#1 02-03-2014 3:29 pm

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Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Oh hey all!

So I'm part of a small crew who are currently putting together a short film and we're launching our Tumblr site toady!
There will be plenty more content to post in the coming days including final 3D models of the main characters and updated photos of our miniature set which is nearly complete!
If you wanna check us out then stop by for a quick look-see here:

http://trevorthemovie.tumblr.com

Also, free to follow us to stay in touch with updates as we post them smile

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#2 02-03-2014 10:12 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Oooh! This is looking great, love the character designs there - I've added your Tumblr site to my Feedly, looking forward seeing more, and best of luck with it!

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#3 02-04-2014 2:51 pm

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Meet Blerg! He's grumpy, he's old and he doesn't like his image being on this site.
Find out more at http://trevorthemovie.tumblr.com/

http://s24.postimg.org/8jyf2nlwl/blerg_sketch.jpg

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#4 02-04-2014 2:56 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

iest_rob wrote:

Oooh! This is looking great, love the character designs there - I've added your Tumblr site to my Feedly, looking forward seeing more, and best of luck with it!

Thanks iest! I appreciate that a lot!

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#5 02-05-2014 2:55 pm

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...and his lovable pupil, Trevor! The troll who can't quite troll.

http://s27.postimg.org/bhg2unddf/trevor_colour.jpg

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#6 02-05-2014 2:58 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Lots of updates to be posted to the site shortly! We have a lot of progress of the miniature set to reveal, 3D model turnarounds and soon, rig testing!

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#7 02-05-2014 3:39 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Sweet desing man love it... Keep up the Updates..

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#8 02-06-2014 3:16 pm

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Miniature set starting to come together tree by tree. More images on our site!

http://s29.postimg.org/uq3jxcm1j/forest_set.jpg

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#9 02-07-2014 4:29 pm

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Progress of the miniature bridge

http://s2.postimg.org/57pyrs7h5/bridge.jpg

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#10 02-21-2014 4:27 pm

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A test render of our little dude
http://s27.postimg.org/8z51iqpo3/trevor_test_render.jpg

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#11 02-21-2014 4:29 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Currently working on finalizing blendshapes and joints for facial animation. Then it's on to some pose deformers for the body and he'll be ready animate!

Watch for our teaser in March!

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#12 03-19-2014 7:48 pm

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First turnarounds of our main character, Trevor!

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#13 03-24-2014 4:13 am

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Went to the site, saw all the work that has gone into this, looks great, I'm wondering how you intend to combine the 3D characters with the miniature set?  How will you do it? what software? I would like to know more about the story line.

These posts of yours really wet the appetite.

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#14 03-24-2014 1:33 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Hey Omega, thanks for the interest!
To combine the 3D characters with the set we will mostly be using Maya and After Effects. We'll have to setup image based lighting in Maya using images from the set to replicate the lighting setup and ensure that the characters look like they're interacting with the set.
Then we'll have to comp everything together in After Effects and play around with shadows etc to really sell it.

As for plot detials, they will come in due time wink

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#15 03-26-2014 3:05 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

looks like a fun project, can't wait to see more :]

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#16 03-29-2014 8:39 am

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This look like it has top notch possibilities. post some things soon

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#17 04-11-2014 12:24 am

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looking great! can't wait to see some more progress. Good Luck


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#18 08-23-2014 10:08 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Our first teaser is nearly complete! We're perhaps a week or two away from being able to release it online which for us is SUPER exciting! Months of work (although it won't look like it) will finally be over with smile
In the meantime, here's an image from the teaser. Can you guess what dance move Trevor is doing?!

http://s13.postimg.org/8jtp24ygn/Dance_pose.jpg

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#19 08-25-2014 8:23 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Looks interesting. What about the story?

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#20 08-26-2014 1:12 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Story is somewhat under wraps until we get our business in a more official place and we can make sure to get the rights to the film. So, we're saying SOME things, but not telling everything. Plus, where's the fun in already knowing what's going to happen when you see it? wink

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#21 09-09-2014 2:36 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Hi Jason!

Glad to see you are still moving forward with your project.  The character looks fantastic.  Looks like you were able to get him rigged too (nice work!).  Sorry my schedule was so packed earlier this year.

Best of luck with the short film,
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#22 09-10-2014 7:56 pm

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Thanks Jason! No worries about your busy schedule! I was able to rig Trevor well enough to be used in this teaser, but he'll need to be overhauled for the film. Rookie mistakes that need to be fixed wink

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#23 10-06-2014 3:04 pm

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Well, well. The teaser is out!

               

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This is essentially a rig/animation test and a way to introduce Trevor's personality. As you may know the film itself will be shot using miniature sets and the characters will be composited later. We'll be releasing a few new shots of the first set this week.

Also, we've setup a crowdfunding page as we're hoping to raise a wee bit of money to keep this film going. Any funding will mostly come from family and friends but if you wanted to spare a few bucks we'd really appreciate it.

http://www.gofundme.com/d66dkc

For you animators the main source of funding (we hope) will come from our character rig to whom I have another dedicated thread. Updates to him will be coming shortly as well.

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#24 10-08-2014 1:43 am

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Re: Trevor: a short film about a troll who can't quite troll

Some more images of our first miniature set, as well as a rough idea of what Trevor will look like in it!

http://s11.postimg.org/6l350blsz/set_1.jpg

http://s22.postimg.org/ynli9w9u9/set_3.jpg

http://s1.postimg.org/z85xjflsv/set_4.jpg

http://s28.postimg.org/qccld4ljh/set_5.jpg

http://s10.postimg.org/cmp4t0m15/set_with_Trevor.jpg

This last shot it a quick and dirty test. No 360 degree matched lighting in Maya and no after effects used, both of which we'll do for the film. This was just a way to quickly see him integrated with the world.

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#25 10-09-2014 12:10 pm

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Hey wellings it looks great man! Love the idea, love the sets, love the character. Awesome job there for you guys. Could you please contact me on skype ( my skype is "vrednia" without the quotes) I would very much would like to pick your brain for something. Thanks and awesome job!

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