Eye of the Sandman (Opening Titles) from Jeffrey McHale on Vimeo.

I’m a sucker for good opening titles, so I’m especially thrilled to be a part of these. Jeff (who also edited the film) did a fantastic job re-creating the Saul Bass 60s vibe with the animation.

Behind-the-scenes aside: I shot the close-up “eye” footage of my fellow actors (well, someone else shot me). We were originally planning to use that footage during the sudden blackout sequence around the dining table. The idea was that the screen would be completely black, except for our eyes looking around. Clever, huh? The trick didn’t end up working, but I was glad to see the footage repurposed into the titles.

Paint Crew in the can

Jakub (Aaron Graham) and Joey (Tom Herman) in "Paint Crew"

Jakub (Aaron Graham) and Joey (Tom Herman) in “Paint Crew”

We shot our latest short yesterday, a comedy written by MT, produced by LouAnn, and directed by yours truly. Starring Tom Herman, Aaron Graham, and Kirby O’Connell. It’s off to the editor tomorrow, and should be done this summer. More stills from the raw footage:

Jakub (Aaron Graham) and Joey (Tom Herman) in "Paint Crew"

Jakub (Aaron Graham) and Joey (Tom Herman) in “Paint Crew”

Laurel (Kirby O'Connell) in "Paint Crew"

Laurel (Kirby O’Connell) in “Paint Crew”

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