Friday, February 27, 2015


I have finished the rough draft to Atomic.

I have refined it, and had a bit of peer review. It still needs criticism, but currently, I'm satisfied with most of it. The animation is good, my friend is a good actor, and the green screen effects hold up, for the most part. Im am particularly happy with Kellaway, my gilasaur whose face is so well sculpted and realistic, I put him up there as one of my best models.

Remember: when building a monster head, you must try your hardest to get the eyes right(unless it doesn't have eyes, then go for the mouth). The eyes show the creature is alive, has personality, conveys it feelings. For example, Kellaway's eyes are small and the skin around them is pale, suggesting old age. The lack of expression indicates he is a reptile. Eyes are not an afterthought.

Atomic will be shown at the IYSFF, an awesome competition where young moviemakers show three minute long silent films. Though I have entered before, I have never done a film with stop motion creatures. Atomic is the result of five years of making stop motion monsters, and is my first chance to show the audience my monster making skills.

On other news, Ararankha has been fully reviewed by one of my peers, an avid techno-thriller fan, and  gave it a rave review. Though ultimately satisfied with it, the novel is riddled with spelling errors, so don't expect to see it any time soon.

Im not sure what I'll do after that. Certainly have a lot on my mind, when it comes to screenwriting and making movies. But now, Im currently focused on getting everything done.

Thanks for all the support. I really appreciate it.

Kelston Hubler

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Finally, my early draft is complete. From what my family has read of it, it has received rave reviews. I have developed some quite good digital art work for the story, and I hope one of my family members will read it soon enough.

The novel is basically a lost world story; explorers go to an uncharted area of the map to find animals long extinct. And, like all good paleofiction, the animsalds try their hardest to kill and eat the explorers.

While it is a fairly used concept, Ararankha is a fun exercise in world building. I love world building, it my opinion, it only builds to the credibility of the story to add a ton of detail and research to your creatures. I also love field guides, full of gorgeous artwork on strange creatures. One of my books in my collection is World of Kong, a WETA art book on the concept art of creatures in the 2005 movie, presented as a field guide. With absolutely beautiful artwork and some excellent world building, it is one of my personal favorite books.

So, my own book comes with an illustrated field guide to the lifeforms present in Ararankha, not all of them in the story. I have decided to show a couple creatures to you, some creatures present in the field guide.

Ararankha comes out basically whenever Im satisfied with it. Please comment.

Thanks for reading!

Kelston Hubler