Topic: You know me...know what I do for a libbin'. Check out the new pics....

Sonny Fernandez here, I stop in from time to time to let folks know what's going on with Down Twisted Studios. We've made stuff like The New Girls, Highway 91, The Last Battleground and Bleed. If you don't know who we are (and shame on you if you don't) you can head over to the indie section under the Last Battleground thread, or head over to Downtwistedstudios.com, got everything you need to know there also. We're worth checking out.

My new film Lake Villa Vamps is just taking over everything right now. It's an animated film about a group of bloodthristy maniac vampires who get tapped on the shoulder one day and told they've been prophesized to save the world.

Making an animated film is so freeing, there's no budget, no limitations, I suddenly find myself able to do things I've only dreamt about in live action, but was never able to do...well now I can...

here's some pics from Lake Villa Vamps-

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We have about 30 minutes done and in the can, going along at a good pace, hope to have this craziness out by the end of the year! Remember you can keep track of all the movie at progress at downtwistedstudios.com!!!

Last edited by Sonny (2013-06-02 10:57:03)

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Wow...
Keep up the good work man!

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Thanks Theli, more pics! I'm dying to make a trailer but my cast and wife keep yelling wait until I get more footage! All of this happens within the first 30 mins

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Much more to come!

Last edited by Sonny (2013-06-17 18:19:13)

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what animation program do you use?

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Anime Studio Debut 9! Then I edit on Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus and there's lots of little things I do on there as well (rain, blue screen etc.) It's super time consuming, but after making 9 live action films, completely freeing. No budget, I can move the camera however I want, and if I want to blow up a city...hell no problem...

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Here's a bit of test footage, keep in mind this is SUPER early. I actually only put it up for the cast to check out some stuff, if I knew this shit was going to get 16,000 views I would have put up better stuff! But this is all very, very unfinished!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liP97apBLus

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I know what you mean, I was a film major in college but slowly went into Motion Graphics/Animation towards the end of my tour. Suddenly everything I did had to have a explosion in it.

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The movie is huge, it's based off a comic I did in High School, the first part alone (it's a trilogy but each part is a stand alone film) is over 10,000 pages, but I've managed to cut out all the fat and squeeze it into a 2 hour flick. There's lots of characters and plot going on in this universe though! We're about 40 mins in now, gotta say it's moving along rather well.
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TEASER TRAILER!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoimX0rPK4

Here's some more pics to entice you into watching the trailer :- )

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Sonny wrote:

The movie is huge, it's based off a comic I did in High School, the first part alone (it's a trilogy but each part is a stand alone film) is over 10,000 pages, but I've managed to cut out all the fat and squeeze it into a 2 hour flick. There's lots of characters and plot going on in this universe though! We're about 40 mins in now, gotta say it's moving along rather well.
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That top picture looks like the Seattle when the Kingdome still existed.

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It's actually New Orleans and the Superdome...it kinda came out looking like a big mushroom haha but it's kinda cool so I just say "eh," and kept it!

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Got about an hour done! The movie is only getting bigger and crazie

This is going to be messy!

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Got the cool transparency going on here-

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Master wolf!
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When LVV say they're going to rip off your head and shit down your neck...they mean it!
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Party time!
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I wanted the biggest head explosion EVER
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Things are moving right along folks! Trailers almost up to 70,000 views! Here's some more pics!

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Abaddon...the soul taker!

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Sweet. I like your style, very original and naive. Cool.

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Damn does this movie look strange (but awesome). Props for all the work you've been putting into it, Sonny. Judging from the pictures/status updates, it's looking like your film is just packed with crazy shit! I like it.

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Thanks guys, this is my 10th movie and now that I'm doing animation I can finely put whatever kind of crazy visuals I want, nothing to hold me back, It's very freeing. If you like what you see even a little bit, well, keep checking back, the movie really doesn't get rocking and rolling until Sataleena shows up (the red headed chick), now that she's here the movie really starts kicking, and considering all that's gone on already, that's saying something. I can pretty much promise you by the end you're going to be wondering what's really going on with this thing. It just gets huge.

The movie is based off a comic I wrote in high school, and all together, if you take the entire trilogy into account, it's well over 1,000 pages long, but don't worry, it's been trimmed to perfection, cut all the fluff out, and even though it's vampires and werewolves, it's got it's own insane mythology behind it, all my loves are in there, kung fu, demons, witches, ninjas, guns, hell there's even another planet, a dragon, and a huge war by the end. What can I say, it's the Lord of the Rings of my films, just because of the ridiculous scope of this thing.

I'm just glad I can finally share these characters with everyone, The Darkman, Skensky, Grandma Gramere, I know reading this you're just like, "that means nothing to me" but hopefully, if you watch this thing, you'll remember them forever, they've only be brewing in my mind for something like 20 years.

Like I said keep checking back, I'll always come back here to post (been doing it for years now) and if anyone has anything to say, feel free. I'm always around at one point or another.

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^^^
Yeah that girl is wild. And I'm loving the very, very EVIL way it is. Keep it up!!!

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Ok guys, have a TON of pics for you. The trailer is almost at 150,000 views, that's the most views ANY of my movies have gotten EVER! I'll be here throughout the night putting up pics, since there's WAY too many to do in one shot-

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Here's some man butt for you, lady parts coming soon-

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Here's the DARKMAN. Bad dude.

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Allright, hope you guys dig these, I'll be back tonight and put up some pictures from the big Darkman fight!

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Sonny wrote:

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I'M LOOVING this one!!!

Glad it's getting more and more views, that's very cool!!!

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Yeah, but you GOTTA see it in the movie, it starts as a close up and pulls back and the music comes BLASTING in and Darkmans head rises over the hill of skulls haha. I was pretty amazed at how it came out! Be back with more pics tonight, promise!

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^^^
Yeah I know, must look and feel even better. And damn GREAT freaking job done sir. smile

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Ok this is during the big Darkman fight!

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The best part comes when Huy at Darkman go at it though, then it's all at sword swinging craziness, the fight is very FAST so it's hard for me to nab pics because it's animated for motion, but here's a few-

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At one point I got Huy doing  a sweet headspin recovery move!

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Oh and there's water because the sprinklers are going off, Darkman threw a grenade, that's what set them off...and he blew Harlan in half..haha here's Harlan-

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The great thing about having vampires as heroes is I can really mess them up and they can just sew themselves back together!

I'll be back soon with more!

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^^^
Hahaha yeah, Vamps rule!!! V````V

And boy Darkman is freaking badass in these shots. Insanely well done, I DIG your style, said it before but I'll say it more for sure. big_smile

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I'll be back pretty soon with a ton of new pics, but for now here's SKENSKY, the main villain of the piece, he's the biggest, most badass, most ruthless terrifying, craziest, most brutal werewolf of them all. New leader of the Brethren and hellbent of finding The Lake Villa Vamps and making them pay for killing his sister...oh and ripping off his nieces head and almost shitting down her neck! This shot is actually a full transformation shot, I'm pretty proud of it...oh and fuck that snow...animated snow is the worst. Bogged down my whole damn computer...
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That's actually really cool, I'd like to check this out.