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THE VISUAL FX OF THE MERCURY MEN

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the VISUAL FX of The Mercury Men.  See how director Chris Preksta was transformed into the glowing invaders!  Watch a simple photograph of the Moon become a catastrophic event!

PRODUCTION JOURNAL: ROUGH EDIT

Ever wonder what The Mercury Men would look like IN COLOR, with no visual effects, sound design, or music?  Well now you can see the series in a way you typically can't: the rough edit.  In this production journal we compare a scene in its rawest form with the finished version.  It's a great look behind-the-scenes and it's really fun to watch Jack and Edward duck, dive, and shoot invaders that have yet to be added in :)

VIDEO JOURNAL: DIGITAL PROPS

Director Chris Preksta discusses expanding the world of The Mercury Men with downloadable digital props, including items from the story's universe and fake retro merchandise.

What was YOUR favorite movie merchandise as a kid?  Beyond action figures, I was always a fan of the Dick Tracy radio watch and the Star Wars collectors glasses of course :)

PRODUCTION JOURNAL: SOUND DESIGN/A.D.R.

Director Chris Preksta discusses sound design and A.D.R. along with Damon J. Claus (Sound Engineer) and Curt Wootton (Jack Yaeger.)

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PRODUCTION JOURNAL: STORYBOARDING

Today's Mercury Monday post gives a look at the storyboarding process behind The Mercury Men.

STORYBOARD RESOURCES
Celtx
Toon Boom Storyboard
FrameForge
The Art of Storyboard

PRODUCTION JOURNAL: JACK YAEGER

Today's Mercury Monday post takes a look at daring aerospace engineer Jack Yaeger.

Some of this covers some similar ground as the last production design journal (we filmed this a day before that one), but there's also some new insight into the multiple inspirations for the character.

Got a question about the character? Post it in the comments section or on Facebook and I'm sure Curt will make an appearance to answer them.

PRODUCTION DESIGN


For today's Mercury Monday post we've got our first production journal highlighting production design. If you've got a question or area you'd like to see in an upcoming production journal, post it in the comments here or on Facebook.

The production journal even got a GREAT write up from Marc Hustvedt over at Tubefilter.

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