Nov 2009 07

The Japanese Blender Party kicks off tonight in Osaka, Japan. You can see it online live, if you are up late.

We always start our meetings with “show and tell.” We look at the work completed during the week. This week was epic. Jen kicked it off playing dialogue tracks that had been synced and scrubbed by the audio guys. The tracks sounded great. The producers were ecstatic. Yes, they were ecstatic. Listening to scene 53, the Canada scene with a lot of exposition, we were overjoyed to hear it clearly for really, the first time. Ian peed his pants. Moving on. The visuals were off the chart. Ian needed a mop. We looked at shots animated by Ian and the two Nates (Taylor and Vegdahl) and believed we were looking at some of the best stuff yet to be put in the film. We are in love.

Here are the stats.

Status of Visual Effects (VFX) Shots:
Number remaining: 75 WOOT!
Number in progress: 7
Number completed: 543 (we guesstimate that there are 707 total VFX in the film!)
Percentage remaining: 12.1% (LESS THAN 15%!!)

Doom: “12.2%” (calculated by Ian)

Projected date for completion of all VFX:
14 January 2010 (based on projected time estimates of all tasks)
11 February 2010 (based on spreadsheet items completed per week)

This week’s recommendations:
Ian: “Don’t use your eraser too much, just go with it.!”
Jen: “A negative temperature coefficient of reactivity” It’s the difference between Chernobyl and Three Mile Island.
Nate: “Ára Bátur” by Sigur Rós. This is epic, Icelandic music. I think that Iceland taught them all about epic. You should listen.
Phil: “Pomplamoose Music” Completly cool. Watch “Beat It” above.

Cheers,

Phil McCoy, Executive Producer
on behalf of Nathan McCoy (left), Producer and Phil McCoy (right)
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