Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Xmas! :D



Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pokémon Browser Games

Global Pokédex Plus

A site where the goal is to hatch them all!

Pokémon adoptables site:

Hatch, feed, raise, breed, battle and build your Pokédex. 

Share the love for Pokémon. ;)

 

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 VirtualDex Project


"The VirtualDex Project, or VDex for short, is a browser game based on the popular Pokémon franchise. Although a battling element is not yet implemented, you can travel the map, collect and raise Pokémon, buy items, trade, and participate in the forums."



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Poll #5 results

Pikachu, we WON!
Can you believe it?


 ZAP ME BRO!
I must be dreaming!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!
This feeling... SO INTENSE!


* 94 votes *

Anyway, congratz Ash. What an achievement! X)


Maybe one day, Flávio will meet him on his journey. 
Who knows...

Next poll:
What's your favorite Pokémon Ranger game?

Pokémon Ranger (1)
Shadows of Almia (2)
Guardian Signs (3)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Facebook Trouble...

Well, I don't know how it happened but, due to some stupid mistake... our Facebook Page was blocked to other countries. It was only accessable to Portugal.

We found out about this thanks to a fan of ours named Jonathan Eid.
Thanks Jonathan ^^



Go check it out! We post things almost every day there :)
Sorry for the trouble.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another Pokémon Game Concept for the Wii + News (?)

This one was made by a friend of mine called Christopher Klassen.
Personally, I think it would be an awesome game!!




Go check him out, he makes awesome videos :)

http://www.youtube.com/user/canniblefeets

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I'm sorry for not being able to post a lot this Month... I've been waaay busy at the University. I'm currently working on a Short Film.

Pokémon hasn't stopped though. Little by little, the Special FX are being made...
We're working on the scenes with Lucario:



We might be able to shoot the rest of the movie in the Christmas Holidays. Let's see how it will go... We're almost there!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pokémon Ranger for the Wii Commercial



Here's a fake commercial that I made about a Pokémon Ranger game for the Wii.

It would be cool, wouldn't it? :P

I love the Pokémon Ranger games and I think the concept would work on the Wii... What do you think?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Faith...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

20 - Shooting at Night

We've ended the month of November shooting 3 days in a row!! Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 12 GB of footage to watch, more than 500 video files...

I'm exhausted but thrilled :D We're heading towards the end!! It has been awesome to shoot the EPIC events that preceed the end ^^

We had some technical issues in these past few days which was... shooting at night.
In the first night someone called the Police! That someone thought that we were doing something bad or ilegal... I don't know x) The Police was actually pretty cool and reacted well when we said that we were shooting a movie. They just warned us to be careful with the noise. It was scary to see them approaching none the less... we thought that we were getting into trouble...

GUERRILHA FILMMAKING FTW!!

The other problem is that, even with illumination, my camera ends up losing quality and gaining Grain:


Since this is an amateur project we ended up with no other option...

Other factor was that, its Winter here and its extremely cold. Its was very hard to shoot but... we survived x) We had a great time and we're happy with the results.

7 days of shooting to end the movie!!!!!! We have 23 behind us.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Some photos (Cast @ Ranger Base):





Flávio wearing a Ranger vest? What's this I don't even...

Fake? Reality? Parallel dimension?


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Sneak peek at post-production FX work (the real challenge!):

Monday, November 15, 2010

Poll #4 results


Favorite Isshu (5th Gen) starter 

And the winner is:


After a hard fought battle, the Water starter beats the competition, taking 29% of votes (picked by 27 voters).


But it seems many visitors are either undecided about them or just love the three Isshu starters. ^^


* Total votes: 92 *
(Not bad at all! Keep it up, people!)


Next poll:
Who's the best Pokémon Hero? 
Ash or Flávio? 
Anime or Live Action?

Monday, November 8, 2010

19 - A lot of work...

1st post of November!! I'm sorry it took so long but I didn't knew what to write...

