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Slice of Life is a love letter to the Science Fiction genre of the 80's, entirely made with practical effects and miniatures!
Slice of Life is a love letter to the Science Fiction genre of the 80's, entirely made with practical effects and miniatures!
1,403 backers pledged $81,756 to help bring this project to life.

UPDATE 10 - Happy Holidays!!!

Posted by Julius Film (Creator)

Hey everyone!

Here's some updates about our progress!
For the last month and a half we've been editing the film on and off. Right now it's a rough cut, but we're getting more and more happy with it every day. We are still missing some shots, and all the miniature work of course.

Speaking of miniatures we finally got some "presents" for Christmas that will boost our production value!

Our Ditogear Motion Control Evolution slider arrived! It has 3 axis of movement: slide, pan and tilt, and also a separate servo that can be used for zoom or focus.


We've made some tests and we're reeeeealy happy with the possibilities we now have and the camera moves we are now able to do. Here's a test we did to find out just how precise it is and will the footage match after many passes:


We also got a 3D Printer that will help us in detailing the miniature buildings, and it's been working non stop for the past few weeks.


We are modeling the miniature parts in a 3d program and are slowly building a "library" of assets we can print and glue all over the building surfaces. It's awesome!!!

Some of the 3D printed miniature parts
Some of the 3D printed miniature parts


In other news, we also managed to squeeze in a couple of days of scoring with our composer Tim Žibrat and we made a HUGE chunk of music. But more about all that in the upcoming video diary.

And all that's left is to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with our "Slice of Life - Christmas Special" greeting card/poster thing! :D


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    1. Julius Film Creator on

      @JOSH: Thanks a lot Josh!!! Happy new Year!!!

    2. JOSH on

      I have backed a bunch of projects, I got to say this is a top tier project. These guys are passionate and thorough!!! Thank you for the updates and all the inclusiveness. I wish I had your passion for my own art. GOOD TIMES!!!

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      Jeff on

      +1 to a greebles pack! I'm always looking for junk to 3D print and stick to the surfaces of stuff! Lookin' sharp, guys!

    4. Julius Film Creator on

      @David S.R. Richter: Hey yeah! That's a cool idea. It will be mostly AC units and air ducts mind you, haha, but we could make a downloadable package! Cool! ;)

    5. David S.R. Richter on

      Looking awesome! It would great if your share your 3D modeling STL file for us backers that have 3D printers.