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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dynamic light test in Synfig

For several shots in upcoming episode of Morevna I want to have dynamic shadows effect. Today we made a quick test to see how this could be achieved in Synfig. You can download source file of this sample here: synfig-dynamic-shadows.zip. Related images for this shot (click to enlarge): _______________ Artwork by Anastasia Majzhegisheva

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 […]

Russian crowdfunding – Success!

Great news here! Today our Russian crowdfunding campaign have reached its goal! This is an important milestone for our project and it means two things: In the new episode of Morevna we will have high-quality Russian voicing. The new episode will be released in the first half of 2016. Exact date is TBA. Much thanks […]

Coloring timelapse video

Anastasia Majzhegisheva made a timelapse video showing her work in Krita. Music: “Young” by Other Noises. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.

Production Report #10

Hey, it’s been a while since the last production report. Lot of things happened! Let’s summarize the last three months. As it was announced earlier, we have made an agreement with recording studio of Reanimedia Ltd. to produce Russian voicing for upcoming episode. In the middle of December I had flight to Voronezh¬† (the city […]

Morning, Day, Night

Morning, day and night – color decision concept for three locations of upcoming Morevna episode. Sketches by Anastasia Majzhegisheva. Color decision by Nikolai Mamashev.

Shot 140 draft

A draft image made by Anastasia Majzhegisheva for shot 140. In fact it is revamped my original storyboard, but obviously for good.

Biker’s club: Concept

In the new episode we have several scenes near the biker’s club. Anastasia Majzhegisheva is working on the concept for the location.