We're only shooting during the weekends now, due to school. Besides, we're not able to shoot every weekend... Some of us are extremely busy with school projects... when we're not busy, it rains and we can't shoot outside... so, we won't be able to give News very often like we did in the Summer.

It's going slow but at least its going good. Even though we're not shooting very often, the movie keeps going forward on the FX department. We're happy with the results so far :) Here's a small peak to feed your curiosity:


That's it for now. Keep visiting!!

PS: I'm playing "Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs" and I'm kinda pissed, since some ideas in the Game seem very similar to what we're doing in the movie x) Oh well...
Still a great game though ^^ I'm loving it so far.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

18 - RANGER BASE

Ah, nothing feels better than a successful day of shooting :D

We've been at the RANGER BASE!!



I was so nervous.. This was a veeery important day and I didn't want anything to ruin it.

We had a wonderful time together. A good example of how a shooting day should be.
Even with the stress and the pressure upon us, we managed to enjoy ourselves and work at the same time.

There's still 9 days left but we're going in a good way.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Viagem ao Japan Weekend '10



Slideshow da nossa viagem dia 23 de Outubro a Lisboa ao Evento Japan Weekend.

Check the album at Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=48701&id=157072750976340

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

17 - A New Phase starts: FX

I've succesfully edited the 19 days we've shot so far!! It took me quite a while, but it was a fun process.

Since we're only going to shoot about 2 weeks from now, I've started working on the Special Effects.

We supposedly had people to help with the animations and the 3D models, but I haven't received nothing from them... I just hate the fact that people compromise to do things and then quit :/ Why accept in the first place?

Well, it doesn't matter... I'll manage to do things on my own, but it'll take more time, much more time...

The only one that truly helped me with something was this guy that I met in YouTube called "Viijay". It was the only one who accepted to help us for free and the only one to actually do something for the project.

Here's an example of his work:


Go check him out and tell him he's awesome ;)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Poll #3 results

TRAINERS UNITE!
Grab your PokéBalls (uhm...sounds weird -.O) and step into the tall grass!
Sorry Rangers. ^^'

  1st place: Trainers (65 votes!)
2nd place: Rangers (8 votes)
3rd place: Coordinators (3 votes)


*** 78 votes *** 


New poll: 
Isshu starters (5th Gen) - Pick your favorite
Tsutarja VS Pokabu VS Mijumaru

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

JAPAN Weekend - Lisboa (Only for Portuguese fans)

Olá pessoal!! Vai haver um grande evento no Pavilhão Atlântico em Lisboa dia 23 e 24 deste mês chamado Japan Weekend, dedicado a fãs de Anime e Manga. Vai ter Exposições, Workshops, Merchandise, Jogos, Cosplay...

Nós vamos andar por lá dia 23 (Sábado) e é provavel que venhamos a apresentar lá o Teaser e falar um pouco sobre o filme. Portanto, se leste isto e fores lá, vem dizer-nos "Olá" ;)



Quem não é de Lisboa e apanhar o Comboio para lá, basta sair na Estação do Oriente. Não há risco de se perderem... Não percam é a oportunidade de ir a um evento deste calibre :)

Mais informações: www.japanweekendlisboa.net

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Websites Recommendation

We know you love to hang out here in our blog, but we're leaving you some suggestions of some websites where you can have a good time :)

NUMBER 1: fuckyeahpokememe.tumblr.com

In this website you're bound to have a good laugh. It's filled with Pokémon jokes and they have new posts almost daily.

Here's an example:



















NUMBER 2: rarecandytreatment.smackjeeves.com

Can't give a better description than the one of the author: "A webcomic targetting the flaws and hypothetical situations in the Pokémon games. Ridiculing the trainers, mocking the various species, and overall making fun of a popular game we all hold very dear (author included)."

The website is very recent but he already has a few comics that are worth checking out.

