"Once I thought of Krampus as a character from a Christmas tradition that looks more like he belongs in Halloween, he seemed like the perfect crossover. I wondered how many others might have that same thought. Looking forward to seeing what you did…"
"Woo hoo, I finished animating yesterday! I had to re-shoot one shot to make it quicker. Since I cut to different angles with the same 3 puppets both before and after, I couldn't just take a bit off either end, the moves would not have matched. That…"
"All puppets made, and main set pieces, just not placed on the ground yet.
Should have been at this stage a week ago, but had trouble letting go of another project, with Baba Yaga, had to finish off some making on that before I put it away until…"
"Sorry to hear we'll miss out on your entry. Life does tend to throw a lot at you sometimes. Your idea sounds good, but there's a lot going on, it might have been a bit cramped getting it into 20 seconds."
"Just watched it - yes, I can picture it, great simple idea! I keep trying to tell a more complicated story and then can't fit it into the 15 or 20 seconds, your idea is more what the Jam needs. I'm halfway through the puppet and set building on…"
"I struggled for a while with just a Christmas idea, putting in Halloween didn't add anything to the concept, just a pointless diversion that would put it over the 20 sec time limit... and I was stuck on that. Then a couple of days ago I had a…"
"Doors is a great idea for the transitions! I have a collection of doors from various projects so it would be easy for me to use one of them. But is that enough of a unifying theme in itself? You could do anything at all, as long as you put doors…"
"Looking at some of the ideas already suggested...
Simon, I would have done a steampunk piece if I had managed to do a Jam segment this year, as I think it could qualify as a form of science fiction. I did a class exercise with my Steamwalker, but…"
"Fex - That's an original approach to creating a starfield, with the grey foam! Looks like you just change the lighting so it comes up black, with lots of little stars in different sizes and intensities, all there instantly. I've done starfields…"
"Such a great look James, really nice having that arch so there is a sense of a ceiling to the cave. The steps in the distance look really good too., it leads the eye back and makes you feel there is more to this world than you can see. That set…"
"6 to 9 months seems like a good amount of time to me. There will always be some who leave it a bit late or hit unforeseen difficulties, no matter how long. And others (like me this year) who are tied up with other projects and and have to pass,…"