Sinbad The Fifth Voyage development of a Fantasy Film – from director Shahin Sean Solimon

Regal Cinemas at LA Live Playing Sinbad The Fifth Voyage writer/creator/director Shahin Sean Solimon

Regal Cinemas at LA Live Playing Sinbad The Fifth Voyage writer/creator/director Shahin Sean Solimon

Seeing this view at Regal LA Live of Sinbad in theaters really was the start of a dream manifested into reality… but it all started from the imagination of yours truly on a late Saturday night!

Sinbad The Fifth Voyage Goliath Crab
Sinbad The Fifth Voyage  Production Concepts: “The Goliath Crab” Dir. Shain Sean Solimon

As the creator – director of the famed hero and fantasy film: Sinbad The Fifth Voyage (2014)
I can tell you first hand, it required a lot of hard work, creativity and of course storytelling to ultimately produce. In this post, I have added some of the processes. A very big and special thanks to the production crew that helped manifest “Sinbad” into reality.

Sci-Fi Magazine article covering "Sinbad" about Shahin Sean Solimon by Writer Jeff Berkwits

Sci-Fi Magazine article of “Sinbad” and Shahin Sean Solimon by Writer Jeff Berkwits

The above story was published in ScyFy magazine by writer Jeff Berkwits, it was an honor to be mentioned and covered by them. All the coverage of this humbling project (Sinbad The Fifth Voyage), this was probably my favorite… especially reading it at a Barnes and Noble for the first time, I felt I had broken through to a certain extent. I am big into Sci-Fi movies as of other genres, so this was a big honor!

Sinbad BTS with Shahin Sean Solimon and Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as The Grim Reaper

Sinbad BTS with Shahin Sean Solimon and Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as The Grim Reaper

… stay tuned, I will be adding to this post as time permits!

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Steady as she goes on Sinbad Post Production…

Hi Everyone,

Haven’t posted in a while, because of the enormous work load in post, and I don’t believe in spending time writing posts and tweeting when we are working and concentrating on shots. But thought I would take time and write a little update.

As everyone knows our project requires special handling with all these VFX shots, and like anything else that is of high quality. We are working our way through them carefully. We know you all want to see Sinbad in action, so we are working over time for you and us as well. But all good things to those who wait! :)

Good stuff just around the corner…hang tight and you shall be rewarded! :)

We love you and God bless!!

SSS~

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Sinbad Unique Post Production Forges Ahead

Our Post Production is flowing smoothly. Sinbad (unlike most films) has a certain style that we are introducing to a new generation of movie fans, as well as bringing back memories of yesteryear for others. We are all very proud of our work, therefore we are making sure of that. Ive said it before and I will say it again; quoting a great actor and filmmaker Orson Wells: “We shall serve no wine before its time.” :) )

I wanted to send a big “thank you” to all the artist working on this project, it is a pleasure to be working with them all.Cant wait to do a toast with you all when we open!

God bless…

SSS~

PS. Thought we would treat everyone sneak shot: Goliath Crab Creature

Goliath Crab Creature - Sinbad The Fifth Voyage

Goliath Crab Creature Attacks - Still from 'Sinbad The Fifth Voyage'

 

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Sinbad post production notes

We have been getting lots of inquiries about status on Sinbad The Fifth Voyage and release date …

Because of the historic aspect of this film, using new technology and the wonderful nostalgia of old or Dynamation. It is basically taking us double, maybe triple the amount of time to complete the VFX. When doing Dynamation or Stop-Animation, you are shooting frame by frame VS having the computer generate the animation through CGI, which is how it is done in all modern film, and quite frankly maybe the modern CGI is getting a tad boring :)

Everyone hang tight we are working hard to complete post production!! :)

Sinbad The Fifth Voyage (Alakei Statue)

"Alakei" - Sinbad The Fifth Voyage

SSS~

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Sinbad the Fifth Voyage… Documentary Planned

I am super excited about this. We are planning on making a separate documentary titled “Sinbad – The Making of”, in it will be insights from pre-production, all the way through post-production, distribution and on to the BIG release date!! We will also have candid interviews with people from all aspects of production that we have come across.

I think it will be a wonderful insight to movie making. For those of you who want to know all the hurdles of making a film like Sinbad. I look forward to that…. should be fun!!

SSS~

Sinbad: Behind the Scenes Shahin Sean Solimon and DP Roger Mende

Behind the Scenes Shahin Sean Solimon and DP Roger Mende, looking over a shot on storyboards.

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Introducing “Sinbad The Fifth Voyage” to a new world ….

I consider my adventures in re-introducing “Sinbad The Fifth Voyage” to a new generation of movie fans a dream come true. My colleagues and I have been working on this very special project for sometime now, and we are extremely proud of how post-production is coming along… stay tuned there will be much more to come!!

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