Toby is the son of Brian Froud—designer behind both LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL.
In the Fall of 2013, Adam and Toby met for drinks at the McMenamin's Kennedy School in NE Portland to discuss a short puppet film Toby was producing with Heather Henson—daughter of the late Jim Henson.
After several preproduction meetings, and two weeks of principle photography in a Portland warehouse, Adam was entrusted with the task of digitally compositing and grading the films ~160 shots.
Here's a before-and-after look at some of the VFX of LESSONS LEARNED—
VFX Supervisor, VFX Producer, Compositing and Visual Effects — Adam C Sager
Matte Painting and Layout Artist — David K. Manuel
Digital Paint/Roto — Curtis Darwin Zinn & Vince Mascoli
Original Music by Gordon Mills & Lillian Todd-Jones