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  09 September 2009
Work In Progress: Secret Agent Omicron



Close to final!
I'm working on the making of part at the moment. Kory is busy with the final tweaks on the main composite.
We can make it!

Here is the final version of the soundtrack of my Bro.

He also did an arrangement for the making of part in just one day o_O; he's on fire :D
Sounds super cool check it out!

Secret Agent Omicron (main theme)

Secret Agent Omicron (jazz theme)

Meanwhile I'll go back to work...
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  09 September 2009
Cool

nice....i hope that you can finish...i am to finish too!
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  09 September 2009
Whatever if it's about a movie or a game, music has a very very huge importance, in my mind. It brings wealth and depth on the composition especially when it sounds good and is perfectly used. it catches the sensibility... (Bla, bla,..)

these soundtracks are very great and so pro! Congrats the compositor, now!

Good luck!
 
  09 September 2009
thanks for the great comments everyone!

you know it's times like these I realize that my computer is old.

render
render
render
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  09 September 2009
Johnseventine,
Thanks for the nice words. Truly appreciated.
It was really fun to do the music for this project. Can't wait to see the final version myself!

The final hours have started! Render people, render!
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it's all synthesized music!

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  09 September 2009
Finished Video: Agent Omicron



Software: After Effects,Lightwave 3D,Maya,Photoshop

We're done!! Here is the 30 sec trailer!
I will post a making of and the final composite together with the story later.(in better quality too)


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  09 September 2009
Finished Video: Agent Omicron



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And here is the making of video. The final video will follow soon!

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  09 September 2009
i've been folowing this thread for a long time, yet this is my first comment.

i would just like to say you guys did an AWESOME JOB, i love everything about this entry!!!
concept art, characters, environment, music, everything is just top notch!
i would say good luck to you guys but i think you won't be needing it, cause this one's a winner!!!

can't w8 to see the whole thing,
cheers

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  09 September 2009
Finished Video: Agent Omicron



Software: After Effects,Lightwave 3D,Maya,Photoshop

I can't believe that I'm posting our finished piece right now. It was an incredible experience to work in such a strong team!

Kory Heinzen
Modeling
Texturing
Editing
Compositing

Goro Fujita
Character Design
Animation
Shading
Lighting & Rendering
Credits

Nico Sanghrajka
Pipeline Development
Rigging TD
Additional Modeling

Ryosuke Fujita
Original Soundtrack

When The challenge first started we were all full of enthusiasm.
Our idea was to create an intro sequence for a fake TV series that we called "Agent Omicron".
In that sequence we would show a bunch of scenes out of the Agent Omicron Episodes. You can see in our color keys, what kind of shots we had in mind. Soon we realized that modeling and rendering whole environments with effects like rain would be too much work since we all have a full time job and could only work in the evenings and weekends. So we decided to use simple shapes and motion graphics for most of the backgrounds instead. While Kory was starting working on the animatic in After Effects I was doing test animations with Nico's rig. As soon as we had the first 15 seconds of the animatic, I sent it to my brother with a bunch of notes about what kind of music we had in mind.
When I finished animating a run cycle and the jumping action sequence of the spy, Kory's After Effects file got corrupt and he lost a huge chunk of his work.

We were doomed....the whole enthusiasm was gone and it was hard for us to keep going. For the longest time the only one that was working on the project was my Brother in Japan. He finished his part fairly quickly and we got the final soundtrack a couple of weeks ago. Nico was not available for 6 weeks and the hope of being able to finish was almost gone.
At the beginning of last week I talked to Kory if he is still planning to finish it and he said "YES". So we took advantage of the labor day weekend and started working hardcore. At that time our third character "Thud Thompson" wasn't even modeled yet. That's how hopeless the situation was. 70% of what you are going to see was done within 3 fairly long days. We basically skipped the animatic stage and went straight to final. I animated, lit, and rendered 48 seconds that weekend while Nico was updating the rigs on the fly, fixing skinning problems, modeling and rigging the car etc. Kory was modeling "Thud" and working with the rendered footage I provided. The intro sequence was done by thursday and luckily the deadline got extended so we had enough time to work on the 30sec Trailer and the making of. My brother arranged his soundtrack and created a jazzy version for the making of part. We had tons of fun creating this project and we are also very pleased with the result!
Thanks CGtalkers for your great support and keeping us motivated!


Background info...

Agent Omicron

Aging International Superstar Steve Camembert stars in the 80's classic Japanese spy show "Agent Omicron"
While not popular outside Japan at the time, the show has gained cult status in the United States and Germany.
The Fans or "Cronys", as they call themselves are drawn to its campy fun and exploration of almost precient Sci-fi concepts. The ethics of cloning, genetic manipulation, nanotechnology and robot/human hybrid rights were common themes featured on the show.
An other star of the show was Japanese American actress Aiko Givewell. She played Omicrons Techy sidekick and had quite a following among the younger male audience. in the second last season her character in the series greatest twists, turned sides and became the main antagonist.
After the cancellation of Agent Omicron Ms. Givewell stared in a very short lived spinoff.
The last stand out cast member was Thud Thompson. He was a Worlds Strongest Man Champion from Sweden. He dreamed of being the Swedish Arnold Schwarzenegger. Agent Omicron was his only acting job.

One other contributing factor of the alure of the show was the mystery surrounding the death of its star. Steve Camembert killed while filming a spectacular stunt for the series final episode.
An early edit of the show was said to have put together but it was never aired. For the "Cronys" finding this episode is the holy grail.
In early 2008 it was rumored that Michael Bay was in talks to tale Agent Omicron to the big screen. He was quoted saying that he wasn't interested in making another stupid Japanese movie for kids. So for now Agent Omicron and his crew of super spies will only live on in decaying VHS tapes and Youtube...


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  09 September 2009
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Great job guys! That's a ton of fantastic work done in such little time. Congratulations!

...but now I want to see a full episode of Agent Omicron!
 
  09 September 2009
Cool

Wow...cool style...nice finish...i really enjoy it...is like those old detective series like magnum!...nice job and good luck!!
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  09 September 2009
Great Entry! It's a real pleasure to watch and as Rsluman said we need to see more!It should be produced! Your team gave us a great quality effort in all departments, since the concept arts ( an awesome bunch of piece) by way of the shadings, animation, (...) and direction up to the overall final entry!

Good luck!
 
  09 September 2009
WOW, fan-freakin-tastic! You got my vote! (altho I'm not a judge obviously hah!)

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  09 September 2009
Finished Video: Agent Omicron



Software: After Effects,Lightwave 3D,Maya,Photoshop

Final edit! All in one!
Thanks again everyone!

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  09 September 2009
Very solid job. Great composition, animation, direction, flow, music... (everything)

Inspiring work.
 
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