Example:


Well, that's it for now. We hope you enjoy these websites ^^
We sure have.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

16 - Organizing + We're hiring

Hello people!! The first post of October :) This month I'll be dedicated to organize and prepare the half of the movie that still needs to be shot. It includes things like: Contacting people for roles, make storyboards, see were I'll need to spend money (props, gasoline, etc)

In the meantime I'm also working on the Editing of the footage we've already gathered. It's a slow process since I'm working alone in this...

In order to end this project faster and better, we need some extra people working on it and there's some jobs that need to be filled. If you'd like to help us out or know someone that might, please contact us.

We currently need:
1 - 3D Animators
2 - 3D Riggers/ Skinners
3 - 3D Modelers

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Personal thoughts on "Best Wishes"

I just saw the first two episodes from the new Season, Best Wishes, and I decided to give you my thoughts.

I liked the new animation style, the new Pokedex, the opening and the BGM but... Come on!! Ash is still 10, he doesn't know how to catch a Pokémon, Pikachu is defeated by a Lvl5 Pokémon... What were they thinking?!

That Coma Theory might not be as far fetched as we might think...



EDIT: After thinking about it... my theory is that "Best Wishes" is set in a parallel dimension. This Ash is a different version of the original... Haven't you noticed? Different attitude, still 10 years old, a noob... I mean, it's got to be that, right? ^^



...I don't know what to think anymore... xD I guess we'll just have to accept the fact that there's no logic in the Pokémon Anime. There's no point trying to find one.
It's just sad that it could be sooo much better. The Manga is so great, why don't they pick it up for Anime? :/

Sunday, September 26, 2010

15 - Another day of shooting + Serious Competition?! (Apokélipse)

After 3 weeks, I finally grabbed my Camera again ^^ I was needing it.

One more day succesfully fulfilled!! It was a small scene, only 2 pages... but that doesn't mean it was easy x)

André (aka Carlos Mateus) made a few small injuries during the Shooting.



He had to fall into the ground for a scene. I was worried with him, but he took it like a sport and everything went good. He is a great actor to work with :)

In other news... During this week a friend of mine presented me a video that threw me off my chair. It looks like I have some serious competition:



I was truly amazed with this, it's very well done. I just didn't like the actor who plays Ash... but the rest was great!!

Although I'm way below their level, I was happy to see some fans defending us saying that our movie had "a more "game" oriented battle sequences in which minimal movement is used, and cartoonish graphics which really help to avoid going into the uncanny valley which is what the pokemon apocalypse movie fell into"

I just wonder if the guys that made this ever watched our movies.
Some people say that we might have been an influence to them... Personally I don't know, I doubt it but, who knows?

It's great to have your support, but to be honest with you... I felt really small when I watched this video xD

I have a long road ahead of me, my journey is far from over.
One day I'll reach that level... One day...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

14 - The Ending of Pokémon Live Action?!



Could it be..?

The ending for Pokémon Live Action?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

13 - Mission Cleared!!

1665 files, 67,8 GB of footage reviewed in 6 days! It was an accomplishment x)
It was the result of 10 days of shooting. I've choosen the best shots, it was very tiring...

This was just the one of the first parts in the process, now comes the cutting and the editing.

My problem now is to find actors to shoot the other half of the movie. We're kind of stuck now :/ Anyway, I have a feeling we'll find the right people for the right parts...

Now, here's a little challenge:



Can you read Unown?
How and why do you think they were created?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

12 - Just one day of work...

To show some of you that this isn't exactly a walk in the park...

Here's the result of a normal day of work. 311 files, 10 GB of footage.
Then I have to see everything and choose the best shots.




Right now I have reviewed 6 days, but there's still 9 left.
After this, comes the special effects... which takes even more time.

Do some of you now understand why can't I deliver in 2010? :/

Thursday, September 9, 2010

11 - School about to begin + Facebook

In one month we were able to shoot half of the movie but things will start to slow down from now on... As I said earlier, School begins and we'll only be able to shoot in some weekends. We'll have to find time to keep working on the movie.

