Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Once Upon a Time ...

... there was a blog that served as a record of the production of a short animated film called "Grimmwood".

For some time now I've been scribbling in this little book, jotting down notes, scratching out doodles and mostly producing thumbnail drawings of what will eventually become a short animated film called "Grimmwood" (currently a working title). This blog will serve as a record of the journey from this little book to the screen (be it large or small) and all the nonsense that goes on inbetween. I'll be keeping the blog regularily updated with sketches, designs, trailers, clips, production notes, and notes on inspiration as I go. Over the comings days, weeks, months (don't worry, not years), we will, bit by bit, be seeing more and more of what is in that little red book come to life.

The film is proposed as a 2D animated film of about 5 to 6 mins in length (though I'll be able to better determine that when I have a full animatic up and running... which will be shown here using the latest You Tube technology) and is the first in a possible series of films if all goes well. The film will be realised using Flash 8 and After Effects. The soundtrack will be produced with the aid of garageband. More on the actual content of the film (story etc.) will be explored with upcoming updates.

Now, if you're sitting comfortably (and I do mean very comfortably, this is the production of an animated film after all, these things do take a little time) then we'll begin.

Grimmwood and all production work is © 2006, Ian Culbard, All rights Reserved.

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