Chicago land Part 2
After the screening at the Hull House I stayed in Chicago for 3 more days. This has been schedule for months. My good friend Sam Macon who is a director at Radar Studio in Chicago and I have been planning on working on this for quite some time. Since we are both busy bee's scheduling shooting the opening sequence credits took a bit, but we did it. Our idea was to always do something by hand, we talked about a lot of ideas and stop animation was always on the front burner. Early in the week it was decided that stop animation was the way to go.
I spent Friday prepping with creative Annie Simeone who was in town from New York to assist. I had loaded up my entire studio of supplies for the weekend into my rental on Thursday and we had a few random supplies we needed to get here and there. Thankfully she used to live in Chicago and totally knew her way around, and drove everywhere for me (we were both happy about that).
Saturday morning we met Jonah Mueller (Sam's producer from Radar) at the studio downtown. This was the beginning of two very long days.......
Here's the stats:
Opening sequence to Handmade Nation
Director: Sam Macon
Art Director: Faythe Levine
Producer: Jonah Mueller
Creative assistant: Annie Simeone
Stop animation + mushbrains = the raddest thing ever.
More photos are HERE