Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Our short stop mo film, Gerald's Last Day, had a great Festival run, it won 23 awards at over 90 festivals World Wide and we had excellent adventures riding along.

So as the festival circuit winds down, we are super excited to put out the DVDs with over an hour of SPECIAL FEATURES on The Making Of. If you are curious about how one goes about making a Stop Motion film in their garage, it's all here, from the Baby Beginings of learning the process of stop mo to Justin's Animation process to the Glorious Scoring session.

Here's some SCREEN SHOTS:


For those of you who have been patiently waiting....THANK YOU!!!

It was very fulfilling to finally finish the Special Features.

And then to finally figure out how to get the movie and the special features onto actual DVDs! We won a copy of Vegas Pro 9.0 at a film festival, so we thought it'd be pretty easy to make our DVDs with it, but it turns out you need either a Doctorate, or a clever push-buttons-till-something-happens guy like Justin around to make it happen. (I'll take the later anyday!)

If you'd like to buy a copy, they are $11. each plus $3 shipping and handling, just click on the BUY NOW button at the top right corner of this page.



Alex said...

This is awesome guys! I wanna buy it. I will probably. I love your works guys. You inspire me a lot. But how long is the movie?

Shelley Noble said...


Ben Whitehouse said...

Finaaaallly!!!!! Buying as I type this (if that's even possible!)

I dont know if this might sound weird but I think the only way I can say it is that I am sooooo proud of you guys.

I was talking to a animator from the clone wars series the other day and saying how much influence and respect you guys I have for you, He said that if you can have that effect on someone and I would of thought on most of the stop motion community, you guys will most definitely go far and I think he's right.

I Can only imagine what the finished version of Your new film will be like.

Font said...

Just purchased...can't wait to get it! Congrats to you both and keep on truckin with the new project.

Alonso said...

AWESOME! Finally, I've been looking forwards to this. My wife will be annoyed, cuz this would make a great xmas present for me but I'm not patient enough to wait that long. Can't wait to see it.

Jeff Lafferty said...

Awesome!!! I'll be buying one for sure.

a guy in a gorilla suit said...

So this year I can celebrate christmas/my birthday/eastern/national gorilla suit day twice ! Woooot !!! This IS really something !!!

rich said...

Woooohooooo!!! Great news!!

Bryan said...

That is great work guys. I have been following your films for awhile now. I am also a stopmtion animator up in San Francisco and currently working on a short up here with a crew.

But to pay the bills I work at a Dub house and have gotten really good at DVD authoring. If you are ever in need of help creating a cool looking DVD for any of your new projects let me know. I would love to be able to help you out.



Bryan Walman

jriggity said...

Alex} thanks man!! the movie is 12+
minutes but the special features are over an hour....and thats the really cool stuff

Shelly } Thanks for all the support lady!

Ben} So cool man!! man...I get so much inspiration from the online community of filmakers....and artists.

Its so cool that we give that to you too...

Font}Thanks man!! and you know it man....Ill be trucking tonight in the late night garage in fact!!

Alonso} cool. I really appreciate your constant support too man. Hope you enjoy the special features.

Jeff}thanks man....I am honored!

mychæl} man...thanks so much dood!! really cool of you to say such kindness

Rich}Your DVD is going in the mail monday mornin man.....with a Original storyboard drawing too!!

Bryan}thanks man....glad your liking our stuff....and Ill keep you in mind for the DVD authoring.


Unknown said...

This DVD looks amazing! Just got my copy, can't WAIT to see it! I'm also UBER excited for the special features!! Congrats guys, what a great accomplishment!

JON said...

Gots to have it! Congratulations on completion!

Alonso said...

it was awesome! been watching it all weekend, gonna hit the craft store on the way into work on monday cuz you guys have me wanting to get my hands dirty pushing wire around again, just jumping in and not worrying about doing it all perfect.

Congratulations on your great success :)

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic! I will make the order!


Congratulations on finally getting it all together! I didn't know there was going to be so many special features cant wait to take a look at it.

Alex said...

Nice guys! I will buy it!

rich said...

can't wait!!!! should be here any day now. eeeeha ha ha.

Joel Fletcher said...

Hey Justin and Shel, congrats on creating the official DVD. I think your stop-motion projects are great, so I bought a copy. Looking forward to its arrival and seeing all the behind-the-scenes goodness!

Elvia Szymanski said...

Our DVD arrived in Denmark this morning. We love it, thank you very much!

Unknown said...

just got the DVD and watching it all now :-)

arrived a lot quicker than I thought it would (I'm in the UK).

excellent stuff and also scary on how much work you put into all this - well done on all the awards too


Christopher Sanders said...

Hey... thanks for stopping by and congrads on the DVD (as well as the awards)! I will be checking it out for sure ma'man!

Marcela Mattar said...

Hi, I'm interested in one copy of gerald´s last day. Could you tell me if can you deliver it to Brazil (South America)? How much its shipping would cost me? My zipcode is 17015-970.
By the way i love your job.

Unknown said...

Hi, I just purchased a copy of the DVD. I remember seeing this on a plane and cried and cried. What a wonderful way to share this story. I think it would be great if you offered a discount to non-profit animal shelters. They should use this for their humane education classes. I'm going to donate my copy to our local humane society when I'm done watching it again. Thanks for the great work!
Angie - California

Irene said...

i bought the dvd for my boyfriend.could u please let me know when u will send it to me?thanks.Irene