Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gun show

Close-to-final version of the gun.

The character of Denny holding one of his high tech laser guns.

I built a crude model of the gun in Maya to get a better idea of how it'll truly look.

It's supposed to operate/work like an oversized handcrank camera.

The shoulder brace isn't added to the model yet, so it looks pretty weird.


The Gun. It's about the size of an HD film camera (HD film cameras that you'd find on a film set, not the small ones you'd find at J&R).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"The Shortcut", first shot.

I don't have any sardonic headlines yet. Just wait until Day 100...

"The Shortcut" Animatic, sc 001 from Matt D. Lee on Vimeo.

I changed the title of Beam to The Shortcut because it just works better. It's a title that will work two-fold after you watch the film, on a thematic and literal level.

To all the bullies (a.k.a. keyboard cowards) out there, you can learn something from reading this.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

more sketchin

I don't know if I'll use the head on the left for a character. Maybe the bank manager. Or a bank customer.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Denny, v2

A little less caricatured than the last post.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Early sketches for The Shortcut. It's a sci-fi heist comedy thing. An oddity, I know.

Two of the 3 main characters (Denny, Top; Lenny, Bottom)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Some Silhouettes.

Silhouettes of the three main characters in The Shortcut.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Well ok then...

Quick thumbnail sketch of a comp from "The Shortcut."