Sunday, November 29, 2009

Welcome to Fosho Co. An Awful Place To Work.

Been looking through some office books at Barnes & Noble. I want FoSho Co. (an insurance company) to look like a sleek, contemporary office, but at the same time, very claustrophobic and really uncomfortable to work in.

Friday, November 27, 2009

More Newsom

This NEWSOM is a little heavier than the one on the bottom.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Assistant

I might do one or two more passes on this character, NEWSOM. This is the main character in "Pins & Needles," an abused assistant that decides to take revenge on his boss, KORCHIN (see last post). NEWSOM I've always seen as very squashed and turtle=like in design because his boss is always walking all over him and he's got a bit of a back problem. I've also been trying to infuse a little bit of Jack Lemmon expressions in the design (a bit of an homage to the great workplace comedy, The Apartment).

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Who's The BOSS?

Some sketches for "KORCHIN," the torturous boss of my next film, Pins & Needles. I don't know how far I'm going to go with the 1950's cartoon design (see middle pic--big nose and little legs), but it's a style I've always wanted to go further with. I don't want to go too far though, because I've found if I go too cartoony in design it'll undermine the stakes of my story. Maybe I'll land somewhere in the middle,. Pins & Needles is, like Road Test, Flock Off and my thesis film, set in one location (a motif I keep coming back to...I guess it keeps things contained for a 5 minute film). Animation begins December 1st for a summer premiere!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Office Space.

Early background design for the next short film.