Development is proceeding as expected. A little slow due to so many
possible distractions, but moving along. We will be taking our hiatus
(over the holidays) shortly. Updates will resume in early January.
12/04/07 - Character
development is progressing, but at a slower pace than expected. Due
to some recent distractions, we have had to re-prioritize certain
aspects of production, including post refinements of the storyboards.
Titling effects for post production have been delayed until after the
final cuts of our first short ("TG"). We have scheduled a
much needed hiatus for the final week of December and first week of January.
Thanksgiving behind us, it is back to work. We have selected some
additional software packages for music and background sounds which
should allow easier audio environment development for our film
projects. Also, we suffered a delay with our contractor, so some of
the final construction details have been postponed for the time being.
11/01/07 - Work will
begin this coming week to complete the final construction
requirements in the rear of the studio (it needs to be completed
before it gets too cold and the ground begins to freeze). We expect
to finish the walls and painting of the Sound Stage after the work is
complete. Installation of the wood floor will begin immediately after
that. Also, computer systems and network installation has begun
throughout the studio. Appropriate steps are being taken to insure
the security and privacy of our data content.
Development continues on the 3D characters for our first short
("TG"). Work is completing on scene backgrounds and
layouts. We have decided to remain entirely in the PC environment
(rather than MAC) simply because we have greater flexibility and a
larger choice of software solutions for the various task required to
complete our productions.
10/02/07 - Work
continues on scene backgrounds and layouts. We have also been working
with several music and sound software packages to determine which
would best be suited for our workflow. Some issues of compatibility
and crossplatform operability (we use PC as opposed to MAC which is
more prevalent in the industry) have arisen but are solvable. Also,
initial studies have been made regarding the render farm we will need
to complete projects.
09/11/07 - We have
been experimenting with projection systems in our studio preview/screening
area. It is expected that in the next three weeks, this section of
the studio will be complete and in operational use.
Construction work has resumed on the portions of the studio have
remained unfinished. We expect that the projection/preview cinema
area of the studio will be completed this month. Work on our first
short "TG" is continuing.
08/09/07 - The hiatus
is over . . . and we are back.
07/18/07 - Work has
begun on textures and color selections for major scenes of
"TG". Primary 3D characters are still in development.
Adjustment have had to be made to the basic structures so proper
rigging can be applied during the final stages. Due to certain
schedule changes, we will be on hiatus until first week of August.
07/06/07 - Scene
backgrounds and lighting setups are being developed. The creation of
the primary 3D characters is coming along quite well. We expect to
have the first fully textured production previews ready in
approximately 2 weeks. Once the primary group is complete, we will
move on to rigging and scripting. We do not as of yet have signed
voice talent for the short "TG" or the full feature
"TLOTBR" - a problem that will need to be solved within the
next 30-45 days.
06/29/07 - Scene
layouts and motion tracks are being developed. We are having issues
with details of certain Texture Bitmaps, but the problem should be
resolved in the next few weeks. Also, progress on the creation of the
primary soundtrack has been made but there is no definitive final cut
available at this time.
06/12/07 - Time and
Frame coding is being done on the completed script for "TG."
Background visuals and matte paintings are being composed. We expect
to have the final production storyboards complete within one week.
06/05/07 - Actual
production of our first short "TG" has begun. It expected
that we will meet the scheduled deadline of 60 days, assuming the
choices of software packages deliver the proper quality of content.
Also, some of the minor construction completions in the studio will
begin next week.
05/25/07 - We have
been evaluating the production usefulness of actual 3D maquettes in
the development of the primary characters of our first feature. It is
more of an "old school" approach. The technique, if the
maquettes are articulated, would allow us to create stills and motion
capture clips that can be translated into on-screen motion. These
scenes may allow us to significantly increase the volume of produced
work. The next two months will give us these answers.
05/02/07 - Work has
begun on the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation) that will be used in
the studio for recording and scoring our projects. Recent changes
have also created the requirement to update some of the editing
software that we have been using for the past year. Musical layout
and sound effects scoring to our first project (TG) has begun.
04/18/07 - We have
returned from Florida from our two week hiatus. Our work is resuming.
03/29/07 - Some of
the 3D packages that where selected in the final round of performance
tests have, after extensive examination, not provided the ease of use
that was expected. As a result, we are testing several additional 3D
packages. It has become evident that our anticipated workflow for
animated projects will require cross-platform software solutions and
a more complex integration to produce the final media product. Also,
a script rewrite for our first project (TG) is in progress. Character
development and 3D modeling (for TG) will begin in April as scheduled
03/12/07 - We are
finally listed on IMDbPro (see http://pro.imdb.com/company/co0202414/
). Although the information is not complete, we have submitted
updates that, as we where told, may take several weeks to post.
03/01/07 - Final
script version to the animated short (TG) is ready for review.
Preliminary storyboards are now being drawn. Also, our selections of
3D ANIMATION software packages has been extended due to limitations
in the direction of workflow of certain packages. We are still
undecided if motion capure software can or will be used or if we
should continue with pure animation that requires a higher
02/12/07 - Final
selections of 3D ANIMATION software packages are being completed this
week as well as installations of the post-production editing/effects
suites. Also, within the next two weeks, the final script revisions
to the animated short (TG) will be complete.
01/20/07 - Our first
animated short (TG) is now in production. A tentative completion date
has been set for August, 2007. Our first full length animated project
(TLOTBR) is officially in pre-production. Our Delaware facility is
currently being used exclusively for TG and TLOTBR for the next 3-4
months, as a result, certain physical features in the soundstages
have been delayed to late spring. This will have no affect on current
workflow and production.
