Post by torenatkinson on Sept 12, 2013 23:28:06 GMT -8
This short from Tippet Studio is perfect. Hopefully someone hasn't already posted it, since it's from 2011.
"The project came to the fore when Phil Tippett was faced with a mini-dilemma after a visual effects show on which the studio was gearing up for was put in a short-term hiatus. “The situation came up where we were working on a show, hired a huge crew and were getting ready to produce the visual effects, and then all of a sudden the green light turned into a blinking green light,” says Tippett. “There was a hiatus for 4 to 6 weeks. We were left in a position of sheer terror – if we let the crew go then we might not have them if they brought the movie back. But if we held onto them, what were they going to do?”
“My wife is the CEO of the company and she just started yelling at me, ‘Do something!’ So I just got some of the guys together and rifled through some of the assets we had in the company that were available. I spent a day laying out the storyboards and we did as much work as we possibly could in those six weeks. The show ended up coming back on and I lost the crew, but over the next two years we kept hacking away at MutantLand bit by bit until it was finished. We were literally stealing ten minutes here, 15 minutes there, and doing a little bit of weekend work.”