Sunday, April 6, 2014

Multilingual Lucy

Hello all,

Apologies for not posting more on the blog, but we are in lock-down mode at the moment, still looking into our options on how to proceed with the project.  Though the process is slow, we are making good headway on a number of fronts, and continue to meet regularly for Lucy dailies with our crack team of dedicated artists.

In the meantime, I'll try to do a better job posting all the fun things that have been done with Lucy and Scarecrow by the spectacular talents at iAnimate, like Mauro Affronti.  

I had no idea Lucy could speak Italian...

Talk to you soon!

Mauro_Affronti_WS7_As05_iAnimate from Mauro Affronti on Vimeo.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Final house textures

Some promising leads for the Lucy project.  I'll post more when we get something concrete.  For the time being, enjoy the reel of one of our superstar surfacing artists, Weecho.  He did our haunted house (at the top of the reel), which was modeled by Todd Glover.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

No news is good news

My apologies for not posting in a while.  We're near completion and I can't say or show too much more. 

I will however share a recent review of the Lucy feature screenplay from Reel Authors that had me on cloud 9 for weeks after reading it!  The analyst had this to say about our story (quoted from the end of our 5 page report):

I’ll give you a few soundbites – may be helpful when marketing your script,
sending query letters etc:

  • The best animated tale I have read in years. 
  • A captivating and riveting read from page one.
  • Lucy hits the ball out of the park – a gem of a spec.
  • Something fresh! An outstanding spec!



I do have a reservation which is that I believe the current draft is too scary for a good percentage of the family market – the core market for animated fare. So strictly speaking I should not give it a Recommend – something I very rarely

But it’s so well written. We have great characters, many thrilling scenes, excellent character arcs, escalating tension, lots of scares and thrills, a brilliant first 10 pages (something that is so important but often not achieved) and not a single page was a boring read. The action set pieces were great and kept on coming.  The pages emoted well too. And the ending was brilliantly handled.

I could go on, sing more praises…


p.s. I just scored Lucy. You have received the highest score of any script (from
the hundreds) this analyst has reviewed for Reel Authors this year. Well done!

Kudos to everyone who has been a part of the project thus far!!  More news soon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Lucy sfx

Jamey Scott recording foley for the rooftop sequence- now that's dedication!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Clint Heidorn and Lucy Music

So pleased to have the force of nature that is Clint Heidorn doing our music.  He's somehow managed to balance the dark undertones and emotional heights required to tell this story, all while creating something completely original and relevant on it's own. 

Here is Clint (middle guitarist blue shirt) playing with Beck in a Lincoln car commercial released last week.

Here is the entire piece of music... for the car commercial.  For Lucy you'll just have to wait :)

Hello Again: Beck & Chris Milk 360ยบ Concert Experience from JL on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Christopher George and Joost van Schaik

First glimpses of Christopher George's matte paintings for our horrifyingly beautiful rooftop sequence.

First pass patio modeling by Joost van Schaik and Todd Glover.   Both of these guys, like many of their peers have taken such ownership over their work in Lucy, always going above and beyond the call of duty.  For that I'm so grateful.  Without this inspiration and dedication the Lucy project would be nothing.

Something very evil happens in these deceivingly peaceful environments...