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Saturday, June 30, 2012

We're not dead. We are hypocrites though.

Hey everybody,

I guess I can really feel for Valve and Samsung now when it comes to horribly missing release dates. The final stages of post-production for Half have been gathering dust sadly, due to the fact that MVM's biggest and most expensive project is well into production. However, don't lose hope. Half will officially appear on Youtube in its entirety in late August of this year. Enjoy the soundtrack and the trailer until then!

Kurt Richardson

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Half Soundtrack Preview

Hey everybody, I've been working quite hard at the musical soundtrack for Half. Here are some of the tracks from it that you can download for free from my musical project's soundcloud: Thanks for listening! Half will premiere on Youtube this Saturday! Kurt Richardson

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Origins of Half

Hello everyone,

We have decided to start a video blog so that we can let you in on the project personally, and show clips from the film itself. We'll try to post these weekly and cover a lot of topics in the videos. Here is the first episode, about the origins of the project!


Amazon logo is copyright Amazon.com. Valve and Portal are copyright Valve. The music used in the episode is directly from the soundtrack for this film which is done by the electronic group Skyscape Paradise (skyscapeparadise.bandcamp.com).

Be sure to follow the blog to be able to get a chance at a $10 Amazon gift card!

Kurt Richardson

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We'll fix it in post...

Those 5 words give me nightmares. There have been many times where we shoot a scene, it looks horrible, then we say, oh, "We'll fix it in post..." (post-production). I have learned a lot about visual effects from these experiences. I am proud to say that I am looking forward to releasing the trailer for the film in February and releasing the film itself in April. I had a wonderful adventure in post production today and it went something like this:
I had this video to work with:
Not very impressive quality-wise. The biggest problem however is the fact that what you see is the actual size of the footage! Yes, we accidentally shot 3 takes in one half standard definition or in layman's terms, half the quality of a VHS. This is the only footage I had to work with and I had lots of trouble deciding what to do.

In the end, I found a plugin for After Effects that actually can turn SD footage to HD which I desperately needed to complete the shot. After the conversion, and some high quality color correction, I came up with the following:
(Click to view in HD)

In the end, I was quite happy with the results.
Stay tuned for more news from MVM!

Kurt Richardson