C-REM OF MJJ PROD
Some time ago legendary French crew MJJ PROD came back to life. Of course
you surely remember them from demos like ANOMALY and the many Gfx their artists
Niko and Wilfried produced for other crews like Oxygene among others. This
revival of MJJ PROD didn't happen easily with their first - new - steps highly
(and rightfully imho) criticized in diskmagazines, including Alive, but that's
an old story and we'll try to avoid causing another uproar :)
Their super active gfxman C-rem surely shows these incidents won't stop him
esp as we all could enjoy great gfx from him in MOVING INTO DARKNESS, DHS
brilliant ST entry at Error In Line 3. C-rem has suddenly wiped out all other
graphicians, coming from - almost :) - nowhere. Where does he come from ? Is he
a newcomer ? Who abducted Mulder ? The truth is out there !
STS : Hi Emeric, how are you doing today ? Let's start this interview with
asking for more information about you : real name, age, occupation and so on.
Of course we would like you to tell us about your past, especially as you once
were a member of MAD VISION ! Don't forget to tell us if you also belonged to
other crews at that time. Don't forget to tell about the origin of your nick
C-Rem : I'm fine and especially after this great EIL3 . My name is MONNARD
Emeric and i'm 29 ... I'm in charge of an electrical/industrial departement.
U're right : I've been member of MV (I've integrated them just before amazine3)
there are 1 or 2 pics of me in AMZ3 ... But when they've decided to move to
Falcon ... there was a problem ... too expensive nice little bird !!... :) My
nick ?? emeric -> cireme -> c-rem !!!
STS : Why and when did you leave the Atari Scene ? And naturally the next
question is when did you get back and why again ? Did you know the guys of MJJ
Prod earlier or did you join them as a happy coincidence ?
C-Rem : I've left the scene coz of my studies ... not enough time ... and no
more atarians with me for 3 years + national service . After I've been working
7 years out of france... one day I've decided to type 'ATARI' on google and
I've seen that a lot of websites were very active ... I've signed one or two
guestbooks and I've been contacted by zorro2 ... quickly we've decided to work
together and Fel'x has asked me to join them ... and here I'm ... :) thx to
STS : Tell us more about the current memberlist of MJJ Prod : the crew
seems to be composed of an incredible number of ppl (more than 10 ?) but I'm
still not convinced as many are seemingly inactive. Give us an insider's point
of view please !
C-Rem : At the moment we've zorro2, strider and kiksoft as active coders...
+ Gloky who does things when he is motivated ... Fraks as also joined us and
I think he is also motivated ... but nothing serious was released by him ...
Wilfried has done a few pics but prefers true-colorz pics ... on Falcon ??
Mr Nours is our hard-core gamer and Fel'x is THE BOSS !!! :)
STS : let's add some "spice" to this interview :) I am fully aware that
Moondog and I have become #1 ennemies in your headquarters, maybe you even have
"wanted" posters spread here and there ? What is - YOUR - opinion about these
events ? If I may add something, it seems that the other guys are making quite
a fuss about something that is quite common, namely "bad" comments.
C-Rem : Hum ! ... not easy ... don't forget one thing ... it takes a lot of
time to do even a simple demo ... and at our ages ... time is precious ... so
when u spend a lot of time to do something , u're always sad when comments are
hard ... that's all !! ... zorro2 was close to stop coding in order not to
ternish the reputation of MJJ ... sad no ? ...hopefully I think that this story
is finished ...
STS : let's get back to more interesting stuff now. At EIL3 Dead Hackers
Society released a great ST demo in which you've been strongly involved with
Evil. How did you happen to work with him ? How did you work together ? Was
it fun ? And above all, what do you think of the final result ?
C-Rem : Thx to IRC ... he has seen a pic from me and has asked me if it was
possible to do one or two things... and FEW things later "Darkness" was here...
I've kept the whole evolution of the demo :) ... evl is a god/coder ... most of
the time he has modified the demo to fit with my pics ... so easy for me ... :)
yeah ! That was very funny... I'm quite impatient to do another demo with him !
I LOVE this demo because it's my very first !! ... Thx also to gizmo and 505 !!
STS : Do you have other projects in mind ? I guess you'll keep working with
the guys of MJJ Prod but surely many other crews must be interested in your
skills :) Any offer from other crews ?
C-Rem : We have several projects ATM ... wait and see !! :) ... Actually I've
done some pics for grazey , for u :) (alive), for moondog ... if I have enough
time I'll try to help everybody in fact ! :)
STS : like a mosquito, I'm going to try and collect a little blood from you
now with asking this : how do you work ? What tool do you use ? I don't want
you to unveil secrets but you and I know things other ppl may be interested in
if you see what I mean :) And don't try to skip this question.
C-Rem : I have not understood that question .... :) ... I use my pc + degas !!
and sometimes some photos of sceners to make textures ... I let u explain this.
Niko is my favorite gfxman so I've done some pics with his style + few textures
sometime I cut and paste... it depends on the time I have... usually not enough
Mic is also a god/gfx... Exocet is incredible... and EDO a la peau douce...
STS : while I'm thinking of it, you told me about painting in 256 colors
mode. Does it mean that Falcon crews can also expect to benefit from your
skills ? Have you ever painted in such mode ? I wouldn't be able to move to
such wide palette, I'm not even using 16 colors properly :p
C-Rem : I'll try to do some 256 colorz pics & logos... but I deeply think that
16 colorz rulz forever in my heart !! :) ... wait and see... I'll try to find a
falcon first ... if pics are ok I'd like to work on a CT060 demo ... when it's
ready, arf !!!
STS : As you were in contact with the "former" Atari Scene and also the
"new" one you surely can make a comparison between the two. We know that
Sceners from the first years quite don't like the new style that is inspired
on Peecee and Amiga demos. What do you think of this evolution ?
C-Rem : there is enough room for everybody ! I like both... really... I like
all demos because every time I also think about the people who have worked on
it. Oldschool/newschool ? --> only demos !!! ... that's the way to see things.
STS : you attended EIL3 and really I was happy to meet you since you're a
really friendly chap ! I hope we can arrange a weekend at my place btw :) How
did you like this meeting ? Were you disappointed ? Happily surprised ? Or ??
C-Rem : I can't wait for the next one !!! 2 years to wait ??? NO WAY !! :)
pleaaazzzzzzzzz !!!!!!!!! ... everytime ... everywhere ....
STS : enough with torturing you... almost over indeed... since only the
brainstorming part is left. Quite easy stuff since you only have to fill in the
C : Chip music
R : Rulz atitude
E : Energy
M : Moving into darkness
M : Mannen in actie ! (favorite beer advert)
J : Jupiler (Belgium beer !)
J : Just for the fun
P : playstation ... oups !! final fantasy maniac !
R : Reservoir Gods !! -> cool guys ...
O : Odd
D : far from Dead ... atari is alive .. and Dhs of course
STS : now with the final lines as I thank you for answering all these
questions and also for bringing so much to our Scene ! Anything you want to say
to our readers ?
C-Rem : thx to all sceners for this EIL3 ... hope to see u all in the next
(\ _ /)
STS : well, that's it, now you can have a rest and get a beer :) I really
hope we can see more gfx from you ! And I also hope we'll meet again too !