Monday, May 15, 2017

New deadline.

May 27 deadline for the Ottawa Animation festival.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Excerpt from Complete Film: Sequence 04

ogre_excerpt from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

Still tweaking to be done, and some of it substantial, but the film has a beginning, a middle, and an end now, and plays all the way through from start to finish, with sound.

Crazy long process.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


This just the first (though most coveted) of as many festival submissions as is possible!

Wish us luck, ogre, mermaids, all...

: )

ps - what a relief.*

*although there's still tweaking to do.


One more day before the Annecy submission deadline. Regardless of the result, this has always been the ersatz target for completion of the film.

Thanks to Anders and Bob for coming over on Saturday to record flute for the mermaid. We had a good time in the living room recording studio.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


It's been awhile since anything new has been posted here. The film is in the home stretch, with animation complete (or very nearly), and final work being done on sound effects and music. It still needs a title and credits as well.

Deadline is January 17th, 2017. What a story the production of this thing has been, like being pregnant for ten years...

Snippets of the final piece will be posted, and the process of submitting to festivals will begin.

My next film...will be a pony.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

seq01 revised.

Seq01, partially revised. The edges of the paper have been eliminated. Busy work. Now it's on to editing, then more image adjustments/fixing up, then sound!

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: