Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Updates to MPSS mini-site

Mission Park Street Stories premieres next week, on April 6, 2016!

Behind the scenes, we're getting ready for the big launch, which is why we've updated the Mission Park Street Stories mini-site, Which can be found by clicking here.  

On the page, you'll see three big changes:

1.  The viewing window is bigger.

2.  We added a Cast & Crew Bios link button.

3.  Chapter descriptions are now online for episode one.

We think these changes will enhance your viewing experience, and in the coming days, we will be adding more, so keep checking in for the latest updates!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

MPSS Lighting

I posted some exciting screen-captures from the pilot episode of Mission park Street Stories at www.perroworldwide.com

If you haven't yet seen them, I've attached them below.

The screen-captures show various PWC Characters in two different scenes.  One, at a dark warehouse, and the other at a late-night diner.  I'm particularly happy with how the lighting looks for both scenes, and I think the lighting fits the mood of the scenes perfectly.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Classic Riddle in MPSS

This classic riddle has relevance in the pilot episode of Mission Park Street Stories:

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Three people check into a hotel room. 

The clerk says the bill is $30, so each guest pays $10. Later the clerk realizes the bill should only be $25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop $5 to return to the guests. 

On the way to the room, the bellhop realizes that he cannot divide the money equally. As the guests didn't know the total of the revised bill, the bellhop decides to just give each guest $1 and keep $2 as a tip for himself. 

Each guest got $1 back, so each guest only paid $9.  This brings the total paid $27. The bellhop has $2. 

$27 + $2 = $29.  If the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1?

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Can you solve it?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Practical Powers

Filming for Mission Park Street Stories continues to steadily move forward, and this week, I've been experimenting with practical effects.  Specifically, I've been experimenting with ways to practically show the members of Team Mission Park using their powers.

One of the hardest effects to create practically is Chris Ember's ability to transform into fire.  While it can be done rather easily with a digital solution, I feel that something is lost when live-action footage is replaced with animation. 

There is a scene in the first episode when Chris Ember's hands transform into fire, and after days of testing, I'm happy to say that we've found a way to showcase that ability without the use of digital effects.

The results are amazing, and I think it's because the effect is real.  Mission Park Street Stories premieres April 6, and when you see the effect for yourself, I think you'll agree that we made the right choice keeping it practical!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Spring Cleaning PWC Style

Today is March 1st.  It's a warm day in Boston, and Spring is in the air!  It's a time for growth and change.  Out with the old, and in with the new!

At Perro Worldwide, we've updated the website with an all new background splash.  It's a dynamic photograph of the city, and it adds a new sense of wonder to the homepage.  

We've also updated the front page video block, which is now exclusively reserved for previews of upcoming PWC comics, movies, and television you won't want to miss.  The way to read or watch the latest comics, movies, and television hasn't changed.  Simply navigate to the appropriate page by using the top navigation bar.

The new background splash and update to the front page video block are both small changes, but ones that we feel elevate the style of the entire website.  We're looking forward to seeing what you think!