Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.
Please watch in Fullscreen HD with sound for best quality.
"It was the light" is a time lapse piece consisting of over 40,000 still photographs shot on the Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 5D MarkII.
I've always been fascinated by how diverse San Diego county is. You can visit the beach, mountains and desert in less than a two hour drive. I could take you to every single location in this film in the same day!
Directed: Jeff Morris
Filmed & Edited: Jeff Morris
Starring Max Records from "Where The Wild Things Are".
Cinematography by Macgregor
Music by Olafur Arnalds courtesy of Erased Tapes
Funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish film Board
Budget was 45k euro - for the shoot. Visual effects budget was a grand total of zeeero. I designed Blinky, modeled him in 3D and played both the his voice and the body mocap performance. And did most of the VFX. Thankfully all footage of me in the skintight mocap suit has been permanently destroyed.
Visual effects were completed over a period of 9 months, of hell. There's a reason why you don't see too many wet CG characters in movies even with 100 million dollar budgets. It's really, really hard.