Laputa: The Lost Castle (THAT’S A WRAP)

Hello Fans, Friends, and Fellow Fanatics,

THAT’S A WRAP!! This Crew was seriously fantastic and I couldn’t have asked for a more organized, reliable and sleep deprived crew for this shoot. Wicked excited to edit the creation of this talented group of people.

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They have all changed my life with a perfect film shoot full of inspiration and encouragement and overall a family atmosphere, which is great to have on set. Couldn’t picture it going any better!  A HUGE Thanks to you all who helped out.

PRODUCTION STAGE IS OVER!

“So, What’s next?” You ask?  

Production photos, Poster shots, Behind the Scenes looks, A First Look through the Directors’ camera, VFX tests and Tutorials, Cast & Crew Spotlights, Teaser Trailer, Director’s Commentary and the Featured Production of the Live Action Trailer scheduled to be released to the public and potential film festivals on September 6th, 2014!

Lots to come in the near future, so stay tuned!  If you love fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, and all things filmmaking, then you will NOT want to miss the journey through Post Production!

Thank you to all of the Crew, Cast, those who helped us make this possible, future viewers, fans, and anyone who happens upon this film for your support and interest in this project.  I hope you learn something from it and take away the point that Anything is possible if you put your mind and heart to it.

~Gearbendr Signing Out

The Lost Castle (Fan Made Trailer) – Poster Design

The Lost Castle (Fan Made Trailer) - Poster Design

Hello Fans, Friends and Fellow Fanatics,

If you have been wondering why my weekly posting has simmered down to a stop, it is because I have been working on something big. A project inspired by the wonderful world of “Castle in the Sky” by Hayao Miyazaki! This production is elaborate and contains a lot of visual effects and cgi. It will be a challenge, but we have an outstanding cast and crew to pull it off.

More will be posted soon on where this journey leads and how the film is progressing.

this fan made trailer is scheduled to be released September 6th 2014!

Behind the scenes photos and video will be popping up all over the place after next week so stay tuned to get the inside scoop on how we pull it off.

The Elixer (Short Film)

Hello Fans, Friends, and Fellow Fanatics,

So, last night I got my hands on After Effects and WOW do I love this program. I spent the next 3-4 hours working from Pre-Production-Post on this little short that exhibits one of my basic techniques that I will be doing a tutorial video on.

ROYALTY FREE MUSIC FROM: incompetech.com

Hopefully you enjoy it! My Sister, Devri Burdick is in town for the summer and volunteered to be an actress in it. She does stage play performance mostly and is a hilarious actor.

This film is a little darker.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE! We have the Eye Replacement Tutorial Coming soon and another Blender Tutorial just around the corner!

Blender 3D Tutorial – Learning the Basics (Part 1)

Hey Guys,

Just made a starter Tutorial getting us thrust into the basics for a run down on how to approach your first encounter with Blender 3D.

We go through Some of the Functions—as much as you can get through in 27 minutes at least seeing as there is a LOT to this program and the only real CON is that there is no learning curve… More of a learning cliff—But anyways, we walk through some of the core elements and windows that you will spend a lot of time using and get an overview of pulling a basic project together.

I hope you enjoy it, learn something and stick around for my Quick Tips Series coming next!

Thanks,
-Gearbendr Signing Out

Unboxing 21 5″ iMAC i7 Intel Processor 1T HD 16 GB RAM

Hello Fans, Friends, and Fellow Fanatics,

So, Yesterday I acquired a package that I purchased from the Refurbished section of the Apple store. After stalking computers for two months I finally found this one!

21.5″ iMac
3.1SDDR i7 Intel Proceesor,
1T Hard Drive,
16 GB of RAM,
Nvidia GeForce 750M & HD 4000 standard.

In the video you will notice that I wasn’t expecting to get a slim version. This was because I asked for one with a disc drive, but the picture lied. They also said I was only getting 8 GB of RAM, but that was different too, so I guess I will just have to make due. :)