Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Yay we finished, handed nin 5 mins before deadline and thats time management for you :)
Initialy I was a little underwhelmed seieing the film together but after the veiwing on Monday I felt a lot better, it works a lot better on the big screen with a good sound system. Now it's time to get ready for the public screenings and make some nice things for the show in uni.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

nearly there

Editing today and we got an edit together to show Sylvie Bringas. She was very helpfull and honest(which I appreciate). Sylvie told us what she thought was working and what wasn't and as a result the opposition shots of Leo and the little monster are going and the same with Leo and Rover. we're adding some more shots but these are easy done as we already have the material in After Effect comps. Today has cheered me up a bit because I was getting a bit jaded from seeing and churning out scenes and Sylvies advice has really helped freshen up the film. The time has gone down but its only the deasd wood that's been cast aside. Tommorow hand in 4pm can't wait.

Friday, April 28, 2006

scary little monster

He's only a little monster but Leo is a bit of a scaredy cat.
Main animation all done now and I've just got a couple of dancing monsters to make and colour, This weekend I should be compositing the close up shots and putting the rendered footage in a final edit. Should be okas the last rough cut had it timed more or less as we want it, so I can replace the Maya playblasts we used with final footage. It's going to be a bit tight but I think we should finish in time for next Friday.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The nastiest dog in the world

He likes chasing stray cats and sticks.
Here's Rover

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter holidays? Pah.

Back to the film today after having this Sunday off being ill :(. Good news is Leo is finished and now its time to make the monsters move. Just to recap, the monsters move in the same way as Leo (as they are his imagination, so I copy the Leo animation into a separate element in Toonboom and using a model of the monster in another element I can create the monsters animation. A little tweaking here and there to account for the differences in shape (between Leo and Monster) and Roberts your Father’s brother.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

New studio

Moved into T.O.M production studios (aka Dan's Garage). Thats me hiding behind the monitor busy animating little Leo on his adventures. Scene 1 is totaly animated now and waiting for render, a couple more loops to do for Leo and then its onto Rover; the nastiest dog in the world. Then a few monsters which are limited animation because they are Leos imagination and then final composite and edit, yay. Nearly there now (nearly)

Monday, April 10, 2006

Titles for film, done in Photoshop.

Animation is going at full speed and film should look lush when rendered.