Monday, October 26, 2009

Trailer Time!

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I am a sucker for trailers, and so I decided to put one together for Debris. Watching it makes me happy, and keeps me motivated to FINISH THE FILM AT SOME POINT.

Yes kids, this self-indulgent little romp is a work in progress. Goal for the next 3 weeks is to get the rest of these trailer scenes animated, so I'll have something to put up on the website I fully intend to build once I get a minute.

The music used is "Pepita," from Calexico's album "Feast of Wire." Haunting, lovely song; I think it works perfectly. I actually haven't given much thought to how I'm going to score Debris yet, but this track gives me a lot of inspiration.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and impressions of the bits/pieces I've strung together so far...love it? Hate it? Bored? Want to see more?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Color



I was out with a friend tonight talking about our various creative projects, and my friend asked me why I chose to animate Debris in black and white. Honestly, it was mostly because color is one more (complicated) step in the production process, and I wanted to make a film I could realistically finish. I'm using color to embellish certain props, but other than that I'm sticking strictly to b/w.

Then it occurred to me - the theme of the film has become "people on autopilot." Everyone goes around a little robotic, and nothing feels real. I think of "The Wizard of Oz," where the viewer doesn't really feel like they're "in" the story until the color appears. The main character isn't connected to the world around him until the end of the film. Why not use color to represent that? Why not color the last two scenes of Debris?

Thanks, Ariel! :)