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“Dark Earth is a period set ( Edwardian era) Fantasy film that got mainstream cinema rattling. Time travellers create a rocket ship and on a test outing manage to shoot off into space and find a world they mistake for home located several million light years from Earth.
After a very hard landing, the crew of the ship find themselves on an alien world, populated by monstrous denizens and creatures long extinct back home from the prehistoric age, A tour de force of exciting conflicts scientific marvels , story and an alien race known as the Horidens, become the obstacles preventing these period explorers in time and space from returning home and escaping the Dark Earth….”
I’ve been waiting for this to hit the internet and I’m very excited to support the craftsmen and filmmakers behind this production. I’ve been wanting a movie like this for a long time and some of the shots already look amazing! I can honestly say that I have faith in the crew of Peter Montgomery, Norman Yeend, Kent Burton, Nick Hilligoss, and Ron Cole. Extremely talented animators and visual effects artists, all! If anyone can pull off an entertaining visually stunning adventure sci- fi movie it is this amazing crew. Plus the added roll of Kevin Conner, director of some of my favorite films growing up, The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, Warlords of Atlantis, and At the Earths Core gives credibility ( and star power) that this project is for real and will move forward. If you are a fan of “Dynamation”, stop motion animation, practical effects, and 80’s style visual effects movies (yes, like even Star Wars) then you are going to want to support this movie!
What are you still doing here?! Go click the “Contribute Now” button on the indiegogo page for DARK EARTH!!!
Holy Crap! I can’t wait to see this! I hope it gets a US Release. I can not stress enough the importance of bringing back stop motion animation to adventure / fantasy / Sci fi Films. There is something about them that is magical, and and as Ray Harryhausen always used to say “Dream like”, that we lose with CGI.
Peter Montgomery’s project DARK EARTH
Published on Sep 7, 2014
New movie with giant monsters (2016 UK/ USA) Using the very best in stop motion photography and backed by the director of /The land that time forgot / At the Earth’s Core & Warlords of Atlantis ‘ Kevin Conner’. Also well known industry veterans working on the creature action. Period set science fiction fantasy piece from film group ‘RIGAR’ UK. Also involved ‘Jim Aupperle’ known for work on Empire strikes back and Planet of Dinosaurs. PRE-VIS TRAILER. “
Check this out! Independent Horror, Scifi and fantasy films now have a way to afford visual effects! Watch and be amazed!
I’m Sorry everyone, for taking so long with this release. We were trying to get a new intro recorded but it just didn’t happen, so we are stuck momentarily with the original Secret Space Base Podcast intro. This won’t effect this episode because it was an amazing conversation with Ron Cole and well worth the wait. I hope everyone enjoys this and that it generates lot’s of comments and conversations. I really think this is one of our best episodes to date. So enjoy, as we tackle a very important and serious issue about the business called visual effects and animation!
From 1986 a documentary about the Master of Stop motion animation “Aliens, Dragons, Monsters & Me“!
See the awesomeness of Ray Harryhausen!
Stare at the Amazing Ray Bradbury!
Shriek at the glory of stop motion animated creatures!
Oh the documentary gold from the 80’s!
With the current announcement that the studio that did the visual effects for the movie NOAH lost money on the contract and watching the following documentary about the state of the Visual Effects Industry I had to make a post. I’m outraged, upset, and just down right mad about what the movie industry is doing to the visual effects industry. I remember looking at issues of Starlog for hours just marveling at the visual effects shots and wanting to know how it was done and wanting to do that for a living. I’ve been working professionally in the animation industry for 15 years and, I can tell you, what I’m hearing about the visual effects industry is breaking my heart. As it is stated in the documentary, if something isn’t done there will be no more visual effects industry in the United States.
Please watch this in full! And support the people that make our blockbuster films special!
Saw this at the 21st Century Stop-Motion Facebook page and thought I would re post it here. A good little documentary on the animation process. Again, one of things that amaze me is the small amount of room needed to animate these puppets, look behind Mikael and notice his green screen set up. no bigger than a small table. And some very smooth animation included.
Wow! It’s taken me forever to get these episodes uploaded. Battling with sinus infections suck! Slowly my voice is coming back, so hopefully we will have some more episodes soon. Episode Six is all Will talking to the crew of the Project Sword Moonbase Central Blog. Toys and Sci Fi Television and movies, all the way from England! Enjoy!
Episode Seven is our rambling round up of 2013. And boy do we ramble on. I sound like I’m coming down from a meth amphetamine high and crashing bad! Seriously, this episode could be a drinking game you play with your friends, with how many times Will says “absolutely” and “excellent”, and how many times I say “awesome” and “um”. You’ll be drunk in no time! With that and the technical problems we were having should make this a rather interesting if not humorous episode. Good books mentioned, and good fan boy conversation.
As always please feel free to comment on anything we comment on, wither it is negative or positive, it is welcomed.
The 100th post! Yay!
The last couple months have not been the best for me, having to deal with the holidays while also dealing with medical issues and surgery kinda takes the “thanks” out of thanksgiving and the “mas” out of Christmas. (The Vicodin made that sound funnier than it was.) However, I’m finally on the road to mending and will start blogging and pod-casting again. Not wanting to be a downer I thought I would post some news of Hope for the new year.
The Disney feature film Frozen has broke the $500 million mark worldwide!! Good Job Disney! Does this mean Disney is on the way back to becoming king of the animation studios again? Only time will tell, and with other studios ramping up feature films for next few years, it looks like Disney has some tough competition. Laika’s Box Trolls is on the top of my list of interesting movies to watch out for. And we are finally seeing some smaller independent studios launching into the animated feature film “Ring”. I’ll be reporting on that later in the year.
Also, premiering on January 31st is SINBAD: The 5th Voyage The film that will bring back Modern Dynamation! Very Exciting! I urge everyone to go and seek out this movie to watch and support the return of stop motion animation to creature films!
The Secret Space Base Pod-Cast will continue and I plan on being more aggressive about getting some very interesting guests.
I’m also going to delve into how to fund your own projects and try posting places where you can go to apply for grants. The past two days, I have returned to work, and found some interesting articles to blog on. I’m trying to find ways to fund my own projects, besides crowd funding, and I think there are some things we can all learn from my own search for financial funding.
Ok starting to get achy and gotta go recover a bit. Until next time…
“Animate good, animate bad, just animate!”