Friday, June 14, 2013

The Adventures of Mark Twain - Claymation - Clay Animation

The Adventures of Mark Twain - Claymation - Clay Animation

Man! This was a long time ago. Let me tell you about a hectic year. 1982.

I owned a movie theatre in Enumclaw, Washington, and a Print Shop, and was a DJ, playing music and comedy on the local AM radio station. That was on weekends.

Most of the week, I did a 300-mile commute to Portland, Oregon, and built computers and cameras for an animation company, making an animated Mark Twain theatrical feature. 

I fooled away the rest of my time, sleeping. Sometimes, I slept as I drove.


Will Vinton, Portland Claymation tm Producer, had won an Oscar for an 8-minute animated film he made with Bob Gardiner, seven years earlier.

He had read about my 
35mm feature film, and my Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I computer motion-control animation system, and my software. He hired me to design and build one for him. So I began the commute.

It was all very creative. A house full of Artists! Sweet and funny Patty (Matt Groening's sister) answered the phone, and managed the office.

The script was amusing, sculptors were insanely talented, and the Twain anecdotes were funny. Modeled in clay, and photographed one frame at a time.

It was one very cold wet year in Portland, building cameras and projectors and motion-control, and writing software, just before I went Hollywood. The coldest and wettest year on record! I'm still shivering.





All I could think was, "Next year, I want to be somewhere WARM." Luckily, the movie got done, and I went to Hollywood, and everything moved forward...warmly.


I didn't know anybody had even seen this film until recently, because it had a poor distribution deal at first, and Independent Distribution is so iffy.

I'm gratified so many have seen it, and that they like it.

Now "The Adventures Of Mark Twain" is on DVD and blu-ray!



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