The Peril of Doc Ock (2004)
A CLOSER LOOK
Some words of wisdom from the makers, SPITE YOUR FACE PRODUCTIONS.
Tim: Really, the best way to learn animation is to just play around until it looks good! Lego is of course ideal for this sort of experimentation! Use as high a frame rate as you can (or can be bothered to!) for smoother motion, but there's no real need to go above 24/25 frames per second. Between 12 and 18 will do quite nicely in most cases.
Tony: Always shake the yogurt before you eat it, or all the consistency goes to the top and sticks to the lid.
ABOUT THE MEDIA
Spider-Man: The Peril of Doc Ock is a stop motion LEGO short, by Spite Your Face Productions Ltd, commissioned by Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios/The Lego Group to accompany the release of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2. It was written, produced, animated, edited and directed by Tim Drage and Tony Mines. Computer animation is by Peter Moran. Assistant Animators are Tom Bevan and Gordon Emmanuel. The original soundtrack is by Jason Graves at Rednote Audio. Sound Effects are by Tim Drage and Luke Oram.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Spite Your Face Productions is a London based film and animation company. Tony Mines and Tim Drage are the brains behind SYF. They run the company and direct and produce all the films. Tony also works as a freelance illustrator and character designer. Tim specializes in stop motion animation, and moonlights as a one man art movement and would-be noisician. They are available for commissions of all kinds and also offer illustration and character design services. They can be contacted at http://www.spiteyourface.com.
WRITE ABOUT IT
- Make a list of what you see and hear in the film clip.
- How does the filmmaker use the elements and principles of design?
- What is your opinion of the film clip? How does it make you feel?