Okay, not to be pretentious here, but I messed up the original discussion thread and didn't want to just erase the posts lost, so here they are:
Simply spectacular. Although the smoothness of the animation could have been better, it was amazingly epic. You rock, Smeagol!
Smeagol, this is my favorite brickfilm. The special effects, music, and the voices were the best parts of the film!
I can only imagine studio wrote:
This is probably brickfilming at its best! for some reason in this genre many brickfilmers feel a need to show somebodies head blow up.(not good when you have a younger sibling watching the film with you) thankfully Smeagol posseses enough talent to make a clean interesting story!
Night Owl wrote:
Like I've said before, I love this film. It has a fabulous visual look with a very interesting story that doesn't try to be more than what it is. I particularly like the use of acting and animation to give each character a distinct personality. You should do a spin-off series called "Tales from the Beached Whale".
High Tower wrote:
Unrenewable is splendid! The visual style presented in this film is what sets it apart from the rest. Every scene has great atmosphere, with great voice performances all around. The cinematography is great as well, and the way that the main character is introduced is no less than drool-worthy. A fabulous film in all respects.
This one remains on the HD, and should be required viewing for all filmmakers.
I saw this film like a million times now, and still, i see new things in it. A classic we never must forget
Wow! This film was simply stunning!
The cinematography, lighting, and story were simply superb! All the hidden little details really added to the universe you created in the film, and really expand the story upon second viewing. Did you add a film grain filter, or is that just how it looked when you filmed it? Either way, looked great!
Smeagol you've done it again when watching this film repeatedly for the past month. The plot is fantastic and the noir element it has is what must keep viewers locked on this film. If it is not that then it has to be the superb quality of your camera, or your excellent animation or even your gripping story that hits us with one mystery after another. An epic film entry into FaR.
I think the combination of real sets and CGI in this movie is perfect! I tried to guess in some sequence what's real and what's not .. I failed! The scene I love most is outside of the "Beached Whale".
Great Job, good ambiance!
Hey Phil how long did Unrenewable take to make? From pre-production to 100% complete?
me: I came up with the idea in December 2007, and wrote the script shortly thereafter. On December 31st, 2007, I took some panoramic photographs of a sunset with the intent of using them in Unrenewable, which I did, though during this time I was working on "The Oven." I got most of the dialog for the rest of the cast recorded in February or so, and built the set for Jack Darter's office. Shortly after building it I dressed it up a little and used the same set for a scene in "Cashman." I started filming Unrenewable in late May or early June, and filming, writing the score, post-production, and editing all took place at the same time. So it was completed about 45 days after I started filming, though there was slower on-and-off pre-production before that.
That was really awesome Smeagol your my favourite brickfilmer.;)
Well it definitely payed off mate, congrats on your effort and especially your outcome. Look forward to seeing more from you.