Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Cloud Angel nears completion!

This is the first "development post" on my blog. (Shouldn't that be 'blog, or is the apostrophe redundant?) I'm not sure how interesting it is for people to hear about the progress on a movie that no one has seen yet, but I kinda figure that after the interest that Clockwork generated then someone somewhere might be curious as to how I'm going to follow that up.

Much as I am mightily proud of Clockwork, I can see that in the future I'm gonna grow to despise it. Why? Well, I've a feeling that Cloud Angel (my new work), will appeal to a very different audience. So those that posted so many enthusiatic reviews at TMU and Moviestorm may well be disappointed with Cloud Angel. And that's a shame because all things considered, a lot more work has gone into Cloud Angel.

I'm not yet ready to reveal the details of the story, but it is a bit more involved than Clockwork, and has much more dialogue, and more actors. I see it as a more entertaining movie that Clockwork. Not as arty, and not quite as dark either. (Although those who liked the bleakness of Clockwork won't be entirely disappointed I hope!)

It has also forced me to learn a bit more about chromakeying, and modelling in Google Sketchup. I don't have any aspirations to become a modeller myself, but I needed a piece of rope. A cursory search of 3D Warehouse did (to my surprise) find some rope, but I needed something like a tether which curved gently. Sod it! I've said too much already! Have I given the game away yet?

So, I'm probably looking at a running time in the order of 15 minutes which will certainly make it my longest movie so far. And, all things being equal I'd like to get it published within the next two weeks.

Here's hoping.


  1. Sounds intriguing, Ice!
    Needless to say that I can't wait to watch it! :)

    All the best for the last stages of production!

  2. Variety is the spice of life... and also one of the words on the label of Heinz beans, but I digress...

    Am seeing no issues with the "departure" that this new project has from your previous work; au contraire... am looking forward to seeing what's coming!

    Now, less chat and more production! Mush, mush! :D

  3. Hmm. Interesting!
    Should it be blog or 'blog? Is the apostrophe redundant?
    Let's look at the word, shall we?
    Surely 'log' identifies itself as the necessary adjunct to proper English: Log as in diary, or journal mayhap. So, wherefore comes the 'B'"
    Might it be 'biographical', in which case it is tautologous as a log can be nothing but self-centric.

    You raise some interesting grammatical points here Mr Friar, and I commend you for bringing them to light.

    (I've also heard you're making a film? Jolly good.)

  4. I am certainly interested in seeing what direction your creativity is taking you in!