Friday, August 31, 2007

What's up guys and gals. Here's the latest update from the production of Sands of Fire.

The month of August has been very slow for us. Donkey and I have had a few weeks to relax. I went to Poland for a couple of days and visited the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, damn impressive. Donkey went to Italy (yep he's an Italian) for 2 weeks and he participated his brothers wedding. So we both have had some time to spent other than our work on SoF. And to be honest, for me it sure was a relief. The last couple of months have been very intense. This movie is just so demanding it consumes alot of fysical and psychological powers. Don't forget this has already been a long ride for us and we are still rolling.

Meanwhile we are back in full force. We have recharged our batteries and are ready for the last difficult path we have yet to walk. Donkey has already restarted his work on the compositing. We are in the middle of that process so there's still some work left. Also I've slowly been preparing some work for the final release (other than the movie itself). I can't tell you exactly what but I think the fans are going to like it.

There's no vid this time but we did make a new screencap. This shot will be featured in the third part of the movie. Hope you guys like it. Cheers and cya next month...

12 comments:

Jimmy said...

well guys, I've got a few things to say;

At first kick ass screencap ! :D looks nice hope the rest of the movie iwll be like it, I got almost no more fingernails to chew on. Please hurry up I've been waiting for the movie for 1.5 years now. And I'm slowly getting tired of waiting

At last I think this is gonna be THE BEST game-made movie ever made you should think about selling it in stores :D. or atleast online.

1 more thing what kinda HDD's you got they gotta be huge, or you just have a local server computer sitting next to you to store al the data ?

PS; KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

greets, Jimmy from holland

Slava said...

So there will be a 1080P version right ;-) ? I got my beautiful 42" tv above my comp waiting for SoF!

Anyways glad you guys got some rest.. its unfortunate you can't show much but we all know how hard you guys have been working thus far. I know I speak for all the fans when I say I can't way to check the site next month to see your progress.

Anonymous said...

Nice Work... I got a Question though... When you say you edit every frame... do you mean if fraps records at 30 frames per second you have to edit 30 frames just for 1 second of the movie???

StRuPiE said...

@Jimmy; I know it's been a long time for you guys... but I can only say, please have some patience, a true fan will stick to the end ;). We want to do this right and surely don't want to rush things now that we've come at the final stages of production.

@Slava; haha, unfortunately not... add me on msn if you use it, looking forward to chat with you.

@Anonymous; it's not exactly as you mention but for some shots Donkey has to composite every single frame to get a perfect result. So imagine the massive amount of time he spents in doing this, justifying the production time of 2 years we are already facing.

didi said...

My guess is that Strupie has been working on SoF t-shirts and caps. And probably some sponsorship and movie distribution deals as well. It's all part of the game, with a project like that.
Keep it up fellas ;)

StRuPiE said...

lol didi, I wished it was that... :)

VishnuSixDix said...

lol didi :)

Nah. I'll be waiting for as long as it takes.
Fanboy till the end. Pizza & pasta from donkey's mom @ release! :D

Gravehunter said...

slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowfarts! :P

King Driehoek said...

@didi: Trust me Didi, I know what Strupie is really doing. He's working on a plan to fight and conquer the Belgian-Italians to make them go back to wherever they came from. Bad news for the Donkeys amonst us, but hey, wouldn't the world be a better place!

Keep going Strupie, if you need some advice or a partner in crime, come and find me!

VishnuSixDix said...

NIIICE!

Can i join in? I'm a lean mean iti fighting machine :D

I like spaghetti and pizza though...

StRuPiE said...

hahahah, King Driehoek... you crack me up! :D

Anonymous said...

Think it's time for another update ^^