THE ROAD AHEAD
NEW ROAD, NEW STORY ON OUR PATH
Artwork by Nata German
THE ROAD AHEAD
NEW ROAD, NEW STORY ON OUR PATH
Artwork by Nata German
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
Project Ixtlan was conceived as a series of films based on the books by Carlos Castaneda. In our opinion, it is impossible to fit the writer's work into one full-length film or even several films. That is why we plan to shoot episode after episode, gradually revealing the narrative, as the author himself did in his books.
With the release of the first "the Spot" episode, we received many positive reviews with the same question: "When is the next episode coming out?"

Today we will lift the veil over the second series of the Project Ixtlan!

Artwork by Dari Vandadi
NEW CHALLENGE
The second series of the project is a serious step for our team. The history itself is much more eventful, the timing is much longer. We will discover several unusual locations, meet new heroes besides Carlos and Don Juan, and dive into new amazing events!

In addition to serious creative challenges, the main task of the second film is to significantly reduce the production time! It took over three years to make the first movie!
The main reason was limited and unstable funding for the project. That is why we could not attract a team of specialists, and most of the post-production work was done by two people in their free time from the main work.

It should be different this time!
OUR GOAL IS TO COMPLETE THE SECOND SERIES IN 1 YEAR FROM THE BEGINNING OF PRODUCTION!
Artwork by Nata German
NEW TECHNOLOGIES
To invest in these terms, we need new production technologies and a larger budget. For the second series, we plan to use virtual production technology

It will allow us to speed up two, or even three times as fast compared to conventional shooting methods. How much we can incorporate this technology into our filming process will depend on the overall budget of the film.

Virtual production is an emerging method that uses a suite of software tools to combine live action footage and computer graphics in a real-time.
Several examples of virtual production. The visual effects on LED walls render in real-time.
THE PROJECT'S BUDGET
The planned budget for the second series is much larger than for the first film. Unfortunately, such a project cannot be accomplished independently with minimal funds. Production of the film requires the participation of paid professionals in all areas, especially in visual effects.

Due to lack of copyright, we cannot sell our films. Your donations are the only source of funding for the project. If you enjoyed the first episode "The Spot" and would like to see the story continue, please help by making a contribution.
Realizing that it will be extremely difficult to collect such a sum with donations alone, we hope to attract patrons of the arts who are not indifferent to the work of Carlos Castaneda.
For clarity, below is a funding scheme for the second episode with a progress bar. Each completed funding phase opens a new production stage for the film.The sooner we can raise the money we need, the sooner we can get started.
PRE-PRODUCTION
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At this stage we begin all required preparations for production. We'll acquire the basic equipment for the virtual production and start making tests. We'll have a read-through of the script by cast, prepare all design docs for sets and gather crew.
This is the most important stage of the timeline. Here we begin the principal shooting with actors on completed sets and cameras rolling.
The most compicated part starts here. Editing, sound design and fx, music composing, color grading and VFX are all parts of post-production. The most of the budget will be spend on this stage.
We start sets construction here. Episode 2 have several diverse locations which will be partially created and augmented with virtual sets.
When we reach this point we'll start making virtual sets for episode 2. They will be highly demanded at production stage.
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WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ON THE IXTLAN PROJECT!
Artwork by Nata German
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