Meanwhile, to promote our movie and to be closer to our fans we decided to create a Facebook page:



Leave suggestions for the Blog, Questions, etc :) We'll kindly answer all you have to say or ask.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Poll #2 results

And the winner is: Cyndaquil

The Fire starter from Johto won the poll.
Judging by the results, it looks like there are many 2nd Gen lovers around here. ^^

 


1st place Gold: Cyndaquil
2nd place Silver: Totodile
3rd place Bronze: Charmander

*** 70 votes ***



"EH EH EH EH EH EH, little bro won, and now I LOL" >:3


TRIVIA: Cyndaquil was originally supposed to be Flávio's 1st Pokémon but because of the difficulty of creating realistic fire on its back, Totodile took its place.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

10 - We're half way there.. Wooah

We've managed to shoot half of the movie!!!!

Somehow, it remembered me of that BonJovi's song,
"Livin' On A Prayer" xD :



"We're half way there.. Wooah" (Yes, I'm a BonJovi fan) Anyway... 16 hard days, 16 battles, we've reached the middle of the movie. Now, there's more to come. The real challenge begins, the last half... the EPIC ending of the trilogy.

It'll be hard from now on. School is about to begin, so... we'll only be able to shoot in the weekends. Meanwhile, the animators should be working on the animations and I'll start editing what we shot so far.

Keep visiting us!! New Photos and Info soon ;)

( PS: We love your comments :D So, don't be shy )

~ Fábio Powers

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pics 4 U

(Sorry for the delay, people... ^^)


What's going to happen? -.O

Monday, August 23, 2010

The journey goes on...



Today we've reached...







  Mt. Moon! 
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Another day, another challenge, or should I say, greater challenges? Twelve hours of almost nonstop shooting sequences (from 8 AM to 8 PM (!), but at the end of the day, one thing was certain: It sure was a rewarding (and funny) day of hard work (despite the unbearable heat...). Anyway, we had a great time... Mr. Director Powers (no back pain this time!), Flávio, me.. and that's what really matters (plus getting the 'job' done, of course.)

I have lots of photos from today's shooting to share with you all, faithful fans (and  I know you want some ^^). I'll post some 'photographic evidence' later. ;)


João 'Pliskin' Frias
PKMN3 L.A. The Light of Hope co-writer, pseudo-producer, actor wannabe and FUK8 blog collaborator (jeez!)




Thursday, August 19, 2010

9 - TEASER Released



Maybe it's soon, but I know you've been waiting for something like this.

Here's the first teaser for the upcoming Pokémon Live Action Movie, The Light of Hope. The one that will conclude Flávio's story and my trilogy.

Will it take long? Yes, its going kind of slowly... its has been my greatest challenge yet, but now I can say without a doubt: We're getting somewhere!

Poll #1 results

What's your favorite 'Pokémon Live Action movie' from FUK8 Films (so far)?

"The Mysterious Virus" (1st movie)- 30 (26%)
"Destiny of a Hero" (2nd movie) - 83 (73%)

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Well, that's a huge gap but I guess even the director feels the same way. After all, it's all about evolution, right?

Poll #2 coming through!
You have been summoned by Prof. Powers to receive your starter Pokémon.

Pick your favorite! ;)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

8 - Help us out!!!

Hello guys!!

I've been working a lot and I ended up with some injuries on my back :S So, I won't be able to shoot for a few days. The movie is going good and I'm happy with what we've been doing. I would like to have more people to help me out, help with sound, with the photography, with the editing... it would came out sooner and better, but you know, that's how it works with amateur movies. If you want something done, you gotta do it yourself. It's no big deal, its not my first "rodeo"... I just raised the bar too high and I'm paying the price. It'll pay out in the end ( I hope).

I would like to be more active in the blog but sometimes I just don't know what to post, so... tell me, what would you like to see here?

I'll be waiting for your suggestions ;)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

7 - Just... tired

Sorry guys for not being able to come to the blog frequently.. I'll try more from now on, but as you can imagine, I've been really busy.

