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My senior film while attending SCAD. Created over the course of 6 months, shot all in my dorm room.
A young mad scientist sets out to create a pet monster within parallel worlds of an imaginary laboratory and the reality of the boy's bedroom.
Winner - Best Student Animation - Savannah Film Festival
Official Selection - Fantastic Fest
Official Selection - Newport Beach Film Festival
Nope - Student Academy Awards
Written, Directed, and Animated by Dan MacKenzie
Co-producer – Nicholas Reichard
Fabrication Assistance – Dan Field
Puppet Clothing – Megan Miller
Prop Building Assistance – Britain Cramer
Lighting – Austin Rink
Compositing Assistance – Ed Rivero
Graphic Design – Gregory Sesma
Original Music and Sound – Martin Mayer
Voices – Louise Phillips and Phe
Additional music courtesy of DeWolfe Harmony
Thanks – Jason Maurer, Jeremy Moorshead, Debra Moorshead, Allison Neckman, Scott Kennell, and Leonard DeStefano
After a year since completion, I'm happy to finally put this bad boy online. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for watching.
This is my entry for the Red Bull Canimation competition.
I went into this animation without a storyboard or animatic, just a simple idea that could be taken to progressively more fun and complex levels. I created the bouncing of the cans by using replacements, each one slightly more crushed than the previous. This meant I had to have a lot of empty Red Bull cans which was a good excuse to buy a ridiculous amount of the stuff.
I have always enjoyed using stop motion to give inanimate objects life, so the end of my film where the other cans stop bouncing and begin to express worry and fear about their lost brother was particularly fun to work on.
I created a simple rigging system to hold the cans up in the air mid bounce using old wire coat hangers and some plasticine. This seemed ideal while animating but it soon became a nightmare in post production as the bottoms of the rig intereacted with the shadow of the cans. Luckily I had some help from friends to speed up the process.
'Gulp' is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation set', with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.
The animators: http://www.aardman.com
The sand artists: http://sandinyoureye.co.uk
The phone: http://www.nokia.com/n8