Broken Spirits is a sci-fi/action feature film about four young people who are pulled into an alternate dimension within our world and must fight evil, undead spirits to get back before time runs out to return.
Movie poster (2012)
Starring Stephen Weese, Vic Mignogna, Richard Epcar, Spike Spencer and Cristina Vee – widely recognized for their roles in high profile Japanese animation films, series and video games such as Full Metal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil 6 and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also featured is Andy McPhee (Sons of Anarchy.)
Directed by Peter Bohush (Geezers, 9-10: The Day Before), the film was shot in on the RED MX camera in widescreen HD on location in Southern California. It is now in the editing process, and will involve more than 250 special effects shots.
Broken Spirits is produced by Finch Hollow Productions, in association with Anime Expo.
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Because we are still editing the movie, his trailer does not yet include any of the big special effects shots. We will post rough-cut dialogue scenes as we put the movie together in the editing room. The big CGI special effects will be completed once the basic edit is completed and the picture “locked.”
We still have a couple of small shots to shoot or re-shoot (known as “pick-ups” in the movie industry) and also various shots of the desert, sunsets, cars driving and other shots that don’t include the actors (known as “2nd unit photography.”) But the biggest part of the shoot is completed and the editing is in full swing.
Join Richard Epcar as he explains the plots and twists of the feature film “Broken Spirits!”
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Scene 95 fight scene. Indio (Peter Jang), one of the evil spirits, smashes Trey (Gregory Crafts) in the face in a fight to the DEATH!
It should go without saying, that in the interest of safety, movie productions don’t let the actors in fight scenes actually hit one another! So how then does Indio appear to actually kick Trey in the face? With a little movie magic!
Watch the amazing video of how the visual effects artists at Finch Hollow studios made this incredible shot. (more»)
When you hear the term “visual effects shot,” you might think of Spiderman swinging from tall buildings, or explosions or dinosaurs or spaceships. Yes, those are effects shot, and they wow us when we see something fantastical.
But sometimes, a visual effects shot is meant to go UNNOTICED. In the video below, we needed a reaction shot of the character Daniel (played by Jason Wishnov) and didn’t specifically shoot it during production. So we “made” this shot by employing visual effects techniques. (more»)
Just wanted to update you all that our visual effects studio is busy creating some amazing special effects shots for the movie. Everyone’s getting the special-effects treatment: Steve, Cristina, Greg, Spike, Axelle, Peter and of course, Richard Epcar. If you’re all reeeeal good, maybe we’ll show them to you at the Broken Spirits panel at Anime Expo!
Valerie (Cristina Vee) clutches onto Scott (Steve Weese) as the death cloud rolls in.
Converting the GoPro “car cam” shot to Widescreen 24fps.
You’ve probably seen the TV commercials for the GoPro Hero HD camera, the tiny camcorder popular with skydivers, hang gliders, surfers and race car drivers to get those incredible action shots.
Broken Spirits director Peter Bohush has owned his GoPro for several years now, and put it to use for some special shots in the movie. Check out the shot in the Trailer #1 where Trey (Gregory Crafts) nearly stomps on the camera as he’s being chased by the evil Indio (Peter Jang.) Or the behind-the-scenes video of Scott (Steve Weese) falling off a small cliff and crashing into the camera, and Cookson (Dave Pereyra) running through the creek and splashing over the camera. These were all shot on our little GoPro. (more»)