Tom Hall Joins The Team!
Jan 2009 10

I am very pleased to announce that Tom Hall has joined the Project London Team to head up the post-production audio department. Tom is a professional sound mixer with years of experience working on music, film and corporate projects.

You might already know Tom by some of the work he’s done. He mixes the “Best of Live at KEXP” in his studio. He worked with Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel on their latest album release as well as Eric Tingstad’s grammy nominated solo album, “Southwest”. Tom worked on a number of albums for Queensrÿche and mixed the soundtrack for the film “Albino Farm” among numerous other projects.

Please join me in giving Tom a warm welcome.

Cheers,

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

The Ian Report #436
Jan 2009 11

SO! Holidays are over, and everything’s gettin’ back into the ol’ swing-of-things!

With the completion of the Goose (finished up by Dolf a couple weeks ago), I’ve had more than my share of rad scenes to be working on, turning the helicopter we used on location into a totally-sweet airship thing. Because Dolf made the body of the Goose to be almost an exact replica of the real thing, it’s actually possible to line up the digital goose and the real one, light it correctly, and blend from one to the other without it being apparent where the digital Goose ends and the real Goose begins.

Which I think is really darn cool.

Every shot continues to be a mini-challenge, which is absolutely why I love this work. Because figuring out how to composite a 30 foot tall airship into someone’s backyard is the type of problem-solving I highly enjoy.

Nathan T completed the animation of a walk-cycle of the Red Exosuit, an element which will be invaluable later on as we need to give scenes those final added touches.

Tracy completed some 100% rad slides. He’s a great worker, and I can’t wait for you guys to see his work in action in the movie.

Kelly’s getting the render farm back up and running, which is great news, so I’ll be getting him some files to render shortly.

All in all, things are looking quite nicely.

Peace!

Ian Hubert
Writer Director

Interview: Tom Hall
Jan 2009 13

(Tom Hall, left and Scott Burnett, right; circa late nineties)

What is your name?
The Honorable Judge Tom Hall, but you can call me Tom.

How old are you and why?
Sigh… that depends entirely on the circumstances. When I’m working on anything that excites my creative passion, I feel like a teenager—energized and eager to see the outcome. But I’m reminded that I was born in 1957 (nearly prehistoric times) whenever I realize that I’ve become invisible to women under 30. All of which is a longwinded way of saying that I’m 51, because i was born too damned soon.

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Jan 2009 13

This clip provides some evidence of the huge amount of talent being poured into Project London. So many people have contributed to the project and the results are fantastic. Thank you!

Thank you Half Acre Day for letting us use your music on this clip.

This is the first teaser clip to be shown from Project London that includes live action footage composited with the animations we created using Blender. Half Acre Day let us use their music on this (“Astronauts” from their album, “Fourteen Trips Around The Sun”). Thanks Guys! We are darn proud of the work everyone is doing to make this movie really cool. Thanks Team!

Visit the Project London Store to purchase DVD and Blu-ray discs, the Soundtrack Album and other merchandise.

Jan 2009 18

Peace!

Ian Hubert
Writer Director

Jan 2009 18

Peace!

Ian Hubert
Writer Director

The Producer’s Report #53
Jan 2009 24

Status of Visual Effects (VFX) Shots:
Number remaining: 226
Number in progress: 14
Number completed: 302

Doom: 35% (calculated by Ian)

Projected date for completion of all VFX:
6 June 2009 (based on projected time estimates of all tasks)
29 August 2009 (based on how much is actually completed each week)

Please note that once the VFX list is completed and we have a lock on picture, we will be able to put the finishing touches on the soundtrack. We’ll keeep you posted as we figure it all out.

Cheers,

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

The Ian Report #438
Jan 2009 29

I’m working on a giant puzzle. A crazy massive puzzle. A puzzle in which I only use a few of the pieces.

Basically, I have the footage we shot with the Goose (helicopter/ spaceship thing) on the greenscreen, and I have a ton of aerial footage and stills we took from a helicopter a few months back. And I have to figure out the best way of putting it all together- but trust me, it sounds a lot easier than it is.

For example, in a lot of cases, while we got the shot from the helicopter, it just wont’ work in the scene the way it was intended, so I either have to rethink the way the shot will be laid out, or see if I can recreate the footage with the stills we took.

And someone outside is having a barbecue.