Project Updates – January 31, 2020
WOO! First Project Update of the year!
We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic start to 2020! Here’s what we’ve been up to in the month of January.
After resting up over the holidays, the Legend of Genji Team started the year off right with a New Year’s “Secret Santa Iroh” gift exchange that spanned 4 continents, 5 countries, and 6 timezones. We (mostly) survived the global postal system and its absurd customs fees! It was a fun way to celebrate our friendship and a great reminder that this story — and the fans behind it — are really something special.
The Writing Team
It’s official! The final scripts for Episodes 1 and 2 are complete and have been sent to the Art Team for storyboarding!! Even better, the Writers finished the first drafts of Episodes 3 and 4 and are in the process of drafting Episodes 5 and 6! We’ve learned so. much. about script-writing, dialogue, camera descriptions, the editing process, and beyond. We love watching how our ideas shift and change throughout the process– it’s awesome how a single dialogue edit can elevate a scene from good to fan-flippin’-tastic and have the whole team in tears.
While some writers are doing script drafts and edits, others are delving deeper into lore creation and the architecture of our plot. We’re working hard to build a coherent addition to the official canon, and our 1960s/70s-inspired Avatar society = infinite fun. We’ve enjoyed creating pop culture icons and a rich fictional media landscape, including a low budget science fiction TV show called Starbenders!
In addition to concept art and visual development tasks, the artists are now storyboarding episodes 1 and 2! As we get closer to inking/coloring, you’ll see snippets and previews of our draft work! We can’t wait to give you guys sneak peeks of what we’re creating! In the meantime, to see the latest art, make sure you follow us on social media! In the coming weeks we will also be updating our concept art/ancillary art galleries, so keep an eye out!
Thank you, everyone!