Hello from the Winter 09 2d/3d Collaboration Class at SCAD-Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia! The production of the animated short film "Jaguar McGuire" has been under way for about 3 weeks, and this blog will follow the film until completion. Below is the team in all it's pre-deadline glory:
From Left to Right: Brent Mellecker, Alberto Huang, Andrea Sipl, Sandee Chamberlain, Alfredo Brown Jr, Jason Walling, Dan Murdock, Adam White, Bobby Miller, Chelsey Cline, Clint Donaldson, David Beach, Mario Biera, Shani Vargo, and instructor Tina O'Haily
"Jaguar McGuire"(working title) is an animated short centered around a stunt man, Jaguar McGuire, and his cat. Together they put on spectacular stunt shows that amaze audiences all over the country. There is more to the team than stunts and glory however, and Jaguar becomes painfully aware of that fact after being injured in his latest stunt. The film opens as Jaguar is bed ridden in a full body cast. He just wants peace and quiet, his Cat on the other hand, has something else in mind...
Director Clint Donaldson and Art Director Jason Walling discuss the finer points of shooting "cat beds and man faces".
Jaguar is a man with two passions: fame and glory. He's pulled off some of the most spectacular stunts known to man. Now it seems that his luck finally caught up with him.
There are actually two Jaguars in this film, the injured "Body Cast" version and the "Glory Days" version. Below are some of the development pieces for Jaguar, including the final designs by Jason Walling.
Jaguar's cat has been with him through thick and thin. For every stunt he has been right by Jaguar's side. When the team is rewarded for their daring feats, however, Jaguar gets all the glory while the cat gets the short end of the stick.
Below are some of the development pieces for the Cat:
Over the next few weeks, we will be updating this blog with storyboards, color tests, animation dailies and eventually the completed film. We hope you stay tuned and enjoy the process as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.
-Clint Donaldson, Director