Monday, December 28, 2015

Uncle Antlers - almost finito!

Well friends, I am excited to let you know that the film is very, very close to being finished. Compositing, editing, final music (which sounds gorgeous by the way) and foley have all been completed. Right now things are in the sound mixing stage, followed by a final mastering - then it's off to the races with film festival submissions and a limited online release (a private link as one of the crowd-funding perks).

I haven't done a whole lot of posting on the film here - it's been a somewhat constant 'keep going, keep going' phase for the last few months, but there will be more related posts to come in the next little while, and updates on where the film goes from here (intersprinkled with the usual sketchbook posts, naturally).

For now, a film still:

A belated Merry Christmas (& Happy New Year's)!

Monday, December 7, 2015


Well! It has been a while since an update, so I shall proceed to give one.

A) The film is nearly finished. It has been whittled down to a final edit (just going back in and doing some colour-correcting at the moment) and is almost ready to hand off for foley. The music is just about done and sounds absolutely gorgeous! I am happy (and becoming more so) with the overall film. All good things.

B) I've been involved in a few talks and workshops over the last few months (with more upcoming ones in the new year as well). Over the course of the early fall months I had the pleasure of assisting stop-mo filmmaker Lynn Wilton with a series of stop-motion workshops for the Scarborough Library's after-school club. Some tremendously ambitious and talented kids!

Two more recent events involved instructing a stop-motion puppet fabrication workshop at Sheridan College, as well as coming in to talk to grade 11 and 12 art students at Niagara Christian Collegiate - both being schools I happily attended in days of yore. It was pretty neat to go back to my high school, share a bit about working in the arts and making indie films, and reconnect with former teachers. A few photos from NCC, courtesy of Laurie Blue:

Sharing some of the process behind making my graduate film The Scarf

 Passion! Intensity! Obviously explaining something.

I also brought in my Sheridan submission portfolio (yes, I still have that - it was kicking around my parents' place and this is when hoarding comes in handy!) for students to look at.

Monday, September 21, 2015

I tried watching some Elvis movies this summer that were playing on VisionTV. Couldn't do it, Elvis. Did reap a few sketches from what I did manage to get through.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

sketch musings, life musings

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

An S.G. sketching session

Sunday, September 6, 2015

A sketch night; 
not at Saving Gigi's but a bar across the street 
where we stayed a little too long.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A trip to the beach (in fevrier)

Sometimes you just need to get out and go to the beach.
 It all works out in the end.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

An obligatory 'sorry for the neglection, blog' post

It's been a while, I realize. I have the above to remedy this: a film's-worth of coloured animation, currently being processed right now. And a sketch of some fûgels, below:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Uncle Antlers Indiegogo

A huge, huge thank you to all who contributed and helped spread the word for 'Uncle Antlers'! While I didn't reach the campaign goal, the funds raised will help me carry the film forward for the coming months. I will be happily working away on the colouring and compositing stages for the next little while!

early concept art

Monday, April 13, 2015

Uncle Antlers Indiegogo - One Week Left!

Well, I'm very pleased to announce that animation for Uncle Antlers is officially wrapped up; colouring is next in line. It's also down to the last week of crowdfunding for Uncle Antlers - it's not too late to contribute if you haven't already! And I want to thank everyone involved so far for all their support, be it funds, sharing the campaign, or words of encouragement - that means a great deal to me.

For more deets and updates, check out the campaign here!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Uncle Antlers Indiegogo!

Friends, loyal readers, and fellow artists: I've been working on a short film for the last little while via Arts Council grants, and am running a crowd-funding campaign to raise the rest of the budget.

Are you a patron of the arts? Do you adore independent films and want to help them come to fruition? Do you know others also interested in being a part of this? Help me get the word out and spread the love! You can contribute, share, and get the low-down on the campaign here!

Edit: And some nice words over here at Canadian Animation Resources!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sketch and notes from a talk at GCF some time ago, on reading scripture and our relationship with both the texts and the audience. I thought some of it was a bit hokey, but it was interesting to examine a practice that tends to be overlooked aside from the idea of reading with clarity.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I saw a man at the Greyhound station and did a double-take. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Les Mis

I rewatched Les Miserables last night; cathartic as always.
It also brought to mind memories from the Killarney hiking trip this past summer; 
my comrades and I went through the entire song list.
(Well, as much as could be remembered - that's what teamwork is for).