The goal with this video was to take 2D paintings of an original concept and turn them into an animatic of sorts, in a relatively short period of time. A demo that would keylight the cinematic potential of the concept.
I had no knowledge at all of 3D or CGI, and no time to learn. But After Effects was a possibility. With the help of online tutorials (thank you, Video Copilot!) I dove in, and found that years of writing for a very cinematically produced radio show gave me the head for directing, blocking and editing. That was good, because I had no time for story-boarding.
Likewise, my production partner is a very skilled musician and audio producer, but had never used Final Cut. It was a challenge, and a race with our heads to the gun, but the project was done on time, and resulted in a strange hybrid that in some ways surpassed what we expected. Enough to get a sense of wonder going and to show the scale of the project. Mission accomplished!
Narration by Sam A.Mowry, Voice characterizations by Richard Topping and Marc Rose.