Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Student days

My old college chum Matt Cruickshank found his graduation film on Vimeo and mine is up there too. The 5000 Brains of Docter X was initially a 1st year group project between James Finlay, Mike Rooker, Dan Harrod & myself. In the 2nd year I developed it further with Darran Woods-we fleshed out the premise but it was too ambitious & we cut the whole thing down, animating just our favourite scenes. Max Tyrie came in near the end to help us out with the CG & compositing.  We animated our favourite scenes & strung them together in a spoof trailer format, the music is of course by Danny Elfman from the Mars Attacks! soundtrack (copyright Warner Bros. Music).


The 5000 Brains of Dr. X (1997) from ATRiuM Animation Archives on Vimeo.

I dug out some of the production artwork I made for the film.  We were influenced back then by Ren & Stimpy of course, Mars Attacks! and B-movies from the 50s, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, Chuck Jones' cartoons and Leni Riefenstahl!


Darran built & animated all the CG elements & I did the 2-D animation.  I remember pulling many all nighters putting this together but we had a blast making it.

11 comments:

JOBA said...

Very nice. Very comic.

Ashley Boddy said...

So are you ever going to release this masterpiece? Or is it forever going to be a trailer?...plus I only counted 4997 brains.

Desiree Cassidy said...

This looks like it would have been so much fun to animate and the boards look great! You should just do a graphic novel, I bet it would be the bees knees :)

Drazen said...

what a treat!

Owen Williams said...

Classic, loved seeing this again :)

Peter said...

Love it!

P.W.

A. Riabovitchev said...

I love it!:o)

lorelay bove said...

That's funny! I'm in London and you in Barcelona!
I love your city is so wonderful!

Matt J said...

Thanks for the comments everyone ;)

Upstart Thunder said...

Ahh brings back memories

darran woods said...

Ahhh lots of late nights and part time living at your house,,also the mice,,remember them?It was fun working on it,think I still have all drawn art I did somewhere will have to find it.Would be interesting to finish a final short.