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we're gunna try Nic!
This is a film, called a machinima, not a mod. I assemble my actors for several reasons: To model for the characters - which are under production, to rehearse the script - for when we're ready to do voice work and to inspire me to write - which happened initially.
We have been here for ages, true, but most films, especially animated ones take years, not months. Most Pixar films, for instance, take four years of production and release NO info or "behind the scenes" images until they start doing publicity for the release. We are following suit mostly, but if you looked around, you would actually see production shots..
Thanks for the interest.
Sure AJ that would be fun! Contact me and we'll set something up.
Setis, thanks for responding. I'm sorry to say that i don't believe it is usually a third party, or that you may not know that it's done through a network of people. Every appearance on David Letterman, every spotlight on an actress in Vanity Fair or Premiere magazine, all of these types of interviews are done through PR people, agents, managers who are working for the studios on behalf of the actors. Everyone one of those interviews are placed by the production in other words. I just prefer more transparency and need to act as my own PR department.
I don't think our credibility will be questioned and I think it's very presumptuous of you to think that you have your pulse on the feelings of the moddb community and and know how they will react. Maybe it's the loaded word "interview" which you are caught up on. I'll use the words "spotlight on" as I did with my actress if that might help people understand what I'm doing. I actually think I'm just ahead of the curve, since mods are becoming more legitimate and need to be their own PR departments. I'm also taking the step into new territory and experimenting with new ways to get the word out. We here at The Wind will never do the obvious or standard option.
I have been interviewed by Bluewolf72 here and was interviewed by Dazed and Confused magazine when they did a spotlight on Moddb.com. You can see that article on our news page if you'd like. When I was interviewed by D and C they asked me a page of questions, and printed half of one answer. It was disheartening. Maybe you'll see why I'm doing my own press now. But, that was third party, so you're right that it does happen! Thanks!
I wanted to give my designers a chance to get some visibility, and introduce them to their peer group. I wish other mods would take time to introduce us to their crew and projects through methods other than updates. Films do it, video game companies do it and I wish mods would do it as well. Mods are like rock bands in my mind and should celebrate their groups. I also wanted to let them know how much I appreciate their efforts with some airtime.
It will be Beefy!
Probably online distribution and hopefully dvd, tv and animation circuit.
yes, three images of New York composited together.
Not exactly phony...
It's a story that deals with that sensitive issue in relationship to video gamers and video game culture. We wanted to handle it with the most sensitivity and care possible.
An actual render and still a WIP!!
Certainly not, but come to our website for more info. www.thewind.tv..
Nope, everything is an original from real-live reference images!
hi, there's a bit more info on our website, check it out at www.thewind.tv!!
Feel free to contact us!
Pretty well. We're going to be launching a new website soon and we're still waiting to here from producers about possibly getting some money for 6 webisodes. They will serve as an online prequel to the film. we'll keep you posted.
This looks pretty neat! Goodluck!
We're working on producing some animation soon. The casting is nearly complete and we're recruiting the technical personnel as we speak.
Yes, Beefy, it will be!
Thanks for all the comments, keep em coming!!
Thanks gang, very nice comments!
Our team is really great - good vibe and friendly atmosphere. Sadly we're only about 6 regulars and a couple of freelancers. If anyone knows of anyone who does 3D modeling or 2D texture work, please let us know!
Hi, creator of THE WIND here. First, thanks for your comments, I think you know way too much about pipe bombs!! :P Secondly, give me a call if you ever get time. We only have one texture artist and I would love to see what you do!
Hi Stalk, thanks for responding. A lot of our models are for a Midwestern high school and town, hence the "standardized" or familiar look.
This is really really good!
Hi Gang, I am the director. This is actually a concept art board which uses a rendered, modeled car. Hope you like it!
Hi everyone, it's the director here - ROBOTBIGFOOT.
Thanks for all the comments! All of the models above were created by our two amazing modelers! Unfortunately, they are being killed by the work load. So is our one skinner/texture artist!! I would love to invite any and all of you to help spread the word to other 3D and 2D designers to come aboard and help us make this unique animation. Let's show the world another side to video games and video game culture with a project that is trying to do something different. Please tell anyone you know to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks gang, and stay tuned for another kick-*** upload next month!
There will be a big announcement soon, stay tuned!