Director Cait Davis preps a prop flower in the short film “Smells Like Chewing Rubber,” one of nine short films that comprise Stories of the Unconscious. http://www.sotufilm.com
John Wayne cries…when he realizes that he caused the argument of two birds…develops compassion….
Damon works on set construction for stop motion animation “In the Well” as part of the short film collection “Stories of the Unconscious”. http://www.sotufilm.com
We’re shooting the next short film that is a part of “Stories of the Unconscious” this weekend. This short is called “Smells Like Chewing Rubber”. It involves a little stop motion animation! http://www.sotufilm.com
Got Dragonframe up and running on my laptop! This program seems to be pretty great and what a convenience that it is meant to interface with Canon cameras!
Recently Damon and I conducted a motion test in preparation for shooting our stop-motion animation “In the Well” which is one of the short films that comprises “Stories of the Unconscious”. This is a still from the test. The set and character are not yet complete, but it’s starting to come together!
“I always thought that it was great when people told me that my films are impossible to put in a drawer. So I’d say: ‘Oh, thank you’, and they’d respond: ‘No, that’s terrible. You would be doing yourself a big favour if you worked in a genre.’ And then they’d tell me I should work in science fiction, a genre I don’t find much of a connection with for some reason, even though it has so much potential. To some extent, science fiction and horror seem so close together as an element of fantasy. But I still like my horror films scary yet slightly allegorical to a degree where I’m not sure whether I can figure out the allegory. If I can’t figure it out, that’s even better. But it has to be rooted in something that we all feel, whether we believe in saucers or vampires or not. We all feel those things but they are dressed up in the horror genre garb. I like that.”
— Guy Maddin
One of the absolute best!
Got back from Brazil recently. It was an amazing trip! I stayed wtih my friend Marcelo and his friend Caro, wonderful hosts!
I posted some more photos to my photo blog: http://caitphotos.tumblr.com
Just a little update…
For our short collection film “Stories of the Unconscious,” we’ve filmed 4 stories out of the 9 total that we have.
So far we have filmed:
The Red Box
The Attic of My Childhood
The Him on the Screen
We are currently casting for “Smells Like Chewing Rubber” and continually working on sets and characters for the stop motion story, “In the Well.” We rented out a studio to construct the sets and also for the actual filming.
It’s amazing, as this project nears completion it only gets more and more complicated. We have a bunch of things to figure out and work through and it’s pretty exciting every step of the way.