Saturday, December 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
End the summer with black magical mayhem!
Check out Pinhead on the big screen at the CineBeasts Wonderdonk Movie Series Saturday 9/10/11.
It plays with a collection of short films before The Point.
Take the L train to Jefferson.
More info is here.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Safehouse background-pencil+digital. This is where Denny and his crew prepare for the heist and work on their inventions.
A lot more stuff to be added--more wires on the floor and hanging off the ceiling; opened crates, boxes, etc...the final look will be really messy...which is a key story point. And of course- a few Tesla coils thrown in there for good measure.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
An image from The Shortcut. The character is "Denny," the ringleader of the robbers, voiced by Joe Cappabianca.
"Lenny" voiced by Albert M. Pardo.
"Benny," voiced by Mike Carlo.
There's about three more weeks of animation left for this one, and then it's off the coloring, backgrounds, sound edit.....making a short film isn't a sprint; it's a fucking marathon.
I haven't been updating as frequently as I would like to because this is the first short film I've written that has a twist ending. What you think is the punchline of the story is actually the set up. I think the more images or animations that I post, the more it'll be a dead giveaway, not to get too precious about it.
My last film "Pinhead" was easier to give away animations on this blog because it was just two characters stabbing dolls.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Animation is 50, 60% complete. At the moment I'm still animating the heist sequence. Above images are rough layouts. Ever since college, I've been designing rudimentary environments in Maya. It's just a great tool to test out different camera angles to tell a story. It's fun, and it saves time, too!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Pencil test of Benny firing his gun. The gun(s) are going to be the last items that I place in the shots because their design is still in progress (and the beams that fire out will be animated in After Effects, hence the chicken scratch beams in this clip)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
First day of animation on The Shortcut. Usually I like to animate the small shots first, because it gets a good momentum going.
Around New Year's Eve, I finally locked the first minute of the animatic, which I've been reworking for God knows how long, because it needs to hold up to scrutiny on a second viewing (the story plays with perception and reality). The remaining parts of the story are set in stone.
Yesterday, I wrote a new sequence that will hopefully be a funny set piece. Unlike my last film, "Pinhead"- which was a slow-burn thriller in which the comedy intentionally ramped up towards the end--Shortcut is meant to be a silly film.
Onward! Let's own 2011!