Nov 012010
 


Four Deadly Androids; One Bounty Hunter; We’re in BIG trouble

Mark needs our support!!!

Bladder Run – a homage to Blade Runner.

Rex Dickard is a retired bounty hunter living in a sprawling city of the future. He is brought into the headquarters of his old boss, Frank Brian, by a new bounty hunter, Guff. There Brian briefs Dickard about four deadly escaped androids, Junior; Nora; Pritt and Ray Botty.

Dickard agrees to take on one last case, and begins his investigation at the Lorell Corporation, where he meets Raquel a repressed nymphomaniac and top of the line android.

As his investigation proceeds, Dickard encounters the various androids and his quest ultimately leads him to a show down with Botty – the overweight psychotic whose wobbling blubber guts – squeezed into lycra cycling shorts – are the most horrifying aspect of the entire story!

The Movie

Bladder Run began life as an 8 page squit written in response to the so called Director’s Cut released in the early 1990s. Writer/director Mark Hevingham was lucky enough to see a sneal preview of the original 1982 release and has been a fan ever since. Having expanded the plot to a full 90 minute feature – and puching it through over 25 versions until he was happy with the plot – took over a decade and the movie began to take shape in 2008 when Mark assembled a cast and crew.

Setting out to make copies of classic Blade Runner props and costumes was only the beginning. THe movie grew from a project that could be filmed over a weekend into a full production with lights HD cameras and locations loaned by local businesses. During the first half of 2010 scenes were filmed that replicated the Tyrell building (Holdall interviews Junior, Dickard meets Raquel), Taffey Lewis’ bar, the fight scene in the street and so on.

People such as www.bladezone.com, Charles De Laurizika and Paul M Sammon have previously metioned there support this project.

Heres a sneak peak of one scene in a VERY EARLY CUT

http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=16… (link outdated!)

The following is a rough cut before grading, sound mix and FX smoke etc added

http://vimeo.com/15285296

Sadly the owner of the HD equipment, including lights and mics, was forced to drop out in the fall of 2010 due to work commitments, leaving us with 30% of the movie completed and nothing to complete it on.

What will we spend your investment on?

This is where your funding will go. If you are willing to donate, we will purchase (its too expensive over a long production to hire) the following equipment:

At least one HD Camera – used second owner units sell for around £1200/$1800 on ebay

Audio recording equipment – including boom mic and tie mics (with radio transmitters) again good, low cost ebay equipment is available for less than $100 for a radio mic kit.

Lights – including spots, floods and diffusers

Location hire – this will be the rest of the amount and will eat into the budget and with a venue costing up to $500 a day you can see that we need to be creative and negotiate.

What you get
Any donation of $49 or less will be credited on the movie

Any donation of $50 to $249 will be credited on the movie, and receive a DVD or Blu-ray of the completed film

Any  donation of $250 – $499 will be credited on the movie, and receive a double disc version DVD or Blu-ray of the completed film, signed by the cast and crew, and be entered into a draw to win an original costume (Raquel’s shades of gray two piece suit a unique one of a kind piece)

Any donation of $500 – $999 will be credited on the movie as a producer and receive a double disc version DVD or Blu-ray of the completed film, signed by the cast and crew, and be entered into a draw to win an original costume (JFK Sebastud’s “harlequin” jacket – a unique one of a kind piece)

Any Donation of $1000 to $5000 will receive an executive producer credit, a copy of the THREE DISC limited edition DVD or Blu ray which includes several shorts, out takes and documentaries not available anywhere else – plus a version of the movie showing a “lost” cut of the film with no voice over and different music. You will also be entered into the draw to win the ultimate Bladder Run fan package – one of a kind props and costumes bundle including Ray Botty’s coat (a copy of the leather duster worn in the original movie) Dickard’s tie (an EXACT copy of Harrison Ford’s ties, The Mein Kampf prop based on Blade Runner’s Voight Kampf machine plus a signed soundtrack CD selection which is limited to ONE copy EVER, which will come with a signed certificate.

HOW ELSE YOU CAN HELP

Spread the word! If you could direct people to
http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=110728… (link outdated!)

you’d be doing a wonderful thing

Aug 242010
 

Some months ago I’ve ripped all the frames contained in the Final Cut 5 disc edition. Thousands of pictures, more than 1,080,000 snapshots… The Workprint edition, Director’s Cut, Final Cut, Dangerous Days, featurettes… all. Ok. Many people asked me why such a huge task, why to store more than 1,3Tb of data. Well, my answer is ever the same, I need to get a particular frame to illustrate my book, my own creation about Blade Runner props. Silly? Yeah! Sometimes a second snapshot is not enough I need to go to frame level to get the best picture possible.

Ok. Time passed… I’m still working in my book. Meanwhile, another sick man has done some huge task like me with the 167,819 frames of Final Cut edition… A huge gigapixel picture with all the movie in, flying over them with a (virtual) camera. And the result is here:

Impressive, isn’t? Pump up the volume, turns light off and enjoy. The technical details are in the original post here. And, for archival purposes only, here you have the complete text:

An experimental film in tribute to Ridley Scott’s legendary film “Blade Runner” (1982)
This film was made as a unique picture with a resolution of 60.000 x 60.000 pixels (3.6 gigapixels)
It was made with 167,819 frames from ‘Blade Runner’.

