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Fund This Film: The Marvelous CGI Creatures of ‘The Ningyo’

6 July 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If indie CGI is catching on, Tran Ma and Miguel Ortega are at the forefront of it. The pair have made creatures for The Mist, 300 and Transformers while working for some of the best visual effects companies on the planet, but they recently broke out on their own with a wondrous short film spectacle called The Green Ruby Pumpkin. It is a labor of love that they shot in their living room, and with imaginatively intricate beasts brought to life with the highest quality graphics work it’s a delightful Halloween treat that feels more than a few years ahead of its time. Ma and Ortega are part of a movement that is changing the way we think of homemade CGI, expanding its boundaries and proving that it isn’t just the big boys who can drop jaws. Now they’ve converted their entire living space into a studio and need your help to bring an old »

- Scott Beggs

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Crowdfunding Friday: monsters, puppets and a Syndicate sequel

4 July 2013 3:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 5 Jul 2013 - 06:00

Mythical beasts. A spiritual sequel to a classic 90s game. They're two Crowdfunding Friday projects we've picked for your consideration...

Warning: casually browsing through a site like Kickstarter at an early hour in the morning - particularly before a revitalising cup of coffee - can result in some bizarre misunderstandings. That's what I learned this week, as I stumbled on some things called 'Narwhal BBQ Skewers'. What kind of monster, I thought, would not only think of cooking a rare kind of whale on a barbecue, but also put the idea on Kickstarter?

As you've probably gathered already, I'd made a bit of a mistake. The project is actually the idea of artist Melissa Dowell, and the skewers are merely stainless steel, narwhal-shaped - and actually rather adorable. Anyway, this rather confusing preamble is intended to lead us gently into the first of this week's selection of crowdfunding projects, »

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