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Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 3:26pm

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Heidi Hawkins as Jesse



Carmen Echeverrria as Salma Alvarez shooting at a Cyborg Huntress that just killed Sollthar



One of the many Cyborg City denizens



Marco Von Moos as Karl Paterson looking for a way out of Cyborg City



Anderson Bradshaw (Sergeant Sharp) making a hasty exit outside of the underground bunker.



Sharp leads the attack on the bunker.



Doctor Scott and the android Kara in the Mezzo wilderness.



Snow Troopers are getting what's coming to them.

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Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 3:32pm

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A couple of the pictures don't appear to be working but otherwise looking goooood biggrin
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 3:37pm

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SWEET!!!!! That some awsome pics, man! biggrin (Yeah, some of the pictures don't appear on my computer too..)

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Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 3:41pm

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Which pics guys? They all appear on mine.

C.
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 3:48pm

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I cant see either of these...


Anderson Bradshaw (Sergeant Sharp) making a hasty exit outside of the underground bunker.



Sharp leads the attack on the bunker.
But other wise, eek !!!!!!

Sweet pics!
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 4:13pm

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Nice pics! I really like the snow trooper one biggrin
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 7:21pm

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c'mon, give those snow troopers a break Carter. God, this look incredible!

by the way, for me there are no pictures above:
"Heidi Hawkins as Jesse"

"Carmen Echeverrria as Salma Alvarez shooting at a Cyborg Huntress that just killed Sollthar" <--that one sounds too cool

"Anderson Bradshaw (Sergeant Sharp) making a hasty exit outside of the underground bunker. "

"Sharp leads the attack on the bunker. "

I do love what I do see however
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 7:52pm

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I see'm all and they look sweet man.
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 7:58pm

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odd... I can't see any pics at all, no place holders or anything... I'll try IE and see what happens....


EDIT: nope, IE gives me place holders, but no pics. If I look at the source code I can get the urls, but I get a Server Not Found, error.
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 8:47pm

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Very odd. I just tried the url's and they all work on my end. Could this be a Mac/PC compatibility issue?

I shrinked the pics with Adobe Image Ready.
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 8:59pm

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JohnCarter wrote:

Very odd. I just tried the url's and they all work on my end. Could this be a Mac/PC compatibility issue?

I shrinked the pics with Adobe Image Ready.
I can't access your site at all, so something is amiss somewhere, a hop or node could be down somewhere along my way.. unsure
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 9:46pm

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I can see all of them except two around the middle, the ones I can see look sweet though! Could you just manually post the links to the pics as well, so that we could see all of them? smile
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 9:47pm

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hey John, where do you get those blank firing rifles? Do you rent them from a studio? eh
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 9:50pm

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I also think its a hosting issue, if I go directly to the links they don't seem to work either.

If you want to email me the pics team@fxhome.com we can host them if you want or I can make sure they are working. I've tried to view a few of those linked on the 2022 main site as well and some don't seem to be working. I'll swap over the my Mac now to check.

P.S. I can't see the images directly above these bits of text...

"Anderson Bradshaw (Sergeant Sharp) making a hasty exit outside of the underground bunker."

"Sharp leads the attack on the bunker."
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 10:00pm

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schwar wrote:

I also think its a hosting issue, if I go directly to the links they don't seem to work either.

If you want to email me the pics team@fxhome.com we can host them if you want or I can make sure they are working. I've tried to view a few of those linked on the 2022 main site as well and some don't seem to be working. I'll swap over the my Mac now to check.

P.S. I can't see the images directly above these bits of text...

"Anderson Bradshaw (Sergeant Sharp) making a hasty exit outside of the underground bunker."

"Sharp leads the attack on the bunker."
i cant see those either.
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 10:06pm

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Right, this is an odd one.

Firefox Mac and PC - I am missing 2 images, just blank gaps.
IE PC - same 2 images but it gives them the bad image/link "x"
Safari Mac - all images load fine tard

This is rather odd. I downloaded one of the problem jpgs in Safari and tested it in Firefox and it does think the image has errors.

I suggest opening your source images in Photoshop then simply selecting "File - Save for Web..." rather than using ImageReady.

In the widget which pops up you can resize the image under the "Image Size" tab (middle-right) and as a compression preset I would suggest "JPEG High". If you want it a better image up the "Quality" to 75 or 80 which should be good enough for most photographic images. As long as this is all that is changed I've never know an image not to work in all browsers.

