I AM NIGHTMARE Production Diary #12


I just finished animating the third sequence of the films nine sequences- this sequence was 177 shots and I completed it in about 12 days for an average of about 15 shots animated per day


So now the rough cut of the film with these three finished sequences is about 45 minutes long


I was animating live on ustream for the past week- thanks to Jemilla, Dash, Dave and the few other peeps who stopped by to see what I was doing.

The last thing I animated was this scene with the town drunk named Flan- it was fun to do as the voice actor does a hilarious and awesome job so I was laughing the whole time ^_^ I was laughing but its a pretty dark and creepy scene


I'll be in Iceland for two weeks come tomorrow- so I won't be animating the film live on ustream for another two weeks- follow me on twitter @mdotstrange as that's where I post the ustream links when I'm working on there

So yeh just moving forward on the film enjoying the animation/filmmaking process! I really think yall are going to love these characters! The voice actors really did a great job making them come to life- as I'm animating I'm just trying to bring out the life they've created with their voices


So this is the first time I recorded all the final voice actors ahead of time- so this is my first acting centered film- I'm not trying to wow with style or cool looking shit- I'm just trying to tell my story and have my little actors performances take center stage-

I'm really excited about the results and I think this will be a big step forward for me as a storyteller and a filmmaker- I think it will also open up my world to a lot of people who wouldn't step into my previous more esoteric films out of fear of WTF is this shit-ness ^_^

So yeh I'm just backing up files so I can go kick it in Iceland for two weeks with my lovely assistant/girlfriend Rakel ^_^ She actually modeled a fair bit of the props in I AM NIGHTMARE- the bottles and stacks of sandwiches and stuff on the above images were modelled by her.

So production will be on hold for two weeks- then by the end of May the film will be at or past the one hour mark ^_^