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progress and using update information posted here against us. As a
result, we will limit updates to official news releases only.
After a difficult financial chapter, out ongoing projects have been resumed.
10/14/09 - Matte
painting backgrounds are being produced for our first short
"TG" using some of the new tools we've acquired. Character
rigging and programming is going slow however, primarily because we
have not settled on which set of tools would be best for our
production pipeline. This delay has cause us to re-do certain aspects
of the of the process in different and incompatible tools. We are
hoping to have this resolved in the next 60 days.
08/17/09 - ...and we
are back from a short hiatus. Work continues. We are also exploring
an intriguing idea for a documentary, which depending on support
staff, may be our first outsourced project.
06/15/09 - More
studio equipment was placed on order this week. We expect delivery
and installation to start by the end of the week. On-going projects
are proceeding at a steady pace.
05/01/09 - Today
marks ten days since the official start of what we call "The
Disney Project." This program is expected to run for at least 2
years and will produce a quantity of unique copyrighted content. We
are looking forward to a positive and long lasting experience in the
production phase of this new project. Also, progress on our first
short "TG" is continuing as planned.
04/23/09 - And we are back....
04/09/09 - We will be
on hiatus for approximately 2 weeks.
03/11/09 - Camera
tracking and Lighting set-ups are being built for our for short
"TG". Also, we are experiencing difficulty with certain
rigging scripts due to the manual nature of the script programming.
We are not using any form of motion capture shortcuts, therefore this
area will take some time to correct.
02/09/09 - Work
continues on "TG" (our first short film). The previous
month proved slow going, but our animation work is improving and we
are getting better workflow. Currently there are two additional
scripts which are nearing completion which may become features in the future.
01/12/09 - And we are
back. Its been a short but good break and now...back to the movie business.
12/23/08 - We will be
on hiatus for approximately 2 to 3 weeks. We wish you a very Merry
Christmas and a safe and joyous Happy New year!
12/04/08 - Level 1
glass has finally been installed in the Sound Stage/Control Room and
Control Room/Isolation Booth windows. Once the audio cables have been
completely installed through both those walls, we will begin sound
checks. This will determine if the Level 2 glass installation is
needed. Also, a recent trip to NYC and the B&H superstore gave us
a chance to identify a preliminary selection of microphones for use
in our studio.
Development and fine tuning of our Render Farm continues. We will be
adding a massive storage fileserver for post-production files and
render storage and a media archive/vault system for historical
content storage. This "should" be integrated by the end of
the month. We are worried about legacy support, since even with
Blu-Ray, we are still limited to 25GB-50GB max per disk. But a
solution should present itself soon. Also, Soundstage/Control room
wiring has begun.
10/16/08 - Our first
(basic) Render Farm is finally up and running. While currently
limited in the number of cpu's, the plan is to add a few more,
depending on performance requirements. The current configuration
should cut down the rendering time by approximate factor of seven.
In the coming weeks we will begin to tweak the
software to take full advantage of all resources.
09/29/08 - Now that
TWO of our banks (that we have been using for years) have gone down
and lending terms have tightened to the point of being totally
unavailable in the commercial sector, we are contemplating Private
Venture Capital funding for our ongoing projects. Also, due to the
turbulent market conditions, the projected completion of our company
going public have been temporarily halted. On the positive side, we
will continue as a private company.
09/09/08 - Our
in-house A/V equipment is being installed in the Soundstage as well
as the support cabling.
08/16/08 - ...and we
are back in the studio. Quite a few new contacts have been made in
Florida (central) with voice and music talent that could be used in
our future projects. Actually the amount of contacts was unexpected
and as a result more rewarding. Work is resuming in the studio on the
few structural items still needing completion.
07/25/08 - We are
going on a long awaited hiatus. Work will resume when we return.
07/09/08 - Work is
proceeding slowly with our first short ("TG"). Changes to
our Isolation Booth and the Control Room are being made in order to
accommodate easier access to the sound wiring between those two rooms.
06/14/08 - All tiles
of the Soundstage floor have been placed. The floor is now complete.
We are finishing with the process of hanging the few remaining
ceiling tiles. Immediately afterwards, the glass observation windows
will be mounted between the Soundstage and the Control Room.
06/04/08 - The walls
of our Soundstage are finally complete. We are in the process of
finishing off the ceiling tiles and laying down the final floor
covering. Sound testing will begin after the glass window is in
place. Our first short ("TG") is coming along, but the
going is slow.
05/06/08 - ...and we
04/17/08 - We are on
a much needed hiatus. Work will resume shortly.
03/21/08 - We are now
at the stage of planning the ADR and other sound requirements for our
first short ("TG"). While our sound facility is not quite
complete, we are addressing the software requirements and hardware
considerations that will be needed to give our productions a true
"Hollywood" sound. Within the next few weeks decisions
about which voice-over talent will be used as well as the general
theme and music genre will be completed.
03/06/08 - Planning
and construction of our in-house theater facility has begun. This
will be used in post-production as a final product viewing area,
prior to public releases of our films. While modest in size,
comparable to other larger studios, it will do the job for us quite
effectively. Production on our first short ("TG") is
proceeding at a slower pace than expected but we expect that to
change very shortly.
02/14/08 - New
equipment and new software - need we say any more? Some changes in
our studio layout is planned for next month and, if all goes well, we
will have initial screen shots for the opening scenes of our first
01/09/08 - Officially
back from hiatus. It was a much needed break and greatly appreciated.
Ongoing projects are resuming as scheduled. More detailed update will
follow in a few weeks.
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