The Post Production & CGI SteamRoller Rolls On!

So, after months and months of living and sleeping in the edit room. I can now officially announce that we have our first fine cut. Well, sort of…

 

There are still some pick ups to do which we are planning to shoot between now and the end of October. Then it will be a bit more editing, tweaking and shaping, but I believe we have a very special movie in Kaleidoscope Man and as I write this, I feel extremely proud of this new love in my life.

 

Earlier in the summer, two more wonderful people stepped in to help finance this period in production/post production. This has enabled us to engage 3 CGI animators to help create the massive bank of special effects the movie requires.

 

CGI expert Lukas Remis, has been working on the space station scenes (above), the multi-talented Huw Bowen has been adding the lasers, flashes and smoke effects in the battle scenes (below),

3D animation expert, Ian Whiston has been working on the spaceship models created by the incredible Henry Strong who has also been working on the exterior mother-ship shots. Take a sneaky look at the 3d Harvester model in action...

For our interior mothership scenes, we have just built and filmed an alien forest. A small army of model makers were engaged to help us achieve this and the results are outstanding. Over the next few months, these model shots will be combined with the live action footage we shot with the actors back in June 2015.  Then, additional CGI will be added of spaceships, lasers, explosions etc. It’s going to look amazing!

 

We have also been working with the London based accountants EAM London Ltd who have helped us to claim the Producers Tax Credit from HMRC (more money to complete the movie) and to register us as an “official” British film.

So, a LOT has happened over the last few months and we still have a LOT left to do. However, after all these years, it feels so good to finally be in this position - to see the film that I have spent many years dreaming about, is quite an amazing experience. I would encourage anyone with a dream to follow and stick with their vision. 

 

It will be worth it!

 

Thanks for all the continued love and support.

 

Simon

Simon Cox, Writer & director, Kaleidoscope Man.

 

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Comments: 10
  • #1

    Victoria Garvey (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 01:02)

    Hi Simon,

    What fantastic news to bring us.. It's been along journey for you, but I'm sure this film will be a great success for you and all the team.
    I'm sending my best wishes to you on Kaleidoscope Man and I look forward to meet you after all these years..
    I will keep #ShareTheLove for Kaleidoscope Man, as it going to Big for all of us!

    Take care and all best to you!
    My longtime Hero.

    Victoria Garvey. X

  • #2

    Vera Mark (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:22)

    Sooo exciting! :°)

    I love the look of the harvesters and can't wait to see them on screen. It is wonderful to see how you are realising your dream - not many people do that, and I am happy to be a small part of this (ad)venture.

    Have fun with the tanks!

    Vera x

  • #3

    Julie Hoult (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:39)

    Excellent Work Simon - sooo proud of you Mr. Director!! x

  • #4

    Lance Nielsen (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:57)

    Looks incredible Simon, very proud to have been a small part of this film.

  • #5

    Julia Henderson (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:07)

    Hello Simon

    I have to say that Kaleidoscope Man has been an amazing experience and it isn't over yet. Thank you for letting me follow my dream. Yours in the cause

    Julia

  • #6

    Robert (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:12)

    Coming together! Great artwork, can't wait to see the end result.

  • #7

    Wayne (Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:19)

    Simon, well done you have worked so hard to bring your dream into reality
    and so proud to be part of your dream. So many true words you said never
    give up on your dream, there is always someone out there who will spot your talent, never ever give up

  • #8

    Jennifer Steel (Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:17)

    Roll 'em!

  • #9

    Jacob (Thursday, 29 September 2016 22:22)

    Hi Simon, only just had proper read, wow...you are so inspirational! It's been great meeting you all and getting involved... I wish you all the best for the final hurdle finishing your amazing film...

    See you!

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