Hi all -
news. Zombie Prom won not one, but two awards at the Comic-Con
Film Festival (CCI-IFF). It won Best Comic Oriented Film
and Judges' Choice Award, which is essentially the best of
the fest award. This
is certainly a great thing considering last years winner
was nominated for an Academy Award.
For more info on Zombie Prom, you can visit the official
web site - http://www.zombiepromthemovie.com/
You can also check out a few of the sequences I worked on
as the Senior VFX Artist (i.e. compositor) on the project
by clicking here.
Pen vs. Pencil is another story. While I thought it was robbed
of the animation award, the screening went very well. First
of all, it got an encore. It was the ONLY film to get an
encore. Granted, it's short length allowed a repeated viewing
to happen given the time constraints, however I designed
it specifically for repeated viewing. As I walked up on stage
for the Q & A, someone from the audience shouted out, "Great
film!"...another thing that only happed on my film. Really. All
and all, I think the festival was a success.
Another piece of news - SNL: The Best of TV Funhouse will
be on DVD this October. It will contain all the shorts that
aired on TV uncut as well as another hour of extra cartoons.
Smigel (the writer and creator, not to mention the arm and
voice of Triumph) and Robert Marianetti (one of the directors)
was at the con promoting it. Which leads me to my next bit
of news...I also experienced my first signing.
I just showed up to say hi and Smigel just
asked me to sit with them. Sure enough, I was being introduced
(to the line of people at the table) as the compositor and
one of the crew...so people started asking me for my autograph.
It was very surreal. But even still, Marianetti and
I joked that we were being upstaged by the puppet on Smigels
left arm. Everyone wanted to see Triumph. They knew him.
I felt like once they found out who Marianetti and I were,
they were excited to meet us. So my 15 minutes ran late and
became 2 hours.
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