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  • Writer's picturealanthebox

getting back into it

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

in 2006, i was living in chicago and had just graduated from college. with no other immediate life plans, i decided to make a full length movie.

i had a rough outline. i had a title. i had some help from friends and funding from i built models and marionettes and traveled to europe to shoot a few segments. but it turns out, making a full length movie by yourself is actually pretty difficult.

for years, i inched along, finishing a few bits here and there, only to decide that it could probably be better and needed to be remade. i'd rewrite, reshoot, and rerecord in a loop.

eventually, i needed to find a job to support myself. responsibility seemed to drain my creative reserves and i decided to take a break and concentrate on making smaller cartoons. i just needed some quick little dopamine hits and then i'd get back to the movie. and the next thing you know, it's 14 years later and i have a half finished movie made at 720 x 480.

but i've finally decided to come back to my biggest mistake and see if i can't finish it once and for all. and i've decided to document the process on this website.

step 1: decoding a hundred gigabytes/dozens of notebooks worth of gibberish, drawings, and unfinished VO tracks that i have no remembrance of authoring:

wish me luck!

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Aug 20, 2020

I am pumped about this!! Good luck Alan! I can't wait to see more

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