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Azureus Rising

Azureus Rising is a proof of concept developed by the San Diego production company Black Sun Entertainment. We know very little about them other than the fact they created a pretty epic piece in hopes of fleshing it out into a feature film trilogy. Independently, I might add.

The basic premise thus far involves a “heroic freedom fighter” pitted against a mecha-scorpion. We aren’t entirely sure about his motivations but he definitely has some impressive talents navigating his way through the hyper futuristic metropolis he inhabits.

Motionographer’s Harm got a little bit more info from the director, David Weinstein, when he asked him about how much story can be crammed into 5 minutes. A note we pulled, as it turns out, from the Q&A from Black Sun Entertainment’s site and not from conversation with the director.

That’s the thing. With 5 minutes—how much story can you really get? I knew I could not get a emotional reaction with only 5 minutes of screen time. There’s no time to set up the characters so you feel like you can relate to them, and then watch how they handle and react to the events that unfold around them. For me story is about showing change. The change in a character—or the changes in the world and the hero’s impact on those transformations. So instead of trying to half ass my story into a 5 minute short film, I opt to make a exciting visual display of the world and the character in action.

The 5 minutes do fly by rather fast, but in a good way. We look forward to seeing more from Black Sun Entertainment and the budding saga of Azureus.

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 | 14 Comments »

Title Sequence for Voxel Show by Boca Ceravolo

Title sequence for Voxel Show by Boca Ceravolo. Nice sound design by Cypheraudio.

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 | 8 Comments »

The Foundry: “Mari” texture painting tool

Check out for The Foundry’s new texture painting tool Mari, via CG Society. Paint and preview ultra high res still or animated textures onto moving geometry with real time feedback! More Mari info and demos can be found on The Foundry Channel.

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment »


Iron Baby by Patrick Boivin

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 | 3 Comments »

Heavy Pencil May 2010 at ICA London

Jim le Fevre will be showing experiments on the Phonotrope Thursday May 27th at Heavy Pencil at the ICA London

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 | Comments Off