Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Production Begins

Hello, this is Colin Clarke and I'll be using this space to update you on the progress of my new movie, FRANKENSTEIN VS THE WOLFMAN. As of this writing, the second draft of the screenplay is complete, and is currently undergoing extensive revisions. It's being written with the help of Marc Packard, who also collaborated on the script to the original RAVEN.
The character models for most of the main cast have been designed, dressed and finalized. Once again, like RAVEN and RAVEN 2, I'm using Curious Lab's Poser 4 to make the movie. Why Poser? Because I don't know jack about 3D modeling and animation, that's why. I'm faking my way through it with this fantastic program that makes 3D animation something within the reach of people who know little about it. Seriously. Poser comes with its own "people" models, and more high-resolution characters can be purchased or downloaded from stores and databases online. The Frankenstein character I'm using is from
Daz3D, and the Wolfman is a model created by Sixus1, and is available from Renderosity. Other places you should visit for clothing and prop needs: Poserworld and PoserOnline.

Voice casting is underway, with the help of Andy Carlson, who under the banner of Darkhouse Productions, is hip deep in a bunch of projects of his own - including producing local bands, developing screenplays, role-playing games, commercial artwork, you name it. Hopefully, we'll be able to get some headshots of the actors playing each part, and post them along with the character they'll be playing in the Characters section of this site.I have talked to Ryan Wummel, who composed the music for both RAVEN and RAVEN 2 about scoring this one, and he's agreed.

The purpose of this log is to document, as well as possible, the making of this short movie - from concept to execution. I expect that the whole process of making the movie may take between one-and-a-half and two years, with a target runtime of 20 minutes. In that time, I will try to make regular updates on this site of images, audio clips, video clips, and other stuff. Thanks for visiting, and check back soon!