Pushing Chapter 3 into the final edit stages and getting ready to hand over the cut for music and sound. VFX has been working through Chapters 4 and 5. In the meantime, here are some works in progress to check out.
IMPS VFX Post Campaign Update
The IndieGoGo Campaign is now over. On the last day there was a deluge of contributors, it was incredible and the IMPS-VFX crew is forever grateful for each and every one who participated in this effort! [read more regarding Post Campaign Update...]
When's it gonna be done?
So, we’re in the final hours of the IMPS Chapter 4 Indiegogo campaign. Many have graciously contributed, some spectacularly so. Unfortunately, without reaching the goal the Indiegogo fees more than double. We still have to purchase and mail the perks, and Paypal gets their cut too. What is left will not go far. Some of you, and I know you’re out there, may be thinking, “I’d really love to help, but… (insert potentially valid excuse here)…”.
I thought it might be time for a little simple math, to demonstrate how truly painless it is, really, to contribute to your favorite SW fan series. So, here goes: [read more at Meantime Productions VFX Blog...]
Do space fighters dream of digital pilots? Check out Pete's IMPS VFX blog to get more updates regarding the indiegogo campaign and more. You can visit by going to
A little behind the scenes snippet for Chapter 3:
This particular scene shown in the image below was at the 432 studio garage where about 30-40% of our set locations took place. The size of this "studio" is approximately 20x10 and we managed to cram a lot of set dressing, building, props, camera and lighting gear along with a number of people into this little space. This particular scene for Chapter 3 took approximately 8 days to complete.
The set build took about a week and was made up with everything we had scavanged over the years from our own and others private collection. We built this set with foam core, wood, boxes, pallets and threw in some pipes, bedroom closet doors, old keyboards, chairs, you name it - anything that looked "cool" or odd for the fitting environment. We even found a discarded photo-copying machine in a back alley one rainy day. We loaded it up and hauled it to the studio to break down for parts - which, by the way, was used in every way down to the last bolt and wire. The toner and oil was a massacre to clean out. We even scavangerd a cat litter box - so keep an eye out and see if you can spot it in the upcoming chapters. ;) Everything then received a paint job and we were ready to go. We rounded up our crew, some cast and spent another 3 days filming the scene. After the shoot, we would clear out the garage and prep for the next scene that required a set. Good times.
The current state of the Campaign:
We are down to 9 days remaining in our campaign, and I gotta say, it’s been a bit slow – actually no contributions over the last 3 days. We are going to implement some recently acquired tools and tactics to get the word out to a wider audience, which will certainly help, I'm sure. In the meantime,v anything our friends and referrers can think of to get the word out to their internet circles, or any forums you may be a part of would be of immense help. On the upside, we did see another CAPTAIN level contributor, Bob Teske, join the crew this week. You can view his “Shout-out” at the IMPS facebook page and below. Also, we are going to be updating IMPS Facebook Page at least once a day for the remainder of the campaign, so check back daily to see what’s up.
ATTENTION ON DECK!
NEW CAPTAIN BOARDING!
CVH-088 RELENTLESS BG/IMPS-VFXCOM
Welcomes it's SECOND “FLEET-VFX CAPTAIN”, “Captain” BOB TESKE!
Bob, your incredible contribution to the Cause leaves us humbled and deeply moved, and it instills in us the desire to do more, be better and go the extra parsec for those we serve! You now hold a place were only a few will get to stand. Our gratitude for your generosity knows no bounds! Your service, dedication and friendship to this crew and its Cause will be forever honored. May the wind always be at your back, and your travels always lead you to friendly ports.
Once more, our heart-felt thanks, from all of us here in the IMPS Production Team.
Pete Evans HK7335 IMPS-VFXCOM
VFX Sup. IMPS: THE RELENTLESS
ANNOUNCING THE "IMPS-INDIEGOGO REFERRAL CHALLENGE"
You could win a cool, one of a kind prize, just for sharing our Indiegogo campaign with everyone you know! Check it out!
Read about it here: IMPS-Indiegogo Referral Challenge
The prize is a framed, full-size Digital print of a digital matte painting created for and used in IMPS: The Relentless, signed by the artist, and the IMPS Production Team. It will be made specially for this contest, and will be the only one made.Good Luck!
Hey IMPS Fans -
Happy New Year!!
The Indiegogo Campaign for IMPS: The Relentless Chapter 4 Visual Effects has officially launched. This is the chance for all who love this series and who have expressed an interest in helping to be able to do that. For all the information and perks available for your contribution, please visit:
IMPS: The Relentless - The Chapter 4 Visual Effects Indiegogo Campaign
Goal: Provide support and focus to a small team of artists, so they can create the VFX for IMPS:The Relentless-Ch4, and finish them in the next 4 to 5 months.
Help spread the word by sharing the link with your friends on Facebook, your website or by word of mouth. Every bit contributed will help! Thanks!
We’re wrapping up the edit for Chapter 3 and there are a few composite shots that are taking some time to put together. Albeit a time killer, Chapter 3 is moving along well and looking good. Recently, Blacksheep gained 3 new modelers and 3 graphic artists along with a new VFX guy! Greatly needed, we welcome them aboard to help push things along.
The editing team is waiting on those last few composite shots before we can finalize a cut and send it off for V.O., music, sound and a final mix. Also, Chapter 3 is related to Chapters 4-7 so part of the time consumption is getting those parts done to push off Chapter 3. Again, we are still unable to give out a finalization date but we’re getting it put together piece by piece.
We’ve also been working on the remaining chapters and have finished about 70% of Chapter 4 armors and builds.
Here are a few images for some practicals for upcoming chapters along with some face-plate/helmet builds.
Thanks to everyone for your support.
We recently created a new IMPS The Relentless Facebook page for people to "like." This will be our official Facebook page where we can post news link updates, productions notes, images, answer questions directly related to the project and other items. This should make it much easier for our fans and followers to receive Facebook notices in a streamlined manner.
Please know that we still promote the IMPS group page and encourage people to join it as well! If you're only interested in just IMPS updates, etc, please visit and "Like" our page!
Our main news postings will still be here at impstherelentless.com but we'll make notices on Facebook.
Thanks to everyone in the group for keeping it alive and welcome to any new followers!