I figure that since this project necessitates a lot of design work and concept art, this would be the place to post. I'd like to put the word out -- and, seriously, I'm really looking for feedback -- for my short sci-fi film Novos. Novos will act both as my thesis project and a collaborative work featuring the talent of creative contributors from around the world. The production will be jointly produced by students from USC and NYU, and will include work from professionals in Seattle, LA, New York, London, and more. We've already added multiple CG artists and concept artists to the team, and will have a 3-time Oscar winning sound mixer consulting for all aspects of the film's sound design and mix.
The project is currently in pre-production, and will be for the next 9 months; filming will take place around Seattle, WA, in June 2011. This extended pre-production period will allow for both the development of the film's complex CG assets and physical props, based on the fantastic artwork of the film's concept artists, and the time necessary for the ambitious fundraising plans. Here's a basic breakdown:
2000 years ago, humanity left a toxic Earth in search of a new home among the stars, leaving behind an army of synthetic organisms to terraform and re-cultivate the planet as a failsafe. Now, a human military scout returns to a home he’s never known and comes face to face with a biosphere that has evolved and become very hostile to humans.
Budget: $30,000 approx.
Start date: June 2011
Location: Tacoma/Seattle, WA
Shooting Format: RED 4k
Final length: 8 minutes
In all aspects of the production -- concept design, cinematography, CG effects, sound design, etc -- I'm aiming for nothing short of the quality exhibited by Carl Rinsch's short “The Gift” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOZkLIwbRrw).
If you're interested in contributing to the film, or would just like to learn more about it, please contact me by PM or at: email@example.com
I can provide you with a copy of the script and more detail on the production plan.