February 10th, 2014 :: Alisha
Hello Fictory Fans and Friends!
This week, Stabb Gunner is taking center stage at the Fictory! The creative team of Joseph Krzmienski and Courtland Ellis has been slaving away on the next installment of their original series.
If you haven’t read Stabb Gunner so far, it’s a story following the adventures of the duo Stabb Fisticuffs and Gunner, dangerous people in a dangerous town. The two have banded together in a vendetta against the Mayor & Crime Lord of Scene City known as the Well Dressed Man. Together they face the entire arsenal that Well Dressed Man has at his disposal and hope to come out on top.
Our sneak preview this week is from studio artist Courtland Ellis, who has granted us some top-secret art coming from volume 3. Check out these exclusive stills from Stabb Gunner!
February 3rd, 2014 :: Alisha
Hello Fictory Fans and Friends!
I was just brought on by the Fictory to do one very important and so far neglected job… keep you all informed! The team at Fictory has a lot of exciting projects going on, and they are hard at work. Sometimes, they get so busy ‘doing’ these incredible, fan-driven projects they aren’t ‘showing’ their progress. That’s what I’m here for! I’ve been granted access to all the creative team members of the Fictory and all of the projects in the pipes to bring updates, sneak previews, and maybe even hand out a couple sweet prizes. Check in with us weekly to catch up on the latest news!
Our first Fictory team update is, of course, in regards to Atomic Robo. If you don’t know, Atomic Robo is an animated short based on a popular graphic novel. The Fictory planned a small indy project and ran a super successful Kickstarter campaign to fund it. The fans of Atomic Robo came through so overwhelmingly that the initial plan had to be scrapped. The amount of support demanded a much higher quality project and well… they got ambitious. They brought in a larger production team of really talented individuals to bring their skills to the project. As the scope of the project grew, the team and the production timeline grew as well.
Now all that work is paying off, and the Fictory is proud to announce the final stages of production! As of right now, the team is putting together the credits with the names of each and every one of the Kickstarter donors. As soon as the DVDs are pressed, the remaining rewards will be shipped out complete with every part.
Our sneak preview this week is from Atomic Robo- One of the areas the team chose to really bring in the best was in the sound quality of the short. They worked with Joe Fitzgerald previously on American Terror: Company Man and hired him back into the studio for this short. Listen to a sneak preview of the audio and check out his contributions! Sorry, only Kickstarter backers can USE THIS LINK TO WATCH for now!
Just In case you missed it the first time around, check out American Terror too!
November 12th, 2013 :: Joseph Krzemienski
This weekend we cut together and edited the final sequence from Atomic Robo: Last Stop. It’s the after the credits epilogue! We’re still massaging thing here and there, but this is the only never before seen footage. Here are some screens to wet your appetite.
November 1st, 2013 :: Joseph Krzemienski
Mastering Atomic Robo: Last Stop has been a ton of fun. Above is Shot 008. The first image is the treated Cargo Bay scene the beginning of the short. Below is the untreated frame. We’ve been injecting color and mood on a scene by scene basis. Some people always prefer the untreated footage, but we think a little mood lighting goes a long with. Live action crews use bounce boards and gels, we use blend modes and other virtual tools.
October 22nd, 2013 :: Joseph Krzemienski
One of the most important things we needed to do to get out rewards, was get Brian Clevinger himself up to the studio! He packed himself into a crate and we had him shipped first class to Fictory Studio. He ripped through all of the book in a little over an hour. What a pro! We’ll be updating soon with photos of the kickstarter mission control now that we’re finally starting to sort individual rewards packages!