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Have you seen the stop motion Elf??

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 6:10 PM
The Christmas special that I interned on this summer came out a few days ago!  I think it's pretty great--cute, funny, creative, and just the right amount of kooky.  Definitely worth checking out!

:star: Watch it here-->,p…

I mostly did inconspicuous intern-y things like sanding eyelids and assembling elf parts, but If you look in the backgrounds of crowd and street scenes you can see some of the background characters that I got to design and dress!  (They had blank character bodies and I made the clothes/hair/faces/etc.)

Here's some photos of the ones I made; see if you can spot them!  (I've only been able to find 6, including the complex one at the bottom; the rest are probably in deleted scenes or just weren't needed.)  There's Groucho on the right hehe (look for him by the lamppost during the shot where lovesick Buddy is floating across the street).

Elf1 by Madelei
That's supposed to be my sister on the left with the cat hat, but I don't think she made it into the final show:
Elf3 by Madelei
Elf4 by Madelei
And I didn't design this guy below, but he was a more complex background character that I got to dress based on a sketch by the character designer:
Elf2 by Madelei

Really great experience, got to meet lots of incredible people, and learned a ton about stop motion production!  I was hoping they might put the interns in the credits...but they didn't oh well haha. :shrug:

Well have a wonderful holiday ~ eat everything and watch cartoons! :heart:

~ Madelei

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Watching: Buddy's Musical Christmas
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros

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Madeleine R. Mathis
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Interned at Screen Novelties
Fourth year at CalArts, majoring in experimental animation

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Keyotea Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama, I gave you some points as well.
Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks a lot! =D
7CopperHearts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Thanks for the llama :)
WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I thank you, and Sal, the leader (or Dali Llama) of my small but very cute herd of llamas thanks you for the llama!Heart
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Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
Lol :XD:
Hack-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the :llama:
mivanova Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Thank you so much for the :llama:
xSakuyaChan510x Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!^^
Cute puppy by the way!
Madelei Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :love:
xSakuyaChan510x Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!^^
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