I did the animation and music for this trailer for Jeff VanderMeer’s remarkable writing guide “Wonderbook“, featuring the illustrations of Jeremy Zerfoss. I also have some illustrations in the book itself, based on this Myster Odd video.
I have been working on Gardens of Miranda, a stop-motion science fiction series from master sculptor and animator Tony McVey. Tony has worked on everything from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger with Ray Harryhausen to The Dark Crystal to The Return of the Jedi; I worked with him on Beowulf and A Christmas Carol at Disney. I worked with Tony in 2007 on his animation Skull Island, doing all the visual effects, sound design, and musical score. I’m doing the sound and music and the occasional odds and ends for Gardens of Miranda.
Here’s a preview of Episode One: the arrival at the mysterious planet and the introduction of one of our heroes: FE, the Flying Eye robot. Check his blog for pictures of some of the amazing puppets and props. And stay tuned for the final release of Episode One!
For maximum oddness watch this fullscreen at 720p HD!
I made this video to celebrate the release of the ODD? anthology series from Cheeky Frawg Books. The first volume features a odd and awesome story from my Clarion classmate Karin Tidbeck, as well as stories from Amos Tutuola, Nalo Hopkinson, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Hiromi Goto, Stacey Levine, and Jeffrey Thomas and many more.
For more information on the video, check out my film & music website: www.SuddenSound.com