Thursday, September 22, 2011
With my Professional Status New York Comic Con Pass in hand, I begin to line up meetings for this October. First on my list is, Mark Hamill (co-producer of my short stop motion animated film, "The Halloween Pranksta"). The Javits Center is a great place to meet up. Surrounded by the very best entertainment con on the East coast (attracting artists and filmmakers from all over the US), I can't wait.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
After two weeks of intense stop motion production and creating over three minutes of film, for "The Halloween Pranksta", animation supervisor Matt Manning heads back to LA. A special thanks goes out to our guest animator, Zack Williams. The production will now go on hiatus for a few weeks to prepare for the final shoot.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
As production on "The Halloween Pranksta" rolls along a second set is lit by DP Ed Pagan. Lighting miniature sets is tricky, but Ed dominates and adds his own style to it. Thirty seconds of animation is now complete and we are only four days into shooting, thanks to stop motion animator Matt Manning.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Our animation Supervisor Matt Manning is now on set. Fresh off the plane from LA, Matt begins plotting moves for the "Pranksta" puppets. The first scene up takes place in the basement of that old creepy house at the end of the street that just about all of us have on our block.
Friday, September 2, 2011
We recorded the character voices today in Santa Monica with Mark Hamill (as Bronte the tarantula and Beck the python), Jeannie Elias (as Penny and the Younger Boy) and John Mariano (as the Pranksta himself), for the short film, "The Halloween Pranksta". It was a pleasure working with three of the most talented people in the business. It only took three hours to record the fourteen page screenplay and a behind-the-scenes documentary was shot by DP Peter Schmitt. Supervising Animator, Matt Manning and Asssociate Producer Kasia Kruk were also in attendance to lend some guidance.