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Brother Thomas

By Steve Leeper

Promo Teaser w/Phil Vischer

On 11, Sep 2012 | 4 Comments | In Animation, Brother Thomas | By Steve Leeper

After weeks of creating animatics and shooting interview footage we finally cut together a teaser that gives a great taste of the film we’re trying to make.

Special thanks to my old boss and friend Phil Vischer for setting up the teaser and for providing the commentary throughout.  I initially pitched the bare-bones concept of Brother Thomas to Phil over ten years ago while working on VeggieTales.  I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to have Phil’s full support for the Brother Thomas project.

The animation in the teaser is still at the storyboard stage and at this point the drawings are only sketches.  But something happens when you cut them together with a good sound mix.  It almost feels like a movie!

Obviously we are still at the very beginning of this project.  That being said, it’s exciting to see and hear something that accurately captures the film we’ve set out make.

BTW the large Gothic clock that we’re looking at in the teaser is a 3 1/2 foot replica of Big Bend that our Set Builder Rich Schiller fabricated by hand.  And the drawing that Michael Spooner is working on at the end of the teaser is the design for an expansive stained glass mural that will be unveiled at the climax of the film.  Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!

Feel free to share this video with all of your friends. 🙂

Additional thanks to Jeff Jacoby for creating the sound track and to Scott Loudon for location sound and video footage.

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  1. This is very exciting! It’s really coming together!

    • brotherthomas

      Thanks for checking in John! Such a long way to go. It’s nice to know folks are keeping up. How’s your project coming?

      • I had notifications turned off – but my project is moving at a steady pace. My animatic doesn’t look near as good as yours!

  2. Oh, I love it! I cannot WAIT to see some stop mo!!!

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