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Mummies, Werewolves, Vampires, and all your favorite creatures of the night gather together for a stop-motion monster party!
Mummies, Werewolves, Vampires, and all your favorite creatures of the night gather together for a stop-motion monster party!
271 backers pledged $20,218 to help bring this project to life.

June Update: That's a Wrap!

Posted by Dawn Brown (Creator)
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Hi Monster Crew!

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Word on the street is that WE HAVE WRAPPED!!! That's all folks!

Last shot, Frank & The Zombie Girl.
Last shot, Frank & The Zombie Girl.

 We finished episode 1, "Fun in the Sun" a couple weeks ago. We finished episode 2, "Frank & The Zombie Girl" yesterday. Whew!!!

Somebody please peel me off the floor and get me over to editing!
Somebody please peel me off the floor and get me over to editing!

POST PRODUCTION - FULL STEAM AHEAD! So what's wrap and what's next? Well, what all this hullabaloo means is that we have successfully completed all the principle photography for both episodes. Production is complete. Now we jump into post-production, which is editing, music, and sound effects.

Done and dusted.
Done and dusted.

 Here are some numbers for all you math monsters out there...

10,800 frames

238 shots

33 puppets

23 Frank replacement faces.

28 scenes

12 minutes of stop-motion animation

7 sets

6 months of shooting (production)

5 months of pre-production (building everything)

3 trips to puppet hospital

2 episodes

1 month of post-production (fingers crossed!)

I hope all this adds up to 271 happy Kickstarter backers. Again, thank you for your patience and support. 

23 Frank faces.
23 Frank faces.

 As I mentioned in last month's update, everyone who pledged $25 and up is qualified to download the 2012 original 2012 House of Monsters short film. You should have received a link from me at the end of April to access the download. Please check your Kickstarter messages for the link. If you can't find it, please email me dawn@themonstershopinc.com and I will send it to you again. If you want the download, please do so before the end of the month, as we will be doing a major overhaul of everything with the launch of the new episodes.

Make sure to download the 2012 original short film before the end of the month!
Make sure to download the 2012 original short film before the end of the month!

 Last but not least, I am excited to share a new shot. This is an establishing shot of the castle, by Warren Manser. He sculpted the castle in Z-Brush, rendered it in Keyshot and Photoshop, and built the scene in Final Cut Pro. Enjoy!

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 Again, I think we have about a month of post-production. Then we send it off to the sound guys for a final mix. The plan is to deliver everything next month. I am asking for your continued patience and a little breathing room, as things always take longer than ya' think. We're almost there and we are so excited to share this with you. cheers!

Happy June, see you soon.

Dawn

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