Thursday, November 30, 2006


calling all Haligoniians:

video release party-
TURN AROUND- the Jimmy Swift Band
directed by Brad Cayford
Produced by Copernicus Studios

"the Attic" on grafton street
Friday AND Saturday (the cool folks are going friday)
midnight-ish till 4, beeyoches.

All non Hali peeps keep an eye out for the JSB on much music coming soon. Brad killed it on this one!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Train tressel

I love that chase in french connection.

here's the ref photo I yoinked off the interweb:

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ones that got away 2- Wiz Kid

Development trailer created by Copernicus Studios 2003(2?)
"Wayne is an average kid who accidentally receives a high tech USB computer portal generator that allows him to go 'INLINE" (as opposed to 'online') to help himself and others. The only drawback is that silly GATOR and SPAM are always popping up and chasing him around cyberspace when he is trying to solve the problem. "
The producer on this one decided to cut his losses before we really shopped it around, the buzz was that "there's a million shows like that" ah vell, it was fun, the show shoulda just been "the gator and spam show" but kids apparently have to look at themselves when they watch cartoons nowadays. I realize now I totally stole the blacklight poster colour scheme from the futurama when they go to the internet. It works so well for an electronic world.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Jessica's Birthday.

It's Jessica Lynn Borutski's birthday (thanks for the reminder Mr. Kircfalusi) She's 23 years old(!!!) in a few years, she'll be an animation deity. So I did a card to say thanks for all the cool development work Jess has been whipping up for us.

It's all too rare to meet someone as gifted as Jess, and she super professional and fun to work with too.I always joke she's somebody like Grim Natwick reincarnated, like that scene in Kundun where the young future Dali Lama had to pick his belongings out of a bunch of stuff laid out on a sheet, but its a metronome, blackwings, peg bars ect. Go dig the cute bordering on psychosis thing she has goin' on over at:

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Atomic Monsters- one that got away.

Here's a development trailer we did 2 years ago. Brad Andrew, Walsh and I whipped the animation out in a week, and we did some fancy(at the time) after effects. I know it's a big time butch hartman rip, But I still dig the hand held camcorder thing we were going for.The motion blur doesn't show well in this version, but It seems like "El tigre" does a lot of this kind of stuff. My good friend Ali Wells is doing the fake brit kid voice, It was gonna be a UK copro.(we woulda hired a real limey voice if it hadda got picked up.) The creator/writer Steve Aylett is pretty brillant,And it was on the cover of kidscreen, but brodcasters never bit.It had a futurama meets pokemon vibe, and would of been a blast to work on.We did a whole bunch of sketches of the monsters, I guess they wanted to do trading cards too.Development is all the fun stuff anyway. Full production is sometimes nothin' but factory work.