Wow, it's been a while since my last post! Sorry about that, been busy with other things lately. And the Hawaiian shirt debacle threw me into turmoil that hasn't been fully resolved yet, so I've been unable to make any more progress. It's become something much bigger than a simple fashion statement.... really it's a deciding factor in the whole look for the wardrobe of my film, and helps to determine how the set/props all will look, so a lot rests on the decision I make concerning how to dress Huck. I finally broke the stalemate by stripping off the shirt. But I have yet to make him a new one. I'll keep you updated on that.
Meanwhile, I've recently discovered a few real gems of online videos I want to share with you. Some of you will already have seen them, I found them all through the message board in the last few days.
First up is Brad Shaffer's Christ of the Cubicles. It's been described as "Fight Club meets Office Space", and I think that's an apt description. I'm really impressed with the way the filmmaker used camera movement and composition, including some powerful splitscreen effects reminiscent of DePalma, and the clear and subtle means he uses for telling his story. This is quite simply a great independent film, forget the fact that it's done entirely in stopmo!
Next, Windmill Boy documentary part 2. You might remember when the first part of this hit Youtube (not sure If I blogged about it or not). Each time I see more about this exciting little film I can't wait to see the final product!
And, last but far from least, is Gloomy Valentine, a first-time film made by Isabel Peppard down Australia way. You can see it on her website www.DeadHeartStudio.com. I remember when she contacted me a while back, in the early stages of production, and showed me a clip of her puppet plucking petals from a flower. I could tell then this was going to be something fantastic! She's got a really crisp and clear web version of the film posted in its entirety on her site, and is offering it on DVD as well through her web store. I'm really completely blown away by the sheer quality of this film..... let alone as a first! Part of the credit goes to fellow Aussie John Lewis, an incredible animator who worked with her on it.
Ok, soon I'll be back with more on my own film!