Sunday, March 30, 2014

sequence iv, in various stages of completion.

seq04 29mar14 from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

screened before a live audience at the philadelphia plastic club on saturday, march 29th, 2014.

thanks to the hard work on this sequence of janelle smith, ellen marcus, natalia caballero, marie huard, shannon connor, giselle rosser, amanda bautista, and all of motion heads' other interns, who are working or have worked on other parts of the film.

ogre at the plastic club.

I presented the work of motion heads at the plastic club's "philadelphia independents" screening of local animators on saturday, march 29th. the evening was an enthusiastic success, with the work of 12 different animators represented, old friends and colleagues reunited, and a diverse group of artists present to celebrate the work of their peers.

sequence iv, lasting only a minute or so and in various stages of shot completion, screened before a receptive audience. it has been a long, long, long...haul, but a moment like this gives one the motivation to keep on going to completion, and also a little insight into the work that is not so easy to get just looking at it on one's own.

I am deeply appreciative of the efforts of my motion heads team, sad not to continue to be working with some of them, but grateful for their time and energy. beyond just making a film for myself, on this project I feel a positive responsibility to see this through, to reward our efforts and to make sure we're all proud of the end result.

so, onward and onward...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


last shot of sequence IV, mermaid pulls ogre through the water.

Monday, March 10, 2014

spring break & it's time to dig in.

fresh off the board.
back and back and back to the drawing board...

inching towards the end of pencil drawings and ditching the light table for the electronic box of light.

mermaid in phoenixville.

the view from here.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

listening to seashells

at one point in the story, the ogre picks up a seashell and listens to it. is this why he hears what he hears?:

just one more piece of detritus drifting about on the internet...but an interesting one.