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.

Cold Dark Mirror - Characters - Immacula


Immacula

The Immacula are dark Spririts bound to the evil desires of their masters by the strongest form of compulsion. They obey their masters, but will not hesitate to turn on them if the opportunity arises. This particular Immacula is bound to the Timeshadow, as a sort of spirit familiar.

Cold Dark Mirror is almost finished filming...

Yup.. it's been a while since I updated this blog again...  ofc I've been busy working on Cold Dark Mirror... and the good news is that I'm almost finished!


Just a few more shots left to animate and then music and sound effects, and it'll be time for another release.  This time I'm looking at a direct to VOD / streaming release on VHX and Vimeo, and spreading the word through Google ads, maybe some film festivals if I can find a couple good ones to enter. 

The idea is to have it ready by Halloween... don't know how realistic that is but it'll be close...



Archon Defender continues to pick up momentum, check out the digitally remastered version on Google Play today if you haven't already.

And in other news, the second film set in the world of Archon Defender,  Origin: A Call to Minds,  is finally getting a release along side Archon on VOD, look for it on Google Play and Itunes in early 2015.


 Dr. Monacle's console gets dusted off from the Rocketmen vs Robots days.