1>first step : the “picture” of the film
I extracted the 167,819 frames from ‘Blade Runner’ (final cut version,1h51mn52s19i)
then I assembled all these images to obtain one gigantic image of colossal dimensions : a square of approximately 60,000 pixels on one side alone, 3.5 gigapixels (3500 million pixels)

2> second step : an illusion
I placed a virtual camera above this big picture. So what you see is like an illusion, because contrary to appearances there is only one image. It is in fact the relative movement of the virtual camera flying over this massive image which creates the animated film, like a film in front of a projector.

Unos meses atrás extraje todos los frames contenidos en la edición de 5 discos del Montaje Final. Miles de imágenes, más de 1.080.000 capturas…. La edición de trabajo, el Montaje del Director, el Montaje Final, los documentales Dangerous Days y otros, en fin, todo. Mucha gente me ha preguntado ¿para qué una tarea semejante?, ¿para qué almacenar más de 1.3Tb de datos? Bien, mi respuesta siempre es la misma, necesito poder acceder a un frame particular para ilustar mi libro, mi propia creación sobre el atrezzo de la película. ¿Locura? ¡Si! Algunas veces el lapso de un segundo no es suficiente para poder captar la mejor imagen posible y debo trabajar a nivel de frames.

Bien, va pasando el tiempo… sigo trabajando en mi libro. Mientras tanto, otro “enfermo” ha hecho algo realmente grande con los 167.819 frames de la edición del Montaje Final. Ha creado una imagen de varios gigapixels con toda la película incluída en ella, volando sobre la misma con una cámara virtual. Y el resultado es el que se ve en el vídeo más arriba.

¿Impresionante, verdad? Sube el volumen, cierra las luces y disfrútalo. Los detalles técnicos están en la web original citada arriba, y para que no se pierdan los he reproducido aquí también.

¡Una gozada!

May 212009
 

spinner44.com has done a great job making this replica. Good wallet, and nice ID cards inside, plus money! Excellent quality in each of these items. And a plenty of room to put in some more… like the credit card made by Kevin, or VK card…

La cartera de Deckard

Un buen trabajo el de spinner44.com en esta réplica. Una cartera de buena calidad, con varias tarjetas de identificación en su interior, ¡y llena de billetes! Todos los elementos presentan una alta calidad en sus cabados. Y además, mucho espacio para añadir otros… tal como la tarjeta de crédito hecha por Kevin, o la tarjeta de identificación de operador de VK…

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May 192009
 

Here you have some pictures of my new showcase, devoted to the Blade Runner weapons for now… It’s a BERTBY Ikea one. Nine shelves to put in very nice items. In the pictures you may see a Hartford Blaster, Offworld Blaster, a one block resin blaster and then, some COP 357 replicas: two Marushin COP 357, black and silver, and one block resin version.

I planned to put in the showcase the two PKD models from Rick Ross, but unfortunately, they are still unmounted and unpainted…

Una nueva vitrina

Aquí os presento una serie de fotografías de mi nueva vitrina, dedicada a las armas de Blade Runner por el momento… Es un modelo BERBTY de Ikea. Nueve baldas de cristal para colocar buenas piezas. En las fotos se puede ver una blaster Hartford, una Offworld, una de resina maciza así como tres modelos de la COP 357, dos Marushin COP 357 en plateado y negro, y una de resina maciza.

Tenía planeado colocar en la vitrina dos modelos de PKD hechas por Rick Ross, pero desgraciadamente siguen sin montar ni pintar…

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Apr 212009
 

Another interesting fan creation is this apartment card. Created by Kevin (Propsummit). This is suposed to be used by Deckard to enter his apartment.

Tarjeta del apartamento de Deckard

Otra interesante creación de aficionado es esta tarjeta llave. Creada por Kevin, de (Propsummit). Se supone que es la tarjeta usada por Deckard para entrar en su apartamento.

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Apr 212009
 

A nice black operator card, created by BeastMaster (Propsummit) just received.

Tarjetas de operador de la máquina Voight-Kampff

Unas bonitas tarjetas de identificación de operador de la máquina Voight-Kampff, realizadas por BeastMaster (Propsummit.

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Feb 242009
 

Three original JF Sebastian cards made by phoenixvader, the same author of Marguerite glasses (check Propsummit site). A neat gift for me! And very original ones I my opinion.

Tarjetas de JF Sebastian

Tres tarjetas identificativas de JF Sebastian, originales creadas por phoenixvader, el mismo autor de las copas Margarita (ver la página de  Propsummit). ¡Un bonito regalo para mí! Y muy original, creo yo.

JF Sebastian cards

JF Sebastian cards

Feb 242009
 

Summer 2002, Issue #43

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Blade Runner.

Near mint condition interesting magazine about kits (figures and so on), featuring articles about Deckard and Batty figure kits, Spinner kits, etc. Four pages plenty of information.

