March 23, 2015

Moot Movie Update

Filed under: Adobe After Effects,Animation,Comic Con,Digital Media Arts — Tags: , — Ryan Nellis @ 6:14 pm

At Moot we are continually working on our movie, sometimes with the crack of a whip to keep those pixels flying forward.

All the green has been keyed or removed from each shot so that we may add the new environments, which are nearly all completed. Ryan Nellis is building layers upon layers from the container stacks of the harbor, through the streets of Hollywood, to the magical interior of Club Deva. The film is shaping up to be a unique visual and emotional ride.

Green Keyed Out... Baby

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August 11, 2014

Moot Movie – Main Title Sequence

In taking many steps toward the completion of the Moot Movie, the opening title sequence needed to be created for an introduction to our supernatural underworld that is infiltrating the media landscape of Los Angeles.

Immediate goals with the film – still mostly in green – are to fill in a few more gaps so that it is watchable for a select group of folks to critique and give notes toward solidifying any necessary pick-up shots and editorial modifications.

Finishing this pass of the main title may have taken a few months, but was well worth it. Building that crazy Hollywood skyline not only required finding the right perch for my camera – thanks to Edge Performing Arts – but it also needed huge hours of digital imaging and then animation. The entire piece was animated in Adobe After Effects.

Always great to cross these mini thresholds in completing the various sections of the film.

Time to place the new title sequence into the cut and push forward.

MOOT MOVIE – MAIN TITLE from Ryan Nellis Studio.

November 7, 2012

Moot Movie Trailer

Take a ride into Moot’s supernatural underworld.

FOR THE INSIDE STORY ON MOOT CLICK

October 30, 2012

Moot Movie – The Inside Story on Halloween

12am, the first minutes of Halloween 2012. It won’t be long before monsters, zombies, ghosts and alien beings will emerge to hunt for treats. We are Ryan Nellis, Cindera Che and Dyllen, an offbeat family committed to bringing you the exciting new story world of Moot. Happy Halloween if you’ve landed on this page today.

Moot celebrates science fiction, fantasy and horror by adding a sweet dose of humor. Our stories are a bit weird, so if you fear the unusual, we suggest you run like a little baby child and stuff your head under the pillow.

But if you want to take your first step into Moot’s supernatural underworld, check out the video below and you will get the inside story on Moot Movie – Today’s Amazing Story. Then before you eyes, a Halloween treat, you will see the animated short, BIRTH OF THE MOOT MONSTER, our mascot. A mutation of typography, MOOT Monster is actually a holy gift to humankind. MOOT’s munching “M”, was forged by the gods to protect our world from any outside menace. But wait, there’s more… only at our Kickstarter.com page.

Together as a family, we have been working tirelessly to bring you an endless experience of movies, animation, comics, games, custom usb flash drives, limited edition hand painted 3D prints, and even unique Moot t-shirts and Moot hoodies. CLICK TO GET THE DETAILS ON ALL THIS COOL STUFF.

October 8, 2011

Mooting My Way Through Life

As of late I’ve been putting together a crowd funding campaign with either Indie Go Go or Kickstarter to raise finishing funds for the Moot Movie. After observing many other campaigns I thought it might be a good idea to add a mooter monster toy to the rewards for donors. What manifested in my mind was a modified Moot logo turned into a sharp toothed, wide grinning typographical monster.

Over the last couple of days I’ve been stop motion animating a hunk of sculpey clay. Carving up the fleshy mooter and constantly reshaping it has tried by patience, but I’ve never feigned from time consuming detailed work. Working with clay is challenging, especially when your design consists of flat edges and straight lines. I been squishing, pulling, dragging, twisting, flipping this little demon all across a green field to be keyed out – environment in the making. Like any newborn, character development comes over time and in this dude’s case, many havoc reeking life experiences.

Back to the crowd funding… it’s standard to create a personal video pitching your project to potential donors. Cindera, Dyllen and I are going to wing it. Hopefully something magical will happen, even get lucky catching something on video that is not of our normal world. We’ll be watchin’ and huntin’.

Dyllen has been helping out on Moot Movie, taught her how to take out the green using Ultimatte Software in AE CS4, this amazing stand alone plug in is EOL (end of life), can’t afford to recode for 64 bit. And so time continues to press forward one pixel at a time.

May 18, 2011

Moot had it’s origins back in 1997.

It started with my creation of Trevor the Tabloid Paparazzo, a photo based web comic. Trevor was a cool character, totally of the time, when the internet was relatively new and the connection was super slow. His gal, an adult star, played by my wife Cindera Che. As time moved forward my feelings for the type of characters changed. While Trevor became Mattox, Cindera made it clear that she would no longer play a porn star. So China-Rain became the powerful witch Deva.


Here are a few of Mitch Watson’s words for Trevor: “Every job is different, so you’ve got to be prepared. I’ve been tracking Biddle for over a year. No margin for error. One thing you should know about me is that I’m not one of those pussies like Avedon who skulks around county fairs snapping shots of worn out milkmaids and shit-kickers who look like they’ve been the victim of one to many cattle mutations. I work in the city, and what I shoot is unrehearsed and ugly. Like I mentioned before, part of my job is lying for a living. I lie to get my information. I lie to get my shot. And if lying don’t work, lookin’ at this bed will tell you there’s always other options. Bottom line; get the story, anyway you can. ”

There are more words on Moot’s facebook page. Connect with us there and share with others. https://www.facebook.com/pages/MootMagMovie/340592770471

April 26, 2011

Mooting a Moment in Time

The use of photography to document our lives, our world, our universe has allowed us to transcend time. While it has yet to provide us an obvious way into the future, it is still an incredible medium for us to remember, relive, and revive that which has come before now. In time documented, we may learn, evaluate and move forward. But some photography can open emotional wounds, establish evidence, and provide answers that may only lead to more questions.

Mattox's hidden photos.

March 16, 2011

Dreams and Memories

How to depict a dreamy memory of a horrific event. In the Moot Movie, Mattox as a child looses an important family member in a tragic accident… or was it a murder. I’m now cutting this sequence, finding the right tone and pacing. I liked the spirit world depicted in The Last Air Bender. Right now I’m just in FCP which is so limited, where is parenting Apple developers? Once I get into After Effects, then I can wield great artistic styling and effects.

March 13, 2011

Brain Static

If you’ve ever had media overload, you’ve gotta check out Brain Static. It is an experimental film I created 10 years ago using movies shot on 16mm back at UCLA in the late 80’s. I recently found the AE file and upped the resolution to HD for all the Moot fans to enjoy.

March 2, 2011

Are You A Mooter? The edgy Mooting Head Video Contest has launched.

Got all the info up to start the mooting head video contest. Finished my own example on the Moot Contest page.
The video is an animated self portrait of my unique artistic styles and personalities.
When I launched Moot on social media, I noticed people’s trend of changing their profile pictures to express different personalities or assume alternate identities. This is what inspired me to create my mooting head video and it’s accompanying CONTEST. There are currently a number of entrants creating their own animated mooting heads to see if it is possible to manifest a new meme – a MOOT MEME. If you love creating your own edgy videos and animation, join us in this new digital adventure.

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