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GREY DOMINION TRAILER 4- GREYEARTH-BOUND and CASTING!

“In 2019, the Grey took over the Earth.

Ten years later, it’s about time we took it back.

Grey Earth- Bound. The Revolution begins.

TODAY!”

 

Lucius Leroy Jakaaran. 28/02/2029CE

 

There’s yet another trailer up for GD, short but sweet. LLJ sends out the call to arms.

Now the Next phase of the project is to get the characters cast, something to do over half term!

So LLJ and his sister LORETTA- Human characters, non-white Northern. DARIEL- Elven female. CAPTAIN FAIRFAX- White female. JANIE KUZAZURI- Oriental female

(voices)-EMKON- Yeti male. ‘THE TWINS’- Mutant Greys Male/female COMMANDER RECIUS-Grey male. THE GREYLORD- Female or male.

Now it’s time to get organised Ian- There’s a scary concept!

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HAVEN’T I BEEN HERE BEFORE?- Another walk round Halton Castle

tvp1.jpgYes, it’s that time of year again when I go for a little jaunt up the hill to walk round the ruins of Halton Castle and take a view over the River Mersey.

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been up there over the years, but I have never been inside. My Mum did, when she researched her Historical Novels, but I’ve never managed it- so something to do differently for next time I think!

Seeing the new Mersey Gateway Bridge for the first time was different, even tried getting a couple of shots of both bridges- check out the Facebook photos.

At least it was a nice sunny day to kick off the new term!

The photos- https://www.facebook.com/MrTigletsTravels/

The Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rycnrB5FpYQ 

A short history lesson- listen up at the back!-

https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/ians-travelblog-halton-castle/

And back round again!

https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/ians-travelblog-the-return-to-halton-castle/

 

AND WITH VIDEOS!-

https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/ians-travelblog-halton-castle-3/

And even an entry on the old Hiking website-

https://ianstravelblogadventures.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/the-last-time-it-snowed-in-march-was-three-years-ago/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS- THE BEST OF 2018

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS- THE BEST OF 2018

Time for another video update, well over due anyway, like my Library books probably are!

I had thought about another 10-15 minute epic, but Eric Calderone’s Metal cover of Bohemian Rhapsody swayed me toward something quick and simple, although watching it back, there should have been a few tighter edits- though the end is probably one of the funniest things I saw all year.

There are a few new events I’ve been to- Bolton Comic Con, Lightnight Liverpool, as well as The Pirate Festival and Fire sessions with the Fire Project. I even took in a bit more architecture, though I’m not sure about Art Fairs anymore.

Wildlife has been a bit thin on the ground, seeing the Fox was great, but need to practice that a bit more. Comic Cons are still the main events, so I’m looking at going London or Birmingham this year.

And there were a few Welsh Castles, something else to finish off, at least in North Wales anyway.

So there you go, Any way the wind blows, the Best of 2018!

 

GREY DOMINION TRAILER 3- IRREVOCABLY CHANGED

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“No one could’ve dreamed in the early years of the 21st century that First Contact with another Race from across the gulf of Space would irrevocably change every aspect of life on Earth,

I fell into a coma in 2018 and awoke nearly a decade later to a nightmare dystopic reality.

An Earth Irrevocably changed.

An Earth under the Grip of The Grey Dominion,”

 

That’s the state of the Grey Dominion at the moment. Working on characters and planning ahead, not rushing it. As you can see from the Trailer, here’s the First look into the heart of the Dominion and the Central Domeship, or MotherDomeship as it settled over the Atlantic ocean. The Grey Lord surrounded by Elite GreyTroopers.

I’m going to start working on revealing other Subject Races- the Yeti, Elven and Dragonmen. It’s an exciting time. Plus you can like and follow updates on my Grey Dominion page on Facebook too!

2019- Prepare for Contact!

https://www.facebook.com/Grey-Dominion-289336418489458/

 

 

GREY DOMINION CONCEPT ART- CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

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GREY DOMINION CONCEPT ART- CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

As well as not completing the short film this Christmas, I realised I haven’t told anyone I’ve changed the timescale. I’ve also committed a bit of a faux-pas, although you wouldn’t know about it unless you’ve read the short story, which I haven’t shared as I’ve been submitting it to magazines. So far it’s been rejected by Interzone and Asimov’s,

Anyway, in the first Trailer, I did sme model shots from Pierhead, Woodside Ferry and New Brighton. It was ok, but I have since come to realise that the ship flying down the River Mersey was NOT the Domeship known as MerseyDome, but actually a Grey Battlesaucer. “What’s the blinkin difference?” you may ask. Well, a Battlesaucer is a fighter/troopship combo and a Domeship is the Capital-city-sized vessel that makes up 999 of the fleet, with the Central Domeship three times as big.

Trouble is I haven’t actually designed a Domeship, apart from in my head It’s like a rugby ball, but just the top, the bottom being flat, with anti-gravity repulsers underneath. I’ll have to design it, or get someone to draw it. That’s what I need, my own Ralph McQuarrie-type concept artist who’ll draw it for me.

Yeah, there’s an idea- any takers??

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ENDORSE/LIKE/FOLLOW/CONNECT!

I’ve been updating my profile on Linked In and noticed there are a few other places I need to update, so here’s a few that need likes/endorsements/connections etc!

Thanks!

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ian-cai-mercer-3a273233

https://twitter.com/IanCaiMercer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN8Wv832-_MbvFS2oEvFfEA

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Ian-Cai-Mercer/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AIan%20Cai%20Mercer

https://www.flickr.com/photos/162690167@N08/

https://www.photocrowd.com/photographer-community/101027/

https://www.stage32.com/lounge/introduce_yourself/Ian-Cai-Mercer

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/9247141.Ian_Cai_Mercer

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/iancaimercer/

http://www.bucketlistpublications.com/2013/03/18/an-adventure-beyond-the-rabbit-hole-on-the-lewis-carroll-trail-with-ian-cai-mercer-and-mr-tiglet/

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MrTigletsTravels/

https://www.facebook.com/Grey-Dominion-289336418489458/?ref=py_c

https://www.facebook.com/infinitewhoniverses/

 

 

 

500TH VIDEO!

So, I’ve finally made 500 videos, well, I’ve got the footage for a few more, so it’s mainly been catching up on editing the last couple of weeks, it’s a bit later than expected.

 So, I ended up realising one of the best things I have filmed was the Sunset from West Kirby Marine Lake the day after the Longest day in June. Shows how much I fell behind in editing that it’s taken me this long to sort it out, but I did it!

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