Down With Crappy CG Aliens, Support A Real Monster

A new short film, Vessel, is attempting to bring back real monsters, with an alien created out of practical effects. Support real monsters, and check out our exclusive gallery of Vessel's new alien including creepy prosthetic limbs and bits!

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Vessel is a project after our own hearts. Shunning the recent crop of over CG-ed aliens, director Clark Barker hopes to make most of practical monster effects, the way it was done back in the day. Of course, they won't be able to forsake CG entirely, but just the attempt to make a more "practical" monster in a world of CG sharks, tentacles and alien monsters should be supported!

Here's the the official synopsis:

Vessel is the story of the passengers of Flight 133, a redeye on its way from Boston to San Francisco. Midway through the flight the passengers encounter an otherworldly force and are subsequently thrown into a fight for their lives. The story focuses on Danny (an everyday traveler), Emma (a flight attendant), Chloe (an unattended underage passenger) and Jim and Murray (the two pilots).

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But most importantly, Vessel needs your help to come alive. So spread the word or donate at Kickstarter. Where you can also see the director talking about the project, and view a few images from the set.

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DISCUSSION

why not the right tool for the job? - as I've said too many time here - there are some things that cannot and should not be done practically, CG is the most appropriate tool in some cases....saying that a visual effect is better because it was done pratically is simply ignorant, I'm sorry but it is...