Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole is a stop-motion animated television series created for [adult swim] by Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of Moral Orel.
The first season consisted of ten 15-minutes episodes and began airing on [adult swim] on June 27, 2010.
|The show is produced at Shadow Machine in Los Angeles, California. Shadow Machine also produces Robot Chicken, Titan Maximum and Robot Chicken: Star Wars.|
SERIES TITLE: Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/CREATOR: Dino Stamatopoulos
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Scott Adsit, Mark Rivers
PRODUCED BY: Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico
ANIMATION STUDIO: Shadow Machine
CAPTURE SOFTWARE: Dragon Stop Motion
CAMERA SYSTEM: Canon EOS 40D
Brent Barson and a team of design students and faculty at BYU created the opening titles for the 5th Typophile Film Festival. The stop motion animation sequences were created with Dragon Stop Motion, the Canon 5D Mark II and the Canon 40D.
We asked Brent about his experience using Dragon Stop Motion:
Cinematographer Wynn Burton had this to say about Dragon Stop Motion:
Most of what we shot could never have been done without it—particularly previewing capabilities and easy keyboard navigation.”
Exploding Motor Car (http://www.explodingmotorcar.ca) used Dragon Stop Motion to shoot animation sequences for their latest music video production. The video for Ohbijou combines live action and stop motion animation to create a vivid, volcanic landscape.
Brett Long, the director and animator for project, describes the role of Dragon Stop Motion:
Cinematographer Drew Fortier talks about what sets Dragon Stop Motion apart:
During the last couple months I have been working on a the title sequence for the new Showtime series “United States of Tara”. The show stars Toni Collette and was written by Diablo Cody. The idea of the show came from executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The Tara team wanted to have a paper pop-up style opening credits. We worked closely with Tara writer Dave Finkle on the boards and overall concept.
We had a top notch crew working around the clock which included the amazing illustrator Alex Juhazs, the unstoppable stop-motion animator Anthony Scott and the die hard Morgan Hay running the art department and kicking everyone’s ass to get it done. The job was produced through Duck Studios (L.A.) and shot in my satellite studio in Ojai CA.
We shot primarily with the Canon 40D and an iMac running Dragon Stop Motion 1.1. We also used a Nikon D300 and a Mac Pro so we could work in tandem.
We shot everything stop motion and built many working pop-up pages to show the different personalities that Tara shifts into during the first season.
I will be back to post more about these titles after they’re broadcast next week.
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