My first post here. Just a quick note.
I watched the film, Starwreck (imperial edition). It is hysterically funny. All my sci-fi friends in Sweden who have seen it, think it is brilliant. My sci-fi friends in Northern Ireland (Ulster, which has a similar sense of humour to Finland) where I grew up, have all loved it and think the humour in it was perfect. It shows well on large LCD screens and household projectors, which is great for a large group of friends, having some food, a few drinks and watching a good film, like Starwreck.
My personal opinion is that it is not only a very good take on Babylon 5 and Star Trek, but is actually an extremely good film, in its own right. I have downloaded the Starwreck film from the website. I will be purchasing the Imperial Edition for myself, after seeing it in my friends home.
A suggestion if you do not mind. Please release the Imperial Edition on Blu-Ray. A lot of people are starting to upgrade to Blu-Ray. I would purchase it on Blu-Ray.
Regarding the CGI. I am not upgrading my 3ds max 4. I can no longer afford to. I am now trying to learn Blender ( www.blender.org
) and switching to Gimp (www.gimp.org
)as a replacement for Photoshop. I am using my money to purchase an i7 in two months, which I cannot really afford at present, due to the local economic situation.
CGI is my hobby. I will never be good enough to be professional. However I would like to give my personal opinion regarding Starwreck CGI, if you don't mind, as I have seen a lot of science fiction over the years. I am a serious science fiction fan.
Starwreck is a film made without a big budget studio or the resouces of a large film, yet the CGI is far better and better delivered than most sci-fi shows I have seen, in all honesty. It is as funny in some parts as Mel Brooks films. I know some people may be pissed of at me for saying this, but I think only Battlestar Galactica has had better CGI, in reality. That is a significant achievement, particulary considering it was done in people's homes. That achievement should be recognised, by more than just fans of the film, but by people in the film/CGI industries.
Starwreck, is not only a good film, it is also an inspiration to those of us, who always believed that the thought of us making a film was insane. Starwreck, has shown a lot of people, that a film can be made, by those with low budgets.
Iron Sky should be released in the cinema's worldwide and then later on Blu Ray and DVD. Put yourselves on the map, worldwide. You deserve to be recognised, for the hard work you have done.
I just want to say, keep up the very good work. The idea behind Iron Sky is crazy and brilliant. I look forward to Iron Sky.
Basically, thank you for showing it can be down, without a hollywood budget. I have started on my scripts. I don't think my ideas are as good as those behind Starwreck, but you have shown anything is possible. You may not realise, but you have inspired a few people to try it themselves.
THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.