Thursday, 17 April 2014

#sfl48hr The 'Elevation' Entry

Elevation #sfl48hr #teambluntspear from Dulani Wilson on Vimeo.

Last weekend was quite hectic. I was up for over 24 hours. And no, it was not enjoyable. No partying or anything fun. Was directing, animating and editing a sci fi short as part of the Sci-Fi London 48 hour Film Competition #sfl48hr. At one point I remember typing a tweet only to realise I was not in twitter, but actually typing the tweet out in google Search. Sleep is serious. Check out some stills on shoot day:

© 2014 Dulani Wilson. "Elevation" short film set. Actors Dita and Loren on set. Kaya by the plastic curtains. All rights reserved.

© 2014 Dulani Wilson. "Elevation" short film set. Actors being briefed on set. All rights reserved.

© 2014 Dulani Wilson. "Elevation" short film set. Me and Loren bullying Kaya on set. All rights reserved.

© 2014 Dulani Wilson. "Elevation" short film set. Dita. The only casuality on set. All rights reserved.

© 2014 Dulani Wilson. "Elevation" short film set. "I feel plasticky". All rights reserved.

Ok, so basic idea behind the competition, is you get a brief, telling you the concept, title, a line and prop to be incorporated in the film on the day. So after receiving this, I wrote a script, got some talented actors and shot the thing. Had to dress up a room at the back of my house to look like a sterile factory / Dexter killroom. It turned out great considering. Better than the alternative. All the locations I was researching apparently want 1000 GBP to 2500 GBP for location fees for a few hours. Thanks Film London. Always good to see you doing your part to raise the next generation of filmmakers.

After shooting, took a little rest, then started designing the elements for the computer screen. The Sunday I woke up was the worse. I went full steam, editing, correlating with two music makers/ composers, sound, sfx, simple grade and export. Didn't sleep until 1.00pm on Monday. But I am overall happy with the result.

Thanks for all the help and support over the weekend, comrades!

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Upwards and onwards

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Website Slide Design

Hey. Check out. This slide stuff. For an entertainment vid. site. One of a few. More to come:

© 2014 " Introduction Slide for Website". Artwork by Dulani Wilson. All rights reserved.
Let me know what YOU think :)

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Notifications and one Amazon purchase and we should be good for Saturday #letsgetitdone

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

MOQ gets a Royal Reel Award @ CIFF 2014!

Merchants of Quietus, the short film I did in Summer of 2013 has won something. Humble, small, little award. The Royal Reel in the International Category of the Canada International Film. To Family, Crew, Friends and Actors, thanks for the support and camaraderie! Now imagine if I had a real budget?

© 2014 Merchants of Quietus wins the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival. Artwork by Dulani Wilson. All rights reserved.

Remember pistoleros to show your support over at

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Gearing up. Only a matter of time now...

Monday, 31 March 2014

"The Authority" Storyboard Line Art

Hey, another round of story art I did. I'd say more but you know the old saying.... yeah that one:

© 2014 "The Authority" Storyboard. Artwork by Dulani Wilson (@bluntspear) All rights reserved.
What you guys think?

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Why on God's green are film locations so expensive? I'm not asking to shoot in 10 Downing Street to see what the PM and Balls are getting up to. Lol. Balls. Teased much?

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Balloon Fun Animation

Who's up for some balloon fun?!
What are you... five?

Short animation I did. Frames in Photoshop and composed in Ae.

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Here's to never growing up.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Ain't No Games...

© 2014 Video Games Console! Artwork by Dulani Wilson. All rights reserved.
Random illustration I did for my mother's presentation. She works in a high school. Apparently the future is bleak and caked in cheap makeup.

Well what's new. Did some more board art for Gekko/ Will share some of the draft artwork soonish. But at the moment I am going through some talented writer's CV and portfolio looking for some an amazballs script for a webisode(s).

Well til next time...

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Hark! Image Distraction!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

"Tim" Character Design

A small change in pace, doing a short, quirky animation experiment with more vector-styled artwork. A lot more tedious than it looks, my hats off to the guys who do it daily. Whether 2D or 3D, animation is animation. And it is all time consuming. Let me know what you think of "Tim":

© 2014 "Tim" Character Design. Artwork by Dulani Wilson (@bluntspear). All rights reserved.
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Also did a little redheaded girl. See a glimpse of her on instagram: