The Honesty of Lumatic Animation
Usually when a studio licenses the media rights to a book, the studio will make certain creative decisions that differ from the author’s presentation. Characters may change. Characters may disappear. Not every scene in the book is filmed. New scenes are added. Whatever the reason, the explanations for these choices are usually not made known […]
How to Announce Your Dragon Premiere
October 3, 2020. Director Tomer Eshed posts a Facebook video announcing the premiere of the English-language version of Dragon Rider at the Festival of Animation, Urania, Berlin in Germany. Watch for the surprise at the end. If this isn’t visible in Firefox try viewing it in Chrome or another browser. or click on this link.
Firedrake vs. Common Sense
Enroute to the Rim of Heaven, Ben asks Firedrake … … to show off his fire-breathing prowess … … as they are approaching a raging sandstorm. Makes sense, doesn’t it? To the filmmakers: Why not show the sandstorm blow up to our heroes from behind?
What happened to the samosa?
Seeking directions to the Rim of Heaven, Firedrake and his companions arrive at the Temple of the Dragon Rider in India. Subisha Gulab, the local guru, tells them the prophecy of Varin, the first Dragon Rider. Her husband Deepak arrives with a plate of samosa to refresh the visitors. He sets the plate on a […]
Side by Side with Firedrake
From Constantin Music, “Side by Side,” composed by Stefan Maria Schneider, sung by Reema, featuring a montage of clips from Drachenreiter / Dragon Rider / Firedrake The Silver Dragon: Details in German, here. Jawad Buddy presents the full extract from the film, here: Lumatic calls this “The Montage Sequence,” and these are their notes: The […]
From Lumatic’s “Making of Dragon Rider” webpage, some nice, expressive drawings of Firedrake the Silver Dragon. Click the image to unsqueeze and enlarge.
What’s His Name?
Slatebeard. He’s the wise ol’ dragon in Dragon Rider aka Firedrake The Silver Dragon. Alas, the only one who will listen to him is Firedrake, and that is, the Rim of Heaven is where their kind can go for refuge. Firedrake, our hero, decides to find it. Below are some character designs posted by Lumatic. […]
The Voice of Firedrake
What is it like to voice a dragon? How do you voice a dragon? For Dragon Rider, aka Firedrake The Silver Dragon, Thomas Brodie-Sangster voiced the lead character. He discusses his role in the following videos. From Premiere Scene, January 27, 2021. Posted by HeyUGuys, February 8, 2021. Here is Brodie-Sangster behind the mic: MTV […]
How Firedrake the Silver Dragon Sizes Up
In animation production, animators refer to size comparison charts to make sure the characters are in the proper size relationship when they interact. For example, this is the comp chart for the main cast of Dragon Rider, aka Firedrake The Silver Dragon, presented at Lumatic’s website. Click on the image to unsqueeze and enlarge it.
How to Finance Your Dragon
In early 2016, Constantin Film AG commissioned Lumatic GmbH & Co. KG made a finance teaser for AFM, the American Film Market, to attract investors to fund an animated feature, Dragon Rider, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by German author Cornelia Funke. This is fun. Watch: Dragon Rider AFM Teaser from LUMATIC […]