An explorer adventures into an unknown world, yet it seems that he has been there before.
A short animated film directed by Malcolm Sutherland in 2010. With music by Alison Melville and Ben Grossman, and foley by Leon Lo. Sound design / mix by Malcolm Sutherland.
The animation is all hand-drawn; a mix of drawing / pastels on paper and digital animation with Toonboom Studio and a wacom cintiq tablet, assembled in After Effects 7 and edited in Sony Vegas 8.
Director: Rob Chiu
Producer: Dan Turner
Executive Producers: Daniel Bergmann + Robert Herman
Written by Ben Fogg from a story by Rob Chiu
“After A While” by Veronica A. Shoffstall.
Creative Advisor: Stephen Whelan
Script Development: Marina Brackenbury
Director of Photography: Paul O’Callaghan
Editor: Rob Chiu
Music / Sound Design: Ben Lukas Boysen
Cello: Lucio Amanti
Drums / Percussion: Achim Farber
Styling: Beth Deakin
Wardrobe: John Varvatos + Preen
Casting Director: Rose Wicksteed
1st Assistant Director: Tristan McIlwham Hefele
Art Director: Guy Thompson
Asst. Art Dir: Oliver Hogan
Focus Puller: Julius Beltrame
Gaffer: Steve Reed
Best Boy: Rob Stewart
Electrician: Daniel Smith
Sound Recordist: Robin Gerrard
Boom Operator: Ben Hawkins
Hair & Make-up Design: Emma Dennis
Wardrobe Assistant: Celia Lusted
Production Assistant (UK): Freya Silk
Production Assistants (Paris): Annabelle Mella + Anna Chahuneau
Production Transport: Craig Kerrigan
Post-Production Facilities: The Mill
Post Production Producers: Sophie Hogg + Semley Wilkinson
Colourist: Aubrey Woodiwiss
Smoke Artists: James Pratt + Georgie White
Final Cut Artist: Daniel Budin
Camera & Grip Equipment: Fava Rental Ltd
Lighting Equipment: Panalux.
I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Liu's lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video I had ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice, and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between one's taste and one's skills. Later in 2012, I decided to do my own filmed version of Ira's interview - using my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.
I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt about his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.
Ira Glass, whom I've never met in real life, but who had such a big influence on my development. Thank you for telling beginners what nobody else does.
David Shiyang Liu for the video that inspired me to start the project. You all should watch his awesome kineticTypo-version here: vimeo.com/24715531
The people from Magic Lantern who gave DSLR videography a new dimension (I chose this project to be a test run with the RAW plugin)!
Steven Sasseville for painting the "taste" painting for me.
Pedro Sousa for his advice and working his ass off at the "creative work" chalkboard.
Wolfgang Kraus for letting me borrow his sound equipment.
Kai Löhnert for working out on his birthday in the "fight" take.
Wolfgang Hendrik Schnabel for giving me the museum-like atmosphere and his silhouette in the painting takes.
Hermiyas Ötztürk for his hairy "good enough" hand.
Orange Hive Studio for light equipment and location.
Mima and Heinz Sax-Schmitz for the location of the "ambitions" take and finding me the "finish 1 story" typewriter.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
Solveig Gold for being the most patient and supporting person in my life. She appears in a lot of scenes in this video.
Jutta and Uwe Sax for several pieces of equipment and their support.