Animation is a painstaking process, and sometimes you have to tear up a lot of work in order to arrive at something you’re happy with.
I’m currently (slowly but surely!) working on an animated film based on the folktales of Korea’s Jeju Island. In it, Seolmundae Halmang, the giant goddess who created the island (imagine an old-asian-lady version of Paul Bunyan), makes a deal with the normal-sized villagers who reside there….
It’s the continuing (belated) retelling of my research trip to Jeju this spring, in search of reference material for my short film about the giant old lady who created Jeju Island. Previously: Part 3 – Finding invisible places Part 2 – Attending a…
During my trip to Korea last month I was interviewed by the local english newspaper, The Jeju Weekly, about my Seolmundae Halmang project. The interview was featured in this week’s edition! Read it all here: http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=3294
As I get deeper and deeper down the rabbit-hole of production on ‘The Legend of Seolmundae Halmang’, my home office has evolved into a proper little studio. I thought it would be cool to show it off 🙂 My animation desk. Brainstorming: How would and…
01 May What’s in a name? 할망 vs. 할머니Animation, Concept Design, Seolmundae Halmang, Sketchbook | Lucas
A popular adage describes how the unique dialect spoken on Jeju Island evolved so that fishermen could call out to each other over the wind and waves and be still be heard, and if you were to hear a native speaker you would believe it….
설문대 할망이 누구꽈? Who is Seolmundae Halmang? Seolmundae Halmang is the ancient creator godess of Jeju Island, and her presence on Jeju is nearly ubiquitous. Amid the island’s awe-inspiring geography, it seems that there is not a single mountain or river that doesn’t…