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Live Action / CGI infused Short Film Update: Persephone

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Live Action / CGI infused Short Film Update: Persephone

Postby Weevil » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:33 am

Several distinct images pop in my mind when I think about things I've done / been exposed to over the past two months.

- Watching the big dipper shine brightly as I climb out of a manhole in the pitch of night.

- Admiring shadows dance on the walls of the Ape Caves in Washington.

- Standing in a narrow alleyway in Boston as a beam of light shines down from above.

I recently completed a time-lapse project for Nike's "Run This Town" campaign. Footage was filmed in London, Rio, Tokyo, Paris and New York over the course of several days and the edit itself was most complex. Even though the project was shot in time-lapse blocks... I had to work frame by frame with each section in order to rescale, alter, move, and refine the project. This was due to the fact that we had to feature key elements and landmarks in each city.


This made for a great challenge because I had to fit in multiple locations within the 12-15 seconds we can for each city. Even though the project was a time crunch... it was very enjoyable to work on.

You can check it by clicking the link below.

There were several other Nike projects I edited as well... including spots for the "Make the Rules" campaign, "Air Max", and "Nike+ Run Club."

In creative news...

The short film, Persephone, is nearing completion. The team at Animation Dynamics has put in an amazing amount of work these past few months and I couldn't be more pleased. The essence, look, and flow of the video has all the emotional connotations I imagined.



I am currently prepping our Kickstarter campaign for a September launch. We will have an amazing assortment of incentives for all our contributors including Persephone chocolates, signed illustrations from artist Carla Lee, limited edition hard back books of "Weevil and Nightshade's Compendium of Farables & Tales" and much more. We are filming our promotion video in the next couple of weeks and I would appreciate any consideration when it comes to helping this project reach completion!


Please follow our Twitter page at - [url=""][/url]

And the Facebook page at - [url=""][/url]

Also, Persephone herself has started her own Tumblr blog where she discusses life, child-slavery in chocolate plantations, the trials and tribulations of being a teenage girl who is made of chocolate and much more! Please check it out and spread the word to your family and friends!


Currently, I am preparing to begin sound design, record narration, and begin work on the score. It with with great pleasure that I would like to announce the narrator for the project - Suzanne Tufan. With a beautifully haunting voice that is as rich and smooth as chocolate itself, I couldn't be more pleased to have her involved. Besides being a talented actress and musician, Suzanne's patience and dedication to her craft makes her involvement all the more worthwhile and I am confident she will do an amazing performance.

The final cover design for my book, "Weevil and Nightshade's Compendium of Farables & Tales" is complete!

Talented designer Caleb Olsen, from Bootcore Grafixs, finished the project last week and I think it looks fantastic. New ideas have already been springing into my head for Volume II and I have begun writing several new farables for the next book.

It is with great excitement that I am also announcing Leigha Landry as my publicist for the Weevil and Nightshade book. Leigha worked at Windy City Publishers as a project, author services and social media manager. After some time spent digging into book publishing, from the initial contract to marketing a published book, she took a position as a literary publicist and social media specialist at Author Solutions, Inc., the largest indie publishing company in the world. Leigha has researched, designed and fulfilled more than 30 social media publicity campaigns. She has worked with books, including a memoir by an Oscar-winning producer, of various genres by a diverse group of authors.

New updates will be happening soon! More projects on the way!

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Re: Live Action / CGI infused Short Film Update: Persephone

Postby Charles » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:19 am

Here's the video for your Nike's "Run This Town" campaign and also the links to "Persephone" ...

Persephone on Facebook...

On Tumblr...

On Twitter...


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