Monday, January 17, 2011

The King Who Sought Immortality: The Film and a Little Extra Film


A little mythological tale of the meaning of life, quite a bit inspired by the Dynamation epics of animator Ray Harryhausen. YouTube doesn't like this clip. For some reason, all the campfire scenes are of terrible quality in this upload, and there are some lines and blips flashing by NOT in the original film. I hope you still find it entertaining. The film is shot with DV consumer equipment and contains some of the worst chroma key work this side of 1985. It took two years for me to finish it, working on other projects in between. I learned a lot from it, particularly what NOT to do next time.

I also made a little clip showing some before-and-after stuff:

7 comments:

Vincent T├ętreault said...

Awesome movie Richard !
Try uploading it on Vimeo. The quality will increase a lot.

Richard Svensson said...

Thanks for the tip! I really should get myself a Vimeo account.

Darkstrider said...

Wow Richard....

Amazing work!!! Just last night I found your blog again after having been without internet for 6 long months, and I looked through your wonderful postings detailing the making of this movie, and now today I return to find the whole film posted!!! It's like Christmas!! Your fabrication just keeps getting better and better... I especially like the crocodogs.

Shelley Noble said...

Congratulations on finishing your film, Richard! All hats off to you!

Richard Svensson said...

Darkstrider: Thanks!! As I know you to be agreat conesseur of animation, I really appreciaty your comment!

Shelley: It's like this film just didn't want to get finished! The reason that I haven't posted it until now is because my computer broke down the day before New Year's eve. In fact, it happened just as I was going to upload it on YouTube. I just got it back the other day.

jriggity said...

FREAKING AWESOME!!!

man...how much fun!!

jriggity

JON said...

Your monsters are wonderful! Congrats on the completion of a really ambitious project. Long live Dynamation!!!