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April 12, 2012
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AdmiralAntics Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@10:07no problem
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GirlofClay Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
:) No problem.
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A stop-motion animation about a haunted train in the Old West. I shot it on 16mm film, using a Bolex. All the models are paper. I used illustrations I had done, and cut the pieces out, then glued wires to the back so they could hold their poses while I shot a frame of animation. All the ghosts were done on greenscreen (aka green posterboard).

I also had the privilege of using a Nagra reel-to-reel tape recorder to capture, in gloriously rich analogue, the sounds of a real steam train in Colorado, and all my foley and voices.

The music was written for the film by Bobby Shields.
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AdmiralAntics Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@10:07this is amazing the amount of work you put in wow!!!
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pennyfarthing1893 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@10:07Thanks! It was hard work but it was fun too.
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AdmiralAntics Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@10:07no problem
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GirlofClay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
@10:36My goodness! This is amazing!! :D How long did this take you?
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pennyfarthing1893 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you thank you! From starting the script to editing the final cut, it took just over two years. The actual animation itself probably took a couple of months total. Making the models took a long time too, but there were several times when I was shooting one part and building the sets and characters for another part at the same time in a different room.

I went a little crazy but it was worth it.
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GirlofClay Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
:D Well it definitely shows!! The storyline was great, and I loved how you used the models! It's something I've never seen before, and it was soooo so fun to watch! And it's a big inspiration! I'm really hoping that one day I can get into animation, and it's watching videos like that that really get me excited about it! Thank you for making it! :) :hug:
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pennyfarthing1893 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Knowing people have fun watching inspires me to make more movies (after I get an HD camera, or at least some more film). I've got ideas, but jumping into the work of a fresh project is daunting. Thanks for the encouragement!
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GirlofClay Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
:) No problem.
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StrangeHappenings Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@10:36The amount of work and detail you put into this is incredible. What a wonderful, entertaining film you've made.
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pennyfarthing1893 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@10:36Thank you! It was hard work, but it did turn out well. I'm glad you like it.
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