Yes, it’s featuring me. My first foray into after effects; it literally took off from here.
A goofy guy goes out for a workout and finds a handy fitness device. Just not handy for him.
Viewer’s choice at the sixtysecondstatements.tv festival 2008. Viewing your shorts on the big screen and hearing an audience go wild is always great; winning the viewer’s choice is of course awesome.
Made by Joep Veldhuis, Sebas Nouwen, Saskia Groenhard, and Frank Boxman.
Music by Frank Post & Wouter Kurvers, supervised by Sebas. A score made to fit surely is the way to go. It has all the right cues.
I love the timing of the dog and even the butterfly. I whipped myself several times getting out of the shot quickly for a clean pass.
How we got the idea is a long story. It was shot during at weekend at the Veldhuis estate 😉 We also still have footage for a commercial-spoof filmed that weekend. Joep’s mom has a gallery up in Echtenerbroek in Friesland. They weren’t there, Joep was looking after the place and we decided to go there and shoot a script I wrote, situated in their orchard.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too good so we had to come up with an alternative. This entailed brainstorming and watching lots of inspirational clips on youtube, getting brilliant ideas only to find they had already been done. It all came to this when Sebas was playing with the stretching-thingy from the short and nearly shot an expensive painting from the wall in one of the gallery’s rooms.
Sebas started on the after effects; he did the titles. He showed me episode 13 from videocopilot, called Assisted Suicide, (not that you could tell at all but I did use some of the technical tips from it) and I finished it up. Maybe I’ll get to show you some making of stuff someday, like me swaying my limbs about on a green sheet, filmed from a window from the top floor of the gallery.
Andrew Kramer from videocopilot is my hero. He got me into the basics and got me hooked on After Effects with his brilliant tutorials.