Thursday, April 21, 2011


And now... the moment you've all been waiting for... FUZZY PLANET. Watch first then scroll down for some director's commentary.

Fuzzy Planet from Jeff Call on Vimeo.

So Fuzzy Planet is something that has been floating around in my brain for many months, but by no means in this form. With my experimental animation class, I realized I could take the time to make the short and do something really cool instead of just another episode of Steve and Ringo. Unfortunately, it DID turn into another episode of Steve and Ringo. There were so many problems as I was trying to make this, including the rocket falling off the mountain overnight and problems getting the magnets to get the feet to stick, that I decided to give a tribute to that in the only way I could think how. If you feel disappointed with how the video plays out, imagine how I feel. Maybe someday soon I'll actually make this thing the way it was supposed to be.

I hope you enjoyed taking this experimental journey with me. Your responses have been encouraging and I really feel the desire to continue to do fun stuff like this.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sophomore Slump

So after the success of "How to Juice a Lime", I was all juiced up (oops, pun intended) to create some really great stop-motion and puppet videos. Alas, time was against me, and my knowledge was too limited to accommodate the potential that these ideas had. But it is an experimental animation class, and I was experimenting with things that I had never personally tried to do before. You'll find degrees of success surrounded by the grumpy faced large degrees of failure. You've been warned.

I'll be taking a different direction for my final for the class. I have a really great idea that I'm raring to try out, and 2 weeks to do it in! What could go wrong...

The Adventures of Steve and Ringo from Jeff Call on Vimeo.

Thumb War from Jeff Call on Vimeo.