Last sunday I decided to take our crew on a little field trip to the sand dunes of the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, a beautiful area on the coast west of Amsterdam. We needed to gather some references for the island at the beginning of the movie, as well as textures for the environment. So me, Antonis, Lukas, and Manu took the train from Amsterdam to Santpoort-Noord, where we then went on a 2-hour trip through the national park towards the beach. We even tied a network cable from the Blender Institute to a branch and filmed some reference for the shots where Franck is dragging a branch through the long grass (you might be familiar with this if you’ve been following the weekly meetings).
Here are some of the photos we took and the branch reference video: