Wednesday, April 2, 2008

GRIMWAR REPORT session 009!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to The Grimwar report session number 9! (number 9... number 9... number 9...)

Before I say anything, let me just yell this out:


Yes! It's true, they asked for it, and now everyone can see it!
if you want to catch them, or want more info go to

here's the version of the video they are showing:

So what happens next?

Well I guess this is a public announcement :

I am working on part 2!

that's right...
What you've seen is just the beginning.
There will be 5 parts in all.

So maybe the first video can be confusing to some of you, but be reassured, in the end all will make sense!

So that's it for now, I'll keep you updated on the details as they come!

Have a good one!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

GRIMWAR REPORT session 008!

Hey, welcome to the Grimwar report session 8!!

I've fixed the link below, check it out:

I know, it's not very long...

So, how is the clip goin?

Well, not that bad, if you ask me.
Of course things have been evolving very slowly due to my contract with Ubidoft but the good news is my work for them is finished!!!!

This is great news for the project. From now On, I'm going to work FULL TIME on it!
That's right... FUUUULLLL TIIIIIME!!!!

Also, working at Ubi gave me money to buy (not hack!) a new program called After-effects CS3. It can do much more interesting things that the previous version...

As for our good friend Jon Veltman, well he's been busy animating.
Right now he is doing scene 7!!! So the animations are ALMOST FINISHED!!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

GRIMWAR REPORT session 007!

Yo! Welcome to the GRIMWAR REPORT session numba 7!!!

Things are going cool with the clip...

Jon's finished animating scene 6!

he'll start scene 7 very soon!

While I'm working on scene 2 and 3.
Things are going a bit slow on my side because I have to manage My work at Ubisoft at the same time.

Here's a little gift from Jon:

Isin't that cool?
This is the Caesar type character representing the roman empire!

Okay, JC is working on the script, It's taking a while cause he just started school at the same time, but don't worry I'll force him to finish writing it this week!

Thanks for reading!

Have a good one!


Sunday, January 27, 2008

GRIMWAR REPORT session 006!

Hey Everyone And welcome to this sixth session of the GRIMWAR report!

As you may have noticed, There was no report yesterday.
And there's a reson for this!

I tried to upload some videos to the site...and failed miserably!

You'll notice that the quality is really poor, If one of you know where I could host videos somewere on the web other that youtube, please let me know!

Here's what I got so far...

At least it give a little idea of Jon's animations...but I gotta say this doesn't really do him justice.

I'll be trying to find more efficient ways to show you guys parts of the movie!!

That's it for now....
I got lot's a work to do!!! seeya!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

GRIMWAR REPORT session 005!

Hello Everyone, and welcome once again to the Grimwar report!

Five is my lucky number so I bet this will go fine!

Let's go directly to the updates of the week...

1- Jon is working on scene 5, which means scene 4 (the one with the crazy battlefield and the war elephant in the background!!) is completely done!

2- I've already started integrating the animations together for scene 2, and it looks very nice...

3- JC and me have also been working on the story. We spent a lot of time defining the characters and what their role should be.
I will post drafts of the script in " .doc " files when I figure out how. You'll be able to read all our ideas and comment on them.

One character that we came up with is a Girl, I temporarily named her "Maya" (because she's born in the mayan setting, duh). She will play a very important role in the main story-line. Maya will be directly connected to the Grimclan and will be a key element in the summoning of the GRIMGODS!

She'll be changing a lot visually throughout the film.
Here's a pic of her:

So that's it, Thanks for reading, and don't hesitate to leave me a comment!

NEXT: I will do all I can to upload at least a little part of the animation, so you guys can finally see some results!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

GRIMWAR REPORT session 004!

Hello everyone!
Welcome to this 4th session of the GRIMWAR report!

It's been a month already since my last post.
I hope you've all had wonderful holidays!
Personally, I've been slowly getting back to reality, but now I'm all geared up again, and ready to work!

The fist thing I'd like to talk about is the meeting we had at the very warm and charming house of Kyria. We talked about many things and even solved some problems (wow!) !

Here are the issues we babbled about:

1- The script; while still not completely finished, the scenario of this is what will make it good or not. It's not done, but it's getting there. The Idea of of the Grimclan being hunted by an other clan (Assassins) and the great summoning of the Grimgods near the end is pretty much confirmed. This will end up in total chaos and apocalyptic imagery that should make a grand finale.

2- Characters; One other thing confirmed, there will be a female character that will play a very important role, she will be directly connected to the Grimclan.

3- Animation; It was the first time Kyria and Franz saw Jon's animations. And (hem...I already knew this...but...) THEY LOVED IT! So yeah, once again congrats goes to Jon for his great work. I can't wait to post some clips that features his stuff!

Just before I wrap this up, I'd like to give you a sneak peek about a possible design for the female character in the grim clan, let me know what you think!

So That's about it, Thank you for reading, and Have a good one!

NEXT GRIMWAR REPORT: More about the script and hopefully a excerpt of Jon's animations!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

GRIMWAR REPORT session 003!

Hey everyone, Welcome to this 3rd session of the GRIM WAR REPORT!

Not much to speak about this week.
Everything is flowing's all good!

Jon is still doing kick-ass animations, and all that he provided for scene 3 is simply superb!

He's working on scene 4 right now, since there is a very complex shot it's a little longer but that's not a problem right now.

As for Me, I will be in Montreal on the 21st of december and the weekend after that (22, 23 )

I really wish we could schedule a meeting before Christmas so I can show you how the stuff looks once it's all integrated together!

Kyria, Do you think it could be possible to meet on the 19 december, in quebec?

I'll be working at Ubi, but I could take some time off.

Thanks for reading, don't forget to check out the blog :

I'd also like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Take care of yourselves!


seeya next week!