"Icelandic Land-Lapse" Ending Soon!
My Icelandic Land-Lapse Project is ending in 24 hours – and is currently at about 33% of the $5,250 goal! Consider a pledge to make my second feature... Read more
"The Icelandic Land-Lapse Project" – Day 4 of 8
Friends, an update on my quick eight-day Kickstarter campaign to fund "The Icelandic Land-Lapse Project" – with a little over four days left (ends Sunday 3/29) we are at 24%... Read more
Final "Telly" Update & "From Sea To Shining Sea"
After six years of animating a ten minute bedtime horror story for kids, submitting to 37 film festivals, and screening at four (Cinequest - the premiere, Atlanta, Athens... Read more
Ye Olde Film Looke
Special thanks to everyone who has contributed to make this project a success - this project reached the 100% mark on Monday afternoon – and are now at about 104%. ... Read more
"2001" Cut Sequence
This Kickstarter campaign is winding down: 87% funded with 7 days left. Thanks for everyone for your help, please continue to tell your friends. Following are some stills from a... Read more
Inspiration: "The Coffin Factory"
Thanks to all for your support - with 10 days left, I am at 79% of my goal. Please continue to tweet and spread the word. In the meantime, here... Read more
Maps, Maps, Maps
Thanks to everyone for supporting my project – with 12 days left, I am at 75% toward my fundraising goal. Starting with the TripTik maps in Fansom the Lizard,... Read more
Digital Story in an Analog Universe
Tellyis purposefully set over 40 years ago - as television finally superseded radio, cinema, and literature as a primary entertainment medium. One of the subtexts of the story is... Read more
The girl in Telly is nicknamed Vivian – the father is Stanley (for obvious reasons). Found this sketch from August 2006 as I was experimenting with how the Illustrator graphics... Read more
Meta, Penguins, and an Illustrated Children's Book
Within Telly is a little bit of meta: the girl is visited by an illustrated children's book of the story of Tellyitself. The design of the book - as... Read more
"Telly" Shooting Ratio
Thanks to all for supporting Telly- I am at 35% of my goal halfway through the pledge drive with 20 days left. Animated films typically have a shooting ratio... Read more
Aimee Mann, "Pavlov's Bell"
Another little bit of inspiration for Telly, came from Aimee Mann's song "Video", found on her May 2005 album The Forgotten Arm. This was so much the case that... Read more
Early Graphic Style
The evolution of the main character for Tellyhas evolved significantly, although she was always intended to have a hand-crafted look, like all the other graphics. These are from February... Read more
Title Sequence Inspiration
Thanks again for your support - yesterday I crossed the 35% mark. Please tell your friends and neighbors.
Inspiration for Tellycame from all over the place – the title... Read more
"The Patron Saint of Television"
September 2004, I was browsing at Archie McPhee in Seattle when I came across an action figure for Saint Clare of Assisi, labeled "the patron saint of television". This would... Read more
Storyboards from June 2007
As stated previously, I have been working on Tellysince January 2005. Following are the storyboards I was using over 4 years ago - when the cut run over 30... Read more
Second "Telly" Trailer
12 days in, 28 more to go – a little over 22% funded. I have tightened up the trailer using the latest rendered images and music from Juuso Auvinen. Spread... Read more
Film Festival Edit of "Telly"
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project since I launched it 10 days ago. Only about 30 days left - I would appreciate it if you could... Read more