Monday, May 16, 2011

Me and my Buddies help slay some Monsters!

We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with director Caskey Ebeling on her live-action/animation hybrid "Monster Slayer".

"Every morning, Ben is visited by a motley crew of imaginary playmates, products of his psychiatric disorder. Embodiments of the best and worst in Ben, these hallucinations both bring him comfort and create chaos. This forces Ben to make a difficult choice: continue to live in his fantasy world, or confront reality, by taking a pill that will destroy his imaginary world."

The creative team at Buddy System Studios handled all aspects of the stop-motion animation in this piece, from character design through to final composites!  We are very proud of our crew and the work we did for this great short film.

View the film here!

Animation ByBuddy System Studios
Animation Directors - Eric Towner and John Harvatine IV
Producer - Nakia Trower Shuman
VFX Producer - Eric Towner
Director of Photography - John Harvatine IV
Character Designer - John Sumner
Director of Operations - Mario De Jesus
Animation Supervisor - Ethan Marak
Animator - Cameron Baity
Animator - Elizabeth Harvatine
Puppet Fabricator - Mike Murnane
Puppet Fabricator - Lauren Horoszewski
Compositor - Andy Windak
Production Assistant - Sofia Iffla
Puppet Intern - Melissa Bloom