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The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of fans who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film.

A labor of love, this project combines all aspects of art from costuming & photography to CGI visual effects.  Our end goal is that we hope those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

Player Piano Reddit IAMA!

Hey Everyone, Tom Grey and Sonya Belousova of Player Piano, TZP's Youtube Partners for The Final Battle Film and Zelda music video, are doing an IAMA over on reddit! Now is your chance to ask them anything and everything about their videos, our collaborative Zelda short film, or anything else you might want to know!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/33eql6/we_are_sonya_belousova_tom_grey_best_known_as/

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Zelda Informer Interview!

If you are interested in learning more about The Final Battle short film, check out this fabulous interview by ZeldaInformer.com with Sarah Quillian of TZP, alongside Tom Grey and Sonya Belousova from Player Piano as they discuss the details and upcoming plans for The Final Battle short film!

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My Last Day On Earth

There are moments in the lives of artists and content creators when we find ourselves moved and inspired by our fans. This morning we found out that Jorge Adkins, a 22 year old suffering from brain cancer, passed away on Sunday. He was a fan of Zelda, and of all the images in the world he could have used to represent his love for the series, he chose our own. It is an honor to know that something we created was used in the final words of goodbye a fellow Zelda fan gave to the online world. Rest in peace, Jorge. We will continue to make great things to inspire others like yourself, and we will always remember you.

Please follow the link to imgur.com to read about Jorge.

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Live Action Zelda Teaser Trailer!

Hi everyone!  We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with the fabulous Tom Grey and Sonya Belousova from Player Piano, and after 2 years of hard work, we are finally able to share this teaser with you!  So much went into this, and so many people poured hours of their free time into making it as awesome as possible!  The teaser serves as a prequel to the live action Zelda movie we are producing this year based on the epic battle between Link and Ganondorf for the fate of the Kingdom of Hyrule and Princess Zelda! 

For more information on how to become part of the project, head on over to our Contribution Page! or email us at info(@)thezeldaproject.net! We would love to hear from you.

 
 
Cast:
 
Link - Wes Johnson
Navi - Whitney Moore
Voice of Navi - Kelly Jean
Epona - Big John & Big Red
 
Crew:
 
Director - Clinton Jones (https://www.youtube.com/user/pwnisher)
DP - Jan Michael Losada
Producer - Sarah Quillian
Associate Producer - Michael McGuire
Associate Producer - Alessandro Schiassi
Exec Producer - Garrett Scott
Exec Producer Player Piano - Tom Grey
Exec Producer Player Piano - Sonya Belousova
Costume Designer - Sarah Quillian
VFX Supervisor - Alessandro Schiassi
Navi Stunt Coordinator - Eric Linden
Navi Stunt Assistant - Joe Ross
Stunt Rider - Bryan Ludens
On-Set VFX Supervisor - Josh Galbincea
Cam Op - Jeong-Seok Park
Steady Cam Op - Sean Carroll
Camera Truck - John Sedano
Behind the Scenes - Gerardo Hernandez
Set Costumer - Vanessa Walton
Special FX Sculptor - Chase Birdsong
Wig Stylist - Darnell Shepard
Make-Up - Chase Birdsong, Cale Thomas, Brydie Stone
Link Shield - Chris Hamburger
Horse Trainer - Jennifer Gable
Horse Make-Up/Wrangler - Marcus Eddings
Equine Vet Tech - Marcus Eddings
Horse Wrangler - John Sedano, Jerry Rudolph
 
Post Production:
 
Editor - Gabe Stowers
Composer - Wayne Strange
Music Coordinator - Jeron Moore
Sound Design - Clinton Jones
Navi Sound Design - Rich Witt
Assistant Editor - Trevor Lindborg, Hector Omar Soto
Matte Painters - Tiziano Fioriti, Saad Alayyoubi, Sarah Quillian
Matte Painter - Sarah Quillian
RotoScope Artist - Assunta Garruto
RotoScope Artist - Tillman Dierkes
Compositors - Alessandro Schiassi, Clinton Jones
Nuke Compositor - Carlo Vega
Particle Animator - Chris Ferrari
3D Modeler - Enrico Avila Patterson
Matchmovers - Alessandro Schiassi, Carlo Vega, Tiziano Fioriti
Studio Still Photography - Greg DeStefano
Stock Photographer - Julia Starr
Still Compositing & Matte Painting - Luca Pisanu
Navi Still Artist - Julia Starr
Digital Artists - Lamberto Azzariti and Roberto Oleotto
 
Stock Footage - Sony Pictures Stock Footage, NatureFootage
 
Special Thanks: 
Dawn Stafford, Stafford Ranch, & Neighbors
Jerry & Carol Rudolph
David Van Sickle and Family
Hawk Dalnon
 
In loving memory to Big Red.
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Princess Zelda Resting by the Koi Pond

Princess Zelda in the GardenI'll never forget the days we spent together in Hyrule... And I believe in my heart that a day will come when I shall meet you again....

