Friday, January 22, 2010

Casting for a Short Film

So... I'm working on several different stories and animations simultaneously, seeing which one will get done first for this year's deadCENTER Film Festival. This happens every year.

Except last year. I finished one way early for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival so it was ready when deadCENTER rolled around.

Anyway... today I'm visualizing one of my stories as a live action short and the image of Robert DeNiro playing the lead popped into my head.


That would make my funny short film marketable.

I've been thinking of animating it and doing all the voices myself (like I normally do.)

But now I'm seeing it as a live action with a star actor as the lead.

Sometimes you can hire one that's not too expensive. And it gets you a name to use on the posters for film festivals.

I don't know if Mr. DeNiro does these kind of things.

But there are others who add to the part just by showing up.

I'll start a list soon.


Friday, January 8, 2010

11 second club follow up

Well, the December competition is over. My animation came in 128 out of 134. So I stay in the same spot each month.
Most of the comments were positive. Most thought if I had more time I could have made it better.
Which is true.
I had a few days off at the beginning of the month to experiment with Anime Studio 6. Then I went on to some other experiments.
Maybe I'll skip a month and try again in February.
I have a bigger project I need to finish by March 3 for the deadCenter Film Festival deadline.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

11 second club Dec. 09

I did another 11 second club animation. This is the final version I sent in. (The dialog must be from Young Frankenstein.)

I did it using Anime Studio 6 Debut. I like the program so far. Wish I had more time to use it.