Sunday, November 28, 2010

Halfway done with my first pass at the animatic...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Make a hole

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

For those who care, Benny is a midget.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another screenshot from the animatic. Rough drawings. Don't judge me.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I swear to you that this is a comedy.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chicken scratchy

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Coffee & Sketches

L to R: Lenny, Denny & Benny


Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm not into architecture.

I've modeled crude sets in Maya before (most recently for Pinhead, which took place in an office).

This time, there are going to be four locations, all of which will be challenging. However this is the most fun part of making a short film for me, because I can place multiple cameras around and explore. As a teacher at college imparted to me, (one of the cool teachers, not the douchebag teachers) "geography and clarity are the most important parts of storytelling."

Below is a rough overview of the engineer's apartment.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Animatic Shot 004

The Shortcut, Animatic shot 004 from Matt D. Lee on Vimeo.

For those who are curious..."The Shortcut" is a dark comedy about three dysfunctional engineers that search for the American dream in the wrong way.

I think that's vague enough...

I want "The Shortcut" be as funny and as my last film "Pinhead", but also have it go to some darker places. If you've seen the end of "Pinhead", you'll know that the ending was a little dark, which is what I was always concerned about while writing/animating/directing it, but the audience really went for it. So I want to see if I can push things a little further this time out...

Monday, November 1, 2010