Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Speed Demon

This is a project that I had the pleasure of animating on. It's about six minutes long and it took the entire studio working like crazy to get it done on time. There was a lot of post production work that took place and obviously lots of character design and stop-motion animation. Those that are familiar with Portland will notice that all the night shots of Spike rabbit on the motorcycle were shot right here in Portland. We strapped a camera onto one of the DP's cars and drove around Portland at night shooting background plates.


Blogger Stephen said...

frawhoa! It's Portland! I haven't seen this in donkey's years! Great stuff!


2:05 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I have a question Tony what do you do with the puppets once animation is done do you sell them, store them some where or just through them away?

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow ,

bringin back some memories.


6:21 PM  
Blogger Tony Merrithew said...

The studio couldn't really sell the characters because they didn't own the rights to them. Some were sent out as "client gifts" most were trashed during animation. The really bad ones were distroyed then thrown out. The few that survived over the years went to storage and I do recall making a pretty cool display that was sent to M.J. for his personal collection. Why do you ask?

10:10 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I just was wondering.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Tony Merrithew said...


Thanks for your qestion. Did you have any involvement on the making of this video?

9:15 PM  

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