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short.

Zelda: Joellen Elam Lillyxandra
Costume: Sarah Quillian Scott Adella
Wig: Sarah Quillian Scott Adella
Photography: Jan-Michael Losada www.jan-michaellosada.com
Makeup/Special FX: Sarah Quillian Scott Adella Joellen Elam Lillyxandra
Custom armor: Aaron Granofsky
Tabard Apron: Chris Patterson
Guards: Michael Huffman, Kody Klein, Luciano Gianola

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FFFFFFFF this one was as long a time coming as Fire Temple. Joellen and I have been trying to get this shoot done for forever! I'm so stoked it's finally on it's way to your eyes!  I'm not even kidding when I say I have made 3 of these dresses in order to get this right.  The preliminary pattern worked well, but the first dress had ugly fabric so I changed that up, and then the second dress had beautiful fabric but I accidentally cut the keyhole in the front too deep and it fell beneath the armor.  (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ AAAAHHH!!!  Third time was a charm!

The dress is lined in poly 70denier, and the shell and overlay are silk taffeta and silk chiffon.  The armor was a custom craft by Aaron Granofsky, and made to fit a duct tape torso of Joellen that he flew back home with in his suitcase.  I'm sure the TSA scratched their heads over that one!  The wig was probably the most fun out of all for me, and those curls in the front looked so good initially, but in 104F/40F heat, it was nearly impossible to keep any real shape to them, but I swear they looked impeccable when we first put it on!  Lastly, Chris Patterson is an embroidery wizard.  He incorporated some fabulous historical techniques to create the beautiful textures and stitching on the apron.  Can't wait to show more photos!  Hope everyone enjoys these in this series.  We plan on shooting a LinkxZelda series pretty soon.  We are working on getting permission from a local church to shoot the Temple of Time/Captured! Scene!

This cosplay photo was a huge combined group effort that was a labor of love by friends and fans of the Legend of Zelda series. Combining all aspects of art from photography to digital editing, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. As always, this has been incredibly rewarding, and we hope that those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Without all of your support and kindness we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. We only hope that with what we produce, a smile is put on your face!

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Princess Zelda in Hyrule Castle Garden

Princess Zelda cosplayOn afternoons like this, as the days grew shorter and the evenings more brisk, she chose to walk the gardens and reflect.  Sometimes she would stop to greet the soldiers, and other times she would only sit in silence, weighing on the events of the day and breathing in the scent of the coming seasons change.

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short.

Zelda: Joellen Elam
Costume: Sarah Quillian Scott
Wig: Sarah Quillian Scott
Photography: Jan-Michael Losada http://www.jan-michaellosada.com
Makeup/Special FX: Sarah Quillian Scott, Joellen Elam
Custom armor: Aaron Granofsky
Tabard Apron: Chris Patterson

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FFFFFFFF this one was as long a time coming as Fire Temple. Joellen and I have been trying to get this shoot done for forever! I'm so stoked it's finally on it's way to your eyes!  I'm not even kidding when I say I have made 3 of these dresses in order to get this right.  The preliminary pattern worked well, but the first dress had ugly fabric so I changed that up, and then the second dress had beautiful fabric but I accidentally cut the keyhole in the front too deep and it fell beneath the armor.  

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ AAAAHHH!!!  Third time was a charm!

The dress is lined in poly 70denier, and the shell and overlay are silk taffeta and silk chiffon.  The armor was a custom craft by Aaron Granofsky, and made to fit a duct tape torso of Joellen that he flew back home with in his suitcase.  I'm sure the TSA scratched their heads over that one!  The wig was probably the most fun out of all for me, and those curls in the front looked so good initially, but in 104F/40F heat, it was nearly impossible to keep any real shape to them, but I swear they looked impeccable when we first put it on!  Lastly, Chris Patterson is an embroidery wizard.  He incorporated some fabulous historical techniques to create the beautiful textures and stitching on the apron.  Can't wait to show more photos!  Hope everyone enjoys these in this series.  We plan on shooting a LinkxZelda series pretty soon.  We are working on getting permission from a local church to shoot the Temple of Time/Captured! Scene!

