Forest Story: John Dods
- Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:14
- Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 1999 18:00
- Written by Marc Spess
Who is John Dods and what is his latest story all about?
John Dods is part mad scientist, part comedian and part special effects veteran. At least that is the best description I can come up with from getting to know him better through Facebook. Forest Story is his latest....well, the process of completing what he started many years ago on film. As with many stop motion animators, at some point real life takes over. Jobs come up, family matters arise and projects get put on hold. So for John, he is happy to get back into making his film and is showing off his work in several places on the internet.
If you want to know what John has done you might want to check out his IMDb page. It lists all the films he's worked on, many that most of you visiting here have either seen or heard about. Then is Johns official web site that he put together. The navigation is sparse so you need click a lot to make it through, but you won't be disappointed. There are many pictures and things to read along the way. If you want to see lots of behind the scenes pictures of John and people he has worked with (not to mention some awesome creatures and sculpts) then check out his gallery on Facebook here.
Finally make sure to look at Johns Vimeo page full of teasers for the Forest Story film over here. The entire film isn't released on the internet just yet, but there are some very long clips to watch. Just like the one below.