Tag Archives: stop motion

Making a Rock to Roll.

Recently I looked through the notes from our two test screening feedback sessions and one note struck me as immensely important: 2 audience members didn’t feel connected to the main character right off the bat, so when she launches on … Continue reading

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Kill Your Darlings.

There are series of writers and filmmakers from Plato to Woody Allen who give an advise: – Kill your darlings. It doesn’t quite make sense (why should I edit out the stuff I really like?) till comes a moment in … Continue reading

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Animated Film Production: Shadowing and Color.

Quite often an audience member asks me: – What software animates for you? To which I respond by raising my both hands and pushing them into the person’s face. – You don’t mean you animate by hand? – they keep … Continue reading

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Animated Film Production: Animation.

There are so many different steps in making “Rocks In My Pockets”, that even if you skip some of them (storyboards, character design, layouts) there is plenty left. What happens after we shoot stop motion footage -the rotating hat, the … Continue reading

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Animated Film Production: Stop Motion.

After dodging the necessity of storyboards, and making elaborate but cheap sets, it is time to get things moving. Stop motion is a perfect way to get things moving. The problem with stop motion for me is that I don’t … Continue reading

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Animated Film Production: Sets.

You could call “Rocks In My Pockets” a mixed media project, since it mixes drawn animation and stop motion like in a Screwdriver (we could argue which media serves as vodka and which as orange juice, but the effect is … Continue reading

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Animated Film Production: Storyboards.

Storyboards are an essential part of animated filmmaking process. Everybody wants to know how you storyboard. We decided to decipher some of “Rocks In My Pockets” animation production process into a comprehensive, easy to access form, starting with storyboards. Everything … Continue reading

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