As the formerly discussed project, “Dumb Animal”, waits for proper attention, time and funding; I’d like to resurrect this blog for my current animation work. These current projects I have chosen to prepare me for the techniques and skills needed for “Dumb Animal”. ”Dumb Animal” is, may I remind you, a music video for a song on my wife’s upcoming album to be released this year. http://shutupdreamcrusher.com/
Artist-woodworker, Henry Deposit, is the most experienced member of our crew. He is quietly crafting a miniature treehouse in his basement workshop for the video. The treehouse is entirely made out of wood; even the replica Shaker wood stove. Progress is beyond promising!
I believe I have found diorama artists in my own figurative back yard. Nice when some of your crew lives 5 blocks away from the studio.
I contacted a very talented man in central B.C. about helping and he miraculously said he was “quite interested” but the distance is just too inconvenient. I’d love to work with you in the future, Steve, when I can fly you down!
Yes! Lest I forget, we need a kick-butt diorama artist. The video requires a miniature forest and treehouse as well as a couple “indoor” sets. The artist will not be doing this without help but their skill and know-how is much needed.
So far, we have some amazingly talented artists coming forward to fill different positions on this project.
Our aim is to make a timeless piece of art that moves a large and wide audience.
Character and character parts to give an idea of the style and quality we’re after in the video. Video style is in part inspired by the work of Yuri Norstein. If this looks like images you could paint (I used watercolor and gouache but you could use whatever works best for you.) We could really use you on our team. With no time to waste, I’m assembling a team for the production of "Dumb Animal", a song by Saskia Delores.
We are searching for:
A painter of animals (for the work above).
Background painter for murky forest scenery and rustic cabin.
Video editor that is a wizard with After Effects and is comfortable in Final Cut Pro.
Videographer with keen sense of mood and magic.
If one or more description fits you, we need you immediately!