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Hi All,

It's been a while since I've been on this site and wow, what an exciting change! I spent a lot of time here learning the art of stop motion, then went off and made my first stop mo short called Zero.

Since then, I've made a second stop motion short which has screened at over 60 festivals and picked up a bunch of awards along the way. I'm proud to announce it's now online and would love for you to check it out and if you don't mind, voting for it (it's an online festival).

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to answer my questions in the past, or for sharing your own projects and experiences for others to learn from.

** EDIT ** Thanks to everyone who voted for our little film. I'm please to report that we actually won the audience voted award. Cheers!

Regards,

Chris.

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Wow, thanks for that! One of my favourite things about this film is that they're ugly and creepy in the beginning, but by the end, you can't help but fall in love :) 

McTodd said:

I agree with Keith, a bit of mystery's great! I loved it, charming, quirky, beautifully made in every respect. I even grew to love the characters' creepy teeth! In fact, I loved it so much that apart from voting for it, I went and bought a high-res download. Good luck with your future projects, Christopher!

That is really excellent!! I love the entire production design - everything works together to create just the right atmosphere for the story. 

Also, I agree - please don't answer all the questions!! Heh - as if you're taking votes or something...  

LOL. Thanks.

Strider said:

Also, I agree - please don't answer all the questions!! Heh - as if you're taking votes or something...  

I watched them both- and loved them both an awful lot- but I see the progression...The cinematography in both pieces is just beautiful, and you use the medium expertly to tell such weighted stories...I am a new fan. Nice to spot Mark Lagana in the credits too, as he has been a very supportive friend on this board. Good luck with the movie, or whatever is next.

Thanks John. Yes Mark has been a wonderful addition to our crew. I just uploaded this video to YouTube which shows off some of his AMAZING work creating camera dollies out of recycled materials: http://youtu.be/kHXanDTE9E4

John Horabin said:

I watched them both- and loved them both an awful lot- but I see the progression...The cinematography in both pieces is just beautiful, and you use the medium expertly to tell such weighted stories...I am a new fan. Nice to spot Mark Lagana in the credits too, as he has been a very supportive friend on this board. Good luck with the movie, or whatever is next.

Yes, precisely- thanks to Mark, Jim and several more I have done likewise...

The shot that stays with me from your work most is the beautiful embryo moment in Zero- that was just gorgeous.


I prefer the narrative of the new piece, and the mystery as mentioned by others- it is a beautiful allegory.

We voted, and after I show it to my Missus, I am sure she will too.

Thanks for voting John and spreading the word.

Yes that embryo sequence worked out really well. I had no idea if it would, just a theory in my head about how it would come together. I'm very fortunate that I hooked up with an excellent compositor who made it happen. There were 13 separate models that he morphed together during the rotation, here's a photo.

I'm Australian 

This short was actually conceived as a music vide clip for the classical music composition my friend wrote. I just happened to write a strong narrative that made it more of a short film!

Peter Andrew Montgomery said:

It looks British. that'll be it.

beautiful ............ got my vote

OMG, I had no idea. Thanks for sharing!

Ben Schetrompf said:

LAIKA posted this on their Facebook! Truly awesome.

Wow! That's awesome Christopher. Congratulations!

Thanks. I also just found out some more good news. The Maker has been nominated for an AACTA, it's like an Australian Academy Award! It's been an exciting week.

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