Our little city prize winner “The Cavendish Affair” has it’s debut on an international stage here in Orlando. We had the pleasure of attending the awards ceremony at this beautiful outdoor amphitheater. So many splendid films. A fantastic time.
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Wanting to get into another zeitgeist movement in art culture, I did a #MerMay doodle. It’s a sea monster version of Ariel; I call it Scariel. Mainly I wanted to make a female version of the Amphibian Man from “The Shape of Water.” But in the end, using Ariel from Disney's “The Little Mermaid,” made the most sense to give it a cultural charge.
My ink work has been consistently improving, but it highlights my more stagnant color work. I did two passes on the coloration. A full color take that ended up far less dynamic then I wanted. It also de-emphasized the face too much. So then I did a much more subtle light color wash take. A little better but the red hair still pulled away from the importance of the face. It did however harmonized the torso better. Not sure what was best so here is all three.
We are getting close to being old pros at this. Gaff Tape & a Prayer has made eight 48 hour film projects now. And even with all our other works and contributions the 48s are still special. For us they are like holidays. A chance to dump the weight of the world for a weekend and just make something.
This year’s Halloween edition we had a blast thinking smaller and thighter. We drafted the genre choices of ghost movie or insanity/asylum. The prompt was a s follows: Character, Joe or Jodi Macintosh (writer); Prop, a Lamp; Line, “Sometimes it’s a struggle.” From there we made an effort to be a single location and be more static in our shots.
In end we made a pleasantly unsettling home invasion and murder. It was simple and clean. And for once we had time to polish it to a fabulous shine. Our audio work and post production VFX came out splendidly. And our audience agreed as we earned Best Sound Design during the judging.
I hope you enjoy,
“Between the Lines.”
So the real reason I upgraded my camera was to document this crazy great celestial convergence. I got the phot Gear I needed. I booked a flight to the closest major airport that would be under the total eclipse. And in one day was there and back again through Nashville. And boy what an awe struck moment, to see the sun disappear and hundreds of people around be stare up and see nature breaking its own rules.
Ups: Overwhelming beauty
Downs: So much air congestion as to shut down an entire ATC system and cause a almost four delay to getting home.
So here it is, the grand reveal. As I built up my Inktober drawing I wanted it to build to something. I teased it in my "Secrets" drawing. If you could read a Gravity Falls cypher. But it turned out ok. I had fun time with this project.
Wow! Just Wow! We had blast working with a small team right up to the buzzer. We finished with three minutes to spare. Phew! Taking the elements of Vince Frank, Auto Mechaninc; A Paintbrush; and the line "That's one way to make your point;" we built something great. We had decided to dive deep and make a true horror film. And that we did.
Another year another Gaff Tape & a Prayer adventure. We had a blast making this year's peice for the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film project. It's called "Dark Chocolate" and was a blast. Required elements, Genre: Horror, Character: Lenny or Lonni Safron Chocolatier, Prop: Sticky Note, & Line "Maybe I just don't find you funny."
Yet another fantastic 48 Horor Film Project in the can. I twas an amazing year. We some how drafted Mad Scientiest / Frankenstien again, but no matter, we jumped in. Deciding to make something more a kin to a spoof we pounded out a script highlighting our main ingredients. It turned out great!
Check out "Mind over Meow"
It was that time of year again. Time fo the 48 Hour Film Project. It's been a whirlwind since the last time we were here. A year of amazing things.
This time drew the dreaded western and musical genre. Be we took it head on. Our Character was Seth or Sara Tremaine, Our prop was a mug, and Our line was "You can't take it with you."
check out The Best Outlaws Ever.
After our award winning film last year, our teammate moved down to Austin, Texas. And of course we saw this as an opportunity to get into two 48 hour film projects. Gathering an amazing talent pool together the folks calling themselves "Media Offline" built something amazing. Working over the net I was able to help do some of the writing. Our local VFX wizard actually headed south and pitched in. With three team members working on it from the original Gaff Tape & a Prayer it felt like opening another branch. But really it turned into something original and amazing.
Check out ["Liability"](http://youtu.be/A61xG_Eft_A)