'm pretty sure it's just that Fox was under the impression that people missed the Xenos in Prometheus, and asked Scott to include them in Covenant. Don't remember Isolation having anything to do with it specifically.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Lost_Hunter on Jun 04, 2021, 06:51:56 PM
Give me Prometheus any day but you can keep Covenant. The movie looks great but unfortunately that was it for me. Did not appreciate the generic treatment of the cast or the Alien. Gave me Alien 3 vibes and not in a good way. If the alien is just gonna snarl and kill don't bother. The Alien has cunning and intelligence that plays on a primal fear. Would have much preferred the initial direction the sequel was going with Paradise Lost.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Stolen on Jun 05, 2021, 07:28:28 AM
Quote from: Evanus on Jun 04, 2021, 05:10:53 PM
I'm pretty sure it's just that Fox was under the impression that people missed the Xenos in Prometheus, and asked Scott to include them in Covenant. Don't remember Isolation having anything to do with it specifically.

The real reason is the hype caused by the Blomkamp project. The studio saw that the public wanted to see the beast again.
So Ridley had to make concessions to make his film, otherwise Blomkamp's film would have been made a priority by Fox.

Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: SiL on Jun 05, 2021, 07:30:13 AM
This is also not true
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BigDaddyJohn on Jun 05, 2021, 08:47:01 AM
Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Jun 04, 2021, 01:51:27 PM
Not a fan unfortunately. I found the casting to be weak, less the wonderful Fassbender and can I include James Franco? 🤔 The story opens lofty but transforms into pretentiousness when the eyerollingly dumb events begin to stack up. The evil twin swap trope? Really? Is this high school fiction? And the Alien conclusion feels like a lesser director that doesn't really know how to create suspense or suspenseful action who's attempting but failing to do Ridley Scott and James Cameron... yet it's Ridley Scott?

I don't mean to rag on it. I know it has it's fans, but I left the theater incredibly disappointed with it.

That's my thoughts exactly ! Oram getting face-hugged, the worst dumbest scene of the movie and one of the worst in the whole franchise. I don't understand how it seem to somewhat get a silent pass quite a lot of times.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jun 05, 2021, 12:00:30 PM
I'll give it a vocal round of support, rather than a silent pass. Oram's curiosity and blind faith (this is the man that ventured off course on a totally unknown world, after all) and David's alluring temptation ("I met the Devil when I was a child") got the best of him. And the chestburster's birth and it's initial interaction with David as it mimics his movements is one of my absolute favorite moments in the entire franchise, let alone the film itself.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BigDaddyJohn on Jun 05, 2021, 12:04:10 PM
It could have worked if he didn't saw minutes before the psycho droid (it trusted me !!! lol) trying to bond with the thing that decapitated his fellow colonist. Thus it being extremely dumb.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jun 05, 2021, 12:07:28 PM
The human mind operates in finicky ways under stress, especially when one is just as curious about what they are seeing as they are afraid of it. I think the mention of the Devil and the connotation of twisted temptation that comes along with that is key in getting into Oram's headspace in that moment.

Paradise Lost, indeed.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Jun 05, 2021, 01:02:00 PM
Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jun 05, 2021, 08:47:01 AM
Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Jun 04, 2021, 01:51:27 PM
Not a fan unfortunately. I found the casting to be weak, less the wonderful Fassbender and can I include James Franco? 🤔 The story opens lofty but transforms into pretentiousness when the eyerollingly dumb events begin to stack up. The evil twin swap trope? Really? Is this high school fiction? And the Alien conclusion feels like a lesser director that doesn't really know how to create suspense or suspenseful action who's attempting but failing to do Ridley Scott and James Cameron... yet it's Ridley Scott?

I don't mean to rag on it. I know it has it's fans, but I left the theater incredibly disappointed with it.

That's my thoughts exactly ! Oram getting face-hugged, the worst dumbest scene of the movie and one of the worst in the whole franchise. I don't understand how it seem to somewhat get a silent pass quite a lot of times.

