Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nick Cave adds voice to Cat Piano

Well we promised some exciting news and here it is. Singer, poet, writer, actor and generally all round legendary Australian artist Nick Cave, will be narrating The Cat Piano. Myself and Ari are thrilled and honored to have him lend his voice to our film. Thankyou to our producer extraordinaire Jessica Brentnall who helped us in aquiring his services.

The narration will be recorded in early November in Melbourne.

In other great news, with the help of Jessica Brentnall (once again) WACOM the makers of the ever helpful drawing tablets have come on board as a sponsor by providing us with a CINTIQ. For those of you who don't know what a Cintiq is, it is basically a screen that doubles as a monitor AND a drawing tablet. It speeds up the animating process dramatically and has thus far proved to be an invaluable tool in the process. So a big thanks goes out to the people at WACOM.

Other people that have joined the Cat Piano team are award-winning sound designer Rob McKenzie who will be creating the soundscape for the film, and Jeremy Hill-Brooks who has kindly agreed to be our editor.

So the journey continues. Here is a couple of pics that help show you what the style of the film will be.


Casey Buck said...

So. Flipping. Cool.

I've been keeping up with this blog for awhile, glad to see you guys are really working hard! Means we get to see TCP that much sooner. Keep up the great work folks!

Andy Stanford-Bluntish said...

Nice work guys. I love the visual style you've chosen, and it looks like it's coming along nicely. Really enjoying watching it come together too.

Congratulations on getting Nick Cave, sounds like a perfect match for the piece.

TPY aka dinodog_jr said...

It's wonderful to found out the Nick Cave latest movement thru CGTALK which linked into this blog.

This is an indepedent low budget animation, rite?

How nice you guys have Nick Cave in the film. What you guys had done?

This is marvelous!