In continuing with the theme of Fantasy & Adventure, here is Justin and Jarrett of Silvermania as a Castle Lord and an Assassin, respectively.
Kiyun Sung, the creator of the Baek Ho Productions channel, has recently taken up drawing! The current theme is Fantasy & Adventure
We’re hard at work at editing our upcoming project, 무인시대! In the meantime, check out this video we uploaded onto our Second Channel.
This is a rendition of some of our team members as Pokemon.
"He spoke to me … but not as a machine. He spoke to me as a Friend."
Promotional Image for our latest short film!
Watch “Android’s Sonata” here: http://youtu.be/OMGSdO1WHKE
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"Have You Ever Felt Life?"
Promotional Image for our latest short film. Watch “Android’s Sonata” here: http://youtu.be/OMGSdO1WHKE
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Have you seen the finale of Legend of Korra, Book II: Spirits? Then maybe, you were a tiny bit perturbed by the ending and what became of the Avatar world. If you don’t know, then I’ll leave it to you to watch and see. However, I’m going to backtrack a bit and talk about how I would have handled the plot of Legend of Korra, Book II: Spirits …or at, least the story of Wan.
Admittedly, I was not able to watch the episodes with Wan on their respective premiere dates. The stories of those episodes were relayed to me via friends and family (mind you, before I was able to watch …). Consequently, I had a different expectation. I thought that Raava, the Spirit of Light, was a female entity that fell in love with Wan and through that love, created the Avatar Spirit. Although this was not the case, I’m beginning to think it should have been a plot point.
Let me explain …
Early history in the Avatar world is not a pleasant one. The different bending tribes are engaged in violent warfare. Each tribe trying to establish their tribe/element as the dominant power. The war is growing and careening towards one terrible and climactic battle.
During this time, the world consists of a single continent. The spirits have been migrating back to the Spirit World due to the increasing instability of the physical world.
Wan, in this story, is a non-bending commoner who had no care for the troubles of the Earth. Then, one day, he is wandering the forests and stumbles upon Raava, the Spirit of Light. She is represented as a beautiful woman (whom I’m making a more naive character).
The two initially do not hit it off, but eventually grow to love one another. Both do not care for the woes of humans and are content with each other. Vaatu, however, has been paying close attention to the war and is becoming increasingly worried.
*Note: In this story, Vaatu is not so much evil as someone who is trying to bear heavy responsibility and has lost “emotion” (for lack of a better term).
The evef vigilant Vaatu notes the increasing frequency of superstorms and devastating earthquakes; brought on by the war’s effect on the growing spiritual imbalance. Vaatu is also disheartened that the once pure landscape has been torn apart by warfare.
This could then lend itself to conflict between Wan and Vaatu. The latter wants his sister free from Wan so that she may realize what is happening to the world. We could even say their “father’s world” if we want to make Raava and Vaatu the children of a greater divine being; who charged care of the Earth to Raava and Vaatu.
*Note: I’ll also clarify that the four elements would be intrinsically vested into Raava (water and air) and Vatuu (fire and earth). Perhaps this is also why Vaatu is so concerned; since he and Raava gave humanity the power to bend the elements, they are responsible if humans destroy the world with it.
As with many romantic tragedies, Wan refuses to give up Raava to Vaatu or even acknowledge the threat of the human conflict. That is, until Raava begins to endure the physical consequences of their ignorance to the conflict. She begins to lose strength and vitality; as Light and Peace begins to leave the world.
With Vaatu’s help, Wan then seeks out the legendary Lion Turtles, hoping that they may provide some solution to saving Raava. However, the Lion Turtles inform a heart-broken Wan that nothing could be done. The imbalance of the world was too great. Since humanity had all but forsaken the Light, there was nothing to sustain Raava’s existence.
Then and there, Raava begins to fade away; much to the horror of Wan and Vaatu. Now that the personal relationship has been properly built up, Raava’s last words to Wan have a emotional impact. The words falling in the nature of: “We will always be together. Never give up.”
Raava then finally kiss Wan and, whilst fading away, her spiritual essence merges with Wan (filling him with Light and, consequently, the ability to bend water and air).
The Lion Turtles then warn Wan that if humanity continues in their ways, the world would be torn apart by the spiritual imbalance.
Wan turns to a saddened Vaatu and ask that the Spirit join him in restoring balance. Agreeing that the situation could not deteriorate further, Vaatu merges with Wan; creating harmony between the polar forces of Light and Darkness/Yin and Yang. Through Vaatu’s merging, Wan is now capable of bending all four elements and is a living embodiment of spiritual harmony.
