Hello, Kickstarter Family! Amid all the awards show and Oscar buzz the past month, we cannot help but look forward to the day that One Per Person will arrive to the festival scene on those beautiful silver screens. We are closer than ever! With great excitement, FEAST your eyes on the BIG and HEROic progress that the film has made:
RENDERING: EINHUNDERT.....CENTO....HONDERD.....UNUM CENTUM.....STO.....CIENTO.....CEM.....HUNDRA....since our team is comprised of artists around the world, we wanted to celebrate this milestone in AS MANY languages as possible.... SINCE WE HAVE RENDERED ONE HUNDRED SHOTS!!!!! We are shouting this number from the rooftop in every language possible! Triple-digits. TRIPLE DIGITS. We have less than TEN left to render a first pass version. Our small but mighty render team, coupled with the mini farm, are finishing up the remaining shots in the queue. Although some shots will require re-renders to fix any issues that arise, re-renders are often limited to only isolated passes of the shot (such as only the characters need to be rendered, etc.) and are quicker to complete.
LIGHTING / TECH QC: Our recent Editorial session has helped us lock in the final Lighting QC needs for the show. We have set an aggressive schedule to finish them up, and our Lighters are up to the challenge! Shots are moving out of this department's door and grooving their way over to Compositing.
COMPOSITING: We have brought three After Effects compositors onto the team, and they are being loaded up with shots! The department is OFFICIALLY underway. The strategy for Compositing is similar to Lighting in that we are assigning "batches" to artists. Instead of being fed shot-by-shot, each compositor is given a chunk of shots that match in similarity to one another. This way, with our remote pipeline, they can post shots for review and continue working on other shots in their batch for constant progress. We have approximately one hundred shots to composite varying in complexity from very simple to more complex. We have broken out the pom-poms, and the whole team is cheering on these new artists.
EDITORIAL: Our next Editorial session has been scheduled in two weeks. Now that we are in the final stages, regular Editorial sessions are being established to keep the cut up to date as shots roll out of Final Compositing. These sessions also prove useful for allowing us to view compositing in continuity and ensure that all the shots blend together and feel like they belong in the same time of day and world.
Are you a compositor? Is your colleague a compositor? Is your uncle's best friend's daughter's neighbor's dog-sitter a compositor? We want to talk to them! We are still accepting applications. Even if you do not know After Effects and/or are a Nuke-based artist, we are still interested in reviewing your reel. We want to move through Compositing as QUICKLY AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE, and the only way to do so is with as many humans as possible! Spread the word. As we blaze through the schedule, this opportunity will not last long!
ONE HUNDRED THANK-YOUS to YOU as we celebrate ONE HUNDRED shots being rendered. With only 110 shots in the film, this achievement is a TRUE descriptor of how far this project has come and how little we have left to go. We hope that YOU celebrate and take joy in this milestone! There are definitely WAY more than one hundred reasons we are so thankful for each and every warm fuzzy that this Kickstarter family has brought to us, but we want to list just a few:
1. Thank you for your support! 2. Thank you for your contributions! 3. Thank you for your happy comments and likes! 4. Thank you for your dedication to high quality! 5. Thank you for following our updates and page! 6. Thank you for spreading the word about the film! 7. Thank you for helping us recruit and/or volunteering yourself! 8. Thank you for your generosity! 9. Thank you for your encouragement! 10. Thank you for enjoying this journey!
....times 10 THANK YOU's for being the best motivators for us to finish this film!
We are continually excited at posting new shots, new artwork, and new material to show our progress to you. You are a fire inside us that burns daily and reminds us that every step forward is also a step forward for our Kickstarter family and another step closer to releasing this film for all to enjoy.
We asked, and you decided! The overwhelming result of the poll was to present a LIGHTED SHOT. Without further ado, we are present the Lighted shot as promised from our last update and also ANOTHER one to celebrate this update as well!