KITBUILDERS Magazine

Verano 2002, número 43

En celebración del 20 aniversario de Blade Runner.

Revista en condición prácticamente nueva sobre kits (tales como figuras, etc), con un par de artículos sobre kits de figuras de Deckard y Batty, así como Spinners. Cuatro páginas repletas de información.

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Nov 112008
 

From Sudafrica, wow… so far…. a neat custom Deckard Lego figure arrived! Nice and simple!

Figura Lego personalizada como Deckard

Desde Sudáfrica, vaya… realmente lejos… una bonita figura de Lego como Deckard. ¡Simple y preciosa!

Lego Deckard custom figure

Lego Deckard custom figure

Lego Deckard custom figure

Lego Deckard custom figure

Oct 222008
 

Some days ago I post about this book and eBay abuses (the book is still at sale at eBay… hehe). Well, here you have some info about it:

Translated by Live Translator from original German text

Short description the story of a brand myth Brown is a trade myth and stands for a key history of design. The comprehensive product history of this most famous designfirma shows how Brown many modern devices their form and more designklassiker has produced as many other manufacturers. How a stereo fixed asset, a flash device or a hair dryer looks, originated in brauns legendary design where still for simplicity, perfection and refined solutions aims. The book also on many interviews with Brown designers is based, presents the 500 most important products – in color and new. A almost complete Visual panorama of Brown – produktkosmos, the first time the design lines and principles suggests also some prejudice about the Brown ‘ sche » design philosophy « grapple.

This book will be used as a reference for the Prop Book project.

Braun: 50 años de innovaciones

Hace algunos días comenté algo sobre este libro y los abusos de ciertos vendedores de eBay (curiosamente sigue a la venta en eBay.. jeje). Bien, ya es hora de dar alguna información sobre él:

Traducción automática por Live Translator desde el alemán, y luego del inglés! Retocada

Descripción breve de la historia de un mito de marca. Braun es un mito de comercio y representa una historia clave de diseño. La historia de producto global de esta firma de diseño más famoso muestra cómo Braun da forma a muchos dispositivos modernos y cómo ha influído en la producción de tantos otros fabricantes. Cómo un estéreo, un dispositivo flash o un secador de cabello. Braun tuvo como bojetivo de diseño simplificar sin perder la perfección y las buenas soluciones. El libro también contiene entrevistas con diseñadores de Braun y presenta los 500 productos más importantes – en color y nuevos. Las líneas de diseño de tiempo de un panorama Visual casi completo de Braun – su cosmos de productos, sus principios, y sugiere también algunos prejuicios sobre la filosofía de diseño de Braun.

Braun: 50 Jahre Produktinnovationen
Braun: 50 Jahre Produktinnovationen
Aug 072008
 

Yeah, a new star has born. Shirak works with illustration, photography, cosplay, and many more things… all of this, ART. I know her thru Nexus gallery, thus, Pris character played with a nice style. Go and visit her site. It’s a different world worth a journey!

Apertura de la site de Shirak

Ha nacido una nueva estrella. Los trabajos de Shirak en ilustración, fotografía, cosplay, y muchas otras cosas… todo ello, es ARTE. La conocí a través de su galería Nexus, emulando a Pris con un bonito estilo. Visita su página. ¡Es otro mundo que bien vale un viaje!

Shirak Artwork site

Shirak Artwork site

Don't forget to watch de Nexus Gallery

Don't forget to watch the Nexus Gallery

Jul 272008
 

Recently I received a great pile of junk. Yes, JUNK… Between trash and more trash, I found these two pieces, not finished yet, but interesting anycase. A little almost finished spinner, and a not so finished, just out of mould, sedan. I think could be a great starting point to make two beautiful replicas. But… seriously, I cannot do this fine work, and, in the other hand, the spinner look is very satisfiyng for me. What do you think?

Modelos de un spinner y un sedan de Deckard

Hace poco recibí una inmensa montaña de trastos. Si, TRASTOS… Entre basura y más basura encontré estas dos piezas, aún sin terminar, pero de todos modos interesantes. Un pequeño spinner casi acabado, y otro, un sedán, no tan acabado, recién salido del molde. Creo que pueden ser un buen comienzo para crear dos bonitas réplicas. Pero, sinceramente, no creo que yo pueda hacer ese delicado trabajo. Y por otro lado, el spinner tiene una pinta bastante buena para mi gusto. ¿Qué opinas?

Spinner and Deckard\'s sedan mockups

Jul 172008
 

Just received. A fan project. One of a kind, I guess. A little Deckard figurine custom made, blister and the rest also custom made. A good work for starting a series of custom made figures about Blade Runner. Yes, this a unique piece. In a 1 to 10 scale, I will give 7 points.

Figura de Deckard hecha a mano

Acabo de recibirla. Un proyecto de aficionado. Una en su categoría, así lo creo. Una pequeña figurita de Deckard hecha manualmente, así como el blister y el resto, también hechos a medida. Un buen trabajo como punto de partida para realizar una serie de figuras manuales sobre Blade Runner. Si, es una pieza única. En una escala del 1 al 10 le daría un 7.

Deckard custom made figurine