Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A plug for a friend's film

Taking a break from "Campfire" for a moment to plug a sweet stop motion project by some animation friends of mine: "Line".

Justin and Shel Rasch are the duo behind the stop motion short, "Gerald's Last Day".

They Have a new animation in the works, currently titled, "Line." It looks great, and they have been blogging the whole production process on it on their blog here.

What they could use though, is a bit of inve$ting to finish up the film. Click the image below to check out some clips of Line, and learn how you can help out the project. They're offering great memorabilia from their work, like sculptures, DVDs, ect., along with supporter credit in the final short. Check it out!

As for little Benjamin campfire boy, he's relaxing at the moment. I'm traveling over to France in 2 days, so I'll hopefully have a bit of time to finish the final cut soon. Sound design is being worked on as well.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Goodbye, forest set.

I had the move out of my dorm to go back home, and out went the set, too. It was sad to break it apart, but I was able to salvage an important section...
Benjamin the campfire boy made it home safely... but not all of the set was safe:
Lighting rig for the fire glow.
Lost footage of the forest set in its natural habitat...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I animated the film.

Finished shooting! 10 hours straight to shoot the big final shot. It's worth it.

Now it is time to edit, this will be my first full HD short film.

Just a matter of days now...

Monday, March 8, 2010

55 seconds animated...

Over half the animation is shot, and it's looking quite good. Already this is the best piece of work I've done, so that's cool.

Jumpin' rig.
He is not pleased at all about this.
This was posed.
A peek at some animation:
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All in all, I am very pleased with how things are going. I am looking to have this finished within the week... wish me luck!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Animation begins!


Eyes are heavy... but the animation is coming along very well. I officially have 15 seconds complete!

A few stills of the finished set:

And a little video tour:
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A few stills from the film... no footage for you.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Woods set progress.

Trees. Paintin' a couple of trees.

Terribly unhappy at work.Quick test shot for tree placement.
whoops.I am planning to finish the set by tomorrow, it's starting to really take shape now.
The animation stage is so close...