Friday, May 20, 2011

Project Z-6463 in progress and in 3D!

Dr. Elizabeth Riley in her lab (D.J. Mincy)
We have one shooting day in the can and two evenings to go and we'll be wrapped on Project Z-6463.

We shot our interior scenes last week with D.J. since her schedule was very tight.  We're shooting our exteriors this weekend and we'll be wrapped.

The post-production will take a week or three for the editing until we get to picture-lock.  After picture-lock we'll bring in our composer to work on the score, we're really excited to have an original score from an IU Jacobs School of Music composition student on this project.

More updates later here and up on Kickstarter.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sintel in 4K at the Seattle International Film Festival

I was contacted by the Blender Foundation last week to help them deliver the 4K DCP of Sintel to the Seattle International Film Festival.  We packed this in the IU Advanced Visualization Lab (my day job) as soon as the project released the 4K frames.  Turns out Sintel earned Laurels from SIFF!

The DCP fit onto a 32 GB thumb drive (formatted NTFS to ingest on the Sony LMT-200 media block) and was mailed Express Mail to SIFF.  We'll hear back later today if it ingests properly.

Everyone at SIFF, you're gonna LOVE Sintel at 4K!  The level of detail that the artists put into the production is incredible and at 4K you'll see every little bit of awesome in the movie.