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Earth

Audiodrama version: Meta-conceptual artist R. Allen Emerson joins the colony to observe a lunar eclipse from the Moon
(where the sun is eclipsed by the Earth), just as Josh is having problems getting the colony’s first crops started.

Trailers, Demos, Pitch Videos

Videos we’ve prepared to promote Lunatics! or demonstrate our progress.

Preview 2013 Production Kickstarter Pitch Video (Revised version with the shorter teaser at the beginning).
Preview Demo/Teaser Trailer for Lunatics! “No Children in Space”. This was conceived as an early trailer project because it requires a minimum of 3D assets.
It shows the flight into space aboard a Soyuz from the point of view of seven-year-old Georgiana Lerner.
Preview This is a functional turnaround of the “Gagarin’s Start” launch pad at Baikonur created by Chris Kuhn.
Our goal was to demonstrate the complexity and rigging functionality of this mechanical model.
Preview Full animatic for the pilot episode. An animatic is a director’s tool, especially useful for animation. It’s a series of sketches that gives us
a map of what shots we need to create for the episode. This is the full download site for backers as well as an embedded YouTube playlist
with the episode broken into four major parts.

Featurettes

These aren’t exactly “production” videos, yet. They’re really more like experiments to understand the tools and techniques better. We are constantly learning!

Preview The same animatic shot as before, but with the color-coded framing marks removed. This is the shot as used in the animatic or “story reel”. See also the Free Software Magazine article, “Creating a moving story-reel shot with Inkscape and Blender”
Preview An animatic shot with panning, created in Blender. This version shows color coded framing marks I used as an aid in setting up the shot. See also the Free Software Magazine article, “Creating a moving story-reel shot with Inkscape and Blender”
Preview An early animatic of the Soyuz rollout scene, created with Kino for a Free Software Magazine
tutorial. This has been changed significantly, and we’ve transitioned to using Blender’s
scene editor for animatics.
Preview An experiment with ARSS — a tool for creating sound effects from scratch by painting their audio spectra. More detail in the Free Software Magazine article, “Painting Sound with ARSS and Gimp”.
Patron Newsletter for September 2015

Patron Newsletter for September 2015 is up on Patreon

Better late than never! We’ve been very busy this month, but we still have good stuff for you: a slightly-tweaked version of the presentation given by Terry Hancock to the Dallas Blender 3D Symposium on Sept 19th, including all of the slides and notes, and some information about fully rigged characters that we have getting […]

 

Lunatics! Audiodrama: “Earth”

We’ve completed our first production, which is an audiodrama: The colonists are joined by meta-conceptual artist R. Allen Emerson as part of his project to experience a lunar eclipse as viewed from the Moon, while Josh struggles with a new problem getting the colonies first crops started. This episode worked particularly well as an audiodrama, and we’re very excited to have been able to finish an entire episode! You can stream or download the FULL EPISODE (34 minutes) from our site here: http://lunatics.tv/z/s1e02a We are also offering the episode on Audio CD along with some extras, in an IndieGoGo Campaign: http://igg.me/at/lunatics/x/1057944

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“Earth” audio drama is released!

We’ve just posted the audio drama for the episode “Earth” in OGG and MP3 formats for downloading or streaming from the download page. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!

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“Earth” Audiodrama

In this half-hour audio drama, the lunar colonists at the ISF-1 colony are joined by international superstar “meta-conceptual” artist, R. Allen Emerson and his three “intelligent artwork” robots, just as the colonists are struggling with getting their first crops started. PREVIEW 2min   MP3 Format OGG Format Full Episode “Earth” 34min   MP3 Format (128 […]

 

New Trailer Posted!

We’ve cut a new trailer for the pilot episode project, in response to fan feedback. This one is much shorter and more energetic — hopefully catchier. We’ve also revised the Kickstarter video to start with this 6-second teaser. The old trailer/teaser/demo/short is still available on YouTube and Vimeo, of course.

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Teaser Trailer Finished!

We’ve just finished animating our “teaser trailer” (finally!), and we are putting the finishing touches o the presentation for our crowd-funding campaign to fund finishing the pilot episode. Please help us make this one a success!

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