June 22nd, 2009 by Kristin
Animator Lucas Martell visits Flashpoint Academy
Flashpoint VFX/Animation Chair Perry Harovas welcomed Director and animator Lucas Martell to Flashpoint Academy for a pre-screening of his long anticipated short film “Pigeon: Impossible”.
The film, an animated action story that runs 6 minutes, took Martell primarily, and a small group of dedicated people, approximately 5 years to complete. He spoke with invited guests and Flashpoint students about the need to keep honing the story until it works, something that he found out the hard way, as not having that part nailed down contributed to 2 of the 5 years it took to make the film.
The film was shown twice, both times to thunderous applause.Martell’s film will show in many film festivals this year with perhaps the most important screening, for Martell, happening at the annual Siggraph Conference for animation and computer graphics, this year to be held in August in New Orleans.
Learn more about Martell’s “Pigeon: Impossible” here: http://www.pigeonimpossible.com/
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