Right now, we have 5 days of the movie done... which means, there's 25 more to go.
It's been really cool to shot but, it's been really tiring shooting 3 to 4 hours a day. Anyway, I think that in the end... it will all be worth it.

Today we took a day-off, its Flávio's birthday :)



So, it seems that some Spanish friends have made a little dub for our 2nd movie :) I really liked it, it was very well done. It proves that the intonation of an actor makes all the difference. In my opinion, the dub version for Sofia is better than the original. Check it out:




The 3rd movie has been a battle each day. There are always new problems and new difficulties to face each step I take... but I promise you, in a few months from now, can't say really when, you'll be given the ULTIMATE Pokémon Live action ever made: The Light of Hope

Monday, July 26, 2010

6 - Good News + Download Links for the previous movies

Hey guys

We're going to shoot tomorrow. We'll try to shoot as much as we can this summer. It won't be enough to finish the movie... but enough to get to the middle of it.
We're currently working on the Title Theme. Due to what happened with Liliana, we've made some changes to the script and we've introduced a new love interest for Flávio.
We have two candidates for that role :) Now, its just a matter of choosing the best!

We've been receiving some entries for the cameo :D Thanks a lot to everyone. We'll be waiting more.
For those who haven't done it yet... What are you waiting for?! Go make a video!! You still have time.

Pokémon 3 is going slow, but it's coming together, and with all your support... I just can not fail!!



Now, here's a little treat for Portuguese fans. Download Links for the two previous movies, The Mysterious Virus and Destiny of a Hero. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to add English subtitles :/

DOWNLOAD LINKS

The Mysterious Virus
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3384G48R

Destiny of a Hero
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PYLP7R8K

Enjoy ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

5 - The actors departure... = More delays


Name: Ricardo Alves
Status: Out
Reasons: Refused to enter







Name: Liliana Vitorino
Status: Out
Reasons: Expulsion




It has been confirmed, Liliana is out. I waited for her for like a month... she was always delaying, giving excuses, she wouldn't answer my calls, my messages, until... I got tired and threw her off. I sended her a message telling her that I wouldn't bother her anymore and how curious... That message she answered right away :)

She answered, "I have a personal life". It looked like if she had turned into a hater x) She wanted to enter, the boyfriend just didn't let her. In the 2nd she always was ready for shooting.

Its a little sad because, I wanted to have them in the movie but... oh well. Nothing I can do. I hate it when in movies they substitute actors to play the same role, but I'm going to have to do the same. I'm opening a "Casting" for Sofia's role.
If someone that is reading this lives in this area...:

Ver mapa maior
... and would like to enter, email us. Its really a shot in the dark, but... we never know x) At least, there's a chance for a fan to enter and participate.
Flávio and André Mateus are helping me looking for someone too.

In the meantime, I'll be shooting other parts of the movie next week.
This is not going to be a 2010 movie... I'm loosing hope on that, but this movie is going to me made... NO MATTER WHAT COMES!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

4 - A Long, Boring Wait

I must say, the support of all you guys helped me a lot, and so... I recovered my FIGHTING SPIRIT!!! xD

Thanks a lot everyone :) You can't imagine how much that meant to me.

I've been hyped for days, but I can't shoot anything now. The actors are busy with exams, others need to be persuaded, and so on...

This is going to take a long time. If we shot every day, the movie would took 30 days to shoot everything... but that's near to impossible. We don't have another option but to take it easy.

So, all that's left for me to do... is wait. While I'm at it, I'll play my newest console :P A Wii. I bought one today, along with Mario Galaxy 2 and Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo. That will keep me busy for some time x)

I'm sorry to keep you guys waiting for a Trailer and the movie... but I really can't do much about it :/ Anyway, you'll be able to see the progress of the movie here.

Just to give you a sneak peek... Here's the small Pokémon that Flávio got 2 years ago when he started his journey :P


Keep visiting :) See you guys soon!!