Unfinished Work

Animation

So here is something I made a few years ago, and for various reasons – not all within my control – never finished.  It is an episode for an animated web series developed by Once Were Farmers called Terrafamer. You can watch the pilot here. The series was about a grumpy old spaceman and his inept robot sidekick trying to transform an arid planet into an idylic farm. The episodes were supposed to be 90 seconds long and all had to end the same way: with the big red button being thumped on the robot’s chest which activates his self-destruct mechanism. I wrote about six episodes for the series, I liked the concept, but I thought the mandatory ending was limiting.  This was the only episode I started animating, but alas, never finished.

Who is this mysterious stranger?

Film

Here is the first still from a project I am currently working on.  It is the raw footage before any of the magic happens.  When I say ‘magic’ I really  mean the many painstaking and lonely hours of work in front of a computer screen, however that doesn’t sound as exciting, so lets stick with ‘magic’.

Green Screen

This is the first time I have worked with green screen, so it is all rather new to me, thankfully the shoot went really well and the footage seems relatively easy to work with.   Although I have never shot on green screen before I’ve been intrigued by it ever since I was a kid watching and finding out how the original Star Wars films were made. Back then it was called blue screen and it was state-of-the-art, these days every bootleg filmmaker seems to have a portable green screen set up in their livingroom, , including myself…

But this is just the begining, the canvas has barely been started: a mysterious troubadour sits alone on a bench, but what does he gaze out upon?