FILM PRODUCTION BLOG » MORE NEWS FROM THE 'LOAF AND DEATH' CREW
Hello W&G fans!
Can you believe August has been and gone already? With just over a month left of filming here at Aardman Studios, the team are working extra-hard to make sure we hit our deadlines.
So what's been happening since my last post? Well, we've shot over 20 minutes of the film now so we're well on our way to completion. We're still working on the exciting final scene which is looking great - we've got 5 shooting units dedicated to it at the moment and hope to be finished just in time for our deadline.
I don't know whether you're already aware of this, but to keep the process as efficient as possible we are normally shooting several different scenes at the same time within the studio. So although we're dedicating a lot of our resources to the grand finale, in other shooting units we are still working on earlier scenes. In fact, the opening sequence (which lasts 1 minute 20 and includes some very complex shots) was one of the first scenes we started working on.....and is still being shot!
To make sure the animation is kept consistent across the board we make sure that the same animator works on the scene from start to finish and that the same person oversees their shooting unit for the entire job.
Hope that gives you a good idea of what's been happening this month! We've got 6 weeks left and we have to be done by the 10th of October, so as you can imagine it will be full steam ahead until the finish now. Wish us luck and hope to have some more insights for you again next month!
All the best,
thanks becky sounds intresting
when will it be aired on tv and will it be avalibel on dvd
Great news. I wonder whats going to happen in the open shot then as that sounds like it will be Great animation. I cant wait!
Beeky thanks so much for the update and can u have beeky as ur name plz instead of aardman staff
its probably already taken.
thanks beeky for the update , need more pics and videos!! hehe lol
Thats brilliant news im glad to hear that the thing ive waiting for all year will soon b over and thanks for the update.
wow 20 mins elapsed!well done! wish aardman luck uve all done very well
Thanks for all your very hard work & best wishes! Yay!!!!!
Great news! I'm 53 and some people at work give me a hard time about my love for animation. They can't understand why I go to see these movies and don't take young children with me. But I really love them, that's why!
Thanks for the update, Beeky! All the very best for the final push, guys and gals! We are all praying for you - no rush! I'll be away the same time as the deadline and/or when the final frame is shot. Keep it going!!!!
Way to go!!!
velyogendra - you are amongst greater company than those who give you a hard time at work because of your love for animation. Say it loud, say it proud - you are different!
When I went to see "Chicken Run" in 2000, I was amongst more grown-ups than kids for the matinee and, to boot, there was a businessman behind me finishing a call on his mobile phone before the film started - the sharp-suited look enhanced by a large bucket of popcorn. I was on my own to watch the film, having taken half a day off work to see it on it first day of release.
You are amongst friends here and we'll support you - won't we, dear friends?!?!?!?!!?
Besides, animation is better than some of the wheely-bin fodder that stuffs our telly screens as an excuse for entertainment nowadays!
Sock Eye Salmon
Chuffed to mintballs to see you back, Jills!
There is no age limit on loving the humour and fun of W&G and other "children's films". I much prefer it to most of what passes as entertainment for grownups!
& appeals to all ages...even the young ones enjoy it!
My first viewing of a W & G movie was "The Wrong Trousers."
I became an instant fan.
The humor was so creative, and the quality of the claymation was excellent as it closely followed the laws of physics and motion. The audio and voices were especially good too.
I love of DOGS of any kind; and because I am into electronics, the sight of Gromit reading a book titled "ELECTRONICS FOR DOGS" was a special treat.
Since then I have seen all the rest of the series and EAGERLY AWAIT this new offering.
Thanks to you all, and especially to Nick for bringing me some of the Waggle-est laughs I have ever had.
it sounds cool i can not wait it sounds sooooooooooooo cool. i love wallce and gromit so does my dad we both can not wait good luck! well done for making 20 mins of great films. thankyou to nick and every who has been involved with all the films
I'm crackers about W&G! I can't wait for the new movie to come out! Keep on the good work!
Awww, I say, simply splendid of you to say so, sock-eye!
Funny to think how the films that completely take me away from the hard work of life are worked on so hard by those that make them!
I'm looking forward to all the wandg.com chatter right before the film starts
Waggle, I've got a friend who is the same with dogs and electronics- a combination wired to win!
cool thanks for the news beeky wow the films deadline is the 10th of october my birthday is on the 14th close or what
Very Clever How They Make These.
Do You Know When It Will Be Out
Im Also Glad That They've Making A New W+G
I May Have A Sugesstion: You Could Do Sequel To Grand Day Out Etc
Just An Idea
Just somet to do =]
JIPIEEEEEEEE,I CANT WHAIT FOR THE NEW MOVIE OF W&G!!!!
I WANT TO THANK ALL THE WORKERS OF THE ANIMATION OF W&G!!!!
I BECOME A SUPER FAN ON MY 4 YEARS,MY FIRST ONE THAT I SEE WAS THE WRONG TROUSERS AND I LIKE IT VERRY MUCH!!!
I WISH THE MAKERS OF W&G MUCH GOOD LUCK WITH MAKING THE NEW MOVIE AND A LOT OF GREETINGS OF ALL THE W&G FANS OF BELGIUM,CHILE,SPAIN AND GERMANY!!!!
even though im american i still think it should have been kept as trouble at mill
me too because trouble at mill sounds more traditional
I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
i cant wait untill the movie comes out ill be the first to but it
this sounds to cool. is it finnished now???????
Really looking forward to the new film.
Can' wait for it to come out
I read on Amazon.com that they are only releasing A Matter of Loaf and Death in the UK...is this true? I've been looking forward to its release all year and it makes me so sad to think I won't be able to watch it.
I can't wait!!!!
it must take a long time to film wallcae and gromit. i cant wait for chirsimas day for loaf and daif
Not long now, woofit134!
Hehe tell Aardman staff Merry Christmas!
The best thing by far will be A matter of loaf on christmas day how many will be watching
I cant wait for a matter of loaf and death!
All worth it wasn't it!
Fantastic! Loved it...too death!! Bit upset tho, coz I Sky+ and it failed! Thank God I was in to watch it!
hi! i watched amatter of loaf and death on Xmas day and it was so cool! i especially love fluffles she is so cute!
The best film in the series, ive not watched wallace and grommit properly in about five years but i really enjoyed this. Its gotten me to craft some art as well =)
was Fluffles long woodchuck like teeth a sign that her owner didn't get her bones to help wear them down to size and keep them pointy?
It could be... But then the appearance of Fluffles was of much importance to Piella, the whole reason she had her, so you would think she would do everything possible to keep her looking sweet - probably forcing her to have too many bones for perfect teeth!
and that only happens to rodents not dogs
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