Friday, September 30, 2005

Wired Interview with Dave McKean

Wired interviews illustrator Dave McKean about the upcoming moving MirrorMask, a collaboration with writer Neil Gaiman that was produced by the Jim Henson Company.
MirrorMask tells the story of a girl coming of age and coming to terms with an ailing mother, and it unfolds against McKean's baroque, spectacular dreamscapes. This DIY film was made using over-the-counter software, and though it looks handmade, it is as visually extravagant as most studio animation.
Apparently the "over the counter software" was Maya, Photoshop, After Effects and Final Cut (Guardian interview that focuses on the software used).
There was also a nice article in yesterday's LA Times (registration required).

The movie will only be opening in a limited number of Landmark Theaters, many of which are in university towns. Unfortunately (for me), none are quite far enough inland for my viewing pleasure. (and if I were in Berkeley, I would go to Cody's Neil Gaiman event on September 30th).

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