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.
I shot a series of stop motion stills and video to create what I’m calling a Mooter Self Portrait. My head is going to repeatedly spin into new characters that are always mooting- the graphic word moot and its variations coming from my mouth. The heads vary in emotion and visual style. I hope to interest others in creating their own mooter portraits, the notion of a mooting avatar, eventually perpetuating into a moot meme. Much work ahead, been messing with this thing off and on for the past 4 months. Even recorded VO of a bunch of people mooting for others to use in the Moot contest. Stay tuned for a wild ride with your Captain Mooter.
I wanted to feature a few different artist in Moot Mag for the first issue. Time and capital only allowed one photo-digital artist. This person is known as V-man. He’s created the body of work known as Biosapiens. In the article you will find out that he is afflicted with a skin condition known as Vitiligo. It is simply a loss of pigment in the skin, no melanin being produced in patches. People with dark skin, like Michael Jackson are more affected as it’s much more visible. It can be hard to see on people with light skin, unless an ultraviolet light is used, as in the picture below of V-man. This disease may have influenced V-man’s desire to reshape the human figure and infuse it with textures from nature. V-man is a hard guy to track down to get a full explanation of his work. The full article should be read in Moot Mag and more of his art can be seen at BIOSAPIENS
I’ve been on hiatus from this blog, but I’m back to moot. And explore this Word Press blog so that I can post more fun things. Created a blog over at Blogger for SEO purposes, Fantasy Science Fiction… I like the look, gotta get ranked, come on Google give us some love.
Moot began with the idea of a Hollywood photographer/paparazzo and the magazine he creates back in 1997 with Trevor the Tabloid Paparazzo. It was a web story during the boom in online entertainment without the band width… most brands from the time collapsed. In my Trevor story, Deva wasn’t a witch, she was a porn star, yet she was still played by my wife. I knew that couldn’t last and Cindera made that clear as well.
Another character from Trevor was Baby Biddle, a little assassin working for the CIA, who’s brain and facial hair had matured to 40 by the time he was 14 months. I’ve attached the image. He was transformed into the Moot character of Betty Biddle, the little person, genius robot scientist.