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CELEBRATION III COVERAGE COMPLETE
See what you missed or come Re-Visit the Death Star
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MAKING OF TUTORIAL
Star Wars : Episode VI - Ewok Spiral Platform
CELEBRATION IV COVERAGE COMPLETE
See what you missed or re-visit Endor Again & Again
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TODAY'S POSTS

COOL ZONE
EDGE OF TOMORROW

COOL ZONE - MOVIE CAREER VISUAL EFFECTS
EDGE OF TOMORROW - COMIC-CON POSTER REVEALS 

This update took a lot longer then planned - so first off I must say HELLO :) Glad to be back even if it will be short lived for a while...

As many of you who have visited or following me for the last couple of years, you may be aware that when I don't make Dioramas I actually have a real job making Visual Effects for Movies. I've been a Digital Compositor for longer then I can remember - but have been away from it all for the past 2 years taking care of family issues. Now that mom passed away, and that stress is lifted from my shoulders, and my 4 year lawsuit is coming at an end in March next year, it was perfect timing to get back to what I love best. (after Dioramas of course ;p)

Having a MEGA HUGE Studio like FRAMESTORE open a division here in Montreal, was just perfect timing as well as AWESOME, and knowing many of my friends where already there working hard on finishing ROBOCOP, I knew that was the place I wanted to go back to work at. Plus it's in my home town AND 20 minute walk from the loft. Can't get more perfect then that. Well actually it could :)

I can FINALLY tell you that my first film in 2 years is called EDGE OF FOREVER starring TOM CRUISE and EMILLY BLUNT. You can't get bigger names then that, AND, a film that I can tell you will surely be one of the BIGGEST films of next summer. I would be first in line opening night to see this movie even if I wasn't working on it. I can't wait till you guys see the trailer in a couple weeks. It's gonna be DA BOMB !!!!

Ok enough before I say things I'm not supposed to talk about and get sued by warner bros. Yikes :P Seriously though, I am thrilled to be back at work, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight. 2014 is gonna be a GREAT year personally, and I can't wait to share it with you.

Until then, unfortunately, this means not as many updates here for Toys and Dioramas as in the past months, especially since I've been away for so long, I am giving myself 300% to Framestore and getting the rusty wheels to full speed ahead. Come next year, I will surely be able to combine work and hobby as I did for 10+ years at NiubNiub's. So don't panick - I'm not going anywhere, we shall get there eventually :)

For now, enjoy the posters, check out the links to the videos and Comic-Con footage and what else you can find out about the film that's not from ME :P LOL. I will put a link once the trailer hits so we can talk about that in the cool zone

Oh yeah, I can tell you that if things are slower here (due to the many hours to make graphics to post etc) it's easy for me to facebook and tweet so if you haven't joined me there yet - do so and come say hellow. I read all comments before bed at night.

all the best - Frank

Posted by Frank Diorio

NEWS
NEW COOL ZONE MENU

REAL WORLD NEWS UPDATE
NEW COOL ZONE MENU - MOVIE CAREER VISUAL EFFECTS 

Good morning everyone - After many requests asking me "what is the latest film I am working on?" (when not building dioramas) and "what was my fave film?" or "what shots did I do it such and such a film?" - well I decided to create a little NEW MENU in the COOL ZONE today called MOVIE CAREER VISUAL EFFECTS.

As it grows, you will see what films I've worked on, what shots, some breakdowns and some links to cool behind the scenes stuff that may interest the film fan side of you. I will even have some fun stories about each project and what is is like to work at each company like ILM. Since you visit to see movie dioramas, I am assuming you like movie stuff as well :)

When real work takes my time away from building scenes, this new section is where I will at least be able to post some news about what's eating up most of my time. I hope you enjoy it and keep checking in as today it is just in it's beginning stages. You can CLICK HERE to check it out.

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

NEWS
RETURN TO THE REAL WORLD

FRANK IN THE REAL WORLD
DWC NEWS -  STARTING A NEW MOVIE TODAY - POSTER TEASE 

First off, THANK YOU THANK YOU and THANK YOU to EVERYONE of you who sent me messages on Twitter, Facebook and e-mail upon my mom's death. It really helped reading all your supportive messages. So THANK YOU.

