The image above is from the epic battle in the first act of Project London. It features animations by Ian Hubert and Nathan Taylor that are singularly epic. Also, this is the image the Wired UK featured in their recent full page article about Project London. Pretty cool.
Well, I just finished up a meeting with Ian, Nate and Wesley. We reviewed a number of…Continue
Added by Phil McCoy on July 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
(L to R: Nathan McCoy, executive producer; Ian Hubert, writer director; Wesley Slover, composer producer; Kyle Kramer, lead sound editor)
Thursday, I was able to snag a couple copies of the July issue of Wired UK! (You can get a copy at Bulldog News in the U-District if you're local, or at Barnes & Noble.) We felt like Steve Martin's character in the comedy movie, The Jerk" when the new phone books arrived, "Now we're legit!"
But there is a…
Yesterday morning's Sound Design Review Meeting was FANTASTIC! Scott Burnett, soundtrack/score producer, was in attendance along with Wesley Slover, musician/artist. Nate, Ian and I listened to a slew of new sound design elements and a slug of musical cues from Wesley's vault. It was FANTASTIC! I remember having tears in my eyes listening to the track that underscored the Nebraska character experiencing a sudden and tremendously huge loss and feeling the loss on a new level because…Continue
I love this frame grab. It's the result of a LOT of hard work done by a lot of people over a significant period of time. The foreground features Josh Truax (Nebraska Higgins) and Branson Anderson (Jerry) filmed in an Everett airpline hanger in August of '07 and the background plate with Michael Donovan (Arizona Higgins) emanating from a large outdoor video billboard was shot just a couple months ago. The work is…Continue
Norwescon 34 was a blast. Ian and I (Phil) had a great time talking to people about Project London selling copies of Project Manhattan (Prequel Novella) and the Project London Graphic Novel, but we also enjoyed…Continue
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Preparations for Norwescon 34 are in full swing and almost complete. Ian and I (Phil) will be manning the Project London display this Friday, Saturday and Sunday where you'll be able to see the new trailer and hear the screaming new mix that Paul Miller has just completed. You will also be able to purchase a limited number of author autographed copies of…
Wow. The last few weeks have been amazing and the coming weeks look equally packed with energizing activity. First up, Ian and I are getting excited to bring our traveling road show to Norwescon 34, April 22-24. Among the autographed copies of Project Manhattan, the Project…
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It's done! It's done! The VFX list is finally done. Now on to more fun. We still have a lot of work to do including picture lock and sound design. Really fun stuff. The photo above features Half Acre Day at the final review for the mix on Multiply, their sizzling new track that will be featured in Project London as well as the new teaser clip that will be…Continue
For those paying close attention, this is the same Producer's Report title as last week. But don't worry, our productivity has not flagged, instead, while Nathan Taylor and Ian continued to fine tune the one remaining VFX shot on the list, Ian dived completely into the new animation sequence to open the film. Ian showed us the 28 shots completed on the animation this morning and it is completely epic. Trust us.…
The image of The Goose above, is from the collection of shots that Ian brought to todays management meeting. Among the many shots completed were a wonderful sequence of "holographic" vids that have been composited into the Nebraska Higgins interrogation scenes. There is also a fabulous scene with John Fantasia (Chicago) and Andy Evans (Nicola) where all the command center screens are taken over by a huge burst of "potential" in the climactic end…Continue
Here's Josh Truax as Nebraska Higgins looking like he owns the world during his interrogation by Joint Command Officers. We are feeling some of that same smugitude as we close in on finishing the estimated VFX list, and that will basically happen this week. Pretty cool. Next, we are working on a revision to the opening reel that will constitute a new animated sequence concocted by Ian and Nate Tayler to quickly introduce our audience to the…
Yesterday, I took a little bit of time to listen to the sounds of animals breathing. Sound design is almost upon us and we are uber pleased with the opportunities we are developing to complete this most important aspect in a timely fashion.
We are exceptionally charged up about the progress Ian and the post-production team has made to complete the remaining shots on the VFX list. There are now less than 20 to do! Amazing! As soon as these are finished, you are going to see a readjustment of the numbers and dates because we have decided to do some significant rework on the opening act of the film. This rework involves creating a short animated segment to help the audience enter the world… Continue
I have seen the blood of the ages smeared accross the tarmac of the Port of Seattle (my soul). Will I recover from this? No. I don't think so. Will I have taquitos for lunch? Do you sense the ghost of Ian Hubert illuminating my prose? No. We saw some very cool things this week. Done.
Nate is pumped for 2010. The year of release. We are in the count down to wrapping VFX, securing picture lock and launching sound design. We will have announcements soon about the status of the graphic novel and an opportunity for you to earn a credit in the film. Yes! 2010 is going to be a great year.
This week smelled like something that had been dead for about three and a half years. Lie. I was utterly repulsed by what I saw today, and I no longer have any faith in this project. Lie. I wish to assault physically the last three years. But that's an intangible object. So I'm taking it to the streets. Lie.
Last night at the Sunset, Half Acre Day played an epic set including all my favorite songs and a bunch of new songs destined to be new favorites. Great fun. This morning we listened to a few more tracks from Ed and Dan. We are winding down with syncing and scrubbing dialogue, really in fact, it's basically done. I'm now very anxious to get the ADR tracks into the timeline.