Wing Commander composer George Oldziey has another update on the progress of his album campaign. He's still diligently working on sending out the discs that backers ordered, but the timetable has been slower than he'd have liked. He has had some exciting distractions, however! In addition to moving from Austin to LA, he's had a couple of major professional jobs to attend to with great results. The full update is below:
Greetings all! I just wanted to apologize for the slowness of delivery on this phase 1 of Volume 2 campaign. I did complete recording the bar music and delivery of digital files and score pdfs. But I still owe some of you physical CDs as well as MIDI mockups of the (hopefully) soon to be recorded orchestral music (pending success of a subsequent phase).
This has been a year of huge transition for me and my wife Suzi. I've been spending most of my time in LA trying to kickstart (pun intended) the continuation of my film music career. There has FINALLY been some motion to that end! I recently (the last 2 weeks) was part of Danny Elfman's orchestration team for his upcoming score for The Grinch. I was also the winner for Best Musical Score in the 2018 LA Live Score Film Festival! That was indeed an honor.
But the hardest work was preparing for a permanent move to SoCal with Suzi, for which we are in the final week of prep. Moving is tough enough, but moving across country when you've called one place your home for over 30 years is quite a challenge!
OK, no more excuses! You amazing fans will indeed receive what I promised. It will just be much later than I originally anticipated. For that I apologize because you all are the BEST fans in the world!
Thank you for your patience!
Nephilim Fleet Seeing Red
During Saturday night's exciting birthday festivities, renowned Nephilim artist Dark Sentinel released this ominous picture. It features a large bug fleet crossing an eerie red backdrop. The image makes a fantastic wallpaper, but it also provides a striking glimpse of what's to come in the world of Prophecy & Secret Ops modding! (2018-08-20)
We're going to kick things off with a bang thanks to Fek'Leyr Targ! "For the CIC's 20th birthday, I felt that a simple 'happy birthday' was not enough for an occasion of this magnitude. So I decided to take the opportunity to improve my animation skills by creating this small gift for all of you to enjoy as a mean to show my appreciation for this awesome community as well as saying 'happy birthday' and 'thank you'. (2018-08-19)
More Birthday Greetings!
Legendary Origin composer George Oldziey also popped in to share a kind birthday message. We also appreciate all the work he's done to help bring Wing Commander music back in a big way! A lot of people are familiar with his major crowdfunding campaigns over the last few years to bring WC to a live orchestra, but George has actually been very supportive of the CIC since the very beginning. (2018-08-19)
Ghosts of CICs Past
To celebrate twenty years at wcnews.com, we're taking a look back at some of the visual layouts used here at the CIC. Kris has carefully recreated each of them as best as possible in our webmirrors area. (2018-08-19)
New Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack Released!
The latest version of the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack is here! As previously mentioned, this update includes the TCS Midway, Comm Relay base, initial glow emit maps and more. Download it from the link at the CIC Forums. (2018-08-19)