18 June 2011

Lost and Found

This is something of a hybrid – a combination of light painting, stop motion and special effects.  Having experimented with light painting myself I know just how long this must have taken, so a real hats off to creator Evan Nickel (a media student at Cal Poly).

Evan himself admits that this too over 200 hours to come together. It would have taken me 200 years.

Filmed in the town of San Luis Obispo in California after dark, he not only had to get to grips with the technical and creative side of this short but received plenty of attention from curious drunk people and suspicious police officers in to the bargain.

The end result is worth it- a visitor looks for his lost friend on a strange world.  It is a simple chase movie in a way, but the overall effect is wonderful.