Another Ottawa International Animation Festival has come to a conclusion, meaning it won't be long before winter is here once again. We had a great time at the festival, and it was my first opportunity to watch Yellow Cake with an audience which is always interesting. And here's my beautiful wife Marlo, taking her first ride on an escalator.
The best part of the festival is meeting up with friends and making new ones. The parties are one of the best opportunites for this.
The morning after my competition screening, I was on a "Meet the Filmmakers" panel. This was my view of the audience.
Here I am at Dave Cooper's book signing just before security whisked me away...
In honour of the event, we gave our pal and hotshot cartoonist Rex Hackelberg an award. He earned it!
And now on to the future! The Pig Farmer is nearing its completion. I am just putting the final touches on the sound design while my genius composer, Neal Williams, finishes off his awesome score. Hopefully, if all goes well, it should be all finished up in about a month...
You may have noticed the new banner at the top of the blog. Angora Napkin, (the pilot I made with Troy Little in 2009) will finally be shown on television. It will be airing on Teletoon on Hallowe'en night, so if you are Canadian or plan to be in Canada at that time, why not tune in?
What's next? Watch this space....all will be revealed in due course.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The Ottawa International Animation Festival starts next week and I just wanted to get the word out now. My last film, Yellow Cake, will be playing in Short Competition 5 on Saturday night. As always, I will be attending the festival, so if you spot me, feel free to say hi.
See you there!
See you there!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
I always loved the 'stargate' sequence in 2001-A Space Odyssey and decided to indulge myself and add a short scene to The Pig Farmer utilizing this technique, known as 'Slitscan animation'. The actual process itself is very elaborate and confusing and so I used After Effects to avoid constructing a huge camera rig etc. It still took a lot of research and time to get the desired effect. Anyway, here it is: