attention all kickstarter funders: all prizes will be issued in october, due to set backs with music clearance and addition sound editing on the short film. we also did not budget correctly for the cost of creating the art of book in print form, so instead everyone will be receiving digital copies of the book. we thank you for your support of this student film, understanding and patience as we are working to give you the best product. in the meantime please enjoy our archives of the project.
JUNIOR and senior PROJECT DEVELOPMENT FILES: SP16-SP17
junior review pitch
summer 16 research and development to build the class syllabus
film analysis for inspiration
story reel boardS: THE SUNKEN FOREST
summer 16 inaugural pixar@cca story intensive
The Pixar lecture of clarity: when everything clicked
i was fortunate enough to meet many talented artists from pixar during the summer months, that helped focus my knowledge on the production stages within the pipeline. the highlight in terms of putting it all together into a short was when Andrew and lou came to cca. The filmmakers discussed their workflow, the creative process, and the benefits of being able to make this film with the facilities at Pixar Animation Studios. cca nahl hall fa16©
research field trip: angel island san francisco bay fa16
fa16 crew members
Images taken from Kanye West's Runaway.© 2015 Art Direction by Vanessa Beecroft. Production Design by Martin Krejzlik
Images taken from Solange's Cranes In the Sky and Don'y Touch My Hair. ©2016. Art and Creative Direction Solange Knowles and Carlota Guerrero. Director of Photography Arthur Jafa & Alan Ferguson
music composition consultation
Ben came to mind as soon as I found the soundscape I thought this film should have. We worked back and forth on the sound design for eight weeks via FaceTime, texts, and phone calls. His understanding of the 1980's feel I needed helped to motivate the crew while the worked and listened. Even though I decided only to use his score as a template while revising the animatic, I feel that his contributions to the show allowed us to forge a working relationship that will continue on the next project. Please check out his website and amazing IG page. Ben's 10 track score will be a bonus to all who pledge $300 or more.
After the third animatic was complete with revisions Harry came onto the project to expand the soundscape, in order to flourish out period elements that would best suit the tone of the show. I was looking for something straight lined and little ornamentation; than what is currently in trend, and Selick delivered. All this was possible thanks in part to the Sunday Morning Walking Mom's Club and GE.