Visual Effect work for the short film “The Spirit Seam.” A combination of stop-motion, 2-D and 3-D, our task was to create the smoke and sparkles that connote either happiness or illness depending on the situation at hand.
written & DIRECTED BY Ashley Gerst / USA
CLIENT: Ashley Gerst
ROLE: Visual effects animator
Cast: Donald Poynter as Pappaw and Mia Kain as Pollywog
Color Development: Laura Charles
Storyboard/Animatic: Ashley Gerst and Benjamin Morse
Set Design and Construction: Ashley Gerst
VFX: Emily Suber
Construction Assistants: Emily Suber, Mieka Lewis, Sonia Garbes-Putzel, Yutah S., Allan B., Jaime Ekkens, Benjamin Morse, Vicky Leta, Elisha Dora, Jane Gorton, Belle Pedid, Jackie Moss, Rose Pedid, Janet Simek, Polly Baker, Christine Glasby, Eloise Glasby, Austin Glasby, Adri Nerone, Megan Kern, Cassandra Lagunzad Brown and Tori Septien
Digital Fabrication: Jasper Lin
Animators: Ashley Gerst, Adam Momsen and Morgan Taylor
Illustration Artists: Benjamin Morse, Annabelle Pedid and Vicky Leta
Children’s Drawings: Olivia Tucker and Mia Kain
Interior Set & Character Modeling: Ashley Gerst and Michael Somoza
Vehicle Modeling and Rigging: Chris Murphy
Graphics and Title Design: Benjamin Morse
Sound Design: Jake Mautner and Jasper Lin
Stanley Brothers, The. “Dream Of A Miner's Child.” Friends Of Old Time Music: The Folk Annual 1961-1965, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006, track 6.
Jenks, Orville J. and Korson, George Gershon. “Sprinkle Coal Dust on My Grave.” Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners. Library of Congress, 1965.
Pasquarosa, Anthony. “Run For Life, Death Is Near (Sequence 1).” Abbandonato da Dio Nazione. Vin Du Select Qualitite, 2017, track 2.