I made this film over the past summer. It was commissioned by Showtime for their nifty SHORT stories show. It's a kind of Faux Noir in that it's full of film noir references, but painted with the most un-noir pallet. It's also a kind of Faux feature having been distilled down to the point of abstraction. And it's got one of my favorite Shay Lynch scores.
This is an image I took in the middle of animated "Getting Ready For Christmas Day", a video for Paul Simon. It was shot looking straight down on a light box on an animation stand. The camera, a Sony vx2000 let me shoot negative into a Mac Pro running I-stop motion. Pictured here are a few of the many props I borrowed from my boys.
The future is here, or at least the latest version of it. It's a Vook, a book with video, or in my case fourteen of my Times films and texts as an app for iphone, ipad and itouch. It's like having a pocket full of short films. It's available through the iphone app store.