Hi there, my name is Kaleb Lechowski. I create and animate creatures of different kinds, so check my pictures and videos.


http://www.facebook.com/rha.movie
http://kaleblechowski.deviantart.com/
http://www.youtube.com/mngzkhuel

10th May 2013

Photoset

Some more behind the scenes

10th May 2013

Photoset

zBrush sculpting and fighter model

9th May 2013

Question

Anonymous said: I noticed a shift in the audio and impact of the film after the alien was released. Was there any issues you came across towards the end? or was it a conscious decision to hold back on the sound and cut the take off scene short?

For the sound he needed the final cut, which I couldn´t provide. So we did it in two turns. I think for the second turn he only had two days.

Same with me, I almost couldn´t finish it in time (meaning before christmas). But if I didn´t finish it then, it would have taken another two months or so. So I was under pressure towards the end.

8th May 2013

Video

Tower destruction sequence - a closer look -

8th April 2013

Link

R'ha short movie won "Best Effects" at the LaSciFi festival →

Thanks for that! :)

30th March 2013

Question

Anonymous said: Hi Kaleb, my name's Daniel Perea. I'm a screenwriting student at Emerson College. I saw your short, and I was honestly stunned. It's the kind of stuff that I wish I saw more of in theaters. My friends and I are trying to make a science fiction short, and I guess I just wanted to pick your brain. What's the first step to approaching something like this? How much of it was practical (if any) vs. digital? What kind of programs would you need?

Maybe finding a vision…. Get inspired, chaos and brainstorm. I like to write down a lot of random words and then I see if something raises a picture in my head. Sometimes it´s a feeling or whatever and I imagine a scene. Then I start sketching a tiny storyboard for the scene and see what I can do with that. As I begin to develop the story I usually dump the first work, but it got me going and led to something. Also some good ideas still stay in the final thing :)

Best

Kaleb

30th March 2013

Question

jace-hall-show said: What inspired you to make the short? Where in essence did the idea come from?

Brainstorm, if we are talking about “interrogation” as the essence of this. Besides that I wanted to create a more plausible and relatable alien race than usually shown in movies.

30th March 2013

Question

Anonymous said: The images in your R´ha short movie remind me a lot of the worlds in the comic books by Enki Bilal. Do you know his work and if so, was that an influence (to say the least)?

No, I don´t know those :P

30th March 2013

Question

seaheroe said: How big was the project in data?

Around 600GB but the plain rendered images made up another 500GB :)

30th March 2013

Question

Anonymous said: Can I ask what sort of budget did you eventually have? I found this film through Stumble with the title ''The short movie that will make Hollywood sick'' and I think it is absolutely accurate. Btw-can't wait for the feature length and more from you in the future!

Thanks! :)

0.- $ (unless you count university fees and buying zBrush)