I hope this doesn't prove me wrong. smile

Good luck JohnCarter - these photos are looking amazing! Give my best to Solthar!
Posted: Mon, 20th Feb 2006, 11:05pm

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Just wanted to say its the same two images that don't show up for me (using 64-Bit compile of Firefox 1.5).
Posted: Tue, 21st Feb 2006, 12:33am

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Do these work for everyone?


Heidi Hawkins as Jesse


Carmen Echeverrria as Salma Alvarez shooting at a Cyborg Huntress that just killed Sollthar


One of the many Cyborg City denizens


Marco Von Moos as Karl Paterson looking for a way out of Cyborg City


Anderson Bradshaw (Sergeant Sharp) making a hasty exit outside of the underground bunker.


Sharp leads the attack on the bunker.


Doctor Scott and the android Kara in the Mezzo wilderness.


Snow Troopers are getting what's coming to them.
Posted: Tue, 21st Feb 2006, 12:36am

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Yes, yes they do!


Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Cheers
Posted: Tue, 21st Feb 2006, 1:15am

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They all work, and they're looking great!
Posted: Tue, 21st Feb 2006, 1:19am

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thx rogolo. +1
Posted: Tue, 21st Feb 2006, 3:05am

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Thanks for fixing up the stuff. It's appreciated. We are back on for the last shootign week tomorrow AM. Sollthar will be back home next Monday. I'm sure he'll have tons of stories to tell. He seems to be having a blast (literally and figuratively, as do his acting buddies - never seen so many actors so happy to be on a film in my life). Marco is also documenting the making of.
Posted: Sun, 26th Feb 2006, 8:32am

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Looks awesome man! Truley inspirational, truley.
Posted: Sun, 26th Feb 2006, 3:10pm

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Well, thanks guys. We wrapped the production yesterday. We are sending Marco back home today. It was a very tough shoot, demanding at all levels. But I think we pulled it off. I will have more time to update my journals now so expect a truck load of photos and comments on the shooting. And when I'll have more time, we will do some video bits from all the footage gathered by Marco, my girlfriend and others. It was a crazily insane project.
Posted: Sun, 26th Feb 2006, 4:29pm

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Love the wall with the ice coming out of it-VERY nice!
Posted: Sun, 26th Feb 2006, 10:11pm

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JohnCarter wrote:

so expect a truck load of photos
Just make sure they work this time! biggrin
Posted: Fri, 3rd Mar 2006, 5:14pm

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Can't wait to see more smile
Posted: Fri, 3rd Mar 2006, 5:31pm

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I am still wraqping the show but right now I managed to update the blog up to day 8 on the not quite official site, www.recon2022-movie.com. There are more pics there... And a short derscription of what we went through daily. More will definitely come next week as we will have closed the production.
Posted: Mon, 6th Mar 2006, 1:08am

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That muzzle flash is soooo sexy.....
Posted: Mon, 6th Mar 2006, 1:08pm

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Very cool
Posted: Tue, 7th Mar 2006, 2:37am

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Just a question... that flash was a real one right? because if that was done with fxLab or 3ds or somthin' else, that is totaly wicked!!! The movie looks awsome, That was some good green/blue screening, wow, i suck when it comes to green screening. good job!
Posted: Tue, 7th Mar 2006, 11:30pm

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All the muzzle flashes in the pictures are "real" ones. Real guns don't make much smoke or flashes, as Marco could see during his gun training. Movie guns however, its another story alltogether...

There is no blue/green screen work in the pictures posted... I don't know if your comment is good or bad...
Posted: Wed, 8th Mar 2006, 3:03am

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Sorry i went to your website and looked at all your pics of the blue screen stuff so i assumed you blue screened in the bg. Wow if its not where were you, thats is awsome looking places.
Posted: Wed, 8th Mar 2006, 4:14pm

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We did shoot a lot of blue screen stuff but all the pics on the site are the actual locations.

Locations are key to sell the illusion in whatever film you want to make. It is worth the time to hunt them down. In most small towns (and even in big cities) if you ask respectfully and behave well, it is easy to get locations for free. Except in maybe New York and Los Angeles.

