Long time no blog :)
Allow me to introduce a wonderful project I had the pleasure of working on....
From September 2010 to March 2011, I had the most delightful honor of helping two incredible filmmakers with their half live-action/half stop-motion film thesis from Columbia College Chicago, titled "Nanuq".
A good friend of mine, Dick Kaneshiro, introduced me to Jill Jones (director) and Brent Yontz (cinematographer) whilst they were ambitiously attempting to finish the animated portion of their short film in their small Burbank apartment.
The top is a piece of styrofoam board that we shaved down with a wire brush. The camera mover (shown below) is a brilliantly simple design Dick showed me how to construct - and it's been surprisingly helpful for several projects!
There we had plenty of space to spread out and take care of the larger scenes. Brent utilized all three stages, and we work even loonger hours!
The first scene of the movie, where Julie runs into frame, required a huge stage with plenty of lights, and all of our expertise to pull off! Dick brought his professional mo-co rig for the zoom, Brent set up the stage and kept an eye on the focus, and I animated.
Haha.. we had to cut out a hole in the stage for my short arms to reach Julie comfortably. So Dick and I grabbed a hand saw, jumped up on the table, and tackled it as best we could!!
For a more in-depth explanation of the materials and process it took to bring this short film to life, check out the film's Blog here!
And while you're at it - why don't you 'Like' the film on its Facebook page here to receive up to date festival schedules and connect with the creators and supporters of this magnificent film!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Until I blog again....