Thursday - August 05 - 2010

CELEBRATION V : ECHO BASE DW ONE WEEK TODAY !!!

WOW !!!! Can this really be??? This Time NEXT WEEK I will be greeting the lucky ones who can make it to Orlando's Celebration V and come participate at the Echo Base Diorama Workshop.

I fifnised the Shield Generator design today and it looks SWEET !!! Tomorrow doing the Wampa cave and Mountains final designs before doing all my signage on the weekend for Kinkos. Looks like I will be JUST ready in the nick of time !!! As if you all had any doubts? :P

Due to 3-4 hours sleep a night and so much to do, I have unfortunately have to put the YouTube Sneak Peaks on Hold until AFTER I return from the convention. I do have the Trench finished that will go up before weekend as well as one LAST little surprise... but before that....

 

CELEBRATION III DIORAMA WORKSHOP : 4 DAYS IN 4 MINUTES

Excited about building some Star Wars Dioramas NEXT WEEK... Wonder what it's gonna be like ? Well head on over to my NiubNiubsUniverse Channel to catch a NEW YouTubeNNU FLASHBACK VIDEO: Star Wars Celebration III Death Star Diorama Workshop from Summer 2005 !!! WOW Only 5 years ago, Seems longer then that. Time sure flies by. If you like what you see in the video then you will get a good feel for what you guys will experience at the upcoming Echo Base Diorama Workshop.

Enjoy the video. Come back tomorrow for a Echo Base TRENCH Sneak Peak...

 

Saturday - August 06 - 2010


CV YOUTUBE NNU SNEAK PEAK #5: WE GOT TRENCHES

WOW, already my 10th NiubNiub You Tube Video !!!! I outdid myself... :) I didn't think I had it in me to find time for one LAST NiubNiubsUniverse Channel Video Tutorial: Star Wars Celebration V sneak peak TRENCH diorama tutorial These will just bring hoth to life next week when we place hundreds side by side to recreate one EPIC battle !!!

I want you all to know that EVERYTHING we do at the Echo Base Diorama Workshop will be fully detailed on site AFTER the show, so that EVERYONE who could not attend the convention, can build AT HOME and create the same displays for their toys as we did. OK, well maybe not 60 feet wide landscapes accross your living room ;) but you get the idea.

Now... My EYES feel like they are exploding out of my skull and I still have over 100 hours of work to do in 3 days before my flight, but I PROMISE, I will have ONE LAST COOL post before I go to the airport. Come back Monday for that.... and then, well.... COME SAY HELLO in ORLANDO !!!

 

 

Sunday - August 07 - 2010

EXCLUSIVE - DESIGNING ECHO BASE MONTAGE

I promised you all something really special today, well here it is, I worked hard on this... As Team America say... EVERYBODY NEEDS A MONTAGE !!! :) And NiubNiub is no exception :) LOL.

Since I didn't have time to show you all that is ready for you guys and girls at the Celebration V, I thought I could show you in 4 minutes all that we have been up to in the past 5 months... From the Hallways to the never before seen Control Room and Wampa Caves. It's all there with a bit of humor and lots of COFFEE to keep us awake at 3 am LOL.

I got some stuff to do now, and will have one LAST LAST post tomorrow monday explaining the plan / scheduale of what you can expect at the Echo Base Diorama Workshop. Tune in tomorrow for that, in the meantime... Enjoy the video !!!

Frank

 

 

Monday - August 09 - 2010

NO SLEEP - NO TIME - FLY TO ORLANDO IN 2 HRS

I thought I would be LONG DONE by this time but nooooo.... My plane leaves in 2 hours, I mean I leave for the airport in 2 hours, and Im still doing photoshop signs for the show. Now THAT IS NUTS !!!! - LOL

I wanted to share a few more surprises but I don't have time to do a fancy post - I must run after 30 seconds so be sure to drop by the workshop if you are at Celebration V....

We have tons of stuff to build, TONS 10th anniversary NiubNiub prizes and Hasbro Toys to give away and coolest of all.... working at ILM has it's perks :) I am please to say that I am giving away CREWGEAR only available to those who work in the movies. So get ready to win some Star Wars, Iron Man, Pirates, Transformers, Star Trek, and MORE.... just too cool to be able to do this for you again.

I've also convinced LucasArts and Lucasfilm to donate a few SURPRISE choice prizes as well. for that you will have to see it in person or read about it after the show.

OK, I realllly have to run now. I will try and see if I can post from my hotel room. Stay tuned. Its gonna be a Sressfull but THRILLING FUN WEEK !!!!

 

Frank.

 

 

Tuesday - August 17 - 2010

I AM BACK !!! AND SURVIVED - LOL

My feet are still throbbing and I had to wait 6 hrs for another flight after our initial noon was delayed due to plane malfunction. Thank god Patricia was there with me to tslk with and chat about what we just experienced the past 6 days. So, I did make it home last night at around 10 pm. I can't believe it's passed so quickly. What a crazy feeling it is to attend Celebration Conventions. It is bitter sweet because we reconnect with so many people we recognise from past workshops and then 4 days later - PPOF - we must again say goodbyes for another 3 years :(

I have TONS of VIDEO and PICTURES to sort through, it will probab;y take me most of the week. so please bear with me as I want to showcase ALL the AWESOME creations that everyone did and I have to create the propper templates and pic croppings to prepare the hundreds of pages for upload...

