Today we’ have the third short in The Ten Commandments series, number 7: Thou Shalt Not Steal. This one was a bit of a challenge. Banana’s aren’t exactly easy to animate. They don’t stand up. Who knew? But the sets were a lot of fun to make and we had a great time shooting this one. We hope you enjoy it:
More commandments shorts are in the works. We’re 3 down with 7 more to go!
The hard work and dedication of a handful of strong-backed volunteers (like myself) and skilled concrete finishers continues to produce a unique piece of art in a tunnel on Vancouver’s east side. Leeside is like a DIY sculpture project designed for skateboarding that’s constantly evolving. Here are some recent shots of the work we’ve been doing down at the spot over the last few months:
For some more info here’s a short documentary on Leeside produced by Thor Larson:
Global Mechanic’s own Brent Bouchard brings us a series of really really short films that take place in a doctor’s office. The timing on these is really great. I’m fond of the horse one myself. Take a look at the first 3 shorts in the series:
To see more of these shorts and some of Brent’s other work, visit his youtube page here or visit his vimeo page here (whichever you prefer). Be sure to check out his blog too.
This time we have sketches from Bruce Alcock, Nathaniel Akin, Michael Mann, Francois-Marc Baillet and Justin Longoz.
More sketches coming soon!
Today we’re going to be showing you some production stills from the last 10 commandments short. It was a hairy shoot. We thought we would try and get the video out before the super bowl (because of the football theme) so we only had a week to finalize the idea, make props, test shoot, shoot and then do the editing and foley. It was a challenge to say the least, but we got it done and we’re proud of what came out the other side. Take a look at some of our photos (the quality isn’t exactly fantastic. We were using the nice camera to make the film so i just used my iphone for these stills):
So there you have the basic layout of the set and some of the art room. The two are very close together in the studio which is great because you can come up with an idea for a prop/set dec, walk 20 feet, make it and then have it back in the set pretty quickly. I thought it might also be fun to show you guys some close ups of the details in the short (like the photos and the beer can design). Take a look:
Okay, that’s all for now. Check back soon and we’ll have another 10 commandments short with some more production stills and maybe some more design images as well.