Saturday, August 23, 2014

Information About Grow

Hey guys, so I thought I'd make a little post detailing why I decided against doing Grow as a few people were wondering why. Basically, I decided to scrap the series for a few reasons:
1) Interest. Firstly, I feel like it wouldn't be as well liked as it may have come off as. Grow was going to be a silent stop motion series that looked at a girl growing up via the little moments in her life. Basically, each episode would have been ~2 minutes long of quick stop motion scenes without any dialogue to them. There would have been character development, however none of it would have been vocal and it would have been a little harder to *get*. Essentially I feel like it would not have appealed to as many people, or been as interesting as a regular series considering a large part of our community is younger girls so I figured it probably wouldn't have been as well enjoyed or received.
2) Time. Secondly, making a stop motion series on its own is quite a lot of work. Add on top of that that each episode would have reflected on a year of the main characters life accounting for a crazy amount of costume changes, props and sets, I just wouldn't have had time between school and work to get the filming done. I know realistically that getting an episode out each week would have been almost impossible as it would have taken a few weeks at a time to finish each one and I wouldn't have time for any other videos in between. Not to say I'm too lazy to do it but I just have too much going on to make it frequently.
This being said, I still really like the idea of the series and I'd *eventually* like to do it one day (maybe in a summer where I get to work immediately instead of so late like this year) because I'd love to see how it turns out, plus it would be a unique take on AG series and maybe look good in the portfolio of short films I'd like to start making. Anyways, Grow won't be coming to a screen near you any time soon BUT we'll see what I can get done for it throughout the year :)))

OH ALSO: Just thought I'd clarify that Sisters In Black should be premiering the week after next, I'd just like to get a little head start on filming and post another stop motion first!!!

-Ali

3 comments:

  1. Awesome! I understand why you scrapped Grow. It's totally fine! I can't wait for the premier of Sisters in Black! :D

    ~ Mint

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