Friday, March 9, 2007

"The Heist" (3:00)

"The Heist" is my junior year film at CalArts (2000). It's about a bumbling theif who robs a museum only to have his plans spoiled by an old security guard.

This was the year that I felt everything "coming together" for me as a filmmaker. Animation was still a struggle but for the most part, just really fun. It was also the first film of mine to be done on "widescreen" thanks to my then story teacher, Mark Andrews, who pushed me to use scope for a more stylistic-looking film. All in all, this film was an homage to Chuck Jones and the Looney Tunes sensibilities of filmmaking.

7 comments:

G1toons said...

ha nice short funny indeed

Jeremy Bernstein said...

I love this film....Have I told you that yet? I love it.

Philip Thomas said...

This is a really nice piece

Ken Chandler said...

You've got mad skills Chris. Amazing work! Really clever, fabulous animation.

King M. Mugabi said...

another solid piece

-King

Aaron Ludwig said...

Loads of fun! So much personality and character in this short. Awesome work!

Mac Rabbit said...

WHAA! It's so cool, the animation is so great (well, you are at piwar ^^)