Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Crow Who Wore A Suit And Worked In An Office

Yeah, you just read the title! And I can allso tell that the film is finally finished! I've allso applied to Fredrikstad Animation Festival and will allso be screened at Volda Animation Festival!

Thanks so much for all the help and support to everyone involved :)

Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hard part of editing done! Windy Today uploaded

Still got my Poster shot to be done before we can soon end this Crow's journey from office to wings.

But heres a small animation done in Flash during a course we had last year. Its just something random :p Since we had to add buttons to the film you must click the character to continue..


Friday, August 12, 2011

One part of removing rigg is DONE!

as the title says! yeah!

It was a real pain and it doesnt look super perfect but I think Im satisfied!

Now more rigg remove...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Still editing...

had a break after i came home and gotta say I havnt been looking forward to the next stuff im gonna work on...
Since I managed to mess up my reference video for the rig removal mask video it looks like I gotta manually edit every frame and mix pictures together to hide the rig. Its really hard since the camera is moving and the perspective on the background is constantly changing.
This is kinda sad because it wont look perfect but it seems like its the only way to do it :(
If someone know a magic trick to remove a rig when you dont have the background information please comment ;P


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Done shooting! And Im home in the Norwayz

Well.. I've been done shooting since last tuesday! But theres been so much things to do, such as cleaning and packing, removing my massive set that took 3 booths!
Just been resting after I got home to Norway on last Wednesday. Will start up with the masking and post-production really soon. Get this stuff done! :)

Eirik GB

Friday, June 17, 2011


My music composer graduated this year got his own website up! He is a real talent and awesome to work with!

He allso wrote some words about my project on his page.
You can read it here, I Want To Fly Away
Thanks so much Phil!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Miniature with building and massive backdrop sky!

For some shots I needed a miniature version of the crow and here he's looking up on one of the city's buildings.
I allso have a quite big backdrop, a painted canvas with sky, 2m x 1,4m (i think). Unfortunately its actually not big enough for my last set but I guess I just gotta scale things down.. :(

btw! Soon only have the last location to shoot!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baby Jay Brookes! yo!

My music guy, Phil's, girlfriend wrote about my project in her blog. Check it out! She is allso a writer for www.fashion156.com

She allso got some some songs on her blog with Phil on the piano, worth checking out!


Thank you so much!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Car is done! And we got lights! yay

So as the electrician I am I put in some LED lights in the car, computer and copier (no pic of that yet)
I will allso add some few details on the car, like registration plates and such!

Will allso add that my music composer, Phil, gave me the soundtrack for the film and its awesome! Really gave me a boost for working harder!

So you work in a office?

The crow does. Beause of little time and lots of work left I just gotta rush things abit atm. Most stuff is made out of cardboard paper and foam board

Monday, April 18, 2011

Illustration and concept

Here's some images of  how I picture some parts of the story and some of the feel of it.
Animatic will be put up very shortly. Just had to make some minor changes. Can allso inform that my music guy, Phil, have given me an awesome draft for the beginning of the film! Yay!

Some pics from the beginning and up

 Basic aluminium wire with heatshrink tube on to protect the wire.

K/N's on washer for using replaceable arms. Attached on the armature below the neck

Body shaped out of matrass foam and added K/Ns on armature.

Hand sewed trousers! 

Miniature and Crow posing. Arms have a layer of blu-tack and then coated with dark pigmented latex.

Painted the head black before starting to glue tiny bits of feather from the back of the head and up.

More to come! Starting on my sets this week and dont really have much time... Hope it doesnt get too bad... :|

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More Car

Painted up and added a small grill made of wire, yay

The car!

 The crow allso drives a car!. Made out of foamboard and details from styrofoam

Here covered with filling, sparkel in norwegian so I get to cover all the crappy joints. Allso sanded it down and started painting it. More pics to come yo

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Laptop is back!

 Huzza! Here are some pictures of the puppet i've been working on lately. Its the main character for my Major Project, shortfilm, here in Cardiff.

Holding his miniature version

 Jacket and trousers are hand sewed

The feathers are real crow feathers. On the head ive mixed it with fake ones. Eyes are sphere buttons. Head is carved out of balsawood.

Will post more pics from earlier production later and write more details. Animatic will be put up asap allso!