Friday, 2 May 2014

Steadfast Stanley


Here's my 3rd year film at Calarts Character Animation!




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Check out other calartians animations!!  https://vimeo.com/channels/calartscharanimfilms2014

Here it is, I wanted to make something with a dog in it.
This year I wanted to explore more of the sincere. It was difficult to relate myself to the work during pre-production since I never owned a dog my whole life. With this year's film I think I learned the most so far at Calarts. Lot's of thanks goes to David Wolter's film workshop.

TVpaint for animation
Photoshop for background
After effect for compositing
Premiere for editing
Protools for sound



                                        Here are some more early concept arts for the film!








Here's the voice actor for Stanley, Max! All the panting, sniffing, barking was recording by his owner Domi.




Voice recording for all the zombies, from the help of Voice Over teacher at Cal Arts, Marc Cashman.



Here are some thumbnails in no particular order for the 3rd year film. (back then code named "Corgi Fubar") Bunch of stuff that happens in the thumbnails are either cut or rearranged.





Steadfast Stanley won best short for audience award at The Golden Blaster National Irish film festival!

35 comments:

  1. Hey John.
    Your video was so amazing, I had to share it: http://abgepudert.de/2014/05/steadfast-stanley/
    It's for a German online magazib.
    I hope you don't mind using a still as a preview image. Just let me know. if you want to change it.

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    1. No! That's fine! Thanks for selecting my film for a German online magazine!!

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  2. Hey John! I loved this. Have you ever thought about trying to turn this into an indie game? As soon as I saw the first frame, I pictured it being an adventure/puzzle game like Machinarium. http://machinarium.net/demo/ It's a great medium for art and can be so emotionally evocative. Good luck with everything!

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  3. We loved it here in France. Look at that :

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152205430518512&set=a.37137123511.50690.724948511&type=1&theater

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  4. no words can describe how awesome this work is... thank you man.

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  5. Moved me, here in Brazil many people were touched, too.
    What is the song that plays at the end of the video?

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    1. Thanks!! It's "all the sand in the sea" by Devotchka!

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    2. and whats the name of the first song when stanley see the mailman?

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  6. Loved your film man! great work!

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  7. Hi, Jhon. Im from mexico! I hope the second part in Steadfast Stanley, and dont change the soundtrack is beautiful, amasing! Good job!

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  8. you are fucking awesome dude, this video is great!!!!, im so glad for see your talent :)

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  9. Great film!! Man you really have a great future. I hope to see more of your talent soon. Is that your dog in the movie?.

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    1. Thanks!
      And no, the owner of the corgi is an alumni from Calarts.
      I never owned a dog my whole life, but hopefully that can change!

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  10. Great short-film! Congratulations!
    Which version of TVpaint did you use?

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  11. Hello John
    You have a growing fan base in Mexico
    I just had to share your short in Cine3 dot com, I hope is OK

    Take care

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    1. Hello Jorge,
      Thank you for letting me know!
      And that's totally fine!

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  12. Sharing your magnificent work in México! Greetings and congratulations! http://plusbits.mx/steadfast-stanley-un-perro-en-el-apocalipsis-zombie-corto/

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    1. Thank you!
      And thank you for sharing my work!

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  13. Hello John!!
    I am very, very, very very very very impressed and excited by a short film.
    Thanks for creating it, is beautiful.
    I share your film in my cultural magazine "Mientras Lees". This is the url: http://www.mientraslees.com/2014/05/steadfast-stanley-john-cody.html
    I hope is OK.
    regards!

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    1. Hello Eduardo,
      Thank you for letting me know!
      And also thank you for sharing my video!

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  14. HI, GREETINGS FROM PERU, GOOD SHORT FILM (Y)
    PERUVIAN PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOU, CONGRATULATIONS

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  15. Genial! es un gran video!!! me encanto!!!

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  16. Saludos desde Venezuela John!
    This is one of the best shortfilm i have never seen!..
    I want to be an animator, but.. there's nothing like that in my country, so i have to move out..
    Maybe i will study in Canada.. and that animation inspires me to do it. Really.. its a great work, and a great message.
    -Carlos Vilera

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  17. Hello, my name is Fernando, im a argentinian journalist and I have to say ¡Excellent job John!
    Your video was so amazing, so I decided to share it in the online journal where I work.
    You will find it here: http://www.jornadaonline.com/Internacional/114264 .I hope is ok

    Regards from Mendoza, Argentina.

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    1. Hello~!
      I like your short film+_+

      How long it took to make this art work?

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