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How do we deal with spoilers?

So, we are driving an open-source animation project. What does this means? All sources are published when the final work is released. OK, that's simple.

But we also trying to cover the production process itself by publishing the in-progress data. And here comes the question: how much of this work-in-progress should we share? Answering this question is not that simple, because of, you know... SPOILERS.

From one hand, we love to share a pieces of our in-production data. On the other hand, we really would like to keep our viewers intrigued until the last minute. Hard choice!

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But we have come to a very simple solution. The following schema will take place:

  • The content that classified as containing spoilers is published on the website, but hidden (locked) from the public view.
  • When the new episode is released, all hidden content related to it becomes publicly visible.
  • On our Patreon page we have introduced a new category of supporters - Premium Patrons. Premium Patrons have a special privilege for an early access to the hidden content before the release.

Below you can see how the hidden content will appear on our website.

In-Production Content

This content is temporary hidden from public and available for our Premium Patrons only. If you are Premium Patron, please sign in to view.

List of posts with hidden content:

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Pepper & Carrot Production Report #1

Hello, everyone! My name is Nikolai Mamashev and here goes an update about my work on animated version of  “Pepper & Carrot” web-comic by David Revoy. As the production started, my first and primary task was creation of animatic. Animatic is a basic draft of the final work. Usually it is composed from draft drawings […]

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Two instead of one

Dear friends! It’s time for some terrific announcement. We have two episodes in production instead of one. How come? Here’s the full story. Related

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Morevna release delayed

Dear friends! As you probably remember, we have promised to release new episode of Morevna in the first half of 2016. Unfortunately, due to the major funding problems we are unable to handle all development and production activities in time. In this situation we have to delay the premiere for one month. Please accept our […]

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Professional voicing (first draft)

We’ve got a first draft of professional voicing for upcoming episode of Morevna! Check out a sample videos attached to this post. Related

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Production Report #14: Thumbnail grid

So much things happening in the project, so many to write about, but the deadlines are approaching and my time is so limited those days. So, just to let you know how the project is going I am posting a thumbnail grid of the latest production snapshot. And of course, our Premium Patrons can check […]

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Production Report #13

Our project hit an important milestone: we have completely migrated to Cobra – the new optimized rendering engine of Synfig. During last weeks we have used it to do all our work on animation, without switching to Legacy rendering engine at all. Cobra performs much faster and this greatly improves our productivity. Of course, from […]

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Production Report #12

Here goes another quick update about production of new episode of Morevna. Things moving fast! In the previous report I have mentioned 50+ new shots added to the scene of Koschei’s resurrection. Good news here – they are almost all painted now! Our lead artist Anastasia did a great work. Though, there are still a […]

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Production Report #11

A quick update about the upcoming Morevna episode. Here is a production chart, illustrating our progress. If you compare this chart with the last one, you might notice that the value for “Artwork” is decreased. That’s because of changes, we made to the scene of Koschei’s resurrection (see my previous report) – by this moment […]

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Production Report #9: Thumbnail grid

It’s time for a quick update about the progress! But wait, I have a strong suspicion that some of my readers a bit tired from my progress charts… Enough of numbers! Here is a thumbnail grid made from our latest snapshot. Related

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Production Report #6: Music choice

Good news! The music choice is done! This time we have 100%-free soundtrack, with compositions from Mattias Westlund, Kevin MacLeod, Olivier Girardot, Per Kiilstofte, Andy Vidersky and the bands – The Vegetarians and Radio Nowhere. Much thanks for all artists for the awesome tracks! On the screenshot above you can see all tracks aligned with […]

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Production Report #5

Good news! We have reached a significant milestone – the animatic for the new episode is finished! Animatic is an animated storyboard. It is a series of drafts, composed together and animated, showing when and how everything will be shown on screen. It is a kind of plan of the future animation and the critical […]

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4 Comments

    • Hello, Antonio!

      First of all, thank you for supporting our project as a Patron!

      Last time our troubles were related to soundtrack choice, which was absolutely my fault. It isn’t related to the approach described above.

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