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