Judge Minty- Judge Dredd fan film- 1st Day shoot pics

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by CustomCreations, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. CustomCreations

    CustomCreations Sr Member

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    HI,
    Just to let you know the 1st scheduled filming of our Judge Dredd based fan film- Judge Minty- took place on the 14th December on a very cold day in Sheffield, UK.
    Following a lot of pre production work which is recorded on the 'Judge Minty' Group on Face Book, or here:
    http://www.judgeminty.blogspot.com/

    we were able to put our dreams into production and begin filming.
    The film is being shot in Hi-Def, on a Canon, a model also being tested by LucasFilm:
    http://philipbloom.co.uk/2009/12/12...er-ranch-red-tails-star-wars-and-canon-dslrs/

    Extras were sourced from willing fans on the 2000ad website:
    www.2000adonline.com

    although our principle actor is a professional-Edmund Dehn- his last film, interestingly, was 'Spoon' directed by Sharlto Copley, the actor from District 9 !
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharlto_Copley

    As for props- most were modified nerfs and toys, which we painted up and customised. I built the Dredd/ Judges costume over a long period of tests and adaptions- they, thankfully, have been well received by the hard to please 2000AD fans, who still are licking their wounds from the Stallone film....

    The Kovaks mob costumes were a team effort. We hope you like the pics!

    The film is a short, 15 mins, to enable us to enter it into competitions and comic cons. Self funded, it is based on an early strip penned by John Wagner, and features an ailing Judge (Minty) who has to retire from the Justice Dept, 'taking the law to the lawless' by leaving Mega City One, to take the Long Walk into the Cursed Earth.
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    A teaser pic of our Judge Dredd, played by the renowned comic book artist Greg Staples:
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    This is a non profit fan film, funded by its creators and is not intended to impose on any existing ownerships- its just for fun!
     
  2. 28injection

    28injection Well-Known Member

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    Top notch stuff, looks great.
     
  3. tango'd fett

    tango'd fett Well-Known Member

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    Looks great so far , shall look forward to seeing more progress.

    That looks awfully like Simon Palmer in the Kovaks Mob, you kept that quiet smurf :cool
     
  4. CustomCreations

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    hah, Yes that was Simon....had the time of his life too!
    Ill try to take pics of the various props I made up, plenty to follow too ;-)
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  5. Scapey

    Scapey Sr Member

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    Fantastic! Can't wait to see it :)
     
  6. Chronos

    Chronos Sr Member

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    Looks awesome!

    Wishing I lived in the UK...

    BTW, do you have to worry about a rolling shutter issue with the dslr?

    Man. Seeing a proper Judge like that is just... bravo sir. Can't wait to see the film! :)
     
  7. nicklambo

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    I had a smile on my face all day as the Judge's costumes are so great!!..That's me in the grey/black costume next to the guy in Orange in the third picture...It was a great..great day...I'll never forget it..!
     
  8. CustomCreations

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    hah! I never knew that was you nick!
    BMX and Cars too???????
    ;-)

    I'll ask about the rolling shutter issue with the camera, Steve was very happy with its performance though....
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  9. CustomCreations

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    Reply from Steve RE the camera :
    "In answer to the guy's question - yeah you have to be careful - there was one shot which is a bit iffy, but generally it was pretty good, and I've got an XH-A1 for anything where the camera's moving a lot more (which is 3CCD, so no rolling shutter)"
     
  10. Hairyloft

    Hairyloft Well-Known Member

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    Looking great can't wait for this one, keeping track of the updates!
     
  11. TECKNOVIKING

    TECKNOVIKING Active Member

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    This just keeps getting better :D The more you tease the more I want to see it all NOW!!!
    Outstanding the amount of work & people thats been enticed onto this project.

    Jason
     
  12. chefhawk

    chefhawk Well-Known Member

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    This is really coming along nicely and i wish this project all the attention it so rightly deserves.

    great team effort.


    cheers
     
  13. CTF

    CTF Sr Member

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    Looks like it has a lot of scope; I can't wait to see more!

    Heh, I remember when a rolling shutter was a good thing!
     
