Post-production on the latest new project by David Guivant has begun. Mobile • Armored • Strike • Kommand (Live action) will be a short film inspired by the 1980s hit cartoon.
A very ambitious and non-profit project as for those who are not familiar with the M.A.S.K. franchise, this adventure describes itself as G.I.JOE meets FAST & FURIOUS. The storytelling will take place many years after the first season of M.A.S.K and the DC comic storyline.
Principal photography already ended, and filming took place in New Caledonia South Pacific island. 90 visual effects shots are expected, using mainly models, 2D compositing techniques (no 3D has been involved), following director Kazuaki Kirya‘s footsteps (Casshern, Goemon) where cartoon and live action collide.
The project is slated for a Dec 2016 release and the main site where the video will be posted is:
Back in 1996, David Guivant shot a live action Invincible Iron Man opening credit with his friends on a shoestring budget ( 900 $) which came out many months before Jon Favreau‘s version’s release on the big screen.
Later he brought pulp comic hero Captain Future to life in a fan made trailer, also shot on a shoestring budget in a classroom.
Recently he gained his certification from The Digital Animation and Visual Effects school at Universal Studios, Orlando Florida and worked on The Solo Adventures, a Star Wars inspired student film which featured Han Solo and Chewbacca. This animated short won “Best Fan Animated Short Film” at the Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando by director George Lucas who was the judge at the event.
He also worked as pre-production artist on ANTHRO by director Aristomenis Tsirbas (Mechwarrior and Battle for Terra)
After teaching several modules like After Effects and Traditional Drawing / Painting for a semester at the Singapore Polytechnic, he went to the United Kingdom to upgrade his Visual Effects skills in the Compositing area at Escape Studios London .