Friday, December 30, 2011

Andrew is BACK!

Check out this sweet scene for the opening shot of our movie.


Welcome back Andrew!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lucas Carter's teaser for the soundtrack documentary

Lucas Carter, of Pretender Contender, has released a teaser trailer for a documentary on the soundtrack.

Check it out.


Monday, November 21, 2011

All of the graphic novel info... now at the Crimson Rosetta blog.


Ted and Tony are rocking on our hologram SPFX and Michael, across the pond, is working on clouds and a storm for us!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Issue two in COLOR!

With the first issue of Crimson Rosetta at the printer, I've been hammering away on the second issue. It doesn't cost too much more to print it in I grabbed my watercolors and some watercolor crayons and dove in.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

While waiting... finish the movie, I finished the first black and white graphic novel to help launch our next film Crimson Rosetta.

Here is page one with the dialog...

And page sixteen...

And here is th first page of the second graphic novel. It doesn't cost too much to do it in color so...

I'm using watercolor and watercolor crayons.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

While waiting for SPFX from the team...

...I'm working on a Graphic Novel to launch our next film project "Crimson Rosetta".

Page two: The Protectors launch from the Control Ship with their leader Serf.

Page seven: A Protector gets hit by the "Battleship"

Page fourteen: Serf emerges from the smoldering wreckage...this one still needs some cleanup...

Page fifteen: Serf approaches the enemy "Battleship"

There will be just twenty pages and I am doing it on Canson Comic Book Art Board with Prismacolor Manga brushes and pens and white and black acrylic.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

While you are waiting...

I posted a movie on youtube that has nothing to do with "Cerulean". This is a short film compiled together from footage I had from the failed "Beneath Shadows" project. There is a tad bit of violence in it so be warned.


The site is down!

We hope to have the CERULEAN web site up and running again soon.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

While finishing the post work on CERULEAN...

...Andres, Maggie, Chris and I have been working on another Installation. This will be at the Maker Faire at Headwaters Park this Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Took a short break...

...from Cerulean as we wait for effects to come in from Andrew and Michael. Andres Montenegro and I have been collaborating on a series of installations. We've been in two galleries so far, and we are now going to be setting up a new one but this time we are combining the live actors with the cg world. I've included a few shots here that still need to be cleaned up.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ted is rockin' the dead eyes...

Check the link to see what Ted is doing with the low res footage of X's (Debbie's) eyes.


Friday, July 22, 2011

New blood!

We welcome to the team, Micheal Clark from Scotland. He is helping us with some storm clouds that we need composited into a few scenes. He did some great work on Darkness Aftermath but more importantly was a villian in "The Planet" as well as a major player behind the camera, and a doomed German tourist in the dark comedy "One Day Removals".

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Starting Monday, I will be posting links to short 1min docushorts to keep the faithful updated. Check the blog Monday after 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Contest time...pick the image you think looks best for the DVD case...

no 1

no 2

no 3

no 4

no 5

no 6

no 7

no 8

no 9

no 10

This is a Lucas Carter photo I have had hours and hours of photoshop time with...choose wisely...don't worry "X" / Debbie fans, she is highlighted on the back side and inner pages...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cerulean rough cut for the music and fx team...

Part One of Cerulean

Part Two of Cerulean

Part Three of Cerulean

Part Four of Cerulean

Part Five of Cerulean

There is no audio on these youtube cuts (as we are currently doing ADR and music mixing) and some sequences are missing (the crashing of the Graydread for one). This should, however, give you a feel for the movie.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ahhh...postproduction...when everything grinds to a halt...

...and goes insane! I know that there have not been too many updates on the blog as of late, but that will soon change. We are heavily into postproduction (mainly editing and color mixing) but if this edit that I finished last week looks good (and I'll be viewing it on the DVD Tuesday evening) then I am going to start adding and mixing the sound. That means that the cast will have to start working on ADR (basically dubbing in their lines that were drowned out by wind and other noises).

Andrew, Andres, David, Greg, Josh and myself are working on the CG elements. Chinyi's work is done and I am compositing that. Andres gave me the first look at the Bullion (the buffalo/lion creature that Maggie designed and it looks amazing. I am going to do a rough placement tomorrow of it in the scene with Maddy (Maggie Dye) as she shoots at it to ward it off. What Andres showed me today melted my socks! The creature looks great. I also saw a rough composite of the creature that Greg is working on. It is the creature that attacks X before X fights Cerulean near the end of the movie. It looks quite amazing as well.

The music teams are coming along quite well and I like what I've heard so far. Good stuff! Keep up the great work people. This is going to be a terrific movie.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Color tests

One of my students, Simone, was working on her project for my class and was messing around with the coloring of some of the raw footage. I really liked what she did so I am now "Simonenizing" Cerulean.

check the link

Friday, April 8, 2011

Second Teaser Trailer is posted.


Also, Andres Montengro is working with some of his students with the creatures. He is working on what we have dubbed the Buffalion. Maggie Dye designed a creature that looks like a lion and a buffalo and it is really shaping up. The next trailer will have both the creatures and Andrew Glazebrook's ships!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


These are a few quick sketches for the artists rendering the city for the gladiator flashback sequence.

The idea is to combine Japanese and Korean temple designs with heavy Gothic architecture...and then add a lot of smoke stacks and chimneys.