Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rough Cut...pt. 1

Here's the first unvailing of a rough edit of the first couple scenes of my short film. Could I fit any more prepositional phrases in that sentence? Now, of course there are many things I'm going to fix/add/create/re-do before the final version, like the backgrounds aren't final colors, the atmostphere and special effects in some shots will be added, and some timing issues will be addressed, as well as finishing the REST of the film! I simply wanted to let my loyal readers in on more of the story and cleaned up animation, so hopefully seeing some shots put together will do that. As always, comments and critiques are welcome. Enjoy!

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Until laterz!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cat Clock

I know it's been a couple days since I've posted anything, so I thought I'd put up this simple animation of Dakota Kid's clock. This is part of the first scene. I kinda like the design of it, and think it will fit in wonderfully to his bedroom...as soon as I finish it!

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Until laterz!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Scene 1, shot 2

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I've been working on the background color and style, as well as starting to figure out camera, compositing and such. Here's the first look at what this lil' film may look like, only with some more tweaks. Hope ya'll enjoy this glimpse!

Until laterz!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A little background

Tonight was all about backgrounds. I realized I needed some new backgrounds for some scenes that got shots added or reworked, so I've been spending some time creating them. Plus, I have one or two that need those tweaks to make it really work.

This is a hallway shot, but it's also a glimpse of what the completed bedroom will feel like, but MORE.



Here's a longer hallway view from the ninja scene.



And yet another hallway shot...



I am still figuring out the final colored look for the backgrounds, but when that gets figured out ya'll will be the first to see!!

Until laterz!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Walk like a ninja....

Just something to tide you loyal readers over until a post of more substance....and to keep me going on posts. Can't let my viewers down! For those who are keeping track, I'm into about the third week of full production this short. I think I'm pretty close to being on schedule. I had wanted to get one scene roughed per week...we'll see if that happens. Really, I just want to keep chuggin away. Not focus on being behind or ahead. This shot is in three stages. Some is roughed, some is cleaned up/inked and a couple frames are colored. Needed to see how the character looked in color. Here ya go..it goes quick!

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Until laterz!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A cowboy's life...

The second to last costume design, the Cowboy! Enjoy...



Until laterz!

Red means GO!

So, after some comments about color choices in my Ninja costume from a long time reader of the blog...and big support for this short, I went back to a color combo that closer matches most peoples idea of what Ninja's look like. Granted, I thought at first the Marti Gras color scheme worked for my Ninja, I am growing to like this version better. What do you guys think? I am always open to comments you guys have about my lil' ol' short!



Until laterz!

A rough quickie

Today's post is a short one. It's another ROUGH group of shots. It goes fast and you may need to watch it a couple times to catch it all. This is the shortest scene currently of the whole short...and unfortunatly it's with one of my favorite costumes of the short. I'm trying to get the other scenes thumbnailed out so I can get those ROUGHED out soon.

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Until laterz!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

28 years ago...



...a buddy named Campbell was born! Happy Birthday, Bro!!

Still working..."rough"ly...

Here's the latest animation scene. Just a warning, it's ROUGH, but at least it gives you a glimpse at what I'm up too.

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Until laterz!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wonderful world of COLOR!!!

Inbetween drawing up some rough animation, I'm playing around with the colors of my character. Don't take these as the final colors, but these are the current colors for the Ninja and Superhero scenes. I'd appreciate any feedback on the colors or anything else to do with the character design.


And yeah...I know this color doesn't hide the inspiration for this superhero...but what can I say, it's a great color combo!


Until laterz!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

to infinity...and BEYOND

Another glimpse of the last "imagination" costume...the space scene.



until laterz!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Ninjas and Superheroes and Dakota, OH MY!!!

Here's some of the further character designs from the short. There are a total of five "imagination" scenes in my short and so, five different costumes. Originally, I was going to have Dakota just pretend through the whole piece, but decided that it'd be cooler (and more visually fun) if he actually changed into what he was pretending to be...but you'll see more of that when you see the short!

until then..here's the sheets:





Monday, October 01, 2007

Howdy pardner!



Here's how Dakota imagines himself looking when he is in the western/cowboy segment of the short. I've been busy working on backgrounds and inking the turnarounds of the extra character costumes...more to come laterz!

Until laterz!