Being an adventure film, we put all our animation/motion efforts into the action sequences. And most of that artwork is now complete. So as our animator spends the next two weeks finishing his very detailed layering in After Effects, our artists are cranking away at the rest of our storyboards. Every frame must maintain Matt Hill’s rich style that serves the tone of the story so well, which is extremely time consuming, and we therefore have three additional artists to help make our deadline. Concurrently, we are editing new scenes and already revising first and second passes. The finishing process from here on out will be exponentially busier, and we still need to leave enough time to record loop group moans and groans, re-record lines of dialogue, layer sound effects, design a title sequence, as well as provide the marketing tools for this project, such as a great poster and a trailer.
Since our editing bay is busy during the week, we will have to cut the trailer over the next few weekends. We’ve discussed the cutting style we think would have the right energy to sell the action and sexy international locations. We agreed on something musically driven, opposed to using a voice over, and maybe intercutting a few phrases that build the intrigue of the concept and sets the tone of the action.
Three of our artists have been working on posters and here’s some examples:
They are still working on various taglines to precede The Alchemist Agenda:
The formula was buried long ago, but the evil survived
The war was never really over…
No one believed them. Now it’s too late.
The final solution was just the beginning…
They shall inherit the earth…
The formula is ready. Are you?
No one believes the truth until it’s too late.
The legacy awaits.
From the one come the many.
History had a different plan.
The secrets were buried long ago, but the formula survived.