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.
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.
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.
Is it a biological oddity, or a spiritual dimension that bless our planet with the paranormal and supernatural beings and creatures. Or is it aliens moving in the shadows, the clouds, the depths of our sea, who are messing with the natural order of life on earth?
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.
Three days hitting the convention floor, hookin’ new friends and fans of Moot. Great show. Less people than Wondercon only made for more time to connect with all the great folks who stopped by and got stoked with a free copy of Moot Mag in print. Lucky people when Moot blows up. They got something special, something special in my eyes. Time for us all to start MOOOTING really hard. The Moot Mag is free online here at http://www.mootmagmovie.com. Can’t beet that! Just gotta READ that, take the adventure without fear.
Two days till our next big convention. It ain’t comic con in San Diego, but that con be terribly hard to get into, on the 600 applicant waiting list for 2 years now. But who cares about that…
We are going to be doing some harcore MOOOTING at the Wizard World event in Anaheim, recruiting new Mooters to join the ranks of people not afraid to open their eyes to what isn’t normally seen: the supernatural world that exists all around us.
Free mags to the first 350 over the weekend. Then the free digital download. But nothing beats having Moot Mag in print, a work of art in your hand, to READ READ READ.
I hope people don’t forget about the importance of the words, you have to read to become involved in the story. And it’s great fun!
Been off the blog, got 24 hours to get the first edition of Moot Mag off to the printers. Lots has happened since my last post, Maya story made it into the mag, it’s an amazing story, but she’s completely gone missing, so it’s also sad.
Moot Mag will be here in time for Wondercon and then we are going to be at Wizard’s Anaheim Comic Con. Exciting times ahead.