February 27th, 2014 :: Alisha
February 18th, 2014 :: Alisha
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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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.