Sunday, April 30, 2017
Funny thing (hope) happened on way to the trailer
As I began to learn the VERY complicated ins and outs of animation production, I was told I needed concept art. After some very chaotic interactions with artists on Craigs, I finally settled on a guy who drew a few facial expressions for each of my four cat characters...whew, that took a lot out of me.
But THEN, I learned from Bobby Beck, the honcho at the collaboration site (Artella.com), that I would do better attracting the various skills to my project if I had a "pitch video."
A pitch video would be me talking about my project.
I would probably get my old filmmaking partner Ross Stansfield to cut it together, but I would need the footage--and I am now 2500 miles away from Ross.
About this time, too, it dawned on me that maybe I could use the pitch video to market the project instead of the animated trailer...So I would want good production values, since it would be going to production companies.
I finally found two brothers on Craigs who are starting a video business here in the Phoenix area--Richard and David Carhuayo.
They came yesterday with all their lights and equipment and we did a 3-hr shoot. I am no actress and proved it at first anyway--although I am hoping I loosened up by the end.
It was crazy fun!! Reminded me so much of an earlier live action film Ross and I made and which won a Telly. Curious? You can see that here: https://vimeo.com/search?q=ross+stansfield+omnifax
Anyhow, we have not gotten to the rough cut or final cut or any cut stage on the video--so stay tuned.