Sunday, July 29, 2007

Time, Frames, and Time Frames

Funny to think that one year ago our basement was subaqueous. It really seems like all of that happened ages and ages ago. Why does this year seem to be dragging along? Maybe because I've kept consistently busy, though I'd think that would make time fly by.

Busy is how The Girl and the Ghost has been keeping me. I had a period of a couple weeks where my creativity put up the "Gone fishin'" sign, but I'm back in business. More voice work is on its way from afar and I'm a big mix of nerves and excitement to finally hear it. The animation's looking great, though I'm starting to doubt I'll have it ready by the Los Angeles Animation Festival. I'm not going to sacrifice the quality of it just to submit it to one festival, I'm still going to try my best though, we'll see.

This week has been fairly interesting, as I've done most of my animating while under the influence of Benadryl, thanks to an annoying allergy uprising. It gets the job done wonderfully, but the drowsy factor can be a tricky thing. I'm surprised how well I've managed to work through it, it's like the drowsiness doubles as an automatic-animation-mode and before I know it, hours (and a depressingly low number of frames) have passed.

I passed the 300 hour mark today.

Back to work. Full steam ahead. Kick the tires and light the fires. Go Team Venture!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Greatest Trailer of All Time

I took the last ten or so days off from working on The Girl and the Ghost to finish up some footage for The Greatest Fan Film of All Time.

Larry's headed out of town for several weeks and we wanted to get a preview out there before he left. I finished up my part yesterday and Larry put the pieces together today. Now, I'm happy to present the trailer for The Greatest Fan Film of All Time.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

My Day of Directing

With several animated projects under my belt, today was a first. I was involved in the actual recording of voice work. While I animated and edited a bit, Larry and the gang have handled everything else on all the past projects. Now I'm getting a taste of what they've been doing as I hold the reigns on The Girl and the Ghost.

Larry, Ian, and Clint left a few hours ago after helping me out and turning my living room into a makeshift recording studio. Larry's voicing the ghost character and we knocked out all of his lines in just a couple hours with Ian handling the recording. Things went pleasantly smooth and I'm one step closer to finishing this bad boy.

Another great thing was revealing new footage from The Greatest Fan Film of All Time to the guys. These shots have me pumped and Larry says they've rejuvenated his enthusiasm for the project.

Expect a trailer soon.

Felix over at just posted an interview with Larry about the history and future of Bullcrank here. It's a great read and an excellent interview, so definitely give it a look.

Back to work I go. Have a happy and safe 4th, kiddies.