I think a lot of passes have to be given to this film. Like goofily not wearing helmets. I've heard light and camera reflection as a mental reconciliation for not filming with them, yet from 2001 A Space Odyssey to Underwater we get helmets.

But in truth, I think helmets are not used solely just to support a lazy plot mechanism, so this could happen (the exact reason why you'd wear helmets on an Alien planet).

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/49a7440787f9e1802f57d0e065f96417/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: 426Buddy on Jun 05, 2021, 01:59:16 PM
Unless you just write that the spores passed through the suit. Either way someone's getting infected regardless.

I never had an issue with the lack of suit / helmet myself.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Jun 05, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Yep, work its way into the suit, eat through a filter perhaps! Simple logic fixes like this across the film could have helped temper all the check-your-brain-at-the-door criticism it received... which would be fine if it was just a light popcorn film, but Covenant treats itself so much more seriously.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 05, 2021, 03:14:42 PM
Do we criticise Jonathan Harker for the things he does in Dracula's castle including entering it?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Necronoir on Jun 05, 2021, 03:56:57 PM
Quote from: Trash Queen on Jun 05, 2021, 03:14:42 PM
Do we criticise Jonathan Harker for the things he does in Dracula's castle including entering it?

For that analogy to be valid, the existence of vampires and the threat they pose would have to be widely known in the novel, which isn't the case. No credible scientist on earth would disembark, unprotected onto an alien world, especially one that already has confirmed life on it. There's just as high a likelihood that you'd infect the local ecosystem with something in/on your body as vice versa.

Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Jun 05, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Yep, work its way into the suit, eat through a filter perhaps! Simple logic fixes like this across the film could have helped temper all the check-your-brain-at-the-door criticism it received... which would be fine if it was just a light popcorn film, but Covenant treats itself so much more seriously.

Carlos Huante actually goes over his own take on this in one of his YouTube videos exploring his work on Prometheus and Covenant. His idea was that the spores were tiny-organisms, resembling gnats, that would cover the explorers' visors like a fine powder. When they brush their hands across the visor to clear their vision they unwittingly crush them, releasing their acid blood, which slowly eats through the helmet and allows other spores to get in and infect them.

That sounds like an infinitely preferable idea to me.

As for Oram. I'm just at a loss. There's nothing I find credible about his actions in that scene. It's just bad writing.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 05, 2021, 04:19:50 PM
Quote from: The Necronoir on Jun 04, 2021, 05:03:08 PM
Quote from: Evanus on Jun 04, 2021, 03:46:32 PM
I don't recall Ridley ever mentioning Isolation.

That was cited as the decisive factor in his switch from "the beast is cooked" to guiding to give it another crack. Whether that means he had some direct experience of the game or was persuaded by the studio after it was resoundingly well received I don't know. Hopefully someone can bring up the relevant quotes.

Creative Assembly confirmed that Ridley Scott had never played the game.  Not surprising considering that octogenarians generally aren't really into vidja games. Might be that Sir has seen a YouTube vid but he has most certainly never commented on it.

What he did say was that he (or perhaps more likely the studio) looked at "social media" comments and concluded that the only issue with Prometheus was that it didn't have any Aliens.

It's very clear however that Scott was not interested in bringing back the Aliens, it was a studio directive.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BigDaddyJohn on Jun 05, 2021, 04:24:18 PM
Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Jun 05, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Yep, work its way into the suit, eat through a filter perhaps! Simple logic fixes like this across the film could have helped temper all the check-your-brain-at-the-door criticism it received... which would be fine if it was just a light popcorn film, but Covenant treats itself so much more seriously.

Yeah I think treating itself as if it was some deeply philosophical work of the highest caliber when it's full of goofy dumbness is the heart of the problem for me.

