Thursday, October 30, 2014

Getting closer and closer

I have a few more scenes that the animation needs clean up, then I'll be looking to task master color myself and to to some other folks. Can't wait till this is done! I'm ready to take on a new project.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More clean up

It's the never ending world of cleaning up animation! Oh goodness I wish I had some people to clean up this animation.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Scene 13 Animation Done

Finish animating this scene. Now I have to color and split some layers so they overlap properly when he leaps over the hood of the car.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New update

I've got a couple of shots that have been inbetweened and cleaned up. This shot is going to take some extra effort because the design of the characters changed which means the scene had to be re-done in totality. I'm doing everything in my power to finish this project.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cleaned and ready for the next shot!

All these scenes have been cleaned up. I think I'm going to revise my schedule to push the color later. I'm really on a bit of a rhythm with cleaning up the animation. Scene 09 is being cleaned up right now. I did a studio recording for some voices and sfx, so I should have that revised and ready to go soon as well! Whew!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Process Video

I wanted to show a bit of the process of getting this from messy animation to clean animation. I'm sure it would have been better to do some better tie-down drawings, but DEADLINES, ya know. So This is an example of what I have to do to all the drawings in my 2:00+ minute animated short. No shortcuts, pen and light table and tears!

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Stuff

I've got to get back into posting. I've figured out my work flow, so I'm just knocking out drawings. I can average about 20 per day. Now I have to sit down and focus and do 20 per day, except weekends, ya know, life...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

NEW Schedule!

I took a little break from grinding on this project, but I've re-evaluated my schedule of work I need to get done to complete this project. I fully believe I can complete it sooner, but I'm giving myself some space to include other projects I need to complete as well.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Scene 002 Cleaning up.

Going through this shot and cleaning up line work. Looking at animation. Need to finish out flipping motion. Then on to the next. Schedule re-work up next.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Taking it to paper

Dropping in-betweens on this shot, and it's going to clean up SOON. I'm going to re-work my schedule for greater accuracy. I've also got a small team working on music and sound fx, lightening my load a bit. So I'm re-invigorated.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Making a film

This short is taking a big chunk of my life, and my creative juices. No matter how much time goes into this thing, it never seems to be getting to where it needs to be for approval. I'm going to sit down over the next few days and see what I need to do to bring a conclusion to this project as soon as possible. It's changed soo much since it's initial inception that sometimes I don't even recognize it. At some point I'll probably even write a PDF or EBOOK documenting the painful process of a film that's seen more rejection than a fat kid with halitosis. Pretty soon I should have a schedule in place, and will be aggressively seeking music/audio production talent as that seems to be one of the biggest points of offense.

Clean up and color

Too about 3 hours -import lines and process in Photoshop -vectorize into Toon Boom -Properly arrange frames and cycle -Do a base color for all part -Do a shadow pass -Play around with a softening effect -Next I'm going to adjust the line color to see how much I like that, then it's going to be decision on final and comp into scene with other elements finshed in the same manner so I can test how much time it takes to do one shot. My safe estimate is that I can clean up and color a shot in about two weeks max, with life and all happening.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Clean up test

Working on clean up techniques. Going to throw down some color to see how much labor is involved. So far the clean up went pretty fast. Then again this is some of the newest animation I've been doing which is much cleaner that the earlier stuff I was doing because I had no clue what I was going for at all.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Background Art

Put in some time doing background art! Getting some shots and posting them up. Decided to just complete the art in toon boom instead of trying to comp it together in after effects, or using Photoshop. Scanned in original drawings, decided to complete the art in Toon Boom to learn the tools, but also to make the exports more efficient. Also there is no loss of line quality as the camera moves.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Updated Planning Documents

Here are the most current planning documents. This is indeed an essential part of the process of animating and can not be forgotten!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Coming to the end of the road!

Pretty soon I'll be presenting my project in hopes of approval. In the process of working through some of the last shots to touch before it gets down to the wire. adding some finishing touched to the bkg art etc... I need to get on this power point asap as well.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

scene 16 update

scene 16 update Tightened up the end poses for the DAD, just need eccentic movements and inbetweens Did a run cycle for kid, and got it to move across screen, Just need to clean up animation, and it's ready to go!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Run Cycle

Dang Run Cycle. I'm trying to work out this 3/4 run cycle for this pan scene instead of animating frame by frame.The arms are waaaay to busy. Need to work on fixing that. Going to run some tests on the shot to test the integration. Please work run cycle. Pretty please.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Getting down to the wire, working at getting these scenes knocked out. Starting to get into a flow. I've got a couple more scenes to animate, which one is particulary tricky because all three characters are in the shot at the same time. Yeah I know that was probably a stupid move.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Scene Update

Doing some animation on scene 17. Changed the kids run so there was a bit more weight. Adjusted the dads turn and camera move as well.