Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Friday, 2 September 2011

My dolly is a zebra

Haven't you always wanted to work in the movies? The glamour, the adrenaline, the use of children's toys in place of complicated technical machinery ...

The light at the end of the tunnel

There's low budget, no budget - and there's using your toddler's ride-on zebra as a camera dolly. Today I'm reshooting what is hopefully the last scene that needs doing. I think it looks pretty good. By now, though, I may be hallucinating. So, I hope to wrap things up this weekend. After the work, the next thing is - to let go!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

How to walk (2)

Great, I've been looking for an excuse to post some Laurie Anderson:

Nine Old Men

Some very in depth advice here on animation, from two men who were masters of Disney animation.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Racing to the finish post

Today I'm thinking of Kristina as she has her new baby. And I'm wooshing about tying up loose ends and repolishing and adding and snipping. Two more days to wrap this baby up. Then we present it to the world! Hoorah!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Filling in the gaps

Today I had to mock up another wee book for the film. As the actual book doesn't exist yet, I used the front cover and then just winged it for the back as I imagine it could be. I thought the cover was perhaps lacking some male essence. So here we are - nice, don't you think?

In the end, I decided to tone it down and found a lovely torso that echoes the front. Here's the finished pic. Tadaa!