I have put together a promotional poster for the upcoming film Cleric. We wanted a soviet constructivist design aesthetic for the text, so instead of using a canned font I drew the CLERIC logotype custom for this project. Call it retro-futuristic avant garde soviet constructivism with a dose of unsettling lines to echo the film’s string-theory timeline warpage. Yeah, that doesn’t make any damn sense to me, either. The rest of the film will have even more references to the soviet-esque aesthetic subtly scattered throughout. I have plans for a few other posters in other styles, some leaning towards graphic novel, others towards illustrated propaganda poster. We’ll see how much time I can take to make them, being completely swamped in post-production hell right now. Visual effects take a loooong time to do right!
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As promised, you may download a zip archive of the Cleric production photos (121MB). Enjoy!
Wrap party for the film shoot for Cleric.
It’s a wrap, folks! Scorpion vodka and cigars for all.
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More behind-the-scenes photos from day nine of the film shoot for Cleric.
Sadly, the last day of filming has descended upon nearly everone, with a small crack team headed out to the Wastelands tomorrow morning. Today was a lesson for all, that mind control has consequences. The only thing left to say is this:
It’s in the left hand.
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Day nine beckons:
More behind-the-scenes photos from day eight of the film shoot for Cleric.
Sometimes, you need someone to take care of problems. To handle… messy situations. Enter the Cleaners. Highly trained, well-paid, these company men and women are the elite guard for the Ministry of Control. But today it seems they’ve run into a mess they didn’t quite expect. After that, another cleric named Gia faces Jah head-to-head with flying steel, bending her mind toward dispatching him. If you only knew what was between Samara and Gia – the battle would stop your heart.
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Day eight will leap out from behind a wall and shove a shiv through your chest after the jump:
More behind-the-scenes photos from day seven of the film shoot for Cleric.
Fast-paced day on the set today, with a run-and-gun feel to it. Everyone was on point, with Katy Saul working overtime as makup and AD, keeping us moving against a ticking clock. Three cameras rolling at all times, with Mike Piech rocking camera C like a pro, banging out scenes like the world is ending… and for some of our characters, it did. Twists and turns take their toll, showing us that not all is as it seems in this strange and fantastical world. Everyone played muliple duties today, with Rick Arena and Travis Kiefer wrangling lights and cables at warp speed. I was juggling a camera, continuity dust-wrangling wrag, tooth decay, blood jugs, effects shot setups, and tons more all day. Everyone performed spectacularly. Time for some well-earned R&R!
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Careful, day seven might chop off a limb after the jump: