Friday, August 19, 2016

beach dreams.

seq08 from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

August is for sweating, staring at the screen, and drinking lots of tea. Here's sequence 8, in its rough state.

Only a few more days before heading out to take this up again in different surroundings (old stone buildings, little village without no streetlamp, amongst fellow artists doing their things). First draft of the entire film by the end of the month and then start refining it.

It's best to wait a few minutes after the water boils before pouring it on the teabag . And the new glass hotpot is great. Tea tastes better boiled in glass, and watching the blue-lit water and bubbles is a little bonus:

Saturday, August 6, 2016

instructions for TV Paint waves.

what to do for foam and color...

...and then, getting stars to twinkle...

whoooo weee!

Sunday, July 31, 2016


working through seq06 before heading to Chinatown for food restocking.  : D

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

mid-summer update

rough pass for (nearly) all After Effects waves completed.

to do:

1. re-animate missing shots/finish unfinished shots:
seq04_sh03_stomach rumbles
• seq12_sh01_ogre surfaces
• seq17_sh02_ogre touches sand
• seq17_sh03_stagehand sweeps

2. animate special effects sequences
• seq03_sh10_abstract sequence inside shell
• seq07_sh03, 05, 06, 09a_star dance

3. animate waves in TVPaint


Saturday, August 15, 2015

prep for exhibition

framed, and with invitation for "Drawing First + Last."
people don't believe in ampersands anymore...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

exhibition prep

the film is by no means finished, but I am participating with several colleagues in the exhibition, "Drawing First + Last: Drawing as Primary Practice," at school this and next month with these still images and a video cut from the film.

working on animating undulating waves at present, along with intern Gabrielle Patterson, introduced in a previous post.

sadly, all good things must end, and by that I mean, "summer." within a few weeks, the fall semester will have begun, and with it the hustle and bustle of academia.
the film itself is looking more and more like a film, but there's still quite a ways to go. in all honesty, it will be an indescribable relief when it's all over, even though at the same time there's nothing I'd rather have done these past several years.
the number of people who have worked on this film is...staggering, by my standards. from janelle, to eric, ellen, gabrielle, and several crews of student interns...I owe a debt of gratitude to all, and all will be recognized, but it's not time for speeches, yet!