- Merik Pelletier
Virtually produce Comics and illustrated novels
I am the type of person in a constantly creative mode, making me someone with no patience.
I need ways to visualize my concepts quickly. Virtual production provides many tools for creating efficient prove of concept. However, it is not without learning curves. At this stage, virtual production tools, if diverse, are more for techno-savvy people than for artists. Since I am both, I can figure out some ways, but not without frustrations. For some years now, I have been exploring virtual productions and especially characters developments. Lately, I have started to put together illustrated novels of my scripts.
There is no all-in-one software. I combined CC, Iclone, photoshop, Animate, and In-design to get a good result. I am just starting, but already within a month, I have three almost completed books. It is a fun and fast process to give life to a story. You don't need to know how to draw, and with a cool filter in Photoshop, you can give it the illustration feel. It would be great to see a one-stop solution being developed. If there are interested developers out there, let me know. I will be happy to help!
I like the process because I save every setup so that if I want to make an animation version, everything is ready to go!
It is a great way to pitch, but you can also sell while creating a fan base. I publish one first one on Amazon. I wanted to see what it looks like, and this is an excellent way. I will now remove it and replace it with a complete and improved version as I now understand their process.
Too many good stories are not presented to the public. If there is something that virtual production should be doing is to facilitate the writer to have their work out and about! I don't know where this will lead me, but it is a technique that I am planning to refine because I like it.
If you need advice and help, let me know! Here's an example of the animated version done with artificial voices, but it will give a good idea.