If the movie was at least more entertaining and less deja-vu a 1000 times elsewhere, it would have been slighlty less of a problem. But even that it does not.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 05, 2021, 04:34:16 PM
I'm not arguing it's not an issue but I do find it more palatable when I stop viewing it as a realistic science fiction like the original film, and more as a gothic romantic horror story that uses space as the backdrop.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on Jun 05, 2021, 05:18:32 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jun 05, 2021, 04:19:50 PM
Quote from: The Necronoir on Jun 04, 2021, 05:03:08 PM
Quote from: Evanus on Jun 04, 2021, 03:46:32 PM
I don't recall Ridley ever mentioning Isolation.

That was cited as the decisive factor in his switch from "the beast is cooked" to guiding to give it another crack. Whether that means he had some direct experience of the game or was persuaded by the studio after it was resoundingly well received I don't know. Hopefully someone can bring up the relevant quotes.

Creative Assembly confirmed that Ridley Scott had never played the game.  Not surprising considering that octogenarians generally aren't really into vidja games. Might be that Sir has seen a YouTube vid but he has most certainly never commented on it.

What he did say was that he (or perhaps more likely the studio) looked at "social media" comments and concluded that the only issue with Prometheus was that it didn't have any Aliens.

It's very clear however that Scott was not interested in bringing back the Aliens, it was a studio directive.
Yeah. Ridley still doesn't seem too interested in revisiting the Aliens, which is why I'm doubtful he'll direct another capital-A-Alien movie. If they'd even let him do a third prequel, they'd undoubtedly want the Alien to be a primary focus and I'm not sure Ridley would be down with that unless they give him enough room to explore other things. But who knows, maybe he'll budge.

Doubt he'll be interested in directing episodes for the TV show either honestly, but we'll see.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: TC on Jun 05, 2021, 05:34:18 PM
Quote from: Trash Queen on Jun 05, 2021, 04:34:16 PM
I'm not arguing it's not an issue but I do find it more palatable when I stop viewing it as a realistic science fiction like the original film, and more as a gothic romantic horror story that uses space as the backdrop.

This is my point when I said I enjoyed Raised by Wolves so much.

If Scott had freed himself of obligations to the Alien story-world (obligations such as a serious attempt at realism), by rewriting Prometheus/Covenant so they had nothing to do with Alien, then he could have put that unique aesthetic that we saw in Raised by Wolves into Prometheus/Covenant instead.

This disconnected version of Prometheus/Covenant would have naturally created its own storytelling style (what Trash Queen describes in genre terms as "gothic romantic horror") and if that entailed a bit of the bizarre and irrational, then so be it. It would have been a feature, not a bug.

TC
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Jun 05, 2021, 05:45:52 PM
Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jun 05, 2021, 04:24:18 PM
Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Jun 05, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Yep, work its way into the suit, eat through a filter perhaps! Simple logic fixes like this across the film could have helped temper all the check-your-brain-at-the-door criticism it received... which would be fine if it was just a light popcorn film, but Covenant treats itself so much more seriously.

Yeah I think treating itself as if it was some deeply philosophical work of the highest caliber when it's full of goofy dumbness is the heart of the problem for me.

If the movie was at least more entertaining and less deja-vu a 1000 times elsewhere, it would have been slighlty less of a problem. But even that it does not.

Yeah, that's definitely the heart of it to me too.

Quote from: The Necronoir on Jun 05, 2021, 03:56:57 PM
Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Jun 05, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Yep, work its way into the suit, eat through a filter perhaps! Simple logic fixes like this across the film could have helped temper all the check-your-brain-at-the-door criticism it received... which would be fine if it was just a light popcorn film, but Covenant treats itself so much more seriously.

Carlos Huante actually goes over his own take on this in one of his YouTube videos exploring his work on Prometheus and Covenant. His idea was that the spores were tiny-organisms, resembling gnats, that would cover the explorers' visors like a fine powder. When they brush their hands across the visor to clear their vision they unwittingly crush them, releasing their acid blood, which slowly eats through the helmet and allows other spores to get in and infect them.

That sounds like an infinitely preferable idea to me.

Preferable indeed. I actually adore that idea! 👏
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jun 13, 2021, 03:35:38 AM
Quote from: TC on Jun 05, 2021, 05:34:18 PM
Quote from: Trash Queen on Jun 05, 2021, 04:34:16 PM
I'm not arguing it's not an issue but I do find it more palatable when I stop viewing it as a realistic science fiction like the original film, and more as a gothic romantic horror story that uses space as the backdrop.