 

NO MORE CV FIGURE FUND

I haven't had time to replace the banners on the site yet, so even though on some pages you still see the CV Figure Fund links, The P.O. BOX is NO LONGER ACTIVE - and now that the show is over - PLEASE DO NOT SEND your toy donations at this time. Keep them for 1013 ;p

 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

I cannot STRESS how Bantha PooPoo these Diorama Workshops would turn out without the AMAZING ALWAYS SMILING, GIVING, HARD WORKING (too small a word really to truly describe this) and ZERO SELFISHNESS that my Staff of VOLOUNTEERS give me.

Not to mention the hundreds of little Ewok Followers who help me create the BEST and BIGGEST Fan Made Dioramas out there. Without all of you , the workshop would NOT exist and would be totally a waste of time and effort. So for this... AGAIN, THANK YOU !!!! from the tiniest Turret to the BIGGEST Wampa Caves. You have really, really, REALLY made me PROUD this past week. :)

Frank (NiubNiub) ok..... Let's get to the IMPORTANT stuff LOL ....

A QUICK PEAK OF SUNDAY'S CELEBRATION V DIORAMA WORKSHOP

I know you are all DYING to see how it turned out, so here area peak at 5 pics from sunday's finale before tear down. By Friday TONS MORE will be added to the Celebration V Menu Section. PLUS you can see some of the footage I shot earlier in the week on my NiubNiub You Tube Channel... Enjoy....

 

 

Wednesday - August 18 - 2010

CELEBRATION V DIORAMA WORKSHOP : NIUBNIUB DIARY #2

Here's what we were doing exactly ONE WEEK AGO TODAY !!!! Hard to believe. It's almost like it never hapened until I see the footage and say, oh yeah, that was me LOL. Click on the picture below to see my CV Diorama Workshop NiubNiub Diary #2 - Wednesday...

Working on Diary #3 and Construction Day #1 Thursday Videos. Hopefully ready for tomorrow since I am going on a little vacation break in Ottawa for the weekend before I start work on my new film Project Monday. Stay Tuned... Frank.

 

CELEBRATION V DIORAMA WORKSHOP : NIUBNIUB DIARY #1

Let's start at the very begining... it's a very good place to start.... the first 3 notes are Do Re Mi ... oops wrong movie LOL. Hey everyone !!! Welcome back from CV, did you have a great time? Send me an email, I will soon open a readers memories type of page soon. Let the world and Lucasfilm know how much fun you had and how much you would want ANOTHER Diorama Workshop at CVI.

In the meantime, I've edited the best parts of my adventures FIRST DAY (last tuesday) for the YouTubeNNU Celebration V Diorama Workshop NiubNiub Diary #1. Check out what happened BEHIND THE SCENES from my flight leaving Montreal to bedtime at the hotel later that night. And find out about the WEIRD passenger in aisle 2C :P

I will rush out Diary #2 tonight if I can, Plus I have all the STILL versions to do for the Making Of section and Celebration V Diorama Workshop Section to do. PLUS, I start work on a NEW FILM project Monday so real world will start interfearing again with multiple updates in same week. I guess we will just have to see how that plays out...

 

Thursday - August 19 - 2010

THIS IS IT ... CV ECHO BASE DIORAMA ASSEMBLY MONTAGE

This is it everybody... 4 days... 1850 fans... 600 toys... The making of Celebration V's NiubNiubsUniverse Echo Base Diorama in 4 minutes. Click on the picture below to see the Final Construction and Assembly of our Echo Base Diorama.

This must be the BIGGEST Hoth Echo Base Diorama ever made. I doubt someone could fit this in their Basement ;p LOL


I want to THANK ALL the KIDS (and grownups :P) Who came to help us build this crazy project. Your smiles and spirits certainly helped me and Team NiubNiub keep what was left of our sanity - LOL. Enjoy the video and if the force is with us... Perhaps we meet again in 2013.... Jabba's Palace anyone? :P

 

 

 

Tuesday - August 24 - 2010

UPSIDE DOWN - NIUB IN THE REAL WORLD

Hey everyone, how was your weekend? Well the Real World has caught up with NiubNiub, I can no longer bask in the dreams of simply creating Star Wars Dioramas :) Yesterday I started my new contract on Upside Down, Starring Kirsten Dunst coming out next May. So My weekdays will be filled once again with the long hours of film visual effects. I will be able to sneak an hour or two a night updating the Celebration V Menus in order for you guys to have access to ALL decals, Blueprints and instructions to recreate the Hoth Diorama at home. Just check the site daily, I will post as often as I can when the pages are ready for uploads.

Don't you wish you could Clone yourslef in two :)

 

CELEBRATION V - YOUR COMMENTS PLEASE

I am soon posting the Echo Base FAN FEEDBACK Page and I need YOUR COMMENTS more then ever if you participated or came by to see the Diorama in Orlando.

If you want a Diorama Workshop at CVI - WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK and YOUR SUPPORT to show Lucasfilm that you want another Workshop in 2013. Your feedback will determine our involment in the next one. I will be 50 in 2013 !!!! My god that is scary to read, especially when I am mentally 12 LOL.

Send your Feedback TODAY - I truly welcome it.

 

 

 


 

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