Thursday, August 14, 2008

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.

A Film by Faythe Levine

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).

Set of opening credits for Handmade Nation

Saturday morning we met Jonah Mueller (Sam's producer from Radar) at the studio downtown. This was the beginning of two very long days.......

Still of opening credits of Handmade Nation

Shooting opening credits of Handmade Nation

Here's the stats:
Opening sequence to Handmade Nation
Chicago, IL
Radar Studio
26 hours
2 days
Stop animation
Director: Sam Macon
Art Director: Faythe Levine
Producer: Jonah Mueller
Creative assistant: Annie Simeone

Linkfiguring out the moves of the animation

Stop animation + mushbrains = the raddest thing ever.

More photos are HERE


Anonymous said...

this looks so cool -- i can't wait to see the results.

Anonymous said...

Art is something that is really completely out of the ordinary for me.. It is the flame that puts out the shame and heartache that my day went through. It is a beautiful thing. Yet at the same time it can mind boggle a soul into thinking something completely different. What I love bout art, is that you envision your own meaning behind the creativity of the art itself. Your imagination can take you many places and only in your imagination can you be in two happy places at once :)

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