Category: Vol. 2: Homers Odyssey
Hired – Interactive Short
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After many discussions with the Digital Design students and Team Scylla, we finally locked the content we wanted placed in our stack for the interactive portion to the Compendium project. I don’t want to give too much away, but we toyed with the idea of shooting another short, based on our ‘The Office’ (UK Version) meets ‘Homers Odyssey’ theme. Very [...]

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A Successful Shoot
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Team Sirens had completed pre-production; we had our team and all of the other pieces that needed to come together before production. This was all in time for shoot day. Emily-Claire McLaughlin, Chaundra Kazakoff, Jose Ochoa Rivero, and Malik Meghani (aka the producer team) all arrived at Storyum bright and early to set up before the crew arrived. Divide and [...]

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Between The Sheets
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The opportunity to create a comic only comes along so often.  For our production team, we were lucky enough to be working with a digital designer like Jay Cromwell, who understands the medium as a fan and artist.  From the beginning, we knew exactly how it would shape out.  Jay and I both share a connoisseur’s passion for comics, so [...]

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Lotus Theatre, Lotus Spa, Lotus Restaurant…
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Hello loyal readers! So, we have pretty much caught you up to date on where we are currently at with our Compendium project. Our ADR sessions went great and we had many laughs, as usual. The actors whizzed through their lines (I think we goofed around for the same amount of time we were in session!) and the actors loved [...]

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Team Scylla – Interactive
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Some 3 weeks ago, we were charged with incorporating our film into an interactive based magazine to be released on the iPad. We were given the scope, deliverables and elements in an extensive 6 hour crash course of the adobe software and features. Having very little prior knowledge of the ins and outs of this new technology, I feel it [...]

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Pieces
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Pre-production of a film is about planning. You need to do everything you can to ensure that when you’re on set you’re not kicking yourself for forgetting something. Thankfully, there was no kicking on the set of The Sirens. If you’ve read our last two posts on The Sirens, you know that we had a fantastic cast and incredible makeup [...]

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With Great Film, Comes Great Digital Comic
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With our Compendium project moving forward and development beginning on the interactive media component for the iPad, we had a lot to think about.  Would we be doing a game?  Is the technology easy to understand? Could this be something unique in the market?  How could we incorporate our film into the piece effectively?  There were many possibilities, but we [...]

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What’s Next For The Cyclops
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“That’s a wrap!” The Cyclops film continues to evolve, now that we have entered post-production, and we’re incorporating our interactive media component.  As Producers, post-production increases our responsibilities and consequences.  Everyone that we source for The Cyclops film becomes paramount to the development of the final product.  The editor, colorist, composer, sound editor, and visual effects designer are all brought [...]

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‘The Cyclops’ – The Beginning
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”A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper,” said Stanley Kubrick.  It’s a true statement, although it was difficult to believe when starting out.  Homer’s Odyssey wouldn’t be Homer’s Odyssey without the story of Odysseus and the Cyclops.  We were pretty excited and there was great anticipation in presenting this epic [...]

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Where to begin?
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So… post-production. Where to begin?! Post-production may not seem as glamourous or as fun as production, but this is when all the really “cool” stuff comes together (or falls apart) and when we get to work with some really crazy technologies and see everything slowly start to look closer and closer like a finished product. There are two areas of [...]

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