Film Details

Abbie is a short film that combines live action with animation, funded by Metro Screen in association with Screen Australia.

Written and directed by Erin Good. Produced by Taylor Litton-Strain.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The finishing line is in sight!

The deadlines are encroaching! Animation has been composited, credits locked off, sound mix booked and the sound design and music are close to fully developed. The next to be booked in is the grade, of which I haven't thought about it a while, so the other day I watched the edit (for about the zillionth time) with the grade in mind. It was very exciting to revisit my initial ideas with an almost complete film and as each element develops in post my ideas and hopes for the film become increasingly tangible.

I can't wait to see it complete!

- Erin.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lots of Exciting News - Animation

Animation has taken us through an interesting couple of weeks. We were so excited when Mark finished the Stop Motion paper man, who looked so great and was loved by our test audiences when we added him into the cut.

Irene has now finished the 2D animation for the credits, it looks really lovely, some examples of her tests for it can be seen on the Animation Page. We have now handed that over to Chris to composite.

Chris has already composited the Paper Man, which looks fantastic! Chris has now also agreed to work on the 3D Animation we’re sure he’ll do just as perfect a job as he’s been doing with his compositing.

Everything going to plan, we hope to have all the animation done to hand over to Geri and Chris within the next couple of weeks.

- Taylor.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lots of Exciting News – Sound

Over the past few weeks, Erin and I have been very busy as we bring “Abbie” closer to it’s finish. Since our last post we have had several more rough-cut screenings before locking off the cut apart from the animation.

We were both very pleased that both Tony Vaccher and Geri Green liked the cut enough to attach themselves to Abbie. Yay! Tony to do the sound mix and Geri to be our Music Composer. Since that time we’ve had several sound meetings with Xavier and Geri, both of whom have had some really exciting ideas.

- Taylor