Oats Studios – Volume 1 “Rakka” from Neill Blomkamp & Downloadable Assets
District 9 is one of my favorite Sci-Fi experiences. I remember going into the theater to see it and having no idea really what I was in store for. The cryptic marketing I would see online of a cordoned off area with a “No Humans” really had my attention. The rest of Blomkamp’s filmography was a huge disappointment and I keep hoping he can capture the imagination and originality of District 9 again.
After the disappointing announcement that Blomkamp would not be heading up a new Alien film he started a new venture called Oats Studios. A vehicle to release short films and (I hope) unleash his creativity unfettered by the Hollywood machine.
Oats Studios – Vol 1 – Rakka is out for free on YouTube, and it could be what the new Alien films should have been. What I think is even cooler is that they are selling assets used in the making of the short on Steam. You’ll have access to:
- Downloadable video files of Rakka including a 5.1 surround sound mix
- Rakka Concept Art
- Rakka Scripts
- 3d Assets
“We are currently in the process of packaging up other content in Rakka that we plan to deliver to the supporters as it becomes available. Here is a list of some of the additional content we aim to include”
- Dailies from Rakka
- Visual Effects Behind the Scenes
- Sound Track
- Sound Stems
It seems like a very cool way to give viewers an inside look into what made the short and lets them even play with the assets themselves. Check out the short below, and the Steam Page if you’re interested in the assets