Sunday, February 4, 2018

Learn Filmmaking With Christopher Moonlight LIVE on TWITCH

It's been an interesting six months for me. On top of a move from Texas back to my home state of California, I've been finishing up my first feature film The Quantum Terror as well as working on pre-production for my next projects with Mesmer Films. The most exciting part of this is that I've decided to do something unprecedented. As you can see below I am now live streaming most of the post-production work for my film as well as some of my other filmmaking projects.  This first video is an overview.


Oh, by the way, there will be mild spoilers. Why would I want to do this when traditionally film studios have always kept their productions under wraps until release?  My friends, we live in a time where this method of production is nowhere near practical for the independent filmmaker and tradition is out the window. Now, anyone can be a filmmaker and the process is just as interesting as the finished product.


That's why I'm inviting you to come along with me as I finish up my film. Not just through these YouTube videos but LIVE on Twitch via this link: www.twitch.tv/christophermoonlight

Please, subscribe to my channel and let's make some films together. Of course, be sure to also like these video and subscribe to me on YouTube. www.youtube.com/user/moonlightartmagazine


You'll notice in these videos that there is a live chat box to the side. This is Christopher Moonlight film school and I'm inviting you to sit in, listen to the lectures, watch the demonstrations, and ask questions while I work.


Of course, I'll be posting these to my YouTube channel afterward, if you miss my live streams, but keep in mind that there is a benefit to being able to interact with me as I edit and create VFX for my films and other projects.


What will I be going over? Well, as of now we're doing film editing and visual effects for The Quantum Terror BUT I'm also going to be creating practical effects builds and even bringing you on set during future video shoots. You can keep up with me and learn on this blog.

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Thanks, everyone. We're going to have fun and accomplish some lifelong goals here. Now, let's get to work.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

My Preproduction Design & Storyboard Work


Thank you for having a look at my portfolio blog post. I present my storyboard drawings, paintings, and digital design work for your consideration. Click images to enlarge.

My general mode of storyboarding is to work quickly in a very rough style so that I can get a number of pages out in a few hours. If key moments need to be more fleshed out, then I go back and add more detail. In the instance of the teen historical travel show, Passport To Explore, I had to work both fast and detailed. A short deadline dictated that the animator for this show would pull the images directly from the storyboards and rig them to move. I was instructed to leave some panels as just a sketchy background or draw separate elements that would be combined with other panels later. 













The following storyboards are excerpts from my own movie The Quantum Terror. As I was drawing between shoots I had to work fast and sketchy, but still found that it was easy to convey effective framing and lighting suggestions in a short amount of time. Scenes separated by *








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Some other work for this project included digital concept art and design sketches, which I feel translated very well, in the finished movie.






Another project where I employed both storyboards and some basic animation is film Girl In The Window. Meant to be a sexy, grindhouse style short, using all green screen and miniatures, I was pretty free to play around between the modern, Freudian, and retro, as shown in these to videos and additional images.














Over the years, I have created a variety of sequential storytelling art in the form of storyboards, comic books, and simple animations. I wish I could post it all here, but I'll leave you with a few more samples of the things I've had the most fun with. If you would like to inquire about my work you can contact me through Facebook or at ChristopherMoonlight (at) gmail (dot) com (@ & . omitted to block spammers) and I'll be happy to give you more details. Thank you.