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sondog

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    http://www.verticalhold.net
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    Animator
  • Favorite movies
    The Matrix, The Passion of the Christ, Groundhog Day, Saving Private Ryan, My Dinner With Andre, The Incredibles, Fantasia
  • Favorite music
    Jason Upton, Joanne McFatter, John Michael Talbot, Keith Green
  • Favorite creative writing
    The Bible, LOTR, The Silmarillion, The General Next To God, The God Who Is There, Perelandra, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Favorite visual art
    Paul Klee, Jack Kirby
  1. sondog

    R.I.P. Cornerstone Festival (1984-2012)

    end of an era...
  2. Here's my newest film (called WHO CARES?) - it's a short piece based on a vision that God gave William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army: LINK TO VIDEO This vision was made famous by Keith Green when he published it in Last Days Magazine.
  3. new online Christian film mag...
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    newest animation - check it out.

    Also, ROOTS received Best Digital Media Award at the Creation Arts Film Fest. Denny Wayman asked, "Can we see the other parts of the trilogy?" Yes, they are now available online. The other two parts of the Triptych trilogy are FLUSH and FOOL. They (along with some other of my animations) can be seen here: http://youtube.com/verticalhold
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    Animations on youtube...

    I have posted a number of my animations on youtube. Check them out when you get a chance: http://youtube.com/verticalhold
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    newest animation - check it out.

    YEEHAAAA!!! This past week, ROOTS won two awards (First Prize in the Comix35/Roxtoonz Web Animation Competition and First Prize in the Truelight Zone Christian Film Contest) Praise God! You can watch ROOTS here: ROOTS link
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    newest animation - check it out.

    BTW: This contest is still open. If you haven't seen ROOTS yet, when you get time, please take three minutes to check it out. And if you like it, please vote and leave a review. Thanks.
  8. My newest animation (TWAS THE DAY AFTER NEW YEAR'S), won the BEST CREATIVE STORY award at the WYSIWYG Christian Film Festival last month. It is available for viewing at Sermonspice: http://www.sermonspice.com/search/twas%20the%20day%20after I started to create a short film using live-action video and animated backgrounds, but through a series of mildly bizarre occurrences, ended up doing a completely animated version instead. I created/tweaked the images in Fireworks and composited and animated everything in After Effects (AE is truly my favorite program). BTW: I think it is a fun, useful video for churches and youth groups to use during the Christmas/New Year's season. If you know of anyone looking for such a resource, please feel free to forward the link to them. THANKS!!! .
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    newest animation - check it out.

    anglicanbeachparty -- thanks for the encouragement -- and the vote!!! There is a cash prize for the winner of the contest and that could help pay for some needed software. Denny said: "Can we see the other parts of the trilogy?" Well, um...er -- I mean (blushing)...well, yes. All three (and three other pieces) are available on a DVD (called TELL-A-VISION) which is available for purchase on my site: TELL-A-VISION DVD (capitalism has never come easy to me, but it takes a lot of $$$ to make this stuff)
  10. Here's my newest animation, which I have entered in an online animation contest. It's called ROOTS. It is the middle part of a trilogy called TRIPTYCH, but I finished it last. Check it out when you get a chance: ROOTS link. Once you get to the site, just click on "Play Animation". After you view it (if you like it), please vote for it (you have to register to vote, which takes about 5 seconds). Thank you.
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    my new animation online / film contest

    Hey, glad you liked it. And I hope your kids like it, too. (I've found that kids really like this piece.)
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    my new animation online / film contest

    Thanks, Dan!
  13. "I thought the metaphor was well done but what happened to the girl? Did she turn from her Savior without acknowledging him?" Good question. The main focus of the animation was the man and his journey. Usually parables aren't exhaustive in their treatment of a theme. But maybe I could deal with her in a super-groovy sequel or spin-off... "It's only after the dragon (Satan) bites him that he becomes a vampire (fallen). The girl, meanwhile, almost seems innocent and unfallen. What's your take on original sin, sondog? Is it something each of us incurs by personal sin, or is it part of the human condition, present from conception?" Well, that's not exactly what I was portraying. The man was already fallen (hence his reading of the worldly porn tabloid). But what I have found is that when people give themselves repeatedly (periodically -- hahaha) to a sin, demons can invade and possess them. That is what is happening in the animation. At this point, the man is not just a sinner, but a demon-possessed predator (vampire). But just before the man becomes "born again", he is also delivered from demonic possession, as the dragon leaves him. And again -- since there is so much interest in the pretty young woman, maybe I'll create a mini-series for her...
  14. Thought perhaps some might find this piece interesting. I have heard a bit of talk on forums lately about the developing genre of "Christian horror" films. This short I created has some horror and goth elements in it. I felt God was directing my attention to how vogue vampire movies and TV shows were, and that I might use the vampire theme as an interesting bridging metaphor...FRESH BLOOD
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