July 26, 2017

CHAPTERS AND COLORS

This trailer reflects the episodic nature of Suburban RED.  Though the film will not have chapter breaks or title-cards that will mark each chapter, the project was conceived with the idea of chapters in mind.  There was a Suburban BLUE in mind...

November 16, 2016

While brainstorming and working with the color brown in mind I decided that I could create a character that I had played in previous short films - Señor Hufroin.  Señor Hufroin is sort of a detective in the realm of "surreal phenomenon."  The character is influenced by...

October 28, 2016

TO SEE AND TO BE SEEN
Suburban RED begins with a scene that takes place in San Francisco but can really take place in any metropolitan city that contains a community of artists and or art going enthusiasts.  An opening is one of those events where people come out to lo...

February 8, 2016

This shot features practical effects combined with more high-tech effects that were also mostly achieved through practical effects style.

 

I had a choice to shoot the bar-b-q fire pit, backyard scene using the actual live action location or use a miniature of the bar-b-...

January 31, 2016

I had decided early on that the Suburban RED would be a vehicle for self-study and autobiography.  Each chapter of the video would contain a new "character" that would represent or contain an aspect of the self, the self that I knew as a teenager of 13 to the young adu...

January 27, 2016

 

 

Suburban GRAYS

Production has begun on chapter 6 of Suburban RED, titled Suburban GRAY, continuing with the color motifs.  As with the previous chapters, it became time to thing about what the color/shade of gray means to me.  Immediately I thought of light and shad...

July 28, 2015

Purple Room, Yellow Room


I thought I would make this video that documents my process a bit.  This video shows some of the artwork, minatures and design for Chapter 5: Suburban YELLOW ORANGE.  


Purple and yellow are, in a way "opposite colors."  If you mix purple paint...

May 12, 2015

 

Suburban PURPLES


With each "chapter" of Suburban RED I am working with a different color motif.  I say chapter because the video is divided up as if in different segments.  Each segment has its own scenes and concerns and even characters (or different aspects of the s...

March 6, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The images above show progress on the latest chapter of Suburban RED.  This chapter is what I refer to as Suburban GREEN.   In the photos you can easily see the green motif.  The miniature room is somewhat complete as is the wolf head mask.  The room decor i...

January 9, 2015

The Full Spectrum


One of the original ideas for Suburban RED was to illustrate the idea of the Shadow Self.  Loosely, this is about parts of ourselves that are hidden from ourselves but are there and may even have a life of their own.  I decided that the character in S...

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