Friday, October 5, 2007

Hi guys, time for another update... but this time I have a few things on my chest that I need to spit out.

First of all, both Donkey and I are getting a lot of questions lately from people asking us when the movie will be done. Ok, we don't mind people adressing us but there are limits. Quite frankly, it's bugging the shit out of us. So please people, do understand that we have both fulltime jobs. We are making this movie in our spare time and we do the best we can, as fast as we can. We are no machines, we both have a girlfriend that needs some attention, we both have responsabilities in real life that have a higher priority. We do the things just like everyone else. Please do realize, this project is huge and with all do respect to other machinima (makers and projects) I don't think anything like this has ever been done before, not on this scale anyway. So please give us some credit, it just needs time to be finished. And trust me, it pushes the limits from both of us and we're not like working with a crew of 10/20 people (like other similar projects). The only thing I can ask for at this moment (and yes I know it will sound cliché) is to have more patience. We are not delaying or withdrawing anything. The movie goes along as we planned.

Secondly, the movie will NOT come out in 2007. There! I've said it... that's right, the movie will come out somewhere in 2008. I hope that satisfies everyones questions. We realized that the compositing for part3 takes a lot more work than expected (because of the nature of the shots). And because of that I started to learn compositing myself. I have totally no experience in that field (of course Donkey is the big buff in this department) but I will do the best I can. I have all the reference files from Donkey's work so that's good for starters. The reason why I'm doing this is because I have finished my work and I want to speed up the finalization of this project. I realize it won't be easy but hey, it's better than sitting there and watching Donkey struggling through the scenes.

So that being said, let's talk about SoF. I've done a batch of new reshoots last week and I've already captured and edited them. So this week I'll be starting the compositing of these reshoots and once finished I'll be starting with the compositing of a 6 min scene. Meanwhile, Donkey is busy compositing a 2 min scene (which will be finished shortly). After that he will be compositing the final scenes of the movie. And we're really excited about that. Also, now that the cut of the movie is almost done I have a clear view on the running time. The movie will be playing around 45 mins (end-credits included). It's not as long as we expected but maybe in the future we will make a director's cut with additional (and deleted) scenes.

25 comments:

King Driehoek said...

First of all, I would like to say I understand that you are fed up with all the questions. I hadly ever ask Donkey if it's about finnished, but now that I knw that it annoys him, I'll tape the question and play it al day at work.

Something else, about the girlfriends. Strupie, I hope you have a good one, because Donkey doesn't. He has a hairy Iranian beast as a girlfriend (with a very masculin name!). Trust me it's demanding, and always talks, but if that thing were my "girlfriend", I wouldd be glad I could composit some shots all night long!!!!

We also recently discovered that a woman from work want 3 breast! I'm focussing on that at the moment, and it might slow down Donkey I think, so if that's the case, let's all blame her!

Slava said...

Don't worry about it. While there is criticism now about the release people when they see the final product will realize why. Two guys doing this in their spare time can't make miracles over night.

From seeing the clips on the blog I can say the time taken so far is totally justified. So keep the good work up guys!

Anonymous said...

Take the time you need to finish the movie at the level of perfection you want to reach.
What you have shown by now is really great and nobody wants a half baked quick-finished movie. If it takes some additional month... who cares... keep on!

Anonymous said...

You know what guys ? I dont care about how much time it will take fot SoF to be perfect, and 2k8 is not so far away from us, even if its in Xmas 2k8, I (and we I suppose) really wanna see what You guys wanted to show us, and not something that you may do quickly !

Take your time, and just update every month, and it will keep us still hot as I've been during those 2years.

_ Peace
_ Tux

supergoopinator said...

looks amazing, and I have no deal with waiting, but I sure am craving another preview.

Anonymous said...

Been watching and waiting patiently for over a year now, and will continue to do so - if you want to collaborate to offload some of the work feel free to contact me at rizlawow at yahoo dot com (worded for sniffers ^^.) I am a photoshop guru, and am knowledgeable in 3DSMax.

- Rizla

Anonymous said...

Hey, i agree with what you said. Its hard to find time to do stuff on ur spare time. I do have to agree tho its hard to wait, the antisipation is big. But id rather sacrafice time instead of quality, keep up the good work guys.

Pheonix

VishnuSixDix said...

Donkey has a girlfriend? :-D ???

Is it a big hairy Italian one? xD

nah j/k, gratz donkey!

I'm trying not the bother you guys and waiting until it's done. Me good boy ^^

VishnuSixDix said...

Oh and btw...


NO MORE PREVIEWS!

I know you guys, and you're going to put way too much effort into it, slowing other dings down :D

didi said...

Wow congrats donkey with your Russian mail order bride :D Nah kidding mate, love is the sweetest thing, even sweeter than SoF :p

Oh btw Strupie, the respect to other machinima is due, not do ;)

Director's cut sounds nice. Oh, and please pretty please put some bloopers on the dvd as well :D

Keep it (you know what :p) up, guys !!

StRuPiE said...

Thanks guys. These comments make me feel good. This is another fine example of the excellent support we are getting from our fans. I'm very happy with that and I'll make sure you won't be dissapointed after waiting all this time!

@Kingdriehoek: lol, I wish it was an Iranian, then we could have some Arabian voiceactors for the movie ;) (btw he was joking people :D)

@Vishnu: don't worry, focus lies on the movie now.

@didi: yeah well, sorry for my bad english but I'm doing my best to make correct sentences (school has already been 11 years for me now)... and hey, you should be glad Donkey isn't posting because he's even worse ;)

Anonymous said...

You are right guys ! All this work of movie making must always be fun to do !

Take your time.

Don't forget... to have fun (spare time should be fun, no ?) If someone ask for a relase date...just drop the email in the bin...

Little_Donkey said...

Thanks for the comments.

btw, I never said i had a girlfriend...

[LRRP] Da.Cu-Ba said...

doe maar lekker op je gemak jongens.. Als ie uitkomt zal er commotie genoeg rond zijn !

Greetz,
Da.Cu-Ba

VishnuSixDix said...

No you didn't donkey, but strupie clearly stated that you did. And it seems to me that it's time again to visit the ice-skating tent @ genk again during the x-mas holidays :D

Let's re-meet :)

StRuPiE said...

Ok ok, for the record... Donkey hasn't got a gf, it was an inside joke ;) But he did ask me to post a picture of a beautiful girl :p

didi said...

Ok then, where's that picture ?!!

Anonymous said...

show us the girlfriend!

keep up the good work

King Driehoek said...

Ok people, because of all the requests I'll give you what you want... an exclusive preview, call it a one in a million chance to witnes this rare sight, but here it is...
THE DONKEY-GIRLFRIEND:
http://www.topfloor.to/images/MAW.jpg

Enjoy

Little_Donkey said...

LOL, nice one

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Norway.

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Anonymous said...

oh damn i cant believe that :(

I think now its time to release another Trailer ;P

Anonymous said...

Hey why the music's and tweaking's statut is set to 0% ???

StRuPiE said...

hold on, I'll be posting an update in the afternoon.