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IMPS Production Update April 27, 2013

Pushing Chapter 3 into the final edit stages and getting ready to hand over the cut for music and sound. VFX has been working through Chapters 4 and 5. In the meantime, here are some works in progress to check out.

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IMPS Production Behind The Scenes January 30, 2013

A little behind the scenes snippet for Chapter 3:

This particular scene shown in the image below was at the 432 studio garage where about 30-40% of our set locations took place. The size of this “studio”is approximately 20×10 and we managed to cram a lot of set dressing, building, props, camera and lighting gear along with a number of people into this little space. This particular scene for Chapter 3 took approximately 8 days to complete.

The set build took about a week and was made up with everything we had scavenged over the years from our own and others private collection. We built this set with foam core, wood, boxes, pallets and threw in some pipes, bedroom closet doors, old keyboards, chairs, you name it –anything that looked “cool”or odd for the fitting environment. We even found a discarded photo-copying machine in a back alley one rainy day. We loaded it up and hauled it to the studio to break down for parts –which, by the way, was used in every way down to the last bolt and wire. The toner and oil was a massacre to clean out. We even scavenged a cat litter box –so keep an eye out and see if you can spot it in the upcoming chapters. 😉 Everything then received a paint job and we were ready to go. We rounded up our crew, some cast and spent another 3 days filming the scene. After the shoot, we would clear out the garage and prep for the next set build. Good times.

IMPS Chapter 3 Set

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IMPS Production Update July 07, 2012

We’re trying to wrap up the rough-edit for Chapter 3 and there are a few composite shots that are taking some time to put together. Albeit a time killer, Chapter 3 is moving along well and looking good. Recently, Blacksheep Productions gained 3 new modelers and 3 graphic artists along with a new VFX guy! Greatly needed, we welcome them aboard to help push things along.

The editing team is waiting on those last few composite shots before we can finalize a cut and send it off for V.O., music, sound and a final mix. Also, Chapter 3 is related to Chapters 4-7 so part of the time consumption is getting those parts done to push off Chapter 3. Again, we are still unable to give out a finalization date but we’re getting it put together piece by piece.

We’ve also been working on the remaining chapters and have finished about 70% of Chapter 4 armors and builds.

Here are a few images for some practicals for upcoming chapters along with some face-plate/helmet builds.
Thanks to everyone for your support.

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IMPS Production Update February 03, 2012

IMPS Model Build

“You are given the options of Fast, Good and Cheap, and told to pick any two.”

At the very beginning of this project we never truly knew it would be such an extensive, long term commitment. We do, however, intrinsically believe we can accomplish such a massive project but not as fast as everyone would like. We chose the option of Good and Cheap and we’re doing the best possible with the resources and time we can scavenge or borrow. Hence, this project does take its sweet time.

We do want to thank everyone who is patiently waiting and are still at our sides anticipating the next chapter. We’re all still aboard the Relentless cruising along.

As of right now all the final FX shots are in the editors hands and are placing them into the final cut for Chapter 3. They can now put together the last 20% or so of the shots. The rest of the team has moved on to chapters four and five.

As for a new update pic, we’ll let you take a guess at what these are. The top two images are related and the bottom two are related in terms of model parts. Both models do have something to do with one another.

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IMPS Production Update August 13, 2011

Hey everyone! Production on IMPS is still moving along and we’re proud to have just recently brought on board some help. We have added two modelers and two graphic designers to contribute their talent to IMPS. We just recently had an armor fest and have added a few pictures below to show the workings. Was a lot of fun and still have some (actually a lot of) work to do. We are still unable to set a release date for chapter 3.