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Video weblog for Lunatics. Behind-the-scenes videos, samples of work in progress, and presentations on the project.
Video link Creating a moving story-reel shot with Inkscape and Blender - example 1
Moving shot for story-reel, with framing markers included. Created in Blender by panning the camera across a background plate image. Illustration for my column "Creating a moving story-reel shot with Inkscape and Blender". The background drawing of a "Platz-Cart" train car is derived from a diagram by Glucke@Wikipedia (Wikimedia Commons), licensed CC By-SA 3.0. See the associated article in my column: http://freesoftwaremagazine.com/poster/5
Creating a Moving Story-Reel Shot in Blender
Video demonstrates a single shot from the "story reel" animatic near the beginning of the pilot for Lunatics, "No Children In Space" for a moving shot.
Video link Creating a moving story-reel shot with Inkscape and Blender - result
Here's the final result of the pan and zoom background plate shot for use in the story reel for "Lunatics/No Children in Space." Created using Inkscape and Blender. See my column at Free Software Magazine for how it was made: http://fsmsh.com/3477 The train drawing is from a diagram by Glucke@Wikipedia, licensed Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike, Version 3.0 ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), as is the whole clip, which was created by Terry Hancock and may be attributed simply to "Lunatics | http://lunatics.tv" ) There is no sound in this clip.
Sound Effects with ARSS and Gimp
What do sounds look like? The command-line tool ARSS allows you to convert sound spectrographic images into the sounds that would create them. It's an interesting tool for making unusual sound effects.
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You can also link directly to our YouTube channel.
Video link Character concept sheet for "Georgiana Lerner"
Character Concept Art for "Georgiana Lerner" by Daniel Fu.
Video link "LTS Moon Shuttle" Lo-Fi Model Fly-Around for "Lunatics"
This is a lo-fi model of the "Lunar Transportation System"/"Moon Shuttle" to be used in creating storyboards and animatics for the pilot episode of "Lunatics", "No Children in Space". (The production model will include more detailing and textures. There may also be some minor design alterations)
Video link Hiromi Aoki Lerner - Concept Drawings by Daniel Fu
Concept drawings of "Hiromi Aoki Lerner" by Daniel Fu
Video link "Sarah Allison" concept drawing by Daniel Fu
"Sarah Allison" is the colony's resident geologist, and already one of the most experienced Lunar EVA specialists in the field due to her previous research assignments. Concept art by Daniel Fu for Lunatics: http://lunatics.tv License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike, version 3.0 ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 )
Video link "Joshua Farmer" character concept by Daniel Fu
Josh is "what it says on the tin" -- a farmer. Technically, he's an agricultural scientist, but what he does is keep food growing for the colony and study how to do it better.
Video link Pre-Production and Character Art Kickstarter
We're starting a Kickstarter campaign to fund the model/design sheets for the characters from character design artist Daniel Fu. The Kickstart will also include technical design work and finishing work on the script for the pilot episode, "No Children In Space".
Video link Principal Voice Cast for Pilot
Revealing our principal voice cast for our pilot episode, "No Children in Space".
Video link Animation Team Presentation
Portfolios from core animation team members for Lunatics.
Video link FundIndieFilms.com Interview
Rosalyn Hunter and Terry Hancock were interviewed by David Jordan of FundIndieFilms.com! In fact, we were the first interviewees for this promising new site!
Video link April 2013 Animation Tests
This is a small collection of shading, rendering, lighting, and animation tests I've done recently on the "Lunatics!" project.
Videos
Moving shot for story-reel, with framing markers included. Created in Blender by panning the camera across a background plate image. Illustration for my column "Creating a moving story-reel shot with Inkscape and Blender". The background drawing of a "Platz-Cart" train car is derived from a diagram by Glucke@Wikipedia (Wikimedia Commons), licensed CC By-SA 3.0. See the associated article in my column: http://freesoftwaremagazine.com/poster/5
Creating a moving story-reel shot with Inkscape and Blender - example 1
2010
0:21
Here's the final result of the pan and zoom background plate shot for use in the story reel for "Lunatics/No Children in Space." Created using Inkscape and Blender. See my column at Free Software Magazine for how it was made: http://fsmsh.com/3477

The train drawing is from a diagram by Glucke@Wikipedia, licensed Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike, Version 3.0 ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), as is the whole clip, which was created by Terry Hancock and may be attributed simply to "Lunatics | http://lunatics.tv" )

There is no sound in this clip.
Creating a moving story-reel shot with Inkscape and Blender - result
2010
0:21
Character Concept Art for "Georgiana Lerner" by Daniel Fu.
Character concept sheet for "Georgiana Lerner"
2011
0:38
This is a lo-fi model of the "Lunar Transportation System"/"Moon Shuttle" to be used in creating storyboards and animatics for the pilot episode of "Lunatics", "No Children in Space".

(The production model will include more detailing and textures. There may also be some minor design alterations)
"LTS Moon Shuttle" Lo-Fi Model Fly-Around for "Lunatics"
2011
0:43
Concept drawings of "Hiromi Aoki Lerner" by Daniel Fu
Hiromi Aoki Lerner - Concept Drawings by Daniel Fu
2011
0:41
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