Monday, February 12, 2007

The Problem With Cluttered

I find it a bit difficult to write about Cluttered. I've neglected this project for a very long time.

So... What is Cluttered?
It's a short animated movie describing the semi-surrealistic journey of a husband, straggling to adjust to his wife's metamorphosis from a little woman to a very big one (with an unexpected twist at the end) the entire story is expressed with actions, not a single word is being said.
You can see the sets on my site and as for the characters: I had my mind set on making the puppets out of foamed latex, which was much too expensive to Import from the US (I was living in Israel at the time). After letting go of the latex dream I had a vision of making an oil paint on glass character animation, which would be composite on to shots of the miniature sets. But one of my professors got me to give up on the idea. So I decided to put the entire character issue aside an move on to work on the story, by making the animatic with illustrated characters on photos of the sets.
Here's a little peek:

Cluttered Animatic - Avocado Night Creme on Vimeo

And Another one (longer :)

Cluttered Animatic - Pink Powder Puff on Vimeo

And some more frames:

As I mentioned on the comments of my previous post I was working on "Cluttered" for more than two years non stop. After making the 5 minutes animatic, I came to a point that I felt Cluttered wasn't as good as I imagined it to be. and I've completely abandon it and moved on to other projects. I plan to finish it some day... some day...

I wanted to let you know that I won't be posting for a while, since I'm going home to the holy land for three weeks, look who's waiting for me there:

Her name is Meshi (Silk in Hebrew).

I'll be back with a long post and photos of some of my earlier works...
Take care.

Friday, February 2, 2007


I thought I'll share with you my latest creation, my portfolio DVD, that I've unleashed upon the world...
The opening sequence is actually a scene from Cluttered in reverse and a few other minor alterations made with Gilad's help.

My DvD Main Menu on Vimeo
The main menu and Cluttered menu:

And finally the box (I wanted the box to be more special... well... maybe for my next portfolio):