View Full Version : Interview with Robert Chang at 3dtotal

08 August 2003, 08:08 AM
Just came across this interview, i'm not sure if anyone has posted it yet.


08 August 2003, 10:19 AM
Oh cool!

Did you see ours?

Also check out Linda Bergkvist's interview:


08 August 2003, 10:28 AM
Sweet! thanks for the links, i'm a big fan of Changs, Any idea when promise will be coming out?


08 August 2003, 10:43 AM
awesome, thnx for the linkie :D :applause:

edit: ahh, and I'd really like to see more of his comic work! :cool:

08 August 2003, 06:46 PM
lunatique looks like a intense kind of guy...i like his philosophy and take on things.


08 August 2003, 05:52 PM
Shaykai--I don't even know when it'll be finished, so I doubt anyone could tell you when it's coming out. One thing I do know is this: It's a long-term personal project, and I'll work on it for as long as it takes. I've learned so far from one year of working on it that the sheer complexity and size of this film will be impossible for one person to finish. Promise is not written to be tailored for one person to finish alone. Other CG short films made by one person have always been written to allow one person to handle the workload(simple characters, simple storyline, short running time..etc). Promise was never intented to be simple--in fact it's downright ambitious. This leaves me with only one option--to find a studio/crew to handle the production. I've tried online volunteers, and it just doesn't work for something of this size. The people that volunteered are all still good friends, and we talk all the time.

So, the current status of the film is this: I'll keep working on it alone, one bit at a time, and if I can find a studio/crew to work on it, great. If not, I'll keep working on it alone until I do find a studio. But, I'll say it here and now--this is simply NOT something that could be attempted by one person. No way in hell. The number of characters, sets, shots, and the complexity of the character animation would require a production studio.

I've been in negotiation with a comic book company(they approached me to some stuff with them), and if the deal goes through, Promise will be made into a graphic novel before it'll be finished as a film. (Promise was originally envisioned as a graphic novel in the first place, back in 1998.)

Anyway, this film will not be abandoned--unless I become physically incapable of working on it, or something bigger and better comes along(hmm....feature film?).

boomji--Haha, I might seem that way sometimes, but anyone who knows me well and talk to me on a regular basis will tell you that I'm about as mellow as they come. :D

08 August 2003, 05:57 PM
Wow thanks for the update!!! I hope you find a good studio that wants to make it with you. I'm also glad that its going to become a graphic novel (i've just recently begun to get into comics/graphic novels the past month). I look forward to reading it :)


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