Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snippets -o- stuff

I know it's been awhile since my last post, but things have been really CRAZY lately. I've got so many ideas and projects going at once that it's amazing I'm even able to function. And yet, things have been moving at a snail's pace. I know, impossible, right? Still, I decided that even though I don't have enough big news to make a whole post, I still have a bunch of little snippets that would be worth mentioning.

I still haven't gotten to animate on it yet. This is mostly because I recently bought After Effects CS4 and have been experimenting with it so that I can take full advantage of its powers later on. I did a couple eye replacement tests with the software, you know, real human eyes composited on to a stop-mo puppet. It worked out really well, but I haven't put it on youtube yet. But I will . . . soon. Otherwise, I'm very close to animating. I can feel it.

You may remember this from the last post, but you probably don't remember this guy. (if you do, then you obviously pay too much attention to me.)
Yes sir, this is the old Tree Man. And I'm going to use him for the festival. The film will be titled Autumn Leaves, and I will be using the graveyard set from the music video for this short as well. That said, I now have a deadline for the music video; MAY. Because the deadline for the festival is JUNE, and that gives me a whole month to animate the Tree Man. Even so, I'd better get scooting.

I recently learned of this from Anthony Scott, one of the coolest kats in the animation industry, has presented the invitation to all of us at the site, to make a 10 second stop motion spot advertising the forum. I already know what I'm going to do, but I don't know when I can get to it.

And Chimpy broke.

So, as you can see, I've got my hands full for awhile. I'm really looking forward to the day when I can work professionally and let my mind relax.