Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Step One, Two, Three...

Here's the final of from Gail Levin's Cab Calloway documentary we're working on.

The film may not make it Stateside for a little while, the primary client is in France. The US title is "Cab Calloway: Sketches".

Christina Capozzi Riley did the animation here. Ben Shapiro shot the footage, Pascal Akesson edited it at our facility. Then we recut it slightly for animation, matched the dancer's moves with original Cab footage and animated off that reference.

The dancer is Matthew Rushing from the Alvin Ailey company.

Edit: I forgot to mention the illustration is by Steve Brodner. Throughout the film he draws a life-sized Cab. Prior to the start of this bit, he finishes the drawing and steps out of frame. This sequence is continuous from that.


Elliot Cowan said...

Carpozzi did a terrific job there.
Really fine.

Liesje said...

Said it before and I'll say it again: Some of her BEST work. Really wonderful.