This is my point when I said I enjoyed Raised by Wolves so much.

If Scott had freed himself of obligations to the Alien story-world (obligations such as a serious attempt at realism), by rewriting Prometheus/Covenant so they had nothing to do with Alien, then he could have put that unique aesthetic that we saw in Raised by Wolves into Prometheus/Covenant instead.

This disconnected version of Prometheus/Covenant would have naturally created its own storytelling style (what Trash Queen describes in genre terms as "gothic romantic horror") and if that entailed a bit of the bizarre and irrational, then so be it. It would have been a feature, not a bug.

TC

I wonder how that would have been. 🤔
I guess basically Prometheus but without: Weyland, Space Jockeys aesthetics in the Enguineers and xeno-like traits in the creatures.  :-\
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Sabres21768 on Aug 14, 2021, 08:13:51 PM
Not sure if this has been posted before. If so, I apologize. 
It's got some fantastic vfx vids in it.
Including an incredible scene of what happens to the Engineers after David drops the mutagen on them.
http://www.animationboss.net/alien-covenant-visual-effects/
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Dec 03, 2021, 12:55:12 AM
https://twitter.com/dane_hallett/status/1466570119178506241
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Dec 04, 2021, 12:32:47 AM
Cool and funny  :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Dec 09, 2021, 03:44:35 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FGHjZ_WXoAIFPNO?format=jpg&name=medium)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FGHjH_sXsAkzd4D?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Mar 20, 2022, 11:29:23 PM
https://twitter.com/emanshiu/status/1504981950829776899
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Evanus on May 19, 2022, 05:44:08 PM
5 years old now.

(https://i.imgur.com/6by9giH.jpg)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Kradan on May 19, 2022, 05:55:38 PM
Dang. Feels like a lifetime ago
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 19, 2022, 08:26:20 PM
Alien: Covenant's premiere and Twin Peaks: The Return in the span of a few days. It was a lovely weekend in 2017.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Kradan on May 19, 2022, 08:35:36 PM
Wish I was there for Twin Peaks
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 19, 2022, 11:40:38 PM
Quote from: Kradan on May 19, 2022, 08:35:36 PMWish I was there for Twin Peaks

"Is it future or is it past?"
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: KiramidHead on May 20, 2022, 12:00:38 AM
What year is it?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Kradan on May 20, 2022, 06:24:13 AM
Four, three, zero
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 20, 2022, 07:55:13 AM
I still love Covenant. I have the same kind of reaction to Alien 3 where I love the film, but there's still a lot I'd change about it - especially the last third. But they both have my favourite scores from the series too.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: skhellter on Aug 01, 2022, 09:33:12 AM
https://www.artstation.com/colinshulver-art

Colin has been posting more Covenant concept art.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/4XVL2Y
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Arned5
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/g8v1wZ

(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/051/851/101/4k/colin-shulver-neo05.jpg?1658326500)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Kradan on Aug 01, 2022, 09:42:31 AM
Newborn should've looked more like THIS
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 01, 2022, 10:19:30 AM
Oh, I love that. I'm a sucker for the skulls.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 01, 2022, 02:23:56 PM
Local wants a dislike button.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Aug 01, 2022, 09:50:50 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Aug 01, 2022, 09:33:12 AMhttps://www.artstation.com/colinshulver-art

Colin has been posting more Covenant concept art.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/4XVL2Y
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Arned5
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/g8v1wZ

https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/051/851/101/4k/colin-shulver-neo05.jpg?1658326500

Spooky

(https://s4.gifyu.com/images/6om27q.gif)
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant Concept Art/Behind-the-Scenes Thread *spoilers*
Post by: Ingwar on Aug 02, 2022, 03:55:11 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 01, 2022, 02:23:56 PMLocal wants a dislike button.

I bet he's got custom made keyboard ;D

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