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06 June 2009, 03:58 AM
Jean-Charles Gingras is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Vault Environment WIP *Updated* (

06 June 2009, 04:13 AM
Hey everyone. I saw the contest a little late..but it looks like so much fun I wanted to join anyways =) This is my first contest....I'll be working with Charles-Etienne Gouin and a couple other people that are to be determined/named soon.

Right now we have brainstormed some ideas, I'll post the storyline tomorrow. Our agents' name will be: Agent W

We will be using live action footage and green screen and compositing some CG work afterwords.

Good luck everyone, can't wait to see more of everyones work!

06 June 2009, 05:05 PM
Alrite, so here is a brief overview of my story (without all the major details...which will be in the storyboards).

Agent W starts off the story appearing to be a bad agent. We see him robbing a well protected government facility (he steals a weapon from a large vault).

The government is furious and say that the weapon has gotten into the wrong hands.

Agent starts using the weapon on buildings...(appears go be bad...but the buildings turn out to be government buildings....and he was just destroying their databases to prevent them from making another top secret weapon).

It's soon revealed that the government is in fact corrupted....hinted by the fact that the leader of the govt is revealed to be a cyborg of some sort...Now government starts making attacks against people...chaos ensues...shots with police....ambulances...etc

A lot of action follows... the government vs. the agent.

We`ve already started concepting and making storyboards…they will be posted soon!

07 July 2009, 02:58 AM (

Cell Phone Pic of one of the areas I'll be Old Quebec. This is the fountain just infront of the Parliament building.

07 July 2009, 02:59 AM (

Storyboard for a shot I will be doing at the fountain.
Storyboard drawn by Guillame Gagne Gauthier ( )

07 July 2009, 03:13 AM (

Picture of the car we will be's a 1967 FireBird (picture from

Car will be modeled in 3D..and will have several "upgrades" to be shown soon =P

07 July 2009, 03:14 AM
Secret Weapon - Govt Vs Agent - Live and Cg .. I am curious! :D
Storyboard looking interesting.

07 July 2009, 03:19 AM
Thanks redCigarette..glad to know it looks interesting =)...there's a whole lot more to come soon!

By the way, your storyboards looks great so far...can't wait to see some of those models!

07 July 2009, 03:25 AM
Thanks Mate..
Lets get those models started then :)

07 July 2009, 05:11 PM
Here is an overview of the order of things in the trailer (some parts maybe unclear..but will be more clear with the storyboads..which are coming soon!):

Government press conference...talking about how powerful the new weapon is

Weapon is called the Daedalean complex. (it’s some kinda of biological bomb…releases a gas….and renders the people crazy….they want to beat each other……

Quick shot of missile/weapon flying
(Narrator: The weapon that was designed to protect us will now seal our fate)

People saying that a missile launch was detected.....headed right for the city....enough power to wipe out the city.

Bulding being exploded and/or car being exploded (Narrater: The city has been targeted)

Massive panic...shots of ambulance/police

Narrator talks about the man who could save the city....has his own agenda and is stealing the weapon...

(shot of agent going out of fountain)-->just before it says he has his own agenda

(The only man who could save the city...has gone rogue

Agent stealing secret weapon with gadgets outside of vault (opens vault). → as the narrator says he has his own agenda....

Government head making press conference..announcing to world that agent has stolen weapon..turned his back on the world....using weapon against them...

Narrator says something along the lines of Government vs Secret Agent

(The government's biggest assest...has become their biggest advesary)

Secret agent with his briefcase that transforms into a table with many guns/gadgets

(narrator: Jason Guay is....Agent W)

government men getting out of van/truck with guns

Several action shots using guns/special gadgtes/martial arts

***maybe*** shot of agent car blowing up other cars/buildings with the special addons/upgrades

Agent W is captured (i.e. tied to a chair (trying to free himself))....government head speaks (back face to camera) says that now that they have the secret weapon...there will be peace or something like that

we finally see the face of the government head (agent still trying to get loose)...this is when the audience learns the government is corrupted...and it was actually the secret agent that was trying to stop their evil plan

gov head: begin launch sequence...shot on ile orleans..with missiles aimed for the city

narrator says....there was only one man who can save the city now....

show agent w just now freeing himself and running to go and try to save the day...END OF TRAILER

07 July 2009, 02:31 AM
Hey mate,

Looking pritty cool so far. Liking your story and looking foward to seeing the fx you come up with for this short.

