Sunday, February 8, 2009

CHECK IT OUT......


Competitive festival number two....SHOW OFF YOUR SHORT, this time at home in LA and up against stiff competition (esp. in Distraxion, a slick and clever short by Mike Stern).

The festival was fun and chill, nice to hang out with Robert Litton, Gerald's Last Day's composer extraordinaire, and see so many different short films. And really FUN to win. This time the judges gave us copies of their comments on the films, which was facinating.....it's hard not to wonder what they think......and what stands out the most in their comments is that they see HEART and HIGH ANIMATION QUALITY. That's satisfying because we both have so many things we would like to improve on in GLD (cinematography, timing, lighting, puppet quality, foley, etc), but heart and animation are the two things that mean the most to us. So now off to work on figuring out how to put those other things in our next film. After seeing Coraline 4 times between us this weekend, the bar is high and we are super psyched and determined to get as close to it as possible in this lifetime--in our garage and with no budget for now at least!!

(p.s. got the Coraline collage from Coraline character designer shane prigmore's cool blog.)



shel

18 comments:

Ryan McCulloch said...

Congratulations!!! So well deserved, you better get a giant trophy shelf.........

rich johnson said...

congrats!! whoohoo!!

Shelley Noble said...

Exactly! Ryan's completely right, you guys better plan on the walls of your office to be filled with awards.

adam said...

Awesome dude! That's one legit lookin' trophy.

Kevin MacLean said...

Congrats Justin! I know Mike Stern, he's here at DreamWorks.

I went to see Coraline 3 times!

D. Carlson said...

I have got to see Coraline more often. Only went once, so far- don't want to overdo it, because I might wow myself to death.

Great film, though. I don't think you're that far from its quality, man.

Michael Granberry said...

Wow...you guys rock the most! Love it....

John Pierro said...

Always lead with the hart, and the rest will follow. Jacque and I will do the happy dance of exuberance once again for you all. Congratulations!!!

David said...

That's super awesome!!! Two-in-a-row!!!! Also, Coraline is a fantastic film!!! Loved it!!!

UbaTuber said...

That's awesome news, congrats you two!! :D

handmadeheroes said...

THANKS GUYS!!

ya'll are the sweetest most supportive blog friends ever!

shel

TonyC. said...

Congrats! Great way to start off a new year.
And Im glad you liked Coraline. Its been great to hear what stop motion peeps think about it. Im gonna put up behind the scenes pics soon. Stay tuned.

Mike Adair said...

Congrats, you guys!!!!
Awesome!

emmyymme said...

Congrats!! Very well deserved!

John W. Sumner said...

Congrats on the Win! Well deserved.

Gregory Sesma said...

Way to go, the first of many I'm sure.

Gregory Sesma said...

oh yeah.... I drew some Dober fan art for you check it out when you get a chance.

Alonso said...

super congrats guys, I'm betting you're gonna need a bigger house to have wallspace for all the awards you're gonna get :)

I've met Mike Stern a few times, I was even there when he pitched Distraxion to a bbq of us AM kids, good guy, and fun short