Friday, May 15, 2009

Sips Week#3 and GLD grabs 2 More WINS!!!

Hey Guys,

We are steady workin.....choppin away on the new film and runnin full steam towards our Giant DREAMS.

I am so close to finishing these Storyboards.....I can feel my drawings getting weaker though {pencil fatigue} so I need to tighten the belt and Knuckle up for the finish.....So close!!

Flea Ship starting to take shape.......the core Shape will be there next week for sure...

Aedon Getting her first experiance with POWER tools. Sandwiches of Blue foam glueing together for eventual shapeing of ship parts...Jeff cutting a part for the dober Ship.... Shel has been makeing Huge Progress on the Flear ship and she is Completly Flying on her own now ...she got the knowledge she needed from Our Ship expert Jeff and has been Applying and expanding upon regularly.Its so amazeing to come home from work and see such regular progress on the ships. Its truly like a little christmas present waiting as I pull my truck up to the House. The garage door has been open with Shel covered in Blue foam....a kiss and Hug and I'm blue foamed and in heaven looking at these bueaty's shes creating.Smoothe Caboose....its all fitting together.... We also built a cool claymation set for one of our many side projects last weekend.....we and many friends gathered around the kitchen table for hours and just made a clay world with many clay critters...these are all the pics I have....but it looks REALLY cool !I also had Lunch with fellow stopmotion Artist this week {Michael Granberry} as we do every now and then to catch up on things.
It was awesome to hear how awesome things are going for him and we came to the conclusion that when your doing the right thing in life.........Doors go FLYING open....... COSMIC -MaGIC- Karma....? who knows....but we are DEFINATELY on the right paths.
In Gerald's Last Day NEWS - GLD picks up 2 more WINS this brings our total to 9.....

We got the SOUTH BEACH ANIMATION FEST {HONORABLE MENTION} -
as well as the {Best Animated Film} BRIDGE FEST (Sarajevo) .....super cool!....we were in the same category as ....MADAGASCAR 2 and Kung Fu Panda!! .....POWERFULL! ha!!GLD was also accepted to a BUNCH of new fests which Ill write on later....

over and out guys....We are havin FUN!

jriggity

11 comments:

rich johnson said...

Congrats!!

tonychauzer said...

Love these posts, each photo gets me more and more motivated.

John Pierro said...

Cool Beanies as usual. It's wonderful to watch your continued growth, and congrats on the recent awards.

Darkstrider said...

Man, those ships are looking incredible!!! And they're HUGE!!!

If it's not an insider secret, could you mention how you're shaping the foam (what kind of tools) and what kind of glue you're using?

handmadeheroes said...

hi guys!!

thanks RICH and JOHN.

us too TONYCHAUZER! and by stopping by and commenting you're just fueling the movitation fire!

DARKSTRIDER....i'll try to do a post on that soon -- justin's working on something very cool this weekend that he's going to want to post on next! thanks for the idea.....jeff has taught me so much, i'm thrilled to share it.

Alonso said...

wait wait wait...you were in the same category up against the big boys of CG and schooled them? Awesome! I better start building my stopmo skills so I'll be ready when you open your Feature film studio and need grunts :)

people in gorillasuits said...

The ships look so great in shape and style ! All from one world, all fitting so very well together... Congratulations !

Mike Adair said...

Man! That raw foam and wood is so cool to see. Great to see this taking shape.

Don said...

Looks like somebody's playing with Van Aken! You gotta get your hands on some of the aged Avalon clay, man. That stuff is like the FINE WINE of Claymation clay. Smooth consistency, takes easy tooling, and it's a bit firmer than Van Aken. I believe Bruce Bickford has a ton of it, he was animating clay long before Van Aken was around.

As far as the bit about doing the right thing and the doors flying open- I second that. These past few months have been beyond amazing. It seems that the more I hang around Portland and go to events, the more animators I meet. It's a crazy fun journey I don't ever want to end.

Yaz said...

The ship is just looking soooo amazing. And it is very big. How big is your set going to be for this film? I would love to see your post about shaping the foam for the ship.

Yaz said...

By the way, conrats for the 2 more wins of GLD!!!