The Plastic Hero

Credits: Writer and Director

Runtime: 3 minutes

Release date: 2010

Synopsis: This short experimental-narrative film is a composite of stop-motion animation and computer-generated imagery (CGI). The characters and sets are physical Lego toys shot with careful lighting and macro lenses while the atmospheric effects are CGI.

Production Notes: The Sheriff’s office is shot in front of a green-screen that was later replaced with the final background. As with most animated films, voices were recorded and edited first for overall timing. All other sounds were added only after the visuals were complete. This film was shot with a Panasonic AG-DVX100 (DVCPRO HD), Letus35 lens adapter, and a variety of macro lenses.