Good Luck!!!

07 July 2009, 04:22 AM
Hello there!

Glad to hear the story looks interesting...I'm also really looking forward to doing the effects for this short..we should start filming very shortly (it's been delayed a little bit because of the's been about 2 weeks straight of rain...and they are forecasting even more!)..I wanted to film most of everything outside!...anyways...I'll be posting more storyboads soon!

I noticed you are also doing a mix of live action / cg. I"m looking forward to seeing the concepts and the storyline..good luck with everything!

07 July 2009, 05:45 PM
Whoaa the scale of your story is huge! You guys shooting it soon? Good luck with that.
Do post some pics from the shoot :)

07 July 2009, 03:40 AM
Thanks!..Yep, we should start shooting later on this week! I'll definetely be posting some of the pictures from the filming!

07 July 2009, 03:47 PM (

We just had our first day of filming yesterday. Here are some screencaps.

We have also found an "unofficial" name for our trailer..."The Secret Outcast"

We will continue filming I'll be posting more screens soon.

07 July 2009, 04:23 PM
Haha Niice. You guys had fun :D
Some punching and jumping and shooting going on there!
"The Secret Outcast" sounds good too.

Looking forward to more live shoot pictures.

07 July 2009, 04:59 PM
Haha, yeah we definetely had a lot of fun! We actually had a small crowd of spectators watching....and applauding some of our moves!

We still have a few more action shots to well as some green screen shots...and a few other general shots...I'll keep everyone posted once we get more!

07 July 2009, 05:16 PM
Whoaa you guys had spectators watching and applauding ! Am sure the actors had a blast doing this ;)

07 July 2009, 01:31 AM (

Day two was mostly green screen shots...but here is a small blooper from one of the other shots (elderly couple walking in the background...hehe) and also the real version that we will use.

07 July 2009, 08:01 AM
Hehe.. nice blooper. Good thing they didn't call the police or stare at th e camera in the background :). How much of your trailer will be CGI ? at the moment everything you showed is live action.
Perhaps a rough edit of shots you are doing?

07 July 2009, 02:37 PM
It was kinda funny one point there were two police officers watching for a couple minutes...they weren`t quite sure what to do...eventually they figured out we were just filming though and went away =P

The shots I`ve posted are pretty much the only shots that are completely live action. I have 5 or 6 green screen shots as well as a few completely CG shots. I will also probably have another day of filming next weekend.

07 July 2009, 03:38 AM (

Just about all of the filming has been we have begun shifting our focus onto the CG elements (starting off with modeling of course). Here is a first look at the vault our agent will be breaking into...

07 July 2009, 06:31 AM
I seem to have missed your thread earlier. I agree, the shoot looks like it was great fun! Good luck with the cg. Looking forward to updates!

Best regards, Varun

07 July 2009, 11:48 PM (

Software: After Effects

Here is a close to final version of a short clip that will be a part of our trailer. It was a very easy shot to do since there was almost no CGI..but I thought you guys would enjoy it.

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07 July 2009, 10:52 PM (

Here is a quick render of our missile launcher WIP. Hope everyone has a nice weekend =)

07 July 2009, 01:02 AM (

We've decided to take a new approach with the vault...instead of making an ordinary vault...we thought we would take it to the next level and make a little "vault world." It's a very low-rez pic...with no lights...we'll be posting some better pics shortly. C&C are very much welcome and appreciated..especially since we are trying a slightly new direction.

07 July 2009, 10:00 AM
That looks pretty cool. Will you be integrating live action footage in there?

Best regards, Varun

07 July 2009, 07:38 PM
Thanks! Yeah we will be having a few live action shots in there...we just now came up with the we will have to film some more green screen..and we also have a couple concepts for guards that will be in the vault..i`ll be posting more soon!

08 August 2009, 05:50 AM (

Just a small update of our vault environment...we are also working on a couple other shots at the moment...WIP will be posted soon!

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