Video: Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Roberts pays homage to 1990's X-Men animated series with new stop-motion project
Local filmmaker Kyle Roberts has partnered with former BAM’s Blog contributor Nathan Poppe to create another terrific stop-motion project. This time, they’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the X-Men animated series – which was Kyle’s favorite cartoon growing up – but recreating the series’ opening sequence with action figures and stop-motion animation. With more than 4,000 individual pictures taken, Kyle, who is also a NewsOK videographer, spent two months rotoscoping and animating all of the special effects.
As the project’s art director, Poppe drew more than 60 background images used in this project with his “doodle” style rad artwork. Musicians Colin Nance and Zach Zellar recreated the original theme from scratch and you can download the song for free at http://m.soundcloud.com/colin-nance
Actress Alex Harris, who co-stars in Kyle’s in-production debut feature film, also stars with Kyle in the new stop-motion short.
With his stop-motion projects, Kyle has already paid tribute to pop-culture favorites like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, James Bond, Spider-Man and more. Makes you wonder what he will think of next!
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