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Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Ready for something totally new from the Fictory?? The studio is in production on their very first puppet based productin! Better’n Recess front man Hoagy Wing contacted the Fictory to help create a video concept for their song ‘Pi is a Transcendental Number.’ You might know Hoagy as a long time member of the band Slo Mo, a Philly favorite. This side project of his is semi-education and 100% awesome!
As the song explores the mathematical concept of Pi, muppet style puppets will journey through the trippy, circular themed set. Construction has already begun on the scenery, which consists of several experimental moving parts. Fictory animators and artist are busy creating the puppets. This is the Fictory’s first chance to work with puppetry as a medium, and an exciting challenge for the studio!
Our sneak preview this week is a few early design sketches of the moving set. Check them out and get excited for this musing, mystical music video…
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Tags: experimental, fun, hoagy wing, Joseph Krzemienski, music video, pi, puppets, slo mo, stephen campbell, the Fictory, transcendental
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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Well it’s finally the day. Atomic Robo coming at ya… If you backed us on kickstarter. If not, you have to wait till tomorrow. : )
WARNING::: Atomic Robo Last Stop Beta, is a mostly complete version of the final film. We hit some production snags at the very end but still wanted to share this awesome short animation! This is definitely NOT the official release. All audio will be subject to change.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Hey there gang! We have some big announcements coming up in May about the film. Some of you are probably like, “Dang man, when’s this animation coming out? It’s been like a year.”
And I’m all like, “Dude, this summer, and you’ll be glad we took the extra time, brah.”
And then, we look around and realize we’re inexplicably standing in a locker room post high school football game in this dramatization. Weird.
But that’s not why I’m writing this post. I wanted to show you the amount of love that goes into every shot for ARLS. Above is a breakdown of Shot 009 (Get Ready). In this scene, Robo is about to jump out of a plane and parachute into our story. This particular scene was animated by our own H. G. Crawford. He, and the rest of the team, have just been knocking it out of the park.
On a related note. Second Fiction has released a version of Atomic Robo: Violent Science for Windows 8! So now you can play it on your desktop or Surface!
Monday, March 11th, 2013
We’ve just released our first big Atomic Robo: Last Stop related goodie. Atomic Robo: Violent Science is available now for iOS. Violent Science is a labor of love and many of the people working on the film have been a big part of getting the game to market. Atomic Robo is a character about inclusion. Which is why the producers of the game over at Second Fiction are committed to rolling out versions for platforms outside of iOS (the game is gorgeous on a windows Surface). As we continue to plug away at the film, we think Voilent Science will keep you happy in the mean time.
The game’s plot very, very loosely follows the film, but don’t worry, no major spoilers. Read all about it on it’s PAGE over at second fiction. Or Download and play it now on your iPhone or iPad (Warning iOS 6 only!). You’ll find the game to be very deep, including upgradable abilities and story. We have much more planned for updates including unlocked abilities and much more game content!