Monday, February 18, 2008

Paper Darren

Have you ever stayed up for 4 days in a row cutting and organizing tiny little paper people until your hands bled and you started hallucinating? We have... and it was truly a blast. We had the pleasure of working with Darren King, drummer of the recently Grammy-nominated band, Mute Math to produce this short stop-motion film.

Nate Black and I drove 8 hours to Nashville, met up with Darren and immediately began tossing around concepts for the film. As we sifted through the piles of junk at a dingy, road-side flea market (which doubled as the owner's personal cat shelter) , Darren suggested a treatment involving a tiny paper person exploring a real world environment, jumping in and out of magazines and causing all sorts of mischief. So that's what we did.

We're proud to say that none of this is compiled digitally... no green-screen... no After Effects... every frame of this video is an actual individual photograph of a tiny paper person. It's always great working with Darren. His genuine passion for executing a performance is inspiring. This was our first attempt at stop motion... and hopefully not our last.

Paper Cutter Outer / Black & White Cowboy

1 comment:

shawn said...


I really enjoyed this, my now 2 1/2 year old son, Josiah, an aspiring artist--loved it--he sat on my lap as I viewed it for the first time--you rock!!

Love being your friend,