Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cold Dark Mirror is Released!!!

I suck at updating this blog.  Usually because:
  1. I'm lazy
  2. I'm busy working on films or at my day job
  3. I'm drinking beer or sleeping (simultaneously)
Announcing!

The VOD release of my third animated feature film, the fantasy epic Cold Dark Mirror!

Available now for rent or purchase on Vimeo VOD: 


The 3D Stereoscopic version includes the standard 2D version,
3D Anaglyph version, and 3D L/R Upper/Lower for 3D enabled displays.

Don't forget my other films, Archon Defender and Origin A Call to Minds, available on Google Play and iTunes!


Archon Defender - get it on Google Play or DVD


Origin: A Call to Minds - on iTunes and Google Play



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cold Dark Mirror - Characters - Clovis

Clovis

Acheron's Cat Familiar, fiercely loyal and protective, even to the point of his own peril.  Clovis has a dominating independant side which Acheron must constantly keep in check, by Compulsion when necessary; although ultimately Heroic and loyal.

Cold Dark Mirror - Characters - Acheron

Acheron

A wise Maegis, and skilled in the Craft. As the Head of Coven Winterbel, he has trained and mentored many Witch Hunters, to whom he has a natural affinity. He is motivated to protect the innocent and guide the lost.

Cold Dark Mirror - Characters - Callista

Callista

Lydia's Cat Familiar, Callista was found by Clovis and brought to Coven Winterbel under Acheron's watchful guidance. She is as skilled as Lydia in the Craft, and is fiercely protective of her lover, Clovis.   Loyal to Lydia, and bound by Familiar's Normative (a kind of ethereal link between the two),  they act in unison to find and capture lost Spirits.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Locations

A lot of the action in Cold Dark Mirror happens in the Old Library, a sprawling and abandoned collection of bookshelves and forgotten books:



I have several locations that crop up multiple times like this in the film,  identical shots but at different times.  I used this shot in three places in the film as an establishing shot which serves to link the scenes together and bring them into the same location context. 

At the beginning, and throughout the film, the tone is dark and the action takes place at night.  Nightmares and monsters crawl around at night, so it sets the mood and tone of the film.  Towards the end of the film, I use the same scene but in the morning, to signify a new day has dawned and that the nightmares and monsters that hide in the darkness may not have such as strong a hold as they seem to in the dark.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Cold Dark Mirror - Characters - Lydia

Lydia

A young Witch-Hunter, Lydia was orphaned when her Worldstream was attacked by the Voidic Order, surviving due to her own natural abilities in the Craft. She was discovered by Acheron who took her under his protection and guidance; her abilities and confidence have grown under his guidance though she is still deeply haunted by her experiences and fears. Together with her Cat Familiar, Callista, she tracks and captures lost Spirits in order to return them to their proper Worldstreams.