Existence is Invalid

We take a quick break from re-uploading old information to the Henceblog for this: An animation test for my upcoming animated short “Life on Mars”.

I wanted to see a few things: 1) If the “twinkling” of the stars, the “atmosphere” of Mars, the Solar flares, and the rover animation would be too much when put together; 2) If the pixellation of the Rover eye would factor well into everything; and 3) To figure out a decent workflow with After Effect/Final Cut.  I believe everything worked out well, and you can all look forward to “Life on Mars” this Valentine’s Day.

Tracy McKnightly and the Case of the Dead Cat

Because most of the old posts were removed when the site went down, I’ll have to try and get some of the old posts back up.

This mostly means re-posting the links to all of my films on vimeo.  So, we begin with the earliest possible film that I currently have uploaded online: Tracy McKnightly and the Case of the Dead Cat, filmed in the winter of 2005 starring the recurring detective Tracy McKnightly.

Tracy McKnightly and the Case of the Dead Cat from Vvinni Gagnepain on Vimeo.

There are plenty of issues with The Case of the Dead Cat, from the clear technical issues to the scattered script, but in the end it’s okay.  Not the best of the earliest Henceforth work, but it’s still good to see where I began as a filmmaker.

A Sad Day

Well, quite a bit has happened since the Henceblog went down, and I’ve released a few films since then as well.  The first film would be “A Sad Day”, based off of a series of short scripts I wrote about a man named Stumpy who can’t do anything right.


A Sad Day from Vvinni Gagnepain on Vimeo.

“A Sad Day” was created by me and a fellow filmmaker and board game-maker Will Culbert as part of a three minute film festival for the Santa Fe Reporter.  Over 300 films were submitted to the festival, and we were lucky enough to be one of the fifty final films chosen to be shown in the finals.  We didn’t walk away with any awards, but to simply be a part of the festival was a great thing.

The Great and Powerful Henceblog has returned

After about a year, existing merely as a string of code in some forgotten corner of the internet, the Henceforth Productions homepage (and by extension the Great and Powerful Henceblog) has returned.  This occasion shall be marked by both good news and bad news:

The Bad News: Due to an error on my part, the archives from the old Henceblog have been removed from the site.  Even worse news: due to an even greater error on my part (I deleted every file from the old, corrupted Henceblog, including [probably] the archives) we may never be able to get the old contact back.  This will be heart wrenching for three of my former seven readers, but I’m confident that we’ll be able to move on.

The Good News: With the rise of the New Henceforth Productions homepage,  I am hoping to have a much more streamlined way of getting acquainted with and exploring my body of work.  This will include a separate “Films” page on the Henceblog that will guide viewers through the labyrinth of the Henceforth Productions by giving them recommendations of similar videos to the one you watched, and by having a list of great starting points into the world of Vvinni Gagnepain and Henceforth Productions.  Also good news, now you need only to type in henceforthproductions.com to get to the webpage, as opposed to trying to navigate through a poorly design iWeb mess.


So, welcome back to the seven readers of the Henceblog, and welcome to anyone new who may be reading.