Zombie Cliche Lookout: Red Flag
As I’ve mentioned a time or two, being alert and ready for danger is a key element of zombie survival. This becomes all the more important once the human factor becomes evident. When you’re dealing with other people who have the ability to be tricky, you’ve really got to be on your toes and looking out for things that just don’t quite fit. Case in point: Russell’s story about Gus. The second Gus hears it, he knows that something is amiss and they need to take immediate and decisive action.
About this Episode:
I kind of experimented a bit with the background on this set. Rather than building it out more, I’m simply using a green baseplate with various leaves on it to break up the texture. I also tried to vary the leaf color as much as possible with the parts I had. The idea is that it looks like a slightly overgrown area of forest behind him, at least when the aperture is nice and wide and the depth of field is shallow, thus blurring everything outside of the characters I’m focusing on. I saw that trick somewhere and have been wanting to try it out for a while now.
Discussion Question: Physical Training
Here in the northern hemisphere (sorry BrickVoid), it’s finally spring. That means summer is right around the corner and we’re going to have to be outside in shorts and t-shirts very soon. If you’re anything like me, you could probably stand to lose a few pounds before then. But this is a zombie comic, so let’s use that as the lens through which to address fitness and weight loss. So how would you train when your ultimate goal is zombie survival? Do you take the Zombieland approach and focus on cardio? Strength training? Just simply eat less and move more?