Festival run has ended

February 15th, 2014

Hi WaveCrest fans,

The festival run for our short film Catharsis has ended.  A final showing at the Artisan Festival International in East Hampton was a great success with many people responding to the themes of the short.

Due to other commitments of the team, WaveCrest games have unfortunately been put on the back burner. There are some exciting projects in the pipeline that we’ll announce in due time.  Stay tuned, and thanks for following our adventures!

-The WaveCrest team

The festival run continues!

May 5th, 2013

Hoboken International Film Festival Laurels

Catharsis has officially been selected by the Hoboken International Film Festival!  After a wave of praise from the Garden State Film Festival, Catharsis continues it’s festival run in June at HIFF.

Catharsis Officially Selected by Garden State Film Festival!

March 24th, 2013

The short film Catharsis, produced by WaveCrest Entertainment, has been accepted in the Garden State Film Festival!

We’ll keep you updated as the short film makes its rounds on the festival circuit!

Update to Tree Jumper Released!

March 6th, 2013

Our award-winning game Tree Jumper has just been updated with new features that make it even more fun!  A new theme, new enemies, new collectables, and new secret Golden Nuts that you can collect to unlock even more extras, including this guy, a new playable character!

Tree Frog

Check it out on Apple’s App Store and Google Play!

More Festivals!

November 23rd, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!  We’ve now submitted Catharsis to over 10 festivals with more to come.  We won’t find out for some months where it will be playing, but when we do, we’ll update you on our Twitter account (@WaveCrestEnt).

Catharsis Page and Festivals

October 28th, 2012

It’s been a long journey, but Catharsis has finally finished post production and is now being entered in film festivals around the country.  Make sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates!

In addition, we now have a live page dedicated to Catharsis!  When the trailer is finished it will be posted there, as well as updates on screenings and festivals. Stay tuned!

Resources Page is Live!

September 14th, 2012

Calling all filmmakers, game developers, and other creative people!  Now the by-products of the work we do will be posted on the new Resources page, which will hopefully save you some time in your own work.  Tutorials, files, and other helpful information will be posted there.

Our first resource is a preset for Optical Flares, the amazing lens flare plugin for After Effects.  We developed the preset to match the way the sun looks on a Canon 5D Mark II camera.  Feel free to use it in your own projects!

New stills from Catharsis

July 29th, 2012

New stills have been posted from the upcoming short film Catharsis.  Check out our Film page to see the pics!

Behind the Scenes: Faking A Tracking Shot in 3D

July 23rd, 2012

One of the scenes in the upcoming short Catharsis was originally planned to open with a tracking shot from behind a wall as one of the characters entered through a door. However, as the shot was about to be filmed, the Glidecam was not behaving as hoped, and time was running out.

We were forced to film the shot on a tripod with no camera movement. However, as you can check out in the video below, we decided to re-create the walls in 3D and create the camera move in Luxology modo. The walls, door hinges, shelf, and mirror were all re-created as simple shapes, and the overhead light and left door knob were cut out as 2D planes. The textures were mapped onto the objects via front projection from the camera, and a subtle depth of field was added to smooth out the edges.

Lastly, small camera shakes were added in Adobe After Effects to sell the move, and a gradient transition was created to blend from the animation to the original footage just as the actor walks through the door.

Catharsis Enters Post-Production

May 25th, 2012

After wrapping production of the short film “Catharsis,” post production has begun.

Check back here for updates, exclusive behind the scenes pictures and video, and where to catch a screening of the film when it is finished.