This is the home of the famous motion picture “Streifen -a galaxy of bliss-
and the upcoming production
“A Dragon Lovestory!”
One thing has to be said here first :
Our movies are not mainstream. We are not mainstream.
This is okay with you? Great! This is the place to spot all information you can get about the”Streifen”-motion picture the artists, the team, the backgrounds and the current (and ongoing) team-project “A Dragon Lovestory”.
Don’t forget to browse all categories. You will find various interesting materials like: Downloads, tutorials (planned, since I wasted most of them on twitter) and a lot of work in progress materials.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ah man… I am still not dead. And thus the project isen’t =)
Tough there have been some…
Most of it is Real-life related.
However, changes that have been made:
My Camaro is fully operational now
Closed the forum (a project like that does not generate enough fuzz to entertain a whole comunity)
Dunsti is still on board.
Same with Dominik.
Have a nice day!
You know what?
I am gardening! Srsly, I took a little creative timeout (not once and for all, as you can see at the new charddesign on top of that page) but… well I admit to enjoyed to life live in profanity *laughs*. Just have a look:
I already did a lot of things (yeah like removing tons of trash) and build a new carport. The carport of hell if you ask me… The next time I won’t get a kit but instead construct it from scratch by my self.
Anyway, what’s the carport for in the first place? Voila:
My new hobby: Camaro V8. A man-childs dream come true. I am quite certain that I am going to spend some time with that beauty too.
As you can see, I am currently not *that* obessed about my movie mission anymore. Strangly that seems to be quite fine with the movie-project itself. It’s far from being abandoned but I made some changes in it’s organisation and its time scheduling. This time “A Dragon Love Story” will be there for fun, not mission!
That was some looooong period of no “actual” work on the movie itself.
Instead: Preparations, talentscouting, preparations, voice-stuff, shit-loads-of-werks in my house, familiy bizz, preparations blahblahbloodyblah. However, now is the time to re-engage here. Because of the rather long rest I’ve had here I noticed quite a few flaws in the current character-set. Mostly Taibu und Jeanna. I really need more skills for clothing *sighs*. Well we will see.
Anyway: To warm up I decided to start with the real Imorgon of this movie (the father of Shilouette). I did it in the train and in another hour in the evening (after the kids jumped to bed). This is how far i am willing to do an actual sculpting.
Yet sculpting is still a matter of hate and love with me. As much as I like the sponteous approach as much hate it to add clean details and gneral cleanup. Thus I prefer rather rough sculpts that make (IMHO) the best trade off in concept/proportions and the amount of time I have to invest. (I would like to have added the teeth yet tough)
My original plan for this bust was, BTW, to make it naked (in this case without the mane). However I had trouble to figure out if the expression goes right and thus decided to add it anyway…. that won’t help with the re-topo I have to admit but I tried to keep the areas clean I want to retopo anyway (forehead, muzzle and face)
I also considered to skip sculpting and start directly with box modelling. Imorgon is meant to be a very slick guy and my sculpts have the tendency to become overly detailed… wich won’t work so well with this particular character.
However. I will have a fair chance to slick him out while I do the re-topology anyway =)
Things go on…
Yeah in case I did not mention yet: Finally I`ve got a decent smartphone and one adequate subnotebook. Happy 2012!
Wow. After all these month I finally visited blender again. It was not as bad as I did expect. As a warming up I fooled around with the dresses of two old characters. I won’t focus on that tough. Yet I have to record still a few scenes to make a complete guide.
PS: I find the “Insert Photo”-option quite convenient =)
An uninteresting blog.
That’s what JW said. And he is kinda right… Obviously I am having some trouble to keep that blog updatend on a regular base… Please have mercy on me. This is not so much about pure PR but about to inform you about the really interesting things going on here.
And of course: My time is very limited and I am more focused on the project itself. I am not that much a PR person ;)
Well, what is it then I want to show you today? It is a screenshot! It shows you my current videoeditor (corel). The actual clip is a guide for timing, music and voices. Yet I have recordfed all voices from the script and edited them in such a way that it sounds (a bit) like a radio-play. The “video”-clips you see there are (literally) hundreds of sketches that I use to illustrate the way how the movie is filmed and edited.
I think, in a way, you could say that this is a very primitive animatic. I just can not afford the effort for a dedicated storybook AND an animatic afterwards. So this is a mixture of both approaches. Yet it works well enough for Dominik, Dunsti and me.
Forgive me if I do not post that clip openly but I want the story to be (kinda) secret until the movie premieres
Oh.. by the way! I recorded the guide-voices of the script and started scribble-”Animating” the scenes, so Dominik has a guide for the timing of his music.
Tl;dr: HURRAY WE ARE IN PRODUCTION MODE AGAIN! (I will add a more complete post shortly)