A YEAR OF CHANGES
This was a Year of many changes, big and small. The PhoenixMedia Brand has undergone a complete Rebranding and a split into PhoenixMedia Digital and PhoenixMedia Machinima, each with their own new Website and Projects. Later this Year, AREON Pictures (formally known as MinecraftCinematicUniverse) also got a long needed Rebranding. With ARCEE STUDIOS, we changed our plans for this Year Several Times – finally setteling on producing the Machinima Trioligy “ABFAHRT” together with Baker+. The first part of this three part series was released on Baker+ and Youtube on October 17th. With “ABFAHRT” we have finally achieved our goal of blending together Machinima and Animation, utilizing both Blender and Unreal Engine 4 to do so.
For 2022 we have planned a full range of new and awesome projects aswell as the introduction of an new Brand!
So lets get started!
NEW PROJECTS FROM
In 2022 I am planning to experiment with some new exciting stuff. In the first half of 2022 EPIC GAMES will finally release UNREAL ENGINE 5 to the public and with it a ton of new possibilities for VFX Artists. While i can’t go into any specifics, I am certainly planning on releasing a few Motionreals with this new Engine, getting closer and closer to Photorealism. A few Testrenders from the Early Access Version of UE5 are already posted on my Instagram Page.
I’ll keep doing Cinematic Openers and Title Sequences, of course! There are already several projects planned with more to come! These include Title Cards for an Upcoming Series, a new Production Opener for AREON Pictures and several more. But by the End of the Year, I hope that I have released at least one project that stands out from my usual work.
That concludes my Plans for PHOENIXMEDIA DIGITAL for 2022.
NEW PROJECTS FROM
Machinima currently includes the biggest part of my work. By far! Together with ARCEE STUDIOS, AREON Pictures, TimeShadow Studios and several more, I am currently working on over 5 big productions, some of them set to release in 2022.
The second installment of “ABFAHRT” certainly marks the biggest spot on this list. Together with ARCEE STUDIOS we strive to bring you the best quality possible in Machinima. Both in Visuals and Sound, aswell as in Storytelling and Voice Acting.
The release of “ABFAHRT 1” in late 2021 was a step in this new direction that we continue to build upon in “ABFAHRT – EPISODE 2”.
A story of a gold mining town and its inhabitants. A short film based on true events that tells the story of a group of bandits and their leaders who plan to steal the town’s gold. But the plan gets out of hand when some citizens of “Bannack” fight back against the criminals.
The story of “Bannack” marks the first cooperation between PHOENIXMEDIA DIGITAL and ARTEMIS PICTURES. The project is currently in production and is expected to release in late 2022.
CODE - SEASON 1
This Series, created and directed by Julian Cee and produced by PHOENIXMEDIA DIGITAL and AREON Pictures is shaping up to become our biggest machinima project yet. By far!
CODE is already in pre-production since 2019. when Julian wrote the first Season of the Series. While the release of CODE is not expected 2022 work has already started on some Visual Effects for this project.
AND THERE'S MORE....
Together with AREON Pictures, ARCEE STUDIOS, BAKER+, ARTEMIS PICTURES and TIMESHADOW STUDIOS we are currently working on several unnanounced projects which are coming in next few years.
...AND NOW FOR SOMETHING NEW!
Wondrous journeys, mythical stories, awe-inspiring worlds and surprising twists.That is what “WORLDS OF WONDERS” stands for. It is a new direction I’ve experimented with for the last six months: creative writing. WORLDS OF WONDERS doesn’t care about something being “do-able”, it just does! Over the coming years I’will publish my creative writing under this new brand, including everything from movie scripts to a full six part novel series which is currently being written. Speaking of which:
The story of WYVERN is my absolute passion project. I think that every creative person has this one thing that they always continue to work on. This one project that they think of: “Yeah, I want the world to know this…”
And that is excactly the feeling I get from WYVERN. It’s story takes a six part journey throughout the modern world but blended together with fantasy and sci-fi. While this seems to be a bit confusing first, it all makes sense in the big picture. With it’s very unique Character Design including Mythical Creatures from Legends all over the world, Aliens and even anthropomorphism, WYVERN takes us on the Adventure of a teenager who – suddenly – gained the powers of an ancient dragon and now is faced with a new destiny – one that could mean the end of the world.
I won’t go into any details right now as you’ll be able to read it all for youself very soon! WYVERN 1 is nearing it’s completion and is set to be released in 2022.
WYVVERN is the ultimate Fantasy World.
It features everything a creative heart could wish for – from misty mountains and jagged cliffs to deep caverns and dungeons or raging volcanos. This wondrous world is inhabited by creatures of all diffrent size and shape. The races and species of ASHENFALL are completly custom made and each have unique features and traits.
FROM: ASHENFALL - THE FIRST CHAPTER
After the assassins of the Andras Empire assassinated the head of the Wood Elves and the humans invaded the Shadow Forest, an emergency meeting of the Eteral Council was called. This council, consisting of the most important personalities of the elves, Dra'kesh, dragons and other non-human cultures, unanimously decides that the humans must not win the war for the Shadow Forest under any circumstances. The Dra'kesh pledge their support to the Wood Elves. With their incredible fighting power, the winged warriors launch a retaliatory strike against the humans. They manage to capture the warlord and king of the humans (name to follow). He manages to escape, however, and calls upon the Cult of Purity for revenge, a cult that is outlawed by all countries and has made it its sacred task to exterminate all non-human races. The war between humans and Dra'kesh begins...
The World and Story of Ashenfall is currently in development.
AND THATS A WRAP!
2021 was an awesome Year and 2022 will be even better! Thank you for reading this and until next Year!