We had to pay for some of ours but they were worth every penny. Making a set looking like that would have cost an arm and a leg.

We shot in St-Hyppolite, an hour away from Montreal, in a rock quarry.

We shot in the services tunnels of a major highway, tunnels under Olympic pools, in a bar, in a water tower, and the rest was either blue screen or sets built in an office.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 3:36am

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Hey John where do you get those blank firing rifles? Do you rent them from somewhere?
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JoelM wrote:

Hey John where do you get those blank firing rifles? Do you rent them from somewhere?
http://www.snapshotsrentals.com/
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 5:17am

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Thanks rogolo, but their site is under construction at the moment disgust

+1
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This is looking awesome J C your sets are outstanding and prove the point that locations are sooooo important.
The costumes are also very detailed and authentic looking ...might start a new fashion craze.
Its a shame you had to "knock off" Solly but he might have got big headed and wanted a large paycheque......hehe.(All the best Sollthar...
not heard from you in awhile).

It really is looking fantastic JC....keep up the great work.
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davlin wrote:

Its a shame you had to "knock off" Solly but he might have got big headed and wanted a large paycheque...
Yeah, Sollthar was already all about the paycheck before he even landed... wink

In return, we almost killed him a few times. He caught a nasty virus after shooting outside for four days, he got a sore throat, had him paint a bar almost all night (VERY long story), almost broke his back falling on ice, which was great for the character because he had to play a guy who fell from an impossible height... So the limping was not faked and looked great... razz

But the closest time was at the wrap party... But that's another story Sollthar himself shall tell if he feels like it.

Meanwhile on screen he ran through bombs strafes and showers of bullets unscathed... Go figure! LOL! Marco's life was more endangered outside of the set than in it!

And as far as guns go, rogolo had the address right. If you ever work with those guys, they are AWESOME! The best I have ever worked with.
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Snow Troopers are getting what's coming to them.[/quote]


John,

Is the DVD of 2020 being distributed yet? In the U.S.?
Posted: Wed, 15th Mar 2006, 2:31am

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From what Christian told me the other day, he still have prob with the DVD in US and UK. So he will probable offer it directly from his site.

Shadu
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Man I can't wait for that!
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Yeah, Sollthar was already all about the paycheck before he even landed...
Yeah, I'm a star now. An actor. I started dreaming of $ even before my plane took off. wink


The shoot was terribly good fun and I'm very grateful to Christian for offering me this chance and I hope he'll never get an email from someone telling him that my goatie ruined his film - or anything else Karl-concerned for that matter. biggrin

It was seriously great fun and I enjoyed it, even though I still feel my back a little from my infamous ice-stunt. Hehe.

I'm sure I'll find the time to write a more detailed insight into the shoot once my teaching assignment is over (or maybe there'll be a spotlight allowing for some in-detail comments sometime *wink* ).


I can't wait to see the film. Trust me when I tell you something... You'll be in for a ride full of guns, blood, beatiful women, tough guys and a science officer, hilarious sequences (Deke!!), excellent Makeup effects, notoriously badass action and witty dialogue. cool
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Well "Tarn" your next spotlight has been put on your desk... smile
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Man I can't wait for that!
It'll happen this spring or early summer. Unless some distributor makes a decent offer instead of lowballing us.

I sure hope RECOn 2 lives up to the hype that is slowly building around it... unsure
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I sure hope RECOn 2 lives up to the hype that is slowly building around it... unsure
I don't think that would be a problem John. I have been recently collecting independent and fan films alike. The ones that I have purchased and supproted so far are First Round (Punisher vs. Wolverine) by Corey Sosner and Broken by Alex Ferrari.

I collect and download other trailers and shorts on this website and others (World's Finest, Grayson, and Batman: Deadend come to mind), and I think Recon is great just by the trailers alone.

The production quality looks great as well as the wardrobes in them. I think there are TONS of "B" movie fans (C'mon, we all have that collection of movies that we may not readily admit we like or own) that would gladly put films like Recon on their shelf.

I know I would.

I think selling it off the website may be the best route. Alex said that during the fesitval that Roger Ebert saw their DVD, they had sold like 1000 copies. At about $20 a pop, that some serious cash for their short. I think you guys could sell more because of the length of your film and the genre.

