I finally unpacked the original movie “blueprint” production drawings I won at auction back at the end of April and began photographing them. These were construction plans produced for both Star Trek: The Motion Picture (ST:TMP) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (ST:TWK) from which the live-action sets where constructed from. In addition there were two drawings produced by Robert Abel & Associates, for Magicam to work from in order to build the original U.S.S. Enterprise filming model.
After taking a long hiatus from working on my Enterprise project materials since April, I have dug out from all the accumulated stuff on my home-office desk and workspace. I began roughing out that last of the human form factor illustrations, which will consist of a re-worked front view.
While still trying to recuperate from a case of viral bronchitis, I did manage to do some more work this evening on the side-view Starfleet human form factor illustrations.
Started back in on some digital illustration work I had begun as part of working on both the Enterprise cross-section studies and for the workbee schematics, before the opportunity to interview Richard Taylor came up. And that was working up new and improved human figures to use to establish ergonomic and scale/clearances in future schematics and illustrations.
This is the second part of a multipart interview with Richard Taylor who was the lead designer at Robert Abel & Associates, who were the original special effects team hired to produce the designs of the miniatures and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The first part can be read here.