How side-effects become opportunities

by Gunther Heinrich, 25 Oct 2008 in A Robot's Dream

In the last few weeks I was working on a massive upgrade of my PC’s. Although it cost me a fortune and an epic amount of nerves there is a side-effect for my 3D animated short A ROBOT’S DREAM I didn’t think of before. In fact it totally slipped my mind. It starts with four and ends with CPU…

One thing I dread the most for my finished 3D animated movie is the moment when someone tells me he doesn’t get it.

Although my previous five short movies didn’t have that goal today I want to make sure that A ROBOT’S DREAM is as clear as possible, leaving room for interpretation, yes, but not leaving someone with a big question mark floating above his head about what was going on visually.

Up to now I thought that this is a realistic goal. Hey, how hard can it be to create a movie that is crystal clear about what is going? Not hard at all I’d would have said up to yesterday – until I read a film review of WALL•E in a German online newspaper. And my world crumbled.

When

Pixar vs. Me

by Gunther Heinrich, 25 Sep 2008 in A Robot's Dream Scriptwriting

Did you think I’ve forgotten my 3D animated short movie project? Did you really think I’d forget A ROBOT’S DREAM? Did you really dare to think? Well, I can understand you completely.

It’s been almost one month since I last posted something about my beloved project and almost two months since I really put some thought into the story. Granted, much has been going on: I redesigned this site, had a bunch of real life projects to finish and went south on my personal health level for almost two weeks.

But this doesn’t mean I did nothing at all. While occupied with the other stuff I tried to give the story something “more” (which I gladly keep that vague) and realized that I might have to rework the story structure big time.

Real Life vs. A ROBOT’S DREAM

by Gunther Heinrich, 1 Aug 2008 in A Robot's Dream

Let’s check the time. Yes, okay, it has been a while since the last update. And hence, besides some shame on me, it is finally time to give a status report about A ROBOT’S DREAM, my precious little 3D animation project.

Real Life

I think everyone of you noticed some lack of new content regarding this movie project. The simple and harsh truth is that I didn’t continue because real life has struck me with work. During the last weeks I was constantly working on three college projects simultaneously. All three were big and all three included lots of writing. This resulted in some spare time which I could have used to work on my movie but in the end didn’t want to. After hours of writing bad stuff I mentally was

The Time of Road Runner

by Gunther Heinrich, 27 Jun 2008 in A Robot's Dream Scriptwriting

Imagine a final scene in which the protagonist gives a ring to a lady laying in a hospital. A piano plays its nice music and the lady smiles. It is so cliché. But it has a nice feel to it. Now imagine the same scene with everything being the same – except for the present. This time our guy gives a gun instead of a ring. It completely changes the message of the scene although the acting, the pacing, the music and so on is the same.

Despite the missing updates in this electronic personal space of mine (aka blog) I worked on my 3D animated short movie “A Robot’s Dream”. But the reason for missing news is simple: the end of “A Robot’s Dream”. I know it is an old