It is a terrible process editing a reel, scrutinizing all of your painful old work, trying to find a bit of glimmer. Finally after 4 years of pushing it, I had a bit of time where I pulled myself together to sit down and edit a new reel.
It has been a crazy spring with baby, No Budget Animation, a lot of work and the ground work towards my first feature in collaboration with Petter Lindblad and Snowcloud Films in Sweden. We were selected to present at Cartoon Movie and the Financing Forum in Malmoe. Hopefully we will get the funding set over the summer, but lets see. Financing can be a devious snake…
Below is a screenshot of the little promo we did for the project. Not a final design in any way, but I promise you it’ll be great!
Join me down the path of insanity as I ramble on about “No Budget Animation”, the past, what to do, other peoples work –
and what I have planned for this series…
Oh, and don’t be afraid to share it with your friends and family. Its really important stuff, this!
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- by Christen Bach
A few months ago my friend Péter Vácz released his amazing music video for James’ “All I’m saying”. Made in 3 weeks and completely shot in camera (no compositing, grading or additional VFX). It is a true masterpiece of intelligent thinking, smart aesthetic choices and efficient working.
A ton of people had been asking about how he constructs his puppets, so the dear Mette Ilene Holmriis, who worked on the video, kindly opened her doors for the entire group of animation buff friends. It was a blast of a show and tell day workshop where Péter brought his puppets, his backpack of materials and took us through his process of building puppets and shooting the video. There is an interesting read about his making of HERE.
I haven’t really been working with stop motion since I studied 10 years ago, but it was super inspiring to see the puppets everybody got built and so nice to get my hands dirty with something physical again. It definitely wont be the last time!