Ooh La La!
Our house interior is now stained and painted and about to be sent off to be dressed! It's so exciting. Lovely work by Ian McNicol. And I inadvertently left out... Read more
The plot thickens
It has been way too long since we posted the last update, but we haven't been idle. Eric has been at work on a long scene that forms... Read more
The Transformation Continues
Our final set is really coming together!
Not only is this an amazing miniature house, but Ian had to build removable elements that will allow us to shoot inside, like... Read more
Inside the Fireflies House
We are chugging away, animating in our new space, and getting closer to the end of production all the time! As we wrap up our last exterior shot, we are... Read more
New Space, Next Shot
After moving out of the space in the old Masonic Temple in Oregon City (that was generously provided by our executive producer Robb Crocker) because the building was undergoing renovation,... Read more
Big Little World
We are now shooting on what will be our biggest set up for the film -- house exterior, backyard with tent, hill and trees and backdrop. 5 exterior shots to... Read more
The last time we posted an update, Missy was about to make her big entrance. I'm happy to say that we've finished animating her first scene, and we're in the... Read more
Liza + Missy
We've now shot 1700 frames! Liza has finally caught herself a firefly and is keeping it in a canning jar. Little does she know that Missy is getting ready to... Read more
Production News -- 120+ Hours of Animating and 1000+ Frames of Footage!
We are well on our way now, with nearly the first minute of the film shot! We've been averaging 2 - 3 seconds a day, which is standard for stop-motion.... Read more
Happy Holidays from the Production
With 40 seconds of the picture shot, and more coming in every day, we wanted to take this opportunity during our holiday break to thank everyone again for their donations... Read more
That's a loop of our final fireflies test. Last weekend we got our first real shot of the film.. so it's official... PRODUCTION IS NOW UNDERWAY!!!
Notes from the Temple
Our opening shot is all coming together, with the set, background, backdrop, and lighting. We’re still tweaking everything to get it perfect for our first frames, but we expect to... Read more
Sincerely apologize for the lack of updates. We've been prepping the sets, putting the puppets away, getting ready to move out of our current space and into a... Read more
Where we've been and what we've been doing
It's been awhile since our last update. Work on Fireflies had to slow down a bit as studio.pebble was helping the production of The Digits, a children's educational... Read more
About three hours to go, and $30 till $10K!!
We have only about three more hours to go and with a very, very generous donation by Joan Henning(my Gramma), not done through Kickstarter, we are merely $30 away from a... Read more
After 44 days, we're finally approaching the finish line. Everyone out there, you've truly been amazing!!! Thank you!
We've had to move our Final Countdown from the Funhouse... Read more
Nearing the End...
We're approaching the end of our Kickstarter and it's been more successful than any of us imagined!
A few of things:
- Thank you Allanand his students... Read more
We're supported by the Mayor and PDX!
Oh, one more thing: Fireflies was selected to be part of the City of Portland, Oregon - Office of Mayor Sam Adams Curated Page! It's pretty cool; check it... Read more
Thank you for making our Kickstarter Launch Party so Grand!
You guys are so amazing. I know you know it already, but I'm sorry, I just can't stop telling you that.
We just passed the $4000mark and... Read more
Kickstarter Video is Up! And Thank You!
We finally got our video up for Kickstarter. If you would like to see some really attractive people making some stop motion and asking for money, by all... Read more