Body Language – Holiday

November 20, 2011

It’s been quite a while since I last updated, but here’s what I’ve been working on for the last couple months. Produced for Body Language/ OM Records.

Produced By Rosa Tran
Directed by Harry Chaskin & Duke Johnson
Animation by Harry Chaskin, Ashley Archeiga, Michael Granberry
Art Direction by Robyn Yannoukos
Puppets by Becky Van Cleve
VFX by John Ikuma and Derek Smith
DP Joe Passerelli


The Robotniks!

November 28, 2010

A family of robots trying to be human. Sort of an animation/design test for an idea in development….

Project 420

October 28, 2010

Here’s the first episode of Project 420! If you like what you see, please subscribe to our channel Project420TV. Follow us on Twitter: Project420TV!

Yucca Flats

August 14, 2010

Chip Off The Ol’ Block

January 17, 2010

Check out this ‘Doritos’ spec ad that I wrote.

Directed by Andy Knapp.
Produced by Lin Qiu.

Just Deserts

November 23, 2009

Strange things happen when a group of friends attempt to see the space shuttle landing at Edwards Air Force Base.

I shot this during my junior year at CalArts. While I think portions of it are rather dodgy, it still contains elements I enjoy.

Mara Herbkersman as Astrid
Sebastian Stenhoj as Hal
Sean Edwards as Frank
Stevens Gaston as The Stranger

Writer/Director- Harry Chaskin
Cinematographer/Producer- Andy Knapp
Gaffer/ADR Supervisor-Lin Qiu
Production Sound- Pacho Velez
Sound Engineers- James Reesl & He Yin
Foley Artist- Gregg Barbanell
Foley Mixer-Lucy Sustar
Sound Mix- Jerry Summers
Visual Effects- Roderigo Dorsch
Music- Cameron Parkins and Mark Harms

Of Mice And Movies

October 18, 2009

My first foray into film-making. Shot on Super-8 when I was 10 years old, with the help of my family, friends, and an incredible teacher named Craig Call, with whom I’ve since regrettably lost touch.

Handmade Horrors

September 6, 2009

Here a few shots of props and sets from my latest project, “Bygone Behemoth”. Please click to see larger versions.

Lycanthropic Lycopene

May 30, 2009

Because who doesn’t love stop-motion animated, anthropomorphic tomatoes?  Evidently, the Heinz corporation…

I threw this together in a couple of days for a contest sometime in 2007. Sort of my chauvinist answer to the California Raisins.  Needless to say, I didn’t win.  Still, had fun making it.

How To Make A Monster

March 30, 2009

As I’m wrapping up principal photography on my new stop motion short, “Bygone Behemoth,” I thought it might be interesting to show the process by which the main character was designed and constructed.

“Bygone Behemoth” tells the story of a washed-up B-movie monster called Al, a relic of the past akin to the fantastic creatures brought to life by special effects artists like Ray Harryhausen and Willis O’Brien.  As such, I decided to create Al using the old-fashioned latex/foam build-up method pioneered by Marcel Delgado.

It all began with the sketch– a rough blueprint of how I envisioned the final puppet, both frontal and profile.

More after the jump…

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