Monthly Archives: April 2012

My animation paper arrives!

I am finally back at my job after four days of being sick, and I’m behind where I want to be on the film, but chest colds just knock all the energy out of me. Two cartons with my animation … Continue reading

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The Three Stooges and my film

I’m not sure anyone would put the Three Stooges and the Salem witchcraft trials in the same category, but I’ve basically cast the guys who light the horse’s farts on fire as Stooges.  In an interview on NPR today with … Continue reading

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Software options

As I’ve been working on my animatics, I’ve been using the software Frames 4 from Tech4Learning, the first animation software I encountered about 5 years ago, and which inspired me on this path.  Frames 5 has just been released, and … Continue reading

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Stealing timing…

I am still not happy with the way the film plays out, so I am going to see what I can do with Jane’s advice to “steal the timing” from some other films. The Torrill Kove one I linked to … Continue reading

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New version of the script

I have taken the original depositions from the three main characters and their wife/sister/mother, and gotten my father, a neighbor, and a co-worker to read from these texts into my iPad recorder. I edited them into a narrative of the … Continue reading

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True Crime TV Documentary as a model

After some thought on the subject, I realized that I already have plenty of authentic voices for my film: the original witnesses! I am in the process of going over the depositions and cleaning up the spelling and punctuation, and … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Narration

 I have watched the last version of the animatic (#4) a few times, and haven’t been happy with it, so I spent some time last night watching the following shorts that have a narrator: Two by Torill Kove: My Grandmother … Continue reading

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