Archive for January, 2008
In earlier posts (here and here), I talked about the process I used to create the backgrounds in my new short. The image posted at the top is a good example of the kinds of backgrounds I was able to do once I really got going with this method. It was “painted” in Photoshop on [...]
In the short film I am currently working on, the sequence which is closest to my heart is the levitation of the dead soldier. This sequence occurs as the American GI responsible for his death reverently recalls the beauty of the young man he had shot. It became the climax of the film by driving [...]
The two films I’m currently working on are laborious. Personally, I think they’re gonna look great, but hell if I want to be stuck making an average of 1 film per year for the rest of my life. In an attempt to become more efficient and capable of doing my own films, as well as [...]
Just wanted to post a little response to the thread Amid started over at Cartoon Brew on James Harvey’s “Sorrow of the Soldier”. Several visitors to the blog commented on a supposed lack of sophistication in the message and form of the film. It’s really unfortunate that the focus would be on these things instead [...]
This is just a short walk cycle I did tonight, needed to get my mind off the film for a few hours. It was inspired by a mother and daughter I saw at the swimming lesson I taught in New Jersey today. When I first posted this last night, the mother needed a few more [...]
Michael Sporn has a really fun post about parkbenches over on his world-renowned “Splog”. Check it out! This is the kind of thing I like to read. And it gives me a reason to put up a drawing of one of these NYC parkbenches which I did while researching my first film, conveniently titled “The [...]
One of my favorite things about living in New York is the subway: it’s a great place to draw and I’ve filled up a lot of sketchbooks riding the trains. This is the first of a continuing series of posts that will show pages from those books.
In this post, I want to describe our process for creating the backgrounds in our new film. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the look we wanted was that of Willem Den Ouden’s dark, moody etchings. Starting with my rough sketches, Iandry and Tom Witte created paintings and drawings for the various scenes.
drawings by Tom Witte