Friday, October 19, 2018

CG, reshoots, and mouse poop.



We're deep into post world and inching towards the finish line. We've been staring at and fussing over this movie for what seems like years now. Having shot and edited another movie in the meantime, we gained a lot of perspective on Intersect and decided to capitalize on that experience.

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Over the past few months, we organized a few key reshoots to jazz up existing scenes and to add a bit of value or visual interest in between others. One that was particularly rewarding was to finally bring Miskatonic University to the screen. The use of MU in Intersect is a reference to the works of H.P. Lovecraft, which was only a less than explicit nod up to this point, but we decided something more overt was called for. So we took over a portion of the ASU campus and brought it to life.




Having secured funding to complete the CG, we also needed to shoot a variety of items and animals on green screen to help illustrate some of the important scientific experiments that take place in the story.




Once the edit was locked with the new reshoots and green screen footage added in, we engaged the help of the amazing, Emmy award winning CG company, Tomahawk Visual Effects. (Or TMHK for short) These guys really took the ball and ran with it. Eventually we all realized that sports based idioms were way out of style, and instead, they just went to work.




TMHK blew us away with their hard work, their designs, and their ideas for this movie. Finding the right people to gel with your project is difficult thing, but these guys 'got' the movie right away and continuously impressed us with the art they delivered to us.


Tune in next time when we discuss music, foley, and the final mix!

-Luke (D.P.)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Intersect Portal Roadtrip


It's a good thing time is just a human construct, because you could be tricked into thinking we've been working on this movie for years and years... but actually, especially from the standpoint of the history of our planet (earth), we just barely got started.

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So, welcome back! Let's go on a little trip. We've packed up our time machine and hit the road so we could introduce it to a sampling of different environments. We even pointed a camera at it while we were out. Maybe it will end up helping us promote the movie in some way.



First step, crank up the jams. We stuck to tradition and went with Fit For Rivals, full f*cking blast. We dragged the portal out of retirement and gave it a wipe down... it was hidden under a tarp, constantly battered by the unforgiving Arizona weather, including what appeared to be a few lightning strikes. We found the 120ยบ temperatures to be the perfect setting for a scene in the snow. And who's gonna know we WEREN'T in the actual snow, am I right?





We eventually threw the portal on a trailer and showed it what the woods and streams are like up in the Tonto National Forest of Northern Arizona. We clambered up the scorching sand dunes of Tatooine Yuma, lugging the portal behind us, before attempting to roll it back down and the end of an exhausting day. And finally, we all had a day out on dog beach in Del Mar, California, until the tide started pulling the portal out to sea.




We returned home, necks burnt and shoes full of sand, confident that we had shown the portal a rewarding couple of days.

Coming soon - What the hell else have we been doing on this movie!?



-Luke (D.P.) ((I'm the goober on the left))

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CG, reshoots, and mouse poop.

We're deep into post world and inching towards the finish line. We've been staring at and fussing over this movie for what seems...