Left-brained Larry & Right-brianed Rachel
Left-brained Larry & Right-brained Rachel' was made a tribute to Tim Burton and as a final project at the European Film College, Denmark, with an 100% inexperienced crew, including the director Sally A Ward. Among the 21 people that chipped in or worked full time on the project to realize the movie only the director of animation had read a book on animation and so she was asked to fill the rest of the crew in on how to do animation. But because of the amazing script by Sally A Ward, everybody was ready to do their very best during the month we were given to make this movie. Director of animation sat on her chair for two weeks straight and directed the movements of the puppets, SFX didn't sleep for three days straight masking the wires out, people stayed up until 5 in the morning to prep the sets for the next day and as the producer I lost five kilos making this project (11 pounds). Further more we had to use half the budget on animation software because our school did teach animation of any kind or form and therefore you could argue that this film was made for about 250 dollars while all other projects had 500 dollars. There are many stories attached to this film, but I find it most important to thank David Lazarus for his beautiful narration that gives 'Left-brained Larry & Right-brained Rachel' soul and character and that motivated everybody involved to make the best animation in the history of the European Film College! We are so satisfied with the result of our efforts that we want to show it to as many people as we can possibly manage. I hope you find the story of Larry and Rachel as entertaining and fantastic as I did when I first read the script and that you will simply enjoy this piece of stop motion animation. Best Wishes Niels Michael Wee Producer
Sally A Ward
Niels Michael Wee
Sally A Ward
They Are Puppets!! Clay and wire!
Equipment and Format
Stop Motion Software; Dragon Post; After Affects, Avid Shot on; Canon EOS 4000D Materials; Burned Clay, Water Color, Paper, Wood, Textiles and lots of Wires and Glue!