Cool stuff is going on still! :)
I’m really happy we found a concept artist to help out Ian Hubert in the concept development phase and during story-boarding later on. Michael has a great portfolio and lots of industry experience. He will working online with Ian now, and can come over for several weeks to help shaping the final storyboards before we start with the full 3D team (for animatic, pre-viz).
Joris can bring in a lot of experience for us, having done commercial work and completing his 2nd major feature film just last month. We already had two meetings with Joris, he’s enthusiastic and a great match with Ian! Pending further production details and scheduling he’s very interested to join the project as DP.
We met Rob last year after the Sintel premiere. He then amazed us with excellent quality Blender graphics of 17th century Holland. He’s not even studying art, but film production at the Amsterdam Film Academy. Rob will be working for Mango as an internship, specifically in charge of organizing everything related to the filming itself.
Yeah the blog design was a quick whipped up version to get stuff online. Something more sophisticated and stylish is in the make now by Fabian Reus – who provided the 2011 conference logo as well (done in Blender and Inkscape :).
Andy is still busy finishing Omega, and after that will do his graduation project at the University of Karlsruhe. Luckily our project planning includes the summer holidays, so he’s available for us to make Mango look totally awesome in the June-August period.
Keir has a lot of practical and theoretical knowledge of camera tracking and matchmoving. He is not only available online as developer and consultant, will come over for 2-3 weeks during the filming to be onsite for last minute fixes and help.
Campbell Barton, developer
Having private duties & commitments in Melbourne, it’s not possible for him to come over for the full period. He at least is available online full time – for Blender work and Mango help – and pending negotiations with Cathy & India we’ll have him here for a period too :)
The sunday morning – around 11h – you can find Ian, Sebastian, Andy, Joris, Sergey, Brecht, Keir and me in De Balie for a feedback and Q&A event.
Work on finalizing deals for camera sponsors (redcam or better), studio(s) for filming is ongoing. Also subsidy requests are being sent out and the sponsoring prospectus here will come online soon. :) Laters!