Archive for 2007

The Invincible Iron Man

November 26th, 2007 by Timo Vuorensola

David, a fellow Wrecker and a filmmaker from New Caledonia, South Pacific Island just dropped us e-mail to tell us about his production he’s been working on now. It’s called The Invincible Iron Man, and – yes, you got it right, it’s Iron Man fan film.

Timing is good, while waiting for the big-ass Hollywood Iron Man -movie, fan flick and also animated Marvel Studios’ version (with the same name) seem to give a bit of remedy for those who are most eagerly waiting for the next big studio superhero to save the world from evil villians. I have to say I’m more interested on fan films based on Marvel originals, and would actually like to see more of them emerging to the Internet.

Anyhow, David’s The Invincible Iron Man has a short teaser out, and it does look good! He promised that the film should be released online by Christmas.

Move-o-rama

November 25th, 2007 by Timo Vuorensola

Last two days we’ve been focusing on working our asses off on moving the Energia’s office to the other side of Tampere downtown. As some of you may know, the Energia original office in Keskustori was a pretty small one, only about 60m2, no air conditioning and some other major problems. Then again, it was located in a wonderful spot in the very center of the city, and had a to set up Star Wreck Store to the ground level for easy customer access.

The main reason for the moving was, as one might guess, the size. We’ve been busting our asses off in the small office for two years now, but decided that now is the time for us to move forward. We’ve hired one new full-time modeller/animator Laku, and are planning to hire another one hopefully in the beginning of next year. Also, since Iron Sky team has to be able to start working full time on CGI hopefully next year, we’re gonna need much more space.

So what we did was that we rented a much bigger office space from Pienteollisuustalo, which is located against Tampere-talo in Finland. It has about 150m2 of office space, two separate rooms and a kitchen, plus nice windows for a beautiful morning sun view.

It about doubles our rental costs, but we decided it’s time for us to take the risk if we ever want to grow as a company. It’s a leap of faith for us, but we hope that we find enough customers and funding of Iron Sky proceeds as planned. The motivation boost it gives to all us is invaluable, and will be reflected as well to the quality of our work on Iron Sky development now that we don’t have to breath on each other’s neck all the time.

Next, we’re off to buy stuff like dishwashing machine and a table for our negocations room. I’ll be posting you some pictures of the place soon, but those who want to see something, you may visit our photoblog.

Die, Art!

November 21st, 2007 by Antti Hukkanen

The things we find on the Internet! Today, it’s the thesis work of a German film student. Check it out; apart from the pretty CGI, the music and graphic design combine to depict a haunting, surreal world that reminds me, at least, of the decidedly otherworldly French science-fiction animation, La Planète Sauvage (translated to English as Fantastic Planet).

It’s also artsy-fartsy as all hell! It is a question of personal preference whether that is a good or a bad thing (I like it, director Vuorensola seems to disagree). It also says “die.art” with a fancy logo at the beginning of the end credits, which is just asking to be punned (like in the title of this post), if you ask me.

Oh, and in case you’re worried, no, Iron Sky will not look like this… or will it?

On muuton aika.

November 20th, 2007 by Antti Hukkanen

English Summary: We’re moving. Our address from 27 November 2007 on will be Yliopistonkatu 60 A, 3rd floor. See the map.

Tuotantoyhtiö Energian uusi sijainti

Tuotantoyhtiö Energia on hakenut silmämuna kovana isompia ja kauniimpia toimitiloja itselleen jo hyvän tovin, ja nyt on lopulta tärpännyt. 27.11.2007 alkaen Energian, ja tietenkin Star Wreck Storen, löytää reaalimaailmassa osoitteesta Yliopistonkatu 60 A, 3. krs. Taiteilijoita kun olemme, taiteilimme kätevän lähestymiskartan.

Koska suurten tavaramäärien muuttaminen on ikävää, olemme keksineet ovelan tavan tyhjentää puotimme hyllyt: menestystuotteemme ovat nyt edullisempia kuin koskaan! Nyt on siis oivallinen hetki käydä paitsi heittämässä hyvästit vanhalle liikehuoneistollemme, myös hankkimassa joululahjat kerrankin ajoissa. (Kyllä, tämä oli häpeämätöntä mainontaa.)