Set against the space-race canvas of the 1960's, Anomaly is inspired by the traditional Christmas Nativity and explores, through a modern-day lens, the events of two-thousand years ago. It is a story about relationships that intertwine around an unprecedented astronomical event, as a couple navigate life's realities at a time of unfathomable significance. Filmed on location in NYC, Maine, Kansas, and Colorado, the film features Christian Cooke, Lexi Johnson, Andrew Sensenig, and Anthony Lopez.
There are numerous time lapse videos of Iceland and Norway showing the beauty of their remote landscapes. But when you're in the mountains, looking down, you see so many things happening. Especially in places like Geiranger (Norway) where ferries are sailing back and forth through the fjords, kayak cruises arriving and departing and cars crawling up and down the steep roads. I wanted to portray this like you are watching an ants hill, which gives such a funny perspective on things.
To answer some photographers questions. All footage is shot with the Panasonice GH3, Canon 7D and 650D. Most footage in Norway on the 7D with the 50mm f1.8. Interval 1 image p/s with intervalometer. In Iceland I have mainly used the GH3 with continuous shutter. Lenses on the GH3 were the Voightländer 25mm f0.95 and the Lumix 35-100. The tilt shift effect is added in post with Lens blur and a keyframed depth pass.
Stanley the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is left behind in the break of an apocalypse.
All he wants to do is get back to his owner…
I think this year I really learned a lot!
Music is by Devotchka
Special thanks to my faculty, friends and family!
Here are some production work for the film! johncodykim.blogspot.com/2014/05/steadfast-stanley.html
To plan "Solstice" we storyboarded the entire short and created an animatic. This is a rough working version of the film with music and sound that we used to plan shots and timing and see how the story was playing out as a whole. We made a couple changes in the final product but for the most part this was what "Solstice" looked like before animation.
This minute-and-a-half fantasy western is a 2D animated passion project that the two of us crafted over our free nights and weekends for the past 2-3 months.
We both split the work 50/50 from background painting to rough animation to clean up and everything between, however Ed did the music and compositing and Lynn headed up the design. As of right now, this short is it, but hopefully one day we can expand on the world!