This cosplay photo was a huge combined group effort that was a labor of love by friends and fans of the Legend of Zelda series. Combining all aspects of art from photography to digital editing, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. As always, this has been incredibly rewarding, and we hope that those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Without all of your support and kindness we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. We only hope that with what we produce, a smile is put on your face!

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Death Mountain Overlook

Link stepped off the trail leading to the summit of Death Mountain to gaze out on the valley of Hyrule below.  Kakariko could be seen at the base of the mountain, and far beyond it, the smoldering glow of Ganondorf's domain cut through the perpetual stormy clouds like a fiery haze.

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short.

Link: Wes Johnson
Navi: Whitney Moore
Costume: Sarah Quillian Scott
Photography: Indigo Verse Photography
Makeup/Special FX: Chase Birdsong
Matte Painting: Sarah Quillian Scott, Luca Pisanu
Concept: Saad Alayyoubi
Leatherworking: Sarah Quillian Scott, Ben Wallace
Sword/Shield/Sheath: Aaron Granofsky
Navi Effects: Julia Starr

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This whole Fire Temple/Death Mountain thing has been a long time coming.  The death mountain portion of these shots were taken in Valley of Fire, NV.  The Fire Temple interior shots were from the Mojave Lava Tubes.  Both shoots were pretty intense, and I have to say this was definitely the most difficult of shoots to do, especially the editing.  A lot of the editing I started myself, including the majority of this one, but since my abilities in photoshop are limited, and sometimes you just can't see your own shortcomings, Luca stepped in to polish up this piece so that it could look more believable.  A number of different artists, including Saad who designed the original concept for this piece that was leaked onto Kotaku about 6 months ago, have contributed to this shoot in small ways, and managing all the assets coming together for the final piece of art was sometimes easy and sometimes really difficult! 

This cosplay photo was a huge combined group effort that was a labor of love by friends and fans of the Legend of Zelda series. Combining all aspects of art from photography to digital editing, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. As always, this has been incredibly rewarding, and we hope that those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Without all of your support and kindness we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. We only hope that with what we produce, a smile is put on your face!

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Princess Zelda at last!

It had been ten years since the boy in green came to her with a story about a doomed future that they alone could change.  She had given him the Ocarina of Time for safe keeping, a memento of their time together, and watched as he rode away in search of his fairy companion.  On afternoons like this, she wandered the castle gardens, wondering if one day he would return.

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short.

Zelda: Joellen Elam
Costume: Sarah Quillian Scott
Wig: Sarah Quillian Scott
Photography: Jan-Michael Losada http://www.jan-michaellosada.com
Makeup/Special FX: Sarah Quillian Scott, Joellen Elam
Custom armor: Aaron Granofsky
Tabard Apron: Chris Patterson

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FFFFFFFF this one was as long a time coming as Fire Temple. Joellen and I have been trying to get this shoot done for forever! I'm so stoked it's finally on it's way to your eyes!  I'm not even kidding when I say I have made 3 of these dresses in order to get this right.  The preliminary pattern worked well, but the first dress had ugly fabric so I changed that up, and then the second dress had beautiful fabric but I accidentally cut the keyhole in the front too deep and it fell beneath the armor.  

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ AAAAHHH!!!  Third time was a charm!

The dress is lined in poly 70denier, and the shell and overlay are silk taffeta and silk chiffon.  The armor was a custom craft by Aaron Granofsky, and made to fit a duct tape torso of Joellen that he flew back home with in his suitcase.  I'm sure the TSA scratched their heads over that one!  The wig was probably the most fun out of all for me, and those curls in the front looked so good initially, but in 104F/40F heat, it was nearly impossible to keep any real shape to them, but I swear they looked impeccable when we first put it on!  Lastly, Chris Patterson is an embroidery wizard.  He incorporated some fabulous historical techniques to create the beautiful textures and stitching on the apron.  Can't wait to show more photos!  Hope everyone enjoys these in this series.  We plan on shooting a LinkxZelda series pretty soon.  We are working on getting permission from a local church to shoot the Temple of Time/Captured! Scene!

This cosplay photo was a huge combined group effort that was a labor of love by friends and fans of the Legend of Zelda series. Combining all aspects of art from photography to digital editing, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. As always, this has been incredibly rewarding, and we hope that those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Without all of your support and kindness we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. We only hope that with what we produce, a smile is put on your face!

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