Interview with director Jeff Draheim (THE SNOWMAN’S HAT)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Short Film played to rave reviews at the Under 5 Minute Film Festival in June 2017.

 Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

I love stop motion animation, and I love trying to tell a story visually with no dialogue.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

I made this film in my garage in my spare time. I nurtured the idea for almost a year, but once I started production the whole process took about 7 weeks.

How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Be patient.

What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

I used white clay for the snowman. It attracted ever spec of dust in my garage. After filming the animation I had to create a filter in After Effects to the final frames to remove…

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