According to the screenplay of Morevna Project, the main character (Ivan) have three sisters. One of them is Mechanic-Sister, who sleeps with a wrench under her pillow.
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It’s the last days of keyframes drawing campaign and this week was especially interesting, because besides of usual drawing of Ivan and Morevna Nikolay was working on the shots where we have many new characters. They all are appear in the Demo only once or twice, but some of them will play a significant role in the whole movie. So you will see a lot of new faces – Doctor-Sister with her husband Businessman, Mechanic-Sister with her husband Rocker, Rapper (who is a husband of Priestess-Sister) and musicians from the bar. Some of them more detalized, some less but still it’s been a big work. I don’t name who is who, I think it’s easy to guess by looking at the picture.
Regarding to the whole keyframes drawing process. We are on the edge of the deadline (1st of May), but we still have 2 days. It was decided to use 3D models for some long-distance shots with complex camera turns and movements (I’m referring to shots 07, 38, 41 and 53). So we have 7 keyframes left. I’m sure Nikolay will finish them in the next two days.
It looks like our fundraising campaign is failing. It’s 2 days left and we still have $1619 to go. Anyway, it’s awesome to see that we have done that far and we are very grateful to everyone who gave us their support! The fact that you all believe in this project make us feel so warm and we will do our best to continue with our efforts and proof that your faith is no waste. Thank you!
Tomorrow I’m taking off in my trip to Libre Graphics Meeting 2012 (2-5 May, Austria) and exactly at the 1st of May I’ll be on the road. I’ll post the final report about the keyframes drawing and our plans for the future as soon as I will get back. And of course if some of you have a chance to be at this great event – will be happy to meet you there!
Finally, it’s been a long time since I was posting my favourite “work-in-progress” drafts. They are kind of outdated already (since all those keyframes are finished), but I won’t feel as myself if I won’t post them now. ^__^
Everyone, have exciting week!
I guess you have tired to see a boring production sheets in my every weekly blog post, so this time we have prepared something special. Those who read the screenplay might remember that Marya Morevna have a brother – Nazar The Brave. He is also appears in two shots of the Demo so we can’t go without a concept list for him. And here it is! Meet the very new character of Morevna Project. ^____^
We are very proud of this concept as it represents the latest trends in our drawing style. We plan to continue expansion in that direction applying it for the whole project. We hope you like it. Cheers!
Ok, folks, guess what I have for you? That’s right – the demo snapshot! It’s just few days left before the project will be to be kicked to the new phase, so it’s good time to publish things like that. ^__^
But that’s not all! This week Nikolay finally got his Cintiq tablet arrived and he already did some cool concept drafts. He is absolutely bizarre about contributing new keyframes and I can’t wait to see them!
And that’s not all again. To demonstrate our approach for backgrounds Nikolay made a quick wallpaper with “realistic” version of Morevna. We hope that you’ll like it.
Priestess-Sister character concept by Eleonora Pala:
Here’s some artwork pieces from the past week:
I am happy to announce that we have just completed the first draft of our screenplay translation. Of course there’s still a lot of work on dialog, format, and style, but at least it’s already readable for English-speaking audiences. For those who are not afraid of spoilers or want to join further translation efforts, the full text of the screenplay translation is available here.
I want to say a big thanks to all contributors and especially to Terry Hancock aka Digitante who has been working on the translation with great dedication and has made it progress this far.
As you remember, Morevna Project was going to be promoted at Anime Boston 2010 by Ubuntu Massachusets Local Community Team. We have decided not to go with the usual demo snapshot and prepared a special video with production cuts. Now event is over and we are happy to share this video with you.
Here are some reports about Ubuntu @ Anime Boston 2010:
- DoctorMo’s Blog – AnimeBoston: Why Are We Here?
- The Silent Number – Thank you for Ubuntu’s success at Anime Boston 2010!
Just found amazing resource dedicated to slavic paganism. Honestly, for me, grown in Russia, this reading was full of discoveries. Just two quotes:
Koshchei. Koshchei the Deathless for his supposed invulnerability; noted for being the abductor of beautiful princesses. He is a powerful wizard or demigod who gains immortality by keeping his fiery soul hidden. He kidnaps Marena (Mara, Marya Morevna), the Russian goddess of death. He tells her the location of his soul, which she tells the story’s hero (usually a son or husband: Dazhdbog, Prince Ivan, Prince Astrach, etc.). Koshchie is the son of Vij, lord of the Underground, and travels on a war-horse or as a whirlwind.
Marena, Mara, Marya, Morevna. Russian winter- and death- goddess. In one myth, she is a sorceress and enchantress who turned the sun-god Dazhbog into an ox. She refused to change him back until his father Perun agreed that they should marry. However, she later left him for Koshchei, son of the Underworld lord Vij. They conspired to kill Dazhbog, who was searching for her. She drugged him, and Koshchei threw him down a well. Finally, she nailed him to a mountain in the Caucasus, but the goddess Zhiva rescued him. Dazhbog finally had his revenge.
Despite this unsavory tale, Marena survived into Christian times as St. Mary, the consort of St. Ivan, who is Dazhbog.
And surprise! Something I wrote in screenplay is really have much in common with some concepts explained there, while I really thought what I devised it by myself! If you are someone who wants to dig deeper into Story, than that page is for you. Happy Halloween.