Recently we were interviewed for the Thought Provokers series at Voyage LA. Their interview approach is conversational and broad and tackles big picture thoughts on being a creative and how you got there. If you'd like to know more about how we met and developed our style together, and our general philosophies on making work and aiming for "success" - please click through.
They spotlight new creatives frequently and use word of mouth recommendations to expand their interviewing pool of entries - it keeps their creatives diverse and forever branching out. We were generously recommended by our good friends Max Lopez, Cami Kwan and Sean Maloney at Apartment D (click for their interview from a few weeks ago) and paid it forward to more talented multifaceted stop motion friends - fingers crossed to see their work highlighted soon!
One of our answers was how engaging clay animation is too look at despite how long it takes. That it's truly an investment in having something unique to catch and hold someone's attention, we're grateful it seems they felt the same by their use of our work on their splash pages (see below).
Our (extremely) short film Spider vs. the Living Dead won Best Horror Comedy at the LAAF Film Festival! We had a good time at a very unique and relaxed event.
One will catch you in it's web…
The other will stalk you until you’re dead...
Who will get the last bite in a battle between the world’s most terrifying, flesh-craving beasts!?
Created for Halloween '17. We used this short to exercise some new ideas about character design, clay puppet fabrication, lighting, sound design, and 2D effects techniques. My father, who is an old horror fan and master pinstriper/letterer, sketched the title design for us. "Spider vs. the Living Dead" was an official selection for the inaugural Cardiff Animation Festival.
Here is our entry for this month's 11 Second Club challenge. Our goal here was to try a new approach with some new materials on our clay character, Lynn. We use these small projects to discover new techniques and collect knowledge before we attempt a larger clay animation film. Clay animation is rare and there is still much that hasn't been explored. The audio is from the monthly character animation challenge website 11 Second Club via the movie Bridesmaid
This cartoon was created as an online exclusive for the adult swim website.