Now onto more CHEERFULL information. After taking care of everyone except myself for the last 2 years, Today marks the START on a new fork in the road. Yes, I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

After mom's initial Alzheimers diagnosis, goverment paperwork, taking care of her finances, my 4 year (finally going to the judge in March) lawsuit against a "supposed" OLD friend (NEVER mix Friends and Money), Depression, Weight gain, weight loss, weight gain, my aunts Alzheimers diagnosis, taking care of her paperwork and finances, mom's passing, wow, that's a LOT of stress on one's shoulders. I can start living MY life again and it feels GREAT.

It's getting late (I had a crazy weekend getting ready for this morning) so I didn't have time to prepare the NEW Cool Zone section as I was planning for this mornings post, so instead of showing NOTHING, today I decided to TEASE YOU by showing you an image from the poster of the NEW MOVIE I start working on Today at Framestore Montreal. The movie isn't too shabby either ;p It's a HUGE did I say HUGE title with HUGE stars that opens NEXT summer.

I will find some time during the week to spill more info including LINKS and IMAGES (of what's available so far for public viewing) about the film and it's stars. I can say that if I wasn't working on this, I would be at the cinema opening day paying my $15 to see it. Hee Hee. 

OK, well I dont want to be late my FIRST DAY, so see you later and chat with you soon. Did I tell you how EXCITED I WAS ? :D

Frank

Posted by Frank Diorio

NEWS
THANK YOU MOM - I WILL MISS YOU

FRANK IN THE REAL WORLD - LOVE YOU MOM
DWC NEWS -  MY MOM DIED TONIGHT AFTER 7 YEARS ALZHEIMERS 

Those of you who have known me for a while now, know that my mom and for past 2 years, my dear aunt as well, have been struck with Alzheimers. Taking care of not just mom, a 90 year old woman alone but now 2 family members, sure has taken a toll on me. I've had to put my life on hold these past couple years because of it.

Well after 7 years, LONG YEARS of HELL on earth, my mom finally died this morning at 1:50 am. It only took less then 24 hrs of high fever for mom to pass in her sleep last night. it's been a long road of very funny, very crazy and sad moments, but in the end, c'est un GROS soulagement as we say in french. A BIG RELIEF.

To lay the last 16 months as a vegetable, day in and day out, in a bed in your own vomit, pee and poop staring at halucinations on the ceiling is NOT a way anyone should end their life. Not even your worst enemy. It is NO way for anyone to end their life. 

You may also know if you are a fan of the site that I work in Film Visual Effects as a compositor. And that I like Star Wars and making Dioramas ;p Well I have MOM to THANK for that.

Ever since I was a kid, I can remember sitting together watching Star Trek and Space 1999 and being scared shitless watching the martians on UFO - LOL. My mom took my friends and I to the PREMIERE of EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, waiting 4 hours on the ROOFTOP of the highrise in montreal where the film was playing.

Mom also got me into collecting. One of my FONDEST memories was when I woke up on my 14th birthday and while in my sleep, had placed DOZENS of Star Wars Action Figures all over my room. I opened my eyes and saw Darth Vader, WOW, then turned my head and saw Tusken Raider, then R2 and Snaggle tooth and Jawas !!! I couldn't believe it. it was the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER. Mom you will TRULY BE MISSED and I cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH for putting the LOVE of Sceience Fiction and Fantasy into me that has led me to my Carreer. I OWE YOU SO MUCH for that.

SO tonight, Everyone,  Have a piece of Lemon Pie as a toast to mom, it was here fave (and mine, I'd eat the whole thing LOL)

Sleep well mom. You deserve it after the hell you've been through.X0X.

Frank

Posted by Frank Diorio

COOL ZONE
COOL ZONE NEW FEATURE

FRANK DIORIO INTERVIEWS
COOL ZONE BRAND NEW MENU

Being online for almost 2 years now (and more then 10 years at NiubNiub's Universe), I've had the chance to chat with some pretty cool people over the years but never really had a place (or technology at the time) to put them all in one spot for you to listen to. Well the wait it over, I am finally getting organized LOL.

I have created a brand NEW - INTERVIEWS WITH FRANK DIORIO - (that's me ;p) thumbnail over at the COOL ZONE menu. In it I will be placing all the podcast interviews I have done at past Celebrations and press kits. Sometimes I actually say some pretty smart things about the hobby and such :P

I started with the latest interview from this week - a chat with ActionFigureBlues.Com and in the coming days, will dig out and find the digital files and start adding those up as well.

If you want to hear my interviews and conversations with fellow fans, head on over to the COOL ZONE menu and select the INTERVIEW thumbnail. or you can Click Here to warp directly to the links page.

Frank

Posted by Frank Diorio

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