Busy week-end

Someone on Facebook asked us this Sunday morning: "What's new today?" And this was our reply:

Saturday's work: updated several details on Lady von Stroheim's sculpt, created two new troopers for the Kurganova Schock Troops, rendered the opening trailer text for the KS video in After Effects, worked on the set up of a SciFi cargo bay environment in a new 3D software (again for the video), paid suppliers and sorted out bills for the accountant, replied to emails, began setting up the RH newsletter (on pre-KS launch), selected 10 new poses for the various upcoming TGG troopers.

But, you wonder, what about Sunday? Well, here goes:

Mostly worked on the first (and much more complex) half of the opening video for the Kickstarter today: remixed all the sound effects and music; did a brand-new edit; completed all the missing shots but one; integrated After Effects renders of the TGG concepts; and identified a few quirks that will be corrected tomorrow.
This part of the video is now virtually ready for final output, once we replace the temporary 3D renders of the sculpts for the final ones !

Made another two new troopers for the Kurganova Shock Troops.
Worked out several exciting (well, exciting for us) workflow-related stuff (can't say more, sorry,eyes-only).

Finally, caught up and sorted out the remaining paperwork for 2012 year-end accounting.
And, thanks to Wolf Wings' commitment, got two new drop locations for Kickstarter pledges in the Czech Republic: Ogří Doupě, in Praha and in Brno. (More on this topic here).

On Facebook, there was also this comment from a reader: "I know a few Kickstarters I've wanted to back have posted announcements for theirs I've no idea where, and by the time I got their newsletter a few days later all the pledge levels I would have backed have been filled."
So we replied:
Announcement will first be on our blog, immediately followed by Facebook and Twitter, on our brand-new Tumblr (check it out if you haven't yet), and Google+ (now that I've just set it up).
We intend to do a count-down to make it easier to follow.
Just not yet sure how we'll handle the newsletter to make it most effective, though, so suggestions are welcome!

PS: If you'd like your local shop to join in to our Kickstarter pledge drop point programme, feel free to ask them to come onboard. If there's an interest in joining in (or in finding out what's in it for them), send them over to fill out this form and we'll get the ball rolling, or just have them send us a quick email and we'll be in touch with them.




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