The annual Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) is once again nearing and we are very happy to announce that ‘Relentless Drag’ has been nomimated for a couple of awards in the 26th Village Road Show Studios Queensland New Filmmakers Awards (QNFA). One nomination is for the Liquid Animation Best Animation (Producer) and the other is the QPIX New Talent Award. We are also...
SIPFest 2012 Audience Choice
Last Saturday, Relentless Drag, was a part of Shorts in Paradise at Surfers Paradise Festival on the Gold Coast, Australia. We were selected as top 15 from the 90 submitted films from around Australia. The other films were all of such a high quality, and we felt honoured to be a part of the selection. We also ended up receiving the Audience Choice Award for the night! Such a great...
Relentless Drag @ RAW Australia Launch
Being a part of the RAW:Natural Born Artists international launch in Brisbane, Australia last week was a huge achievement for the RD team! Our film screened at the ‘Oh Hello’ nightclub along with fashion, dance, visual art, make-up and hair exhibits. It was amazing being in such a compact space with so many people, enjoying beers, candy floss and popcorn, while watching our film on 3...
Relentless Drag at Cannes
Troy and I had an absolute amazing experience at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year! ‘Relentless Drag’ was a part of the Short Film Corner at the festival. It was such an honour to have this opportunity to present our film on a world stage. We had so much fun promoting our film and networking with other filmmakers from around the globe every night at the Short Film Corner and parties, and...
Staff Picks on Vimeo →
Relentless Drag is a Staff Pick on Vimeo, reaching 14k views in 48 hours. EXCITING!!!
Relentless Drag is going to Cannes! →
Cannes Film Festival is happening over the next fortnight in Cannes, France, and ‘Relentless Drag’ is going to be a part of the Short Film Corner! We’re so honoured to be a part this spectacular event. Director, Troy Duguid, and Producer, Liana Beukes, will be attending the festival to support the film. They are both very excited at the prospect of meeting some very...
We have entered our film into the Vimeo Festival. Check it out! Relentless Drag film.
The Relentless Drag of The Relentless Drag
Everything is coming together with the film, only about two more weeks left so things are getting pretty crazy. Keep an eye out for our trailer which will be up in a few weeks.
We’ll do it in Post…– The catch-phrase of the Relentless Drag Crew
One of the cycles we will be using for the dogs in our film. Posting the rough to finished keys and intbetweens with a lovely Toonboom sticker on the bottom-left
So it hasn’t had a final cleaning pass or some after effects tweaks but here’s a shot from our film pretty much fully realised! Shit be gettin’ real
Flock of birds test. It really makes a difference that the birds are on different levels on the Z-axis. With a couple of different bird animations instead of just one we have the gist of doing the bird flocks down pat.
Second robot rig walk test.
First robot rig test! It took so many hours and frustrations finishing the set up of the rig and then the actual animating, and there are so many glitches and wrong things but in general it has a good feel and there’s only a few problems I found that we’ll need to fix on the design of the rig. We’ll need to have a better look at how the stomach and pelvis fit together so they...
Extremely rough animation test of a bird flying. I was watching crows fly the other day and noticed that from a distance, even though they are just a black silhouette there is still a slight variance between the top and the bottom of the bird as the sun hits the top so all of those bits are lighter than the bottom. I tried to incorporate that into this test in a very bold fashion.
Relentless Drag Backstory Part 2: The Robot,...
As mentioned previously, C42VNM was designed so only the ‘enemy’ was killed, without causing any physical damage to surrounding resources. Releasing the gas from planes wasn’t an option, as they needed to stall, and would therefore be shot down. Dropping C42VNM bombs wasn’t an option either, as due to not having any explosive qualities it was hard to infiltrate bunkers or structures. So...
Relentless Drag Backstory Part 1: History of...
A few years from present day an unforeseen rapid decrease of resources affects the entire globe (due to a predicted decade-long heatwave). Society becomes increasingly desperate for basic necessities such as water and fossil fuels, countries started to work together, however it wasn’t too long before things began to appear hopeless. Even prior commonwealths and empires turned on each other. Of...