Update on progress:
We've partnered up with IADT, their wonderful staff is helping us with our rendering needs, Stas Poritskiy from IADT is optimizing all of our render files for the Argo and Colony shots. We are working out a pipeline and compositing template for the interior colony shots. Sorry for the lack of updates everyone, L5 is moving ahead every day in leaps and bounds. We are doing stuff that has never been done before on this kind of budget, it's definitely a huge challenge but we are up for it. I wish I could post updates, but they would look like this:
"Today we converted all .jpg texture maps to .map files to optimize mental ray's RAM usage! And tomorrow, we're going to try to re-render a bunch of stuff with better raytracing!"
More REAL updates to come soon. Thank you everyone for your encouragement and support! We are working on this literally around the clock, often at the expense of eating and paying rent! WOOO FILM MAKING!!!