Monday, March 26, 2007

Archaeological Findings

I'm back from a wonderful visit to Israel, where I tried to spend as much time as I could in my old room, going through all my stuff and snuggling Meshi (my cat) every few seconds. She just loves the sound of a drawer opening... revealing a whole new world to sleep in :)

And here's what I found...

My first animation attempts. Made more then six years ago, using an old Amiga:

Some Old Line Tests on Vimeo

Here is the first animation set I made. I't the biggest I ever built. It's base was almost as big as a double bed:

And here are some frames from the short stop-motion it was made for (all the puppets are made from an oil-based modeling clay, that I'll never ever use again!):

I'm so happy about the next find (which Gilad found on his father computer - His father took these pictures - Thank you Yossi :) I didn't know we had these...
It's "Cluttered" being displayed at the "Bezalel Graduate Exhibition" in Jerusalem:

Many people came :)

If you've been to my portfolio site, You've probably seen the sets I've made for the documentary film - "My Dream House".
Well... The photos you see on my site are frames from the movie itself, and here are some photos taken at the filming of the sets:

O, about the music I used for the animatic seen on my last post. It's from the "Benny & Joon" soundtrack. A sweet movie with a wonderful soundtrack.

My next post will feature something new...


Off the Shelf Productions said...

This is Ace!

I too swear I'll never use modelling Clay again, I love those sets you have built!

jriggity said...

Welcome back....

great post!! I cant wait for shel to see your site.

I look forward to future creations from you.


herself said...

Aaaaaaa(scream typing)arghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Hila, your stuff is so great it drives me insane. And you look so sweet in that photo!

I still hate you more than ever.

Love, Shelley

herself said...

Is there a way we can see the Dream house doc and the little Unicef piece? Even your line animations are fantastic! What are you, like an animator or something?!

Sven Bonnichsen said...

Utterly astonishing. Oh, all the questions I want to ask...!

Um, maybe just a small one to start with.

The walls in the "dream house" photos -- the paint is wonderfully vibrant, and has a very matte finish. What sort of paint did you use to get that effect?

(And if it's a some sort of trade secret, please forgive me for having asked!)

nimbleknot said...

Wow! Those sets are fantastic! Something I would love to see in person.

Hila said...

Thanks you all.

whatever martial I use for the walls (Plywood, Foamboard, Cardboard... ) I always spread a heavy coat of (hmmm... I'm not sure what's the name of the material in English... It is used for filling holes in walls - like readymade plaster, but much more sticky). When dry, I sand it till it's smooth (3M sanding sponges are the best).
Then I use Acrylic Colors (I love Windsor & Newton Galeria) mixed with a generous amount of water to paint the wall. The spread on the walls absorbs the color, which gives the wall a matt satin look.
Hope that helps :)

Sven Bonnichsen said...

Oooh! Thank you, Hila. That's very helpful -- and now I have an idea about what the walls are made of, too! :-)

(I suspect that the spreadable material is either "spackle" or "joint compound"?)

Ubatuber said...

Good stuff, Hila! Your sense of color amazes me every time....

Cris Melo, of said...

You are a genius. I can't wait to see what you are gonna be doing when you "grow up" (wink wink!). I just hope I'm still alive by then, as you are much younger than I am.

Your imagination is incredible. Congrats!!