Category: Team Erich Zann
Wrapping It Up… It ain’t over though!
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Four months and counting …. Benjamin and I are satisfied by the completion of “The Music of Erich Zann”. This was the first project facilitated by us wet-nosed producers, and I must say,   we loved every moment of it. From late night phone calls to “it’s pizza time”, we successfully managed to produce a visually appealing short, chilling film and [...]

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THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL KEYING… with Raymond Corbett
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Benjamin and I had the sincere privilege of speaking with the very modest, kind, and talented Raymond Corbett. Raymond is a very seasoned Visual effects specialist with over 15 years of experience working with 3D, animation, compositing, and keying. The most recent work that he has done was  the lead CG on the film “Invictus”, starring Matt Damon,  Morgan Freeman, [...]

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Even in the Quietest Moments …
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Well, it has been 2 weeks since “The Music of Eric Zann” was wrapped, and all I keep thinking is, I definitely want to do this again. Classes have resumed, assignments are due, overdue, and we have meetings. Tons of meetings. So far, we have met with the creative digital design guys numerous times and have come to the conclusion [...]

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The character of Erich Zann is coming to life…
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There are 4 phases that need to be completed to finish your product -  pre-production, production, post-production,  and distribution. I am proud to say that our pre-production and production phases have been completed successfully. We now need to keep working to complete the remaining tasks. First of all, we needed to do a rough cut and a Visual FX break [...]

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Half way to go!
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So, there’s been so much talk about the movie but what about the iPad application? Well, I haven’t forgotten about it. Wednesday June 23th was the end of the term and we had an presentation where the five teams demonstrated their progress so far. We are excited about the reactions we received from the audience at the Zann presentation on [...]

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Wickatronic Zann Moments…
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This was the moment – the day of the “money shot”. Jon Berezen did an incredible and amazing job on the makeup for the character, Eric (played by Paul Toolan). We were all fascinated and in awe of the key reveal of Eric Zann. We also spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to get the music sheets to fly smoothly [...]

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Zann’s shooting day 1
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I’m so excited to see our movie come to life. It has been a long path since the beginning of this project – 6 weeks to be exact! Props, costumes, cast, crew and craft services are in place. Our call time is at 12:15pm. At 1pm we will start shooting “The Music of Erich Zann”. So here we are, at [...]

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THE “BEN PEN”
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We’ve run over our to-do list over and over again. Yet it feels like something is missing. We spent most of Thursday finalizing that list again and getting all of the odds and ends tied up. First, we started out by subjecting our sheet music to a rigorous “aging process” (endless soaking sessions in tea, coffee, and Coke), then we [...]

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Pawn the Replay…
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The days are winding down and so is the money …yet, it feels like there is still so much to do. Our 3D guys are having difficulty with finalizing and committing to the green screen flooring. They have to create a floor, which will be time consuming. We have since decided that throwing a rug down would eliminate the tedious [...]

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Pre-production & storyboards!
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We have been working for 4 weeks to get everything prepared for our shoot day. It looks like this is never going to end! Seriously, it has been a big challenge to find the best props/costumes to satisfy the look and feel of our movie and to accomplish all the requirements for our director, Michael Chase. My experience with the [...]

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