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That's right it's free to watch online!! I should have done this a while ago, but i've been busy writing the sequel and enjoying personal time! enjoy!




Deployment Strategy - chapter 1 of 3 from markcheng on Vimeo.




The other two chapters are viewable after the jump!

sup all, hope your holidays were cool. I've been trucking through this list of vfx that are on my plate. Will post a montage soon for you guys. will also post a library of assets for you After Effects freaks if you want to duplicate my muzzle flashes and shell casings for your own work.

I also got the latest soundtrack work from Chris. This time it was a scene from the end where our hero Lee (played by Ollie) is dazed and confused. It rocks!!!!

Unbound Pictures - In Search of the Japanese Spirit is a documentary produced by my friend, Fabian Lijtmaer, who was also a production assistant on this movie. check it out!  

So I thought I'd write a bit about how Chris, the composer, and I spent the weekend discussing the music for the film....

I actually had sent Chris roughcut versions of a couple of scenes over the internet before he came to NYC. I'd render the clips from Premiere into windows media files and upload them to an ftp site for Chris to download. He's already read the script so he knew how the scenes fit into the whole film.

Over the weekend, we filmed a crew interview that you'll see in a video blog later on and then spent Monday morning talking about the music composition. We talked about the major plot points and the overall theme of the film, and how that would affect the music. I talked about how I saw the main character's arc and how he changed by the end of the film. so we came up with maybe using a melody for the character and have that sort of "grow up" as the character does. Chris brought up how he'd been toying with the idea of using some vocals in the soundtrack and I loved the idea. It meshed well with the theme of what it means to be human. Maybe the human vocals can reflect that in the music!

Oy, mates! Just had a totally wicked weekend! Chris Haigh, our soundtrack composer, was in New York City with his family on a vacation! For you blokes who haven't been keeping tabs, Chris is from South Yorkshire, England!!

We've been collaboraing over email and IM since we met on the 'net since we met half a year ago! This was our first time meeting in person and it was totally sorted!

We had lunch on friday, dinner in Little Italy on Saturday, did a crew interview this morning at the Nickelodeon offices, and had breakfast in the Viacom cafeteria. We managed to get some good discussion in about the soundtrack composition and its role in the film. Chris' brother Dave is proper cool and so are his parents! Good to see you Chris! Hope you got home ok!!

Hot off the editing suite: our first web video blog!! check it out!

 


higher resolution links here for download!!

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I was born and live in the Teeside area of England,the same area that inspired Ridley Scott's visions of Blade Runner's Industrial Landscape seen at the beginning of that film.I've always been interested in art and movie making,and grew up in the 70's watching shows on TV like Star Trek,Space 1999,Captain Scarlet and Doctor Who. Like most people of my generation 1977 and the release of Star Wars only fuelled my interest in all things S/F and Fantastic.

Patryk Rebisz (The DP!) - At only 25 years of age Patryk has already worked with major stars (Lindsay Lohan, Jared Leto, Jamie Harris and more) and has shot 3 feature films. Moreover he has shot and directed multitude of short films, commercials and music videos. He's worked with tons of cool film gear (if you ever saw a really cool-looking big camera or a rig he's worked with it before!). Besides a small cult folowing online, his recent short film "Between You and Me" has won him both Best Cinematography award (Gotham City Film Festival) and Second Best in Experimnetal Film category from Big Apple Film Festival.

Armando Alvarez. A self-proclaimed musician/writer/photographer/artist, Armando is currently studying at Rutgers College, where his major is Medieval Studies. He has been the director and camera-man for his High School morning news show, and in the past has worked at such prestigious locations as Panera, JC Penny and most recently, as a printer for Strictly Black and White photography studio in New Brunswick, NJ. He will be teaming up with co-musician/sound-effects whiz Matt Millar to create additional soundtrack and sound effects tracks for Deployment Strategy.

Brian Thone, our beloved prop master, has posted more WIP photos of the Multibodies on his site..For you newbies, that's work-in-progress photos!! This time you can see how the attachable gun unit looks like...

As we've mentioned before on this site, the Multibodies in the film accompany the soldiers on missions and provide surveillance functionality and, in this case, elevated lines of fire.
Who Am I and why in the world...
...am i doing this?? I ask myself this all the freaking time but the conclusion is always the same- I don't know why, all I know is that I just must, must, must make this film...

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Lee... WTF!!??








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