Monday, November 29, 2010

Dober Does some Damage - GLD first Week flyin !!

Hey guys!

Its getting COLD in the garage as another winter starts to makes its way into the studio.....I have been making alot of progress on the last Fight sequence but its a Monster....here is a pic from the shoot.

I am at about 710 frames and they are battleing their hearts out....I'm very proud to say that this shoot has finally started to show some of that MAGIC....that Ive been waiting for...cant wait to share it.


so...

1rst week of GLD on the market and thanks so much for all the Super KIND emails and personal touches you have shared with us in wrapping up this journey....

Shel Has been sending out DVD's - Gerald replacement heads- Storyboard panels... all week long. So if you havn't recieved yours yet It's in the mail.

we feel so gratefull-blessed to internet know all you guys....

...we are going to be adding a cople of extra special feature videos that we didnt put on the DVD{space issues} for you guys in the next couple of posts....just for fun and education ....so keep an eye out.

for now....here is the sneek peek video I put up of Gerald....just to show some of you a taste of the behind the scenes DVD...this is Geralds early development .



As for ANIMATION....

Here is fight scene MASTER shot 2 which I skipped over the last time I posted{I posted fight 1 and Fight 3}....this is just another in the back and forth battle between the 2 stars of our film.





as you can see its another wire festival....lots of removing but so very cool when they are moving without strings. This was another Hard one to shoot as far as making the puppets perform but it turned out fairly well.

I started a new Dober Maquette - just to have for myself and to use as a professional development piece. I do plan to send it to our investor and friends who worked on the film at some point . I will also be offering it up after the production is over as a collectable.

this is early blocking but it will be pretty cool when its done....He will be holding his pilot helmut.

I will be doing one for flea as well....so we will have a full set.

again guys.....wishing you all thanks from or deepest hearts.

Tricks of the week- Monkeys in the house- Trapeeze Launching from the stairz..I'm such a proud DAD!!!



jriggity and shel

12 comments:

Mike Adair said...

You got me seriously looking at the beams in our house, now! Awesome!

Mexican Viking said...

Looks great Justin. Looking forward to getting our GLD DVD.

amoebaboy said...

great work guys ! and your house apears to be turning into some kind of SUPERHERO training camp !

Emily Tomasik said...

reaaaaalllly awesome stuff all around! The fight looks great! I love the butt kick. :) The statue looks so cool, and the trapeze is amazing!!! What a fun house you must have! ;)

JON said...

Awesome shot! This movie looks ACTION PACKED! Just like the Rasch family!

I received GLD in the mail and shared it with my wife! Great features, seeing how it all evolved, and how much work went into every frame. SUPER inspiring!!!

Alex said...

Hey! Justin, Shel! I've just recive GLD! I wrote an article. If you wanna know what a 14 year old animator from quebec think about it.

Jeff Lafferty said...

Hey Justin and Shel

Just wanted to let you know we got our copy of Gerald’s Last Day. Tanya and I totally love it! You guys made a great film, and you deserve all the success you can grab.

Jeff & Tanya

Rich Johnson. said...

watched the DVD and I am going to watch tonight with the wife! Congrats on a superb DVD and film. Love the storyboards you sent as well!

jriggity said...

Mike} Ha! what else would you use them for...ha! enjoy man...

MexVik} so looking forward to you getting your DVD as well....thanks for the words.

amoebaboy}thanks....and I think our house has always been somekind of super hero training camp....just another of our kid dreams that me and Shel made happen....and we are soooooo happy to give it to our kids or anyone who comes over for a play date.

Emily}Thanks so much.....and we do have a fun house for sure....not alot of rules in the geography like I grew up with.

we reward new creative ways of using the house....with giant smiles and lots of creative bouncin.

JON}Thanks man!....so glad you liked the DVD....and yeah man...theres nothing like stopmotion if you wana work hard and be confronted with constant problems...ha!

Alex} WOW!! how super mega kind of you to do a review man.....I really appreciate it soooo much. And so badd ass that you have a ramp in your garage...

My brother had one when we were kids and we rode it all the time on our boards...so freakin cool man.

Jeff}man....thanks sooooo much!! means a ton!!

Rich} Your freakin welcome man!!

Alonso said...

Hey has Shell seen this? http://vimeo.com/14803194
seems like it's classic contact improv stuff

Carla Veldman said...

hey Justin - thanks for posting some of the GLD behind-the-scenes; it's great seeing the very beginning of the idea, plus early exploring and experimenting with the puppet and techniques. Very awesome!

tonychauzer said...

Ditto what Carla said :) Always fun to catch up with Rasch gang! Awaiting the next episode.