  14. Caplan

    Caplan Well-Known Member

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    look great(y)thumbsup and great project good luck
     
  15. dualedge

    dualedge Sr Member

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    I'm only sort of familiar with the comic books but I can honestly say, that looks AWESOME! I can't wait to see this!
     
  16. spectre_general

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    I can not wait to see this. Beautiful work.

    I couldn't see if this had been answered, but is there a chance a run of Dredd armour will be in the future?
     
  17. capthunter

    capthunter New Member

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    Nice! I recently worked on a shoot where we used that particular camera, and got great results. Looking forward to seeing this develop.
     
  18. Noeland

    Noeland Sr Member

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    Can't wait to see this. Love the location! Everything looks cool.
     
  19. JackFrost

    JackFrost New Member

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    OMG!! that looks Awesome!! Can't wait to see this , it looks fantastic already
     
  20. Peralton

    Peralton Well-Known Member

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    Wow, the costumes look great. Good luck on your shoot.

    I think it's VERY interesting that the new DSLRs can do hi-def video. That really opens up filming options to a LOT of people.
     
  21. Judge Minty

    Judge Minty Well-Known Member

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    Yes,

    I really couldn't believe the quality of the Canon. Especially in low light conditions.
     
  22. Judge Aberg

    Judge Aberg Member

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    Awesome work! You really got the uniform just right!
    Can't wait to see more! Cheers!
     
  23. capthunter

    capthunter New Member

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    It's an impressive piece of kit. I was amazed to see how effective it is.
     
  24. Derleth

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    I love the idea behind this story, I can't wait to see the film.
     
  25. Hirohawa

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    Good luck looks amazing
     
  26. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    Those are some fine looking costumes!

    What's the deal with the camera though? Why does it have that hoop around it?
     
  27. Max Replica

    Max Replica Well-Known Member

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    I generally dislike fan films. There's usually a horrible script made even worse by horrible acting.
    And yet, there are a few really good ones that catch me by surprise once in a while...
    This looks to be one of them. Just from the few photos you show here I'm looking forward to this more than most of the feature films slated for this year.
    I don't even care what the quality of the acting and writing will be (and I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that they're good) I just want to see a little snippet of the comics brought to life. It's the feeling I never got from the Stallone film and it looks like you'll be bringing it.
    P.S. I LOVE the choice of the subdued weathered green on the boots and pads. Just the right color to honor the comic but still feel realistic. If you ever do a run on these costumes (or even sell off the ones from the film to fund some post) I'll be first in line with some cash.
     
  28. CustomCreations

    CustomCreations Sr Member

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    Hey- Cheers!
    The principle Actor is Edmind Dehn, who is a professional actor with a portfolio going back a few decades. His last film was shot in '08, directed by Sharlto Copley, so he certainly hits the mark ;-)
    The funny steering wheel thing is basically a hand held image steadying device/gimble, its sometimes easier to keep the camera attached than de-rig it for every other take.
    Thanks for the comments on the costume, it certainly took a while to get to the stage it is now. Thanks to the imput of the two Steves its certainly comes up to scratch in front of the camera!
    I have seen some of Steves working cuts with the CG elements applied, they look brilliant.

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  29. tsagabbar

    tsagabbar New Member

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    Can't wait to see this when it comes out. Is there an estimated release date yet?
     
  30. TMP

    TMP Sr Member

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    I love the quality of the costumes and props. This is fantastic! Great work.
     
  31. CustomCreations

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    Nothing set in stone-
    We have pretty much shot the opening 5 mins or so, which Steve Green is just finishing off in post as we speak.
    We will be shooting the bulk of the movie hopefully around April '10 time, which will be the Cursed Earth locations...
    I am about to start making a 'bad guy' costume, which should be fun. I am hoping to use some animatronics in it, if I can persuade the two Steve's to agree !

    One thing I will say to remind people is that this project is only a short- 20 mins- but this is to allow us to get it into film competitions, Cons, etc etc, and to make it generally more accessible to people online. I know some people might be a bit :cry about that but it keeps the whole project realistic for completion !

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