BROOM CUPBOARD STUDIOS

A Creative Collective

Broom Cupboard Studios is made up of seven friends who met through our university's animation program. It was started up by my friend and roommate Ben Schiffler on April 1st, 2018 in the basement of our house. For a year, we would pitch and make cool, multi-media creative projects.

You can see what we've done so far on our at broomcupboardstudios.com  and read more about our plan and in the first post here.

Currently working on The Fantastic Architects Game

 
 

IN PROGRESS
Since Spring 2018

 

TEAM
Mikey Wong
Erin Caswell
Amanda Cook


Amanda Nelson
Theo Chin
Ben Schiffler

 
 
 

WE ARE FANTASTIC ARCHITECTS GAME

Role Playing Game

We Are Fantastic Architects: The Were Glitch Project is Broom Cupboard's three-month long project which was pitched and led by myself. The demo of the game was shown on 10.6.18 at our studio summit and bbq.

(Project page under construction)

 
 

IN PROGRESS
Since July 2018

TEAM
Ben Schiffler
Theo Chin
Amanda Cook


Erin Caswell
Amanda Nelson

ROLES
Director
Designer
Artist

 
 

E G G
T O A S T

Animated Short

 

E G G T O A S T was Broom Cupboard's second, month long project which was pitched and led by myself. The theme was hotpot, a communal Chinese cooking method. Everyone picked a different hot pot ingredient and created at least at least 2-4 seconds of polished, rendered animation, set to the first 15 seconds of this video for timing purposes.

I wanted everyone person to have agency and control over the style and content of their shot. Taking inspiration from Nihonbashi Koukashita R Keikaku, the highly individualized shots would be reminiscent of scrolling through a social media timeline like Tumblr or Instagram; rather than determine a style to stay consistent to, each shot would reflect the animator's personality and style. 

 

COMPLETE
May 2018

 

TEAM
Mikey Wong
Amanda Cook
Amanda Nelson


Theo Chin
Ben Schiffler

ROLES
Director
Animator

 

PROCESS

 

Because for various reasons, almost every single team member was traveling for a part of the month, I intentionally designed Project 2 to be accomplished individually. Even though our team members originally come from a 3D animation pipeline, figuring out that pipeline ourselves was a challenge while were working on Project 1. The theme of our project would be consistent across shots but as everyone was responsible for their own shot from beginning to end, no one would be holding back anyone else. 

During the month, I also required that everyone go out for hotpot (a member of Broom Cupbord had never had it!). We had a fantastic dinner with our friend Dave who was visiting from Copenhagen. Incidentally, the day we had hotpot was also my birthday.

 
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ITERATIONS

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