Saturday, April 24, 2010

School is finished, the film is done.

I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and its process of creation was incredibly enjoyable, on so many levels. One aspect I found particularly impactful was showing it to others (largely when it was still in the story-reel stage) and learning how many of them were able to relate to the subject matter. 'The Scarf' (my film) explores the ways in which a young boy's relationship with his grandmother is affected by Alzheimer's disease, and one thing I've really valued is the amount of conversation and discussion that's often followed as a result.

My film is a quiet one.
It goes in quietly, and it goes out quietly,
but from what I gather it's not forgotten.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Adventures of Mister Applehead

This is a little video I made with my younger brother Paul this morning; he's worked on the apple puppet since last December when I ventured into puppet-making and has been wanting to try all this animation business for himself. Involved with this was an integrated laptop camera, Stop Motion Pro (trial), good ol' Lego, and our dining-room table. It goes by pretty quick - I left the timing and movement up to him, only overseeing some of the follow-through with the truck collision (kept it pretty basic), but everything else was his doing - he even thought to block some of the sunlight initially hitting the white explosion card - so we may have a stop-motion animator in the making:)

Right now he's running around outside in the wind and sun with a kite-tail tied to the back of his hat.

Anyways, enjoy!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Our first deadline (for marks) in regards to our films was today; I forewent a little sleep and got things all finished off with the exception of a finessed version of music.

It feels good.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm sunburnt,
but refreshed.