Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Dark Years

An interesting way to make a quick an visually unusual documentary. Directed by John Halfpenny.

Chuck Gammage Animation is proud to announce:
Using bold animation interspersed with archival footage this animated documentary will have its world broadcast premiere on December 26, 27 & 28 on History Television. A television extravaganza not to be missed! Approximate Running Time: 3 X 46 minutes

The Dark Years Synopsis

It was the late 1920s and Canadians were enjoying greater prosperity than ever before. Then it all came tumbling down.

History at its most entertaining, The Dark Years blends dynamic graphics with documentary authenticity and a zippy sense of narrative to chronicle Canadian life during the dirty thirties.

Viewing history through the prism of an urban newsroom, the 3-part series frames the stories of ordinary folk against the big issues of the day—mass poverty and the looming threat of fascism. Celebrity aviators and visiting royals share the stage with prairie farm girls and rail-riding hobos.

Playfully referencing film noir and Looney Toons, The Dark Years presents a multi-textured portrait of a country in crisis and offers astute insight into our own interesting times.

Co-produced by Barna-Alper Productions and the National Film Board of Canada in association with History Television, Animation produced by Chuck Gammage Animation Inc

France Daigle, Producer - Chuck Gammage Animation
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007


project concieved by Andrew Short; not sure who did the layouts.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Missed Beats

Three acrylic story beat panels I painted for a company I worked for in Toronto a decade ago. That's what they were called, the first time I'd heard the term. It was for a direct to video sequel that never went ahead at the time. They were done from lovely drawings by Frank Lintzen.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Cubist Civil War

Two more from a Cubist Civil War Sequence. Layouts by Pasquale Montagna.