Activating the Avatar State, Wan surges to the heart of the battlefield where all the tribes have gathered in one last seismic battle.
*Note: because of the spiritual imbalance, there are superstorms churning and earthquakes rattling throughout the battle.
Similar to how Avatar Kyoshi separated Kyoshi Island from the Earth Kingdom, Wan would call forth all four elements to physically separate the land into four separate continents. Now that the bending tribes have been given sovereignty over their own parcels of land, the war ends.
There, Wan swears to maintain balance in the world so that no conflict of this caliber could ever happen again … for all his lifetimes. And so begins the cycle and role of the Avatar.
Could this story work? Possibly.
We are still touching on the recurring theme of love and sacrifice in the Avatar series (i.e. Creation of Omashu, Sokka and Princess Yue, Aang and Katara, etc.). We are also paralleling East Asian mythologies and philosophies.
There is more reasonable conflict as well. As the Avatar, Korra must reconcile the actions of her past lives to the present existence of the United Republic of Nations (which I think should be a crucial focal point throughout the Legend of Korra series).
We are also tying to the overarching story of the Avatar universe. The division of nations was what caused Avatar Roku and Avatar Aang to sever their relationship in The Promise comic series. Whereas Avatar Roku wanted to maintain the division of nations, Avatar Aang believed that times had changed and the formation of a fifth, unified nation was needed. The story of Wan could also explain why the previous Avatars were so bent on punishing Fire Lord Ozai with death (due to his perpetuating of the Hundred Year War which bears semblance to the wars during Wan’s time).
I would further expand the role of the United Republic. The President is trying to exert more political authority over the four nations and effectively re-unify the world through technology. There is now an additional plot conflict: NEW vs. OLD or TECHNOLOGY vs. TRADITION. All of which, Korra must somehow resolve as the current Avatar.
Alright those are my thoughts! Thanks for reading.
Let me know what you think! I may do one on the central plot of the entire Book II, but that’s a maybe at this point …
Android’s Sonata is now live!!
We are especially proud of this little film. We learned so much doing this film: new techniques in VFX compositing, cinematography, and cinematic style. Moreover, this film and its characters are something near and dear to us, as storytellers.
As such, we shall be revisiting this world quite soon in the upcoming series of one-shot films based on the journey of Samuel!
Special Thanks to our small, but incredible cast & crew; as well as to our international friends who contributed to the spectacular sound and music!
Written, Directed, & Edited by Kiyun Sung
Peter Logan http://www.youtube.com/user/Goombowser
Nick Addesso http://www.youtube.com/freakypillow
Connor Morris https://twitter.com/WakeRiderCon
Sound Design & Sound Mixing by ferrie = differentieel
Music by Jon Bourne
Portuguese Subtitles by:
Wanted to update you on a project we are currently working on. It’s another cyberpunk short film that is a prologue to our main character, the android Samuel (yellow eyes). This would be the same character that appeared in our Vengeance video and in our upcoming short film, Android’s Sonata (check out the trailer here).
We shot this a few weeks ago and are still editing and compositing the visual elements. We hope to have this out by Thanksgiving, but no promises … yet.
This is a project we are particularly proud of and can’t wait to share with you!
We are also going to try our hand in the MOGA contest being judged by Freddiew, CorridorDigital, and Ryan Connolly. So keep an eye out for our entry into the contest!
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‘The Tales Of Fili And Kili’ tell the adventures of Dwarf brothers Fili and Kili 30 years before the events seen in ‘The Hobbit’. This Fan film is made by the fans for fans on a micro budget, directed by Drew Casson.’
Some of you may remember an older post where I briefly spoke about an intense project a friend of mine is currently making. Well, here are some new images that he has released via Facebook!
The River Lune
Thrail Greybeard; Guardian of Fili and Kili
"Don’t go there, little brother." - Young Fili
'Young Kili' gazes upon a rare sight.
The man responsible for this project is Drew Casson (who is also starring as Young Kili). The film is an unofficial prequel to the events of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” and based on events from the iconic world of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Drew has also been working on a new webseries for Wildseed Studios. Here are some images from that project as well:
Tales of Fili and Kili is slated to be released onto the internet in 2014.
Here’s the full sized, official poster for our sci-fi short film, Android’s Sonata!
In a cyberpunk future, a murderous android ponders on the logic and motive behind his most poignant kills.
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Here’s a link to the film trailer! http://youtu.be/xee_ouRYHus
Check out the film on IMDB! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3030596/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_1
The film is going to be released onto our channel on November 22nd!
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"In a cyberpunk future, a murderous android ponders on the logic and motive behind his most poignant kills."
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