Hey, what guy doesn't wish he could play Army? biggrin

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Posted: Thu, 16th Mar 2006, 3:28pm

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I know Corey. We spoke a few times. He used to live in Montreal. Very dedicated guy.

RECON is unapologetically a B-movie and a bit of a throwback to the Cannon/Corman era of filmmaking which I grew up on. The problem we are facing is that we are getting lots of offers but nothing that makes sense financially. And no, we don't want/expect millions, just enough to cover our production costs and a slight profit to justify all the time and hard work. Japan, Indonesia and Italy for example offered us more money individually than the US or the UK!

My scare for the first RECON is that it was shot originally as a virtual training sequence for soldiers in order to show what we could do with no money and try to land a TV series deal. What ended up happening is that the TV station did not have enough money to finance a TV show, a small distributor saw our efforts and asked that we turned the 30 minutes that we shot into a feature so the film is a bit of a Frankenstein patchwork and suffers because of it. It does work as a film but it has serious flaws.

On RECON 2 we actually managed to write a real script from page one. It is a much better film at least on paper but it is still a B-movie. But for some reason, there seems to be a huge hype about it and I get tons of emails from everywhere which makes me a tad nervous... I don't like hype. It can blow up in your face especially since nobody saw a single frame of the film yet... lol Except Sollthar. But that doesn't count. He's in it and on the poster... Goatee and all! LOL!

Note: The goatee jokes are referring to a very strange email I got and shared with Marco from a guy who had this very bizarre theory about goatees and action heroes not being made for each others...

It was seriously great fun and I enjoyed it, even though I still feel my back a little from my infamous ice-stunt.
Man, I sure hope you are kidding. It was a really bad fall. And it wasn't even for the film itself. Poor Marco was just helping out with loading equipment. frown
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Yeah Corey is a great guy. I chatted with him via email when I purchased his DVD, and he remebers me because he saw my shipping address in Maui, Hawaii where he visited once, and we went through a few emails back and forth. VERY nice guy.

I love Corman era movies!

I hear ya on the Frankenstein patchwork, but even though there are flaws, and there are people that will crap on your film NO MATTER WHAT. That goes for independents AND Hollywood stuff. I got kinda tired of seeing people rip apart independent flicks for one reason and one reason only... It's hard to make it with your own funds or your friends funds. THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE. To me, people need to be more lenient when major dollars are NOT thrown your way. When big money is thrown your way, and crap is churned out (Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever anyone?) then I can see people ripping it.

Here is what I wrote for BROKEN:
http://www.whatisbroken.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=143

Bottom Line John, I envy what you guys are doing/did. biggrin
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Garrison32 wrote:

I hear ya on the Frankenstein patchwork, but even though there are flaws, and there are people that will crap on your film NO MATTER WHAT. That goes for independents AND Hollywood stuff. I got kinda tired of seeing people rip apart independent flicks for one reason and one reason only... It's hard to make it with your own funds or your friends funds. THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE. To me, people need to be more lenient when major dollars are NOT thrown your way. When big money is thrown your way, and crap is churned out (Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever anyone?) then I can see people ripping it.
It is refreshing to see that kind of attitude. Your review of Broken exemplifies that. It is very nice. Yet, it is no excuse to slack off for the filmmakers. I am not too concerned with reviews - I take criticism very well for the most part especially when it is backed up and explained and anyways, I am used to it. So far, my films are either reviled or loved. Very rarely do I get middle reactions from people.

I just hate it when people expect something that it is not. Other than that, I am all good!

razz
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Thanks guys for all the support!! We have been doing well with BROKEN and are working on the feature film version. Check out some early vfx test we are working on: http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_8376.html

BTW, I also met Corey at Megacon. Cool dude!!! My company might do some vfx work on his next project. Well see.

Keep your eye on the prize,
Alex
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i see them all.. they are really nice

i love movies filmed in exotic locations such as waht looks like alaska?


thats really great stuff

good luck with ur project
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thats really great stuff good luck with ur project
Thanks for the comments.

You can view the teaser for the film here:

http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo2225.html

We shot in good old Canada... And froze our buttocks out doing it. But it was visually worth it.
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cool ill check it out for sure



quick question, i was jsut wondering, say u go out and film say, 1 hour of photage for ur film, how long does that take u to edit?

just wondering
caus it seems like u guys rreally pro.
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How long is this piece of string?