Category: SFX/Transition Possibility

Ghosts with Masks

Posted by – April 30, 2009

With all of this fear-mongering¬†going on about Bacon Lung… er, I mean Swine Flu, it’s good to see the creativity of human beings continuing to shine through. People in Mexico have begun to decorate their surgical masks, and it could make a great, cheap production design element.¬†

Here’s a photo gallery.

Remember, only you can kung-fu swine flu!

Slathered in Space Spider Silk

Posted by – April 15, 2009

Sanford, who’s offered to do a matte painting for the movie, just sent me the above concept drawing for a Toronto after the giant spiders have their way with it in 2025. Very cool.

As if that isn’t enough, he’s also been to Shanghai recently, and sent this collection of shots for possible references.


Posted by – December 18, 2008

A couple of super-talented illustrators and animators have offered to help with the movie — Michael Cho, a high-school pal Sanford, and Matt Hammill:

Interstitials might be one way to take advantage of this, but what about a low-rent Waking Life treatment? With the artist doodling faces over live actors faces?

I’m thinking the Doodlefaces are from the future — it’s an avatar-type thing for them. But it’s kind of hard to tell. They just start showing up, speaking mostly incomprehensibly, pointing and laughing at totally commonplace things — like we might do if we were dropped a few hundred years back and saw a pirate and started saying “aaarrrrr!” to the pirate’s befuddlement (but our companions hilarity).

“What happens in the 2000s, stays in the 2000s” is their attitude. They treat us like bit players to their starring roles, are totally irresponsible and create paradoxes and chain-reactions to amuse and annoy people back home.

Film Fort

Posted by – December 12, 2008

Winston Hacking, who got in touch to offer help on the movie, organizes a movie night that looks great called Film Fort. I’m gonna go to their next one on Tues the 16th (263 Adelaide West, Apt 404), maybe see some of you there!