Monthly Archives: November 2012


Hello, I have started this blog mostly to share my progress as I begin shooting my second stop motion animated feature film, Seed in the Sand.  I’ll be talking about plenty of other things too; like my inspirations, other projects, random thoughts, life events and who knows what else.

Today the wind is howling and the rain is coming down in buckets.  I’ve been in my studio getting ready to start shooting.  I’ve just covered the windows with duvateen and all I have left to do is set up the lights.  The storyboards for the first few scenes are ready.  The characters are ready and waiting.  The heater is on and as soon as it is warm enough, I will bring my computer and camera down there to work out the lighting.  Sometimes this feels like the hardest step.  When everything is nearly ready to go, except me.  I’ll find a thousand little things to do other than the main task, like sweeping up spider webs, wiping down the stools and tables, set up this blog, etc…….

Each task gets me a little closer to the beginning.

Here is the storyboard card for the first shot I will be working on:

So, here it is.  My first blog post.   Now, I’ve got some work to do.


Snap shots of the lighting so far

The lens of my snapshot camera is much wider than what I will use for filming, but this gives an impression.

this lights the backdrop