Thursday, April 30, 2009

Final post

Hi,

One last post so the blog can have some closure.
It will be so cool to see everyone's finished creations next week. It was great to watch everyone's films develop.

For me this process was so interesting - and I've learned a lot. I did have a really tough time at the very end with my project. There were unexpected difficult situations, and since I'm so invested in this, I was sometimes hurt by what was going on.

Still - from the beginning I felt really brave for approaching this kind of material.
Whatever the result - I know that I made this with the absolute best intentions in mind.

As a final note, it just so happens that last week I watched an interview with a great film director who expressed her opinion about the problematic"melodrama" in films.

Contrasting sentimental melodrama, which she described as "dishonestly manipulative", she said: "There is room for emotions (in a film), they just have to be based on truth".
I think that is a really wise observation. That's what I wanted to do with this doc.

So, thanks SO much for all the help and critiques!

See you all at the screening!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Update on project

Hello,

This blog has not been updated for a while - I've been using all this time to animate.
All the gouache parts are done. What needs to be completed now is 4 shots in photoshop, and also a list of fixes.

Here I've included the last of the gouache shots, and a part of the new digital work. This cuts off at the ink part which you've already seen.


video


Ok, there is still animation to be done.

Oh, I've picked a title, it's "Overnight Stay" (without the "An").
I'll put it there in German too ("√úbernachtung"), since I think that makes sense.

Thanks for checking in.