Very cool. I can add it to my Amazon cloud for only 5.99! Still have to wait as I’ve just spent my allowance on those face morphs
Say, on the subject of watching movies, have you seen the Ultramarines movie for Warhammer 40k? I think they did an outstanding job - and is kind of like the resolution of realism that I’m going for in my movie series.
Aside from that, I am an avid Star Wars - The Clone Wars fan. It’s an animated series which is now coming to its close soon on Cartoon Network. It’s a bummer that it has to end - but George gave us every bit plus more than what he initially promised - and then some. The news of the end of Clone Wars was softened by the news that full production movies for Episodes 7, 8, and 9 are under way. But still… I like the animated half hour series almost better than the movies as it can span over much greater distance - and it’s darker and less family-oriented, it seems. Well I’ve just seen an update that the Clone Wars Director and his team was just given a new job: Rebels. Rebels is going to be a new animated series, I think for Cartoon Network again(?), which takes place between episodes III and IV - so that will be seeing the life and times of Darth Vader, probably, as well as some of what Obi Wan has been up to while in exile. The Dark Times, as Obi Wan calls it in episode IV.
The Clone Wars, if you haven’t seen it, looks to be really low res at first glance. But they really pull of a great show. The textures on the models has a dirty, hand-painted ‘washed’ and ‘stroked’ appearance that I really like - which is one of my big reasons for picking up Project Dogwaffle Pro: Howler. I’m thinking of possibly using the templates for the various figures I use and hand painting the textures in Dogwaffle. I may also then render out the very outer surroundings of my many scenes that I have saved, and hand-painting on those to make 360 degree background maps with a soft, hand painted and somewhat washed out look to them - which will really aid in giving depth and distance to my films. I have come such a long way since I’ve made the test render movie that I linked to in that first post I made in this thread. I’m really getting the urge to just dive in and start production. But alas. I must fight that urge and continue preparing my assets. I am also going to be composing the score for the series. I have made what I think might be the main title theme - which will have underlying hints of throughout much of the rest of the score. Like there’s this really intense drum part that signifies action of the bad guys, but can also work well as a dramatic lead into for intense action from the heroes as well - just a blurt of the drums once - then stop. When the action truly takes off, then lead in from the jamming violin section will build quickly, while this screaming electric guitar riff rocks the very beginning of the actual theme - which then takes over - but has elements from all of those within it at times. I’m really quite happy with the music so far.
The latest animations have really been nice, too. Nobody, not even my wife, has seen those yet. So, again… I’m really excited to get the production under way - which will begin with my Wife and I recording our voices acting out the script. I have a few people lined up if I need them - but I’m hoping that this is something that Rosie and I can handle on our own.