Upcoming fanfilm Jurassic Park:Origins

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by IanC, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. IanC

    IanC New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    My name is Ian Cresswell, I'm heading up a fanfilm project in the works called Jurassic Park: Origins. It's going to be set as a prequel to the first JP film and will tell the backstory of the characters, science, and struggles behind the creation of the dinosaurs. Here's a quick overview of what we will be going for with the short film...

    This will be a not-for-profit fanfilm, and we're going to be "crowdsourcing" the funding, using a platform like "kickstarter.com". So we're not going to have a huge budget, but we're going to do what it takes to make sure that we have the highest quality with what we have available. Our CGI lead (and co-director) Julien has got some absolutely astounding 3D dinosaur models. Take a look at our facebook page here and scroll through to see some of the awesome test renders and animations he is working on. Also, he'll have a new 3D demo reel out in the next couple weeks that we'll be putting up to showcase his amazing models.

    I've been in contact with a few individuals here on the forum about different props and whatnot. However, I wanted to create this thread to let the RPF community know that, once our project is funded on kickstarter.com, we would love to get as much involvement as possible from the modeling/prop-building/costuming community. This is going to be a short film where attention to detail in every aspect is really what is going to help draw the viewers into the film.

    So, right now of course we don't know everything that we're going to need for the film in terms of props. But I wanted to go ahead and make people aware of this project because when the time comes, we would absolutely love to have the involvement of the community. I'm sure there are plenty of Jurassic Park lovers on this board, and we're going to need your help to make this short film the absolute best that it can be :)! So if you would, please spread the word about Jurassic Park: Origins with others, we would be greatly appreciative.

    Thanks!
    -Ian
     
  2. IanC

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  3. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sounds good

    Looking forward to this
     
  4. Rusty85

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    So this would pretty much be about the R and D aspect of Jurassic Park? Sounds like an interesting idea since it hardly showed any of it in the films. Is it safe to say we wouldn't have any Dino attacks then?
     
  5. aeonpulse

    aeonpulse Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Eh, I wouldn't say that. I see plenty of opportunities for dino attacks, perhaps while transporting them. (Like the very beginning of JP1)


    Also, Mr. DNA has to make a cameo. He just HAS to.
     
  6. Boogeyman13

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    I'm very excited to see this, and I hope it reaches completion.
     
  7. Crank729

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    I love seeing Jurassic park getting some love. The books provided so much awesome character and storyline development that was barely touched on in the films. Looking forward to this.
     
  8. Hfuy

    Hfuy Active Member

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    Won't the locations be a bit tricky? It really does need to be in a tropical locality; where is the production based?
     
  9. corytrevor

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    What an awesome idea for a fanfilm. I cant wait to see more.
     
  10. SciFiMuseum

    SciFiMuseum Well-Known Member

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    That is a great idea. I don't think I have ever heard of a JP fan film. good luck with it and I will take a peek when it is finished and up.
     
  11. IanC

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    To help spread the word about JP:Origins, I decided to get a vehicle wrap for my 2007 Prius. Thought you all might like to see how it turned out :)...

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  12. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Not a Prius fan but that is sharp looking.
     
  13. Crank729

    Crank729 Sr Member

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    That's nice!

    Spared no expense!
     
  14. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Like the look of the car all JP'd out.
     
  15. NormanF

    NormanF Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That car could be a C & D letter waiting to happen. Which would suck because it came out pretty good.
    Did I miss the link to the funding site?
     
  16. IanC

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    We hope not. There's so many other replica cars out there (of ALL kinds, not just JP), including an entire site devoted to replicas of the Jurassic Park Jeep. It'd be sad if this car was singled out for a C&D letter. We're trying to tread carefully while still getting enough visibility to get the budget to do some fun stuff. We're not looking to make any money at all. But of course, we do understand that Universal and Amblin have the right to tell us to stop and we would of course comply immediately and fully. Ya know, I was thinking about it. JP:Origins might be a cool way to help renew interest in seeing the original JP in 3D when it comes out middle of next year. Perhaps they'll let us continue the project if simply to help hype the re-release. That would be great.

    Link to the funding site is here... JPOrigins.com or specifically the backing page is HERE. Thanks for the interest. Feel free to leave any comments or questions, we really want to make sure we're getting fan input to make this as good as possible.
     
  17. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    this is gonna be great. if you need any help editing etc, i would love to help.
     
  18. Flyboone

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    Hey Ian,
    So cool. I'm a huge fan of Jurassic Park and was driving home yesterday and saw your Prius! I work in Brentwood, TN so you must live around here. That prompted me to google search Jurassic Park Origins to see what it was about. So excited you are doing this. If you need any aerial video or photography done let me know. I have a hexacopter and can get some cool shots that you can't get with booms or jibs. I'd be happy to discuss it with you if you are interested.

    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  19. IanC

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