Here's the trailer:
And here, in dazzling pictoral goodness (click for larger), are some of the nitty gritties.
The first scene, with little leaves all ready to fall and drift around. I moved them with the eraser end of a pencil for better grip. They were slippy little bastards. Also, they had to be protected from the cat's butt for weeks before the rest of the scenes were ready.
Many, many trees for the various scenes. The actual trailer was conducted over about five panels.
Close-up of said trees. Light colored for farther away, darker for closer.
A panel that never made it in (that I loved but was ultimately too busy)
A collection of wolf and Grace and Sam parts:
Headless Grace (she had several heads to be able to look down towards Sam the wolf and up to Sam the human) and other parts
The Evolution of Sam. One of them flipped so you can see how most everything was numbered on the back in the order it was supposed to go. I had my sister kneel and stand about eighteen times so that I could quickly sketch the stages and ultimately transfer them to the patterned paper and cut them out.
Wolf parts. All numbered, of course. Their heads are legion.
Close-up of a wolf. See the articulating detachable head. Convenient!
A wolf that didn't get used because I quickly realized I could not animate wolves running and still actually turn in LINGER on time. I'm sticking this puppy (pun totally intended) in one of the giveaway ARCs.
The leaf, in different sizes. Actually my favorite part of the trailer. One of the frames got lost when my camera overheated (there were six lamps in a three foot area for consistent lighting), making the final scene choppier than it was supposed to be, but there wasn't time for a reshoot.
More Grace parts.
Sam and Grace, from an angle to see how they are Frankenstein.
After the photos were taken, they were photo-shopped for color consistency and size, ordered, compiled, duplicated to correct for timing, coordinated with the music, and attached to the video with the title and cover. Ta-da.