FABRICATED is a stop-motion animated film I have worked on for ten years. I designed, built and animated the creatures as well as the strange worlds they inhabit.
The film itself is a story of the mechanical beings which form themselves out of the materials and the machine aesthetic left behind after humans have passed from the scene. These creatures can perceive the remnants of a previous order, but organic life is now just a ghost that haunts their world. The film follows one of these creatures, Oto, as he is constructed from steel and bone and then sent off. Making his way through an old world decaying and a new world struggling to be born, Oto begins to sense that he may have a part to play in the evolution of his imperfect kind.
The shots in this film are captured digitally but there are no computer-generated elements within. It is all good old-fashioned stop-motion animation.
Brett Foxwell, 2015
News & UPDATES
- January, 2016 In October of 2014, I was asked by Phil Tippett to build several armatures for the Dejarik Holochess set to be animated in the upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. It has finally has been released and I am proud beyond description to have had a hand in building this small part of the Star Wars universe that has influenced me so much over the years.
- December, 2015 Fabricated has had a supervised color grading session done by the colorist Bradley Greer of Kyotocolor in New Orleans. It was a pleasure spending three days working on the color palettes to get the mood and feel of the scenes just right.
- August, 2015 The sound design, a very dense and complex sonic world on its own, is complete and the film is now being scored by the composer Andrew Poole Todd.
- March, 2015 The final frame of animation for the film has been shot. It has been almost exactly 10 years since I began shooting. It has taken me three cameras, four cities, five puppets and ten years to shoot nearly 27000 frames of animation to tell this story.
- January, 2014 The Kickstarter Campaign to fund the sound design and music for Fabricated is a success! My deepest thanks to all of the backers for their support and continued patience. I have spent much longer than I expected working on these very important final steps but the time has been well worth it. The result is a beautiful, complex and sprawling film with new worlds full of little details, each of which must be seen to.
- April, 2005 After several years of designing and building these hybrid creatures, I begin to shoot a short stop-motion film. I hope I can shoot enough to make it 10 minutes long. I think the whole project can be finished within 3 years.