Thursday, September 5, 2013

EPIC MILESTONE!




Whoa, the animation is complete! Over 18 minutes of animation and too many shots to count.

For more info, check out the Kickstarter update...

EPIC MILESTONE!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

SOCIAL MEDIA CONFUSION



I never know where to post stuff when it comes to social media.
With Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, and the Kickstarter project page it's all very confusing!
And I definitely don't want to post the same thing on every page, because then it feels like I'm just spamming every one....sheesh!

Sooooo, I think I'm going to try to make posts that are just images on the Facebook page for now.
Feel free to check it out (or follow us) here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ANIMATION / IMAGE OF THE DAY - MY FIRST WALK CYCLE

My first walk cycle...gotta start somewhere!

This is my first project doing full character animation, so, it's going to be rough around the edges. I'm still hoping my storytelling and overall mood can captivate the audience so they focus on the story and can avoid getting boggedd down in how technically sophisticated (or not) the character animation is.

Friday, June 22, 2012

IRA GLASS ON THAT ELUSIVE THING WE CALL TASTE


This is the most succinct explanation of the concept of 'taste' I have ever read...and it doesn't hurt that it's coming from the massively talented Ira Glass. Fathoms is that daily struggle for me...trying to be good.

Monday, May 7, 2012

FINAL EVERYTHING + NO DOUBT

Final animation + rendering + compositing has begun!

Making a film (really, any artistic endeavor) is a doubt-filled process. A LOT of self-doubt!

The problem is - if you are without doubt, you usually end up with a lazy/masturbatory film. If you have too much doubt, you end up stripping the film of any personality (design by committee), and mediocrity is the new failure.

Food for thought.

Friday, March 30, 2012

IMAGE OF THE DAY - KIDS IN THE HALL




This is a rough render test from a scene I was editing. At the top you can see the geometry as viewed from Cinema 4D. Below you can roughly see what the final render will look like; complete with lighting, textures, and outlines.

I want to show you guys a lot more from the film, but, I don't want to spoil(er) it!

Monday, March 19, 2012

STORYTELLING

 


An incredible TED talk from Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, Wall-E, etc)!

This is a 20-minute-storytelling master class.

WATCH!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIRECTORS



Some great insights that I find useful from Oscar-nominated directors:


Alexander Payne
“editing is the ongoing process of disguising how bad the film really is.”


Steve McQueen
"I want to work WITH people, I don't necessarily want to work FOR people."

Also refers to film (specifically editing) as a [rewarding] conversation.


“I’m running, I”m not chasing… I’m trying to do as much as I can before I fall down. I’m interested in stuff which is in the air, that you can’t see. But how can you put it on film? It’s like catching butterflies.”
Mike Mills
“If I’m going to die tomorrow, this is the best story I’ve got. This is my best chance to try to communicate something about being human.”


Borrowed from NoFilmSchool