Novos -- a science fiction film

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Postby cinematical on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:22 pm

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Hello all,

I'd like to put the word out, and get some feedback, for the short sci-fi film Novos. Novos will act both as my thesis project and a collaborative work featuring the talent of creative contributors from around the world. The production will be jointly produced by students from USC and NYU, and will include work from professionals in Seattle, LA, New York, London, and more. We've already added multiple CG artists and concept artists to the team, and will have a 3-time Oscar winning sound mixer consulting for all aspects of the film's sound design and mix.

The project is currently in pre-production, and will be for the next 7 months; filming will take place around Seattle, WA, in June 2011. This extended pre-production period will allow for both the development of the film's complex CG assets and physical props, based on the fantastic artwork of the film's concept artists, and the time necessary for the ambitious fundraising plans. Here's a basic breakdown:

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2000 years ago, humanity left a toxic Earth in search of a new home among the stars, leaving behind an army of synthetic organisms to terraform and re-cultivate the planet as a failsafe. Now, a human military scout returns to a home he’s never known and comes face to face with a biosphere that has evolved and become very hostile to humans.

Budget: $30,000 approx.
Start date: June 2011
Location: Tacoma/Seattle, WA
Shooting Format: RED 4k
Final length: 8 minutes

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If you're interested in contributing to the film, or would just like to learn more about it, please contact me by PM or at: brebner@usc.edu
I can provide you with a copy of the script and more detail on the production plan. My goal is to make this a collaborative project and share it with as wide an audience as possible.
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Postby cinematical on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:04 pm

This is also pretty relavant for the forum. Check out the newly released promotional poster for the film, by Dan McCarthy! The print is titled "The Forest Made Us Talk". And yes, it's fully authorized, Dan edited the image, and the final, full-rez file came from him.

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Postby cinematical on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:29 pm

Cool! Link to the EB listing for the above print:

http://www.expressobeans.com/public/detail.php/129631
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Postby cinematical on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:57 pm

Bit of a bummer that this thread got nestled back in the sub-forum. I'd love to keep everyone updated as the film progresses!
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Postby srdzevon on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:01 pm

That's why i use the View new posts "button" at the top of the page. Screw all that forum BS.
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Postby cinematical on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:13 pm

srdzevon wrote:That's why i use the View new posts "button" at the top of the page. Screw all that forum BS.

.....why am I just now discovering this? :notworthy:
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Postby cinematical on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:43 pm

Well, let me share some of the fantastic concept art from the film. This one is by Tom McDowell.
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Postby hirschy75 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:45 pm

Are those helmets or weapons? Or something else entirely?
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Postby cinematical on Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:18 am

hirschy75 wrote:Are those helmets or weapons? Or something else entirely?

Head options for a big, hulking creature.
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Postby cinematical on Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:21 am

Sorry this is a little big.
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Postby cinematical on Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:13 pm

The film now has a Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Novos/124017927662105

and Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/novosfilm

If you wouldn't mind, please follow!
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Postby cinematical on Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:26 pm

Also, a question for everyone -- are there any other artists that you would be interested in seeing a print for the film from?
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Postby srdzevon on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:07 pm

Rich Kelly, Jonathan Weiner, Banksy, Justin Santora, or Martin Ansin
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Postby cinematical on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:17 pm

srdzevon wrote:...Banksy...

Oh, if only. Graffiti actually features prominently in the film, ironically. Sort of as the last visible piece of civilization.
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Postby cinematical on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:27 pm

Some of those other ones, though, I hadn't thought about and would be really interesting. Thanks for the response!
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