This is the brag board part I mentioned in this site's mission statement. What is here may be of interest to some of you, perhaps, maybe not.
Anyway, around 1978, I decided to try my hand at movie making by producing a stop motion animation film
of my own. I came up with a simple story idea which I called "Probe" and thought that I could shoot this little opus in my spare time. As it turned out, the film took me a little over a year to film even though it is less than ten minutes in duration.
When I look at it today, I am sometimes embarressed by it and then, sometimes, I feel a little proud. Considering I did EVERYTHING which encompassed the film shoot schedule itself, model & set construction, the actual animation, creature concepts and
fabrication, editing, sound track engineering and lots of other stuff I'm sure I have forgotten. I guess as I look back on the whole project, it isn't that bad considering I hadn't a clue as to what the hell I was doing.
Anyway, I trust this isn't
a waste of your time and perhaps you might enjoy this little story I've pulled together. Just remember, Steve Spielberg I ain't.
I should also mention that there are a pair of very short snippets (4 minutes total) at the end of "Probe". These show my
first attempts at a.) figuring out how the damn movie camera worked and b.) sticking my toe in the ocean called stop motion animation.