Friday, April 4, 2014

Still Working...

I've been really busy the past few months. Mostly working retail. So to all out there who also work the retail scene, you'll know what I'm talking about. And you'll also know how Christmas went...

But I've been getting a few little breaks here and there and have been trying to do some catch-up.
I'm currently working on a few different things.
1) A fake perfume ad. The idea behind it: ever notice that the fancier the perfume, the more disconnected the imagery? Well, that's what I'm going for. I'm doing it in black and white (of course) and just trying to do as much beautifully offbeat stuff as possible.
The only catch, it's slow motion. And as you know, stop motion is essentially a slow motion performance already. So, it's been tough.  But it's working out quite nicely.
And of course, Mr. Shtubby is the star.

These are a couple stills of production. This set is an outdoor street scene, that was constructed by my uncle. It's lit entirely by Christmas lights and I put varnish on the sidewalk to make it look wet. 

And here's a little rig for a low, zooming shot. Didn't have a dolly, so a toy car and some tape served the same purpose.

I still have a while to go on this, but I'll hopefully have it done soon. 
In the meantime, I've been working on short stories and trying to get another script written.