01/05/07 - We want to
formally welcome Susan Sharp as an active cast/production member of
Elemorphix Studios, Inc. -- Her official title is "Marketing
Assistant/Graphic Artist." Welcome and the best of luck Susan!!
She will be actively involved in the production of our first animated
short - code named "TG." Effective immediately, all of our
productions listed on this website will be referred by code names
until the post-production is complete and the features are ready for distribution.
12/15/06 - Driveway
and parking area is complete. Final landscaping, which has no affect
on day-to-day business, has ben delayed until spring (for warmer
weather). One additional project, tentatively titled "Tall
Grass" has been added to our pre-production schedule.
12/07/06 - Driveway
and parking facility are being completed within the next two weeks as
well as some of the final electrical set-ups in the Soundstage areas.
Also, we are now actively soliciting for financing on the three major
studio projects for the 2007/2008 season.
11/01/06 - Sound
checks and testing has begun in the studio. We are actively
evaluating the installation and equipment. The difficulty is
currently in identifying the natural "sweet" spots in the
studio and to resolve the issues with the ceiling installation. Also,
our list of potential projects has grown to more than double its size
from the previous month.
09/29/06 - We have
decided to complete the Sound Stage as a multi-use environment. This
means that the facility will also be used as a Foley Stage and a
Green Screen stage. The Isolation Room will have additional equipment
installed for use as a potential radio broadcasting sound room. The
initial Post-Production Editing has yielded some design changes in
the Control Room layout, primarily to accommodate more video editing
equipment. The Screening Room/area has been started. We are
anticipating a maximum screen size of 12' x 6' with adjustable side
and bottom curtains and a maximum seating of 20-25.
09/18/06 - Limited
Post-Production Editing has begun using the new Control Room. More
equipment has been installed and the cabling is progressing. We
postponed the grand-opening party for a few weeks until the rest of
the facility is completed.
08/24/06 - More
equipment has been arriving at the studio. We are in the process of
setting up the Control Room as well as the electronic cabling
necessary between the Sound Stage and the Isolation Room.
08/10/06 - ...and we
are back. Work on the Studio has resumed after a short (and much
needed) hiatus. We will adjust completion dates accordingly.
07/17/06 - Computer
Systems and network installation has begun. Due to summer (normal)
staff shortages, the network wiring will not be completed until mid-August.
06/30/06 - Due to
some some delays with the electrical installations and the sound
wiring between the Sound Stage, Control Room and Isolation booth, we
have pushed the completion date to mid August. Work is continuing
uninterrupted in the other areas of our studio. At the end of July we
will be scouting the Central Florida area for a suitable location for
06/08/06 - Elemorphix
Studios has adopted a new studio logo. It incorporates, from left to
right, the swirling of freeform creative elements (left side) to a
solid defined structure (right side), completely placed in a
wide-screen movie frame. This logo will be placed in brush motion
during the opening screens of Elemorphix Studios productions.
05/31/06 - Studio#1 -
Sound Stage 1 - Installation of the soundproof glass (windows) has
started. Carpeting and wood floor installation should begin next
week. We are still projecting a completion of the facility by June 15.
05/18/06 - Studio#1 -
Sound Stage 1 - Level 1 ceiling for Sound Stage, Control Room and
Isolation Room has been installed.
05/12/06 - Studio#1 -
Sound Stage 1, Control Room and Isolation Booth wall painting has
begun. Ceiling and doors should be installed this coming week.
Carpeting for the Control Room and Isolation Booth and the wooden
floor tiles for Sound Stage 1 should be started this coming week
also. Also, the post-production floor area is complete, with the
exception of electrical, which is in progress.
05/09/06 - Studio#1 -
Sound Stage 1 sound proof double-glass (tempered) for the windows of
the sound stage/control room and control room/isolation booth have arrived.
05/08/06 - Our
on-line store has been enhanced to accept PayPal
payments as well as all forms of credit card transactions. We are now
in the process of developing the shopping cart system that will run
our site. You will be able to purchase our DVDs, CDs, posters,
artwork, film photographs, authentic 35mm film frames from our
features,studio clothing, film memorabilia, etc.
05/04/06 - Studio#1 -
The over-sized sound proof doors for the Sound Stage, Control Room
and Isolation booth are being assembled. Installation and
soundproofing of the door panels should be complete next week.
04/22/06 - Studio#1 -
Initial Control room equipment has been ordered. Assuming we stay on
schedule, the Sound Stage/Studio Control room should be operational
04/03/06 - Studio#1 -
Sound Stage 1 sound proof double-glass windows for sound stage/control
room and control room/isolation booth are on their way.
03/17/06 - Studio#1 -
Sound Stage 1 walls have been sound proofed. Ceiling and door
installation and sound proofing has begun.
03/10/06 - Studio#1 - Sound
Stage 1 sound proofing and electrical wiring has begun.
03/07/06 - Studio#1 -
Isolation booth has been sound proofed.
02/22/06 - Studio#1 -
Isolation booth is in first stages of being soundproofed. We have
started electrical and sound wiring installation in the Control Room.
02/18/06 - Studio#1 -
Control Room internal walls have been fully soundproofed, as well as
external walls of Sound Stage and Isolation booth.
02/14/06 - Studio#1
had its first
white roof over the weekend.
02/09/06 - Studio
hardware and electronics (the tech toys) are starting to arrive at Studio#1.
01/31/06 - New Studio
Logo design is in progress.
01/27/06 - Project #1
- TLOTBR is finally, officially, in pre-production.
01/25/06 - No
"Sundance" tap dancing for us...yet. While the festival is
going on, we will keep a sharp eye on "The
Weinstein Company" and its aquisitions.