Monday, October 22, 2012

First Still from LIVE FOREVER (and my Comic Con documentary)

Just released is this still from my work on Live Forever: A Ray Bradbury Odyssey, with Malcolm McDowell as Ray Bradbury's childhood idol, Mr. Electico.

This is a moment where the two characters are flying through space (I won't give everything away) and go in front of the sun. I'm only one visual effects artist and I had about four weeks to do what should have had four months, but that's Hollywood, and I think it turned out well for the deathly deadline I had. The two actors were shot on HDV tape in front of a green screen, the bucket they're sitting in is a model, the books were also shot DV on green screen, and I had to do the rest. Can't wait to see how it looks on the big screen.

Below are some stills from my upcoming mini-documentary
(it's going directly to You Tube, where you can watch it for free)
Here's David Mack, in his interview for the movie. 
Since this was all shot with two very cheep little consumer style video cameras, with no additional sound equipment, I knew I had to do something to really liven up the footage I shot. I decided to go black and white, with dashes of color, and do what I could to make the footage look like it was shot on something like 8 milometer film.

Here is Camilla d'Errico at her Comic-Con booth.
For more stills from the movie, go to my Facebook page.

Birds of  Play at their modeling shoot.

The spectacular Billy Martinez of Neko Press Comics, and one hell of a live painter. Check out how the light catches his necklace.
Realistic? No, but I didn't want this to be another boring old You Tube video from Comic-Con. I wanted this stuff to look hot.

Batton Lash at his booth for Exhibit A Press. Another case in point. The light above him looked pretty average, so I decided to rev it up a little, as if JJ Abrams was directing.

Here's Constance Hall from Monsterman, as I work on her interview footage. I interviewed her for another project, which is not a part of this documentary, but I just loved this shot. 

The movie should be out soon. Stay tuned.

On one last note, I have two Girl In The Window T-shirts available for order. Just click the image and get yours today.

Girl In The Window: Ray  by Christopher Moonlight

Girl In The Window: Angela by Christopher Moonlight

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Updates for October 3rd 2012

There's a lot to keep my busy, ever since I moved production over to Austin, TX. There has been little time to work on my baby, my all green screen short film Girl In The Window, but I did manage to get this little look development test done.

I'm really excited to find some time to get this movie done. I think it's going to be really great, if I do say so myself.

With Live Forever: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey almost done (but not almost finished, it's a long story) I just may have some time.

Live Forever is going well. If you're interested in seeing an advanced screening of this sure to be classic documentary about the legendary writer, you can order them by CLICKING HERE.

It stars Ray Bradbury; Joe Mantegna; Hugh Hefner; Edward James Olmos; and Malcolm McDowell as Mr. Electrico.

If you happen to be at the Austin Wizard World check the schedule for us there. We're currently talking to them about doing a panel and and showing some sneak peaks.

If you can't make either, then at least we can show you the new trailer for the movie.

 ...and for an extra bit of fun, here's an interview with Malcolm McDowell from the opening of the original Live Forever stage play.

More press on the movie and Ray Bradbury can be found at Variety, News Blaze, The Ventura County Star, and The L.A. Times.
I wish I could show more at the moment and talk about another potential project that I'm very excited about, but I'm all bound up in non disclosures. Thanks for reading. I hope to post more soon.