Working alongside Anthony Scott and all of the incredibly talented crew felt like a coveted degree education, in and of itself, in animation, lighting and film. Watching the dynamic duo of Jamie Caliri and Alex Juhasz in full stride is a constant thrill: intuitive communication, a delightful blend of high energy, high standards, high (and low) humor and dedication to the art of ‘going for it’. Alex’s style is bold yet sensitve, beautifully refined but never overdone. Jamie sets up a very supportive environment, exacting but trusting- the only fear is not ‘giving your all’, and when you’re that inspired, doing so is as easy as it is rewarding.
The puppets, props and sets were of course instantly enchanting. But seeing them transform with lighting and framing, and then the impossibly subtle storytelling of the animation, really brought home the entire medium for me.
The Rifle’s Spiral was also the maiden voyage of the VOLO Motion Control Crane. Jamie Caliri explains, shot by shot, how it pulled off some grand tricks on a small stage:
For those that haven’t seen the Rifle’s Spiral:
Making of and Volo Videos by
topmost row Joel Hodge
all others Vera Long