Monday, December 16, 2013

ASIFA East open screening follow up

A very generous review of "Dirty Laundry Day" from the ASIFA East open screening night. Pressure is on!

After screening beers
L to R: Jamil Lahham, Emmett Goodman, John Lustig, Stephen Seus, Robert Lyons, Nick Dubois.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Animation Clean up

The open screening night went very well. The audience (which was mostly other film makers) were following the story-line closely, and the ending raised a lot of questions and discussions afterwards which was real comforting and satisfying to me. I think I will plan another showing (for non film makers) in a later phase when all animatic parts are turned into rough animation and all backgrounds are ready and implemented.

This is one of the cleaned up shots onion skin.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dirty Laundry Day at ASIFA East open screening night

I'll be showing WIP of the short at ASIFA East open screening night. If you're in town and would like to check it out here are the info:

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
SVA, 209 E. 23rd St., 3rd Floor Amphitheater 
7 PM, Admission: FREE

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Another Background done.

I noticed that I've been noodling the backgrounds way too much, especially when I took a step back and looked at the bigger picture, and that is to finish the short before I run out of juice. Here's my latest work.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

That I learned 3

"Do things the hard way"
No puns here, there's a merit to doing things the longer harder way versus the easy "smart" way.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Production Video #4

This week I'm going to share the second part of my interview with Christina. She'll demo her digital painting process. I hope you find it as beneficial as I did. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Some work in progress

I've been some clean up work and other things so I thought  I'd share this little still.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Production Video #3

Finally it's here with all its glory. Production video #3 was long enough that I decided to split it into two segments, the first one addresses Christina's thinking process and her approach to color, and in the second half she'll demo her painting process, I hope you all like it.  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

FX pass

Hello there,
Remember that artist interview I talked about couple of posts ago? well it's being edited and will be posted either Monday night or Tuesday morning so stay tuned, and meanwhile check out these FX passes all on top of each other.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Finished Shot

Hey guys,
This week I would like to share the cafe shot with you, again, but this time you're seeing the finished product, and I'm very happy with it. Hope you like it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

A new era

So I was told by many many people that I NEED so some sort of social networking to help me spreading the word, you know, cause blogs are old school and blah blah, so I started a twitter account for the short -I can't believe I'm typing these words- and it looks like it'll take me forever to wrap my head around it. Till then please check it out, follow, re-tweet, yada yada.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

That I Learned 2.

"Do ANYTHING a day."
Anything you do on your short film brings you that much closer to the finish line, it doesn't matter how little or "insignificant" it is, just do it, a background painting, a pose, even a stroke, push yourself to do ANYTHING a day.
And just so I don't bore you with my blabber I would like to share with you a color script in progress. Hope you like it.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Exciting Updates and "That I learned"

Just like the title of this post states I have a couple of exciting updates for you. 
  First of, the next production video "which is coming out soon" I will be showing some animation demo (moving from animatic to animation) and TVpaint workflow, Boom!!!
  Second, aside from the "Production Video" section and the "Updates" section on this blog I will be adding a new section, I will call it  "That I learned!". In this section I'm going to post all the ideas, advice, and experiences I'm gaining while working on this project, who knows, some might find them helpful.
  Last but not least "and most exciting" I officially HIRED the first artist on this project, yes, I'm paying a fellow artist to help me on Dirty Laundry Day, and it feels awesome. I'll keep the artist's name a secret for now but I promise you a "Production Video" specially for art and color soon, and "THAT I LEARNED" this week: Don't be a fool, "friendship" isn't always enough of a motivation for people to collaborate with you on YOUR personal project, so pay your fellow artists, period. It doesn't matter how much or how little, they're your friends and you can always discuss it with them and be honest with what you can pay them upfront, just be reasonable and respectful and you get yourself a mini team of artists that you like to work with, plus when you pay them you can review things with them without feeling bad about wasting their time right?

Thanks for checking in.  

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another background done.

Hello followers,
I know I promised you a second production video, I assure you it's in the making, I just have to edit it. This weekend I decided to work on the cafe scene background. I realized it's gotten a VERY positive response on vimeo (Which is very flattering) and I tried to stay as close as possible to the original art. I hope you like it.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Hello followers,
First let me say THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing, tweeting, commenting on my first production video, it was amazing to read your awesome feed back and comments, please keep checking in as I will keep posting and updating. My next production video will be up soon and I'll address the story/story-boarding and animatic phase, till then here's a still from the last shot I've been working on.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Production Video #1

It's finally here, and holycrap did I underestimate it!! Making these videos take more time that I anticipated but I finally did it. By the way this is the link to Kevin Parks' site

First Production Video from Jamil Lahham on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Updates

Another post in one day...Lucky you, or me !!
Anyways, this is the opening shots' background, and good god is it taking me a long time to finish each one of these!

This is how I laid it out in the animatic:

And luckily I found a very close room to this layout at my friends' apartment, there it is:

And this is the result of many hours of fucking with it:

One of the lucky accidents here is that when I initially drew the apartment it looked way to spacious but this photo brought things together a lot more and made it more cluttery and claustrophobic.
I hope you like it ..I'm pretty happy with it regardless.

See you soon with more updates.

My "Miniature" shoot

Yo yo followers, all two of you, how's it going? so I've been busy, a lot, and here's a little photo of me working on some "miniature" shoot for the short as a proof that I've been keeping myself real busy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The big picture

Hello all,
Things are going great on Dirty Laundry Day. Just last week I recorded a news anchorman audio and it turned out GREAT, this week I'm going out with my brand new Zoom Digital audio recorder to record fley, ambient noise and whatnot. A couple of shots have been finished and still have many many more to do. Here's how many I have to finish.