Just an update on my experimental film, “Guard Dog Global Jam”. As you may remember, submissions opened at noon EST on September 1st. We were very excited because we heard a lot of buzz about people wanting to contribute to the film. So, with lots of excited anticipation we hovered around project producer Desiree Stavracos as she counted down to the magic starting time. We even had a video camera to record the momentous event.
5...4...3...2...1...0. Nothing. Nada. Empty screen! Where is everyone? It must be a problem with the international time zones – people got confused with the deadline! Or maybe it was just a stupid idea. What was I thinking? Why would anyone want to create animation for one of my crackpot projects?
I felt rejected. Another stupid idea. I was ready to shut down the project. Then, we discover that our mail server was down and no one could connect with us. Sure enough, as soon as we were back online, we found we had over 200 people signing onto the “Global Jam” and we only had spots for 70 artists.
In fact, four weeks after the deadline and we already have several finished shots, and they look great! So it's very exciting to see my crazy idea come through. I want to thank the people at Cartoon Brew for all their assistance and especially everyone who is participating in the grand experiment.