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A stop-motion short film about a robot whose best friend is a plant.
A stop-motion short film about a robot whose best friend is a plant.
A stop-motion short film about a robot whose best friend is a plant.
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       Planted is a stop-motion short film about a robot whose best friend is a plant. It currently exists in sketches, storyboards, a couple of puppets, and a whole lot of ideas. The goal is to turn these pieces into a short film, approximately 15 minutes long.

        Elliot likes to think of himself as a large shaggy dog, lapping at a bowl of Bellocq Earle Grey tea in the entirely black & white home of a Swedish design blogger. He has always been enthralled with technology. As a young kid, he used to take trips to the dump in order to find things to take apart. This has allowed him to amass a plethora of random “bits-and-bops” (the technical term) which he uses to put together puppets and sculptures. Both his mother and grandmother make miniatures and dolls, making Elliot a third generation miniaturist. He is proud to continue the tradition in new directions. 

Here’s the “technical” stuff:
        Elliot Goldman is an artist, animator, sculptor, musician, and jellyfish from Holliston, Massachusetts. Before deciding to do animation full-time, he attended Sarah Lawrence College (in Bronxville, NY) and was an iPhone developer at companies such as IBM and Dash Labs. He has also been a production assistant for various productions including a TV pilot and Sony music video. His work includes video shot for an H&M sportswear segment and assistant video editing for a national American Eagle commercial shown in Times Square. He has done film and animation for a number of colleges, nonprofits, and individuals, and has continued his own creative work for years.
        Musically, he has worked extensively as a composer, scoring a number of independent films, including all of the films he's produced. His piece "Percussion for clarinet and piano" recently saw its world premiere at SUNY-Potsdam by the acclaimed clarinetist Cameron Hewes (whose playing will be featured in Planted). Elliot has also participated in a wide variety of music groups in the Boston area. He played at New England Conservatory for six years as a member of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jr/Sr Wind Ensembles, including a tour of Germany and Austria. Elliot has also performed with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Youth Ballet orchestra at the Boston Opera House, Y.S.O.

Risks and challenges

Elliot will be working on the majority of the project by himself. Although this leads to singularity of vision, it is also poses as one of the greatest risks of the project. He has his friends and family to count on for help, but he’ll have to face the brunt of the inevitable frustrations on his own. Luckily he has many years of experience to lean on. Through the variety of projects he’s completed, he’s learned the fortitude to force through difficult spots and achieve the vision of his final product..

As projects tend to go, time is another factor that could end up being a challenge. In order for things to be done right, it takes time. The aim is to complete the project by the goal, but no matter what, quality will surpass an attempt to complete the project on time.

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    THANK YOU!

    A seed will be Planted in your honor in a wildflower garden.

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    DOWNLOAD OF PLANTED!

    A digital download of Planted once the film has been distributed.

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    A MAKING-OF MOVIE!

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    THE SOUNDTRACK!

    A digital download of the soundtrack of the film with exclusive audio, takes, and tidbits not found in the film.

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    A FLOWER PACKET!

    A Planted flower packet that you can plant in your own garden!

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    A PIN!

    A Planted pin to wear proudly.

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    HANDMADE BOOKLET!

    A handmade booklet covering the entire production process behind Planted. Will include photos from set, storyboards, random scribbles and ideas, and may even include a poem or two.

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    SWEET NOTHINGS!

    I will whisper your name before going to sleep for the duration of the production of Planted.

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    LOUD SOMETHINGS!

    I will shout your name when I wake up in the morning for the duration of the production of Planted.

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    COOL SHOES I HAVE HERE!

    I will stitch whatever you'd like on the side of one of my shoes (as long as it's not hateful or discriminatory [I'm the judge]). Limited to two because I only have two feet.

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    CREDIT WITH NONE OF THE WORK!

    Receive on-screen special thanks in the credits for helping support Planted!

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    A PROP FROM THE MOVIE!

    An actual prop from Planted! You'll get to choose from a list (first come first served).

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    NOTHING.

    You hate plants and you're not sure why you're even here. You get nothing.

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    COME TO THE PRE-SCREENING PARTY!

    Two tickets to the pre-screening party in MA (transportation and lodging not included).

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    CUSTOM PROP!

    A custom (miniature) prop of anything you'd like hand-made exclusively for you!

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    PICNIC AND HIKE WITH THE FILMMAKER!

    A picnic & hike with me (Elliot)! I'll cook for you and everything. The hike can be as mundane as a walk in the park or as hardcore as Mount Everest (may need to train a bit). Your transportation not included.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT!

    Welcome to the team!

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