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!
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!
‘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.
In celebration, we made this nifty Q&A video and answered questions submitted to us via our Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail. We couldn’t answer everyone’s questions, so we’ll save the ones we didn’t answer for our next Q&A video (which we will do when we reach 10,000 subscribers).
We have lots of big projects coming up and can’t wait to share them with you all!
I am honestly pumped to see Pacific Rim. Why? It’s an action movie with jaw-dropping visuals with insane set construction.
However, when I was viewing the roster of the Jaegars (the giant robots in the film), I was disappointed to see that Korea was not included. The representative countries (Russia, China, Japan, and the U.S.) are big players in the Pacific area with heavy economic power. However, South Korea is undoubtedly in the region and is also an economic heavyweight. I would be pretty sure the Republic of Korea would be invested in the safety of its own people (and Asia) and seek to develop its own defense weapon.
So I decided to make my own Jaegar (jumping into photoshop for a little design work) representing a unified Korea. As a filmmaker myself, I can see the problems trying to reconcile the existence of two Koreas in a film that requires at least one robot for one country. One resolution is to say the Koreas had re-united into a single nation. In this instance, I followed preset theories on Korean re-unification and almost all of them saw a Korea unified under the Southern government.
Check out this little logline I came up with too:
Powered by the will of a re-unifed people and imbued with the legendary spirit of the famous Korean admiral, the Yi Soon Shin jaegar joins the Pan Pacific Defense Corps ready to combat the Kaiju threat.
Briefly going into individual characters, I could see the jaegar piloted by a Korean from the Northern provinces and a Korean from the Southern provinces. It’d be especially interesting to develop the conflict stemming from cultural differences, historical bias, and then the characters overcoming these problems to succeed against their common enemy.
If you wanted to go a little symbolic, you could make the Northern a woman and a Southern a man. This is just hailing an old Korean proverb that - summarized - said “Northern woman are the most beautiful, southern men are the most handsome.”
Alright those are my two cents.
Celebrate the re-launch of MotionPXL with our original Sci-Fi film, “Sentinel”! :D
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