Saturday, October 18, 2014

I have made a difficult choice.

As you may recall from an earlier post, I am making a Teeny & Prima pitch for Saban Brands. The problem is, with college and other duties in the way, I can't complete all the animation, scanning and coloring I need within the next six days.

So, I've decides to fill the remaining sequences in the film with storyboard panels and a scratch track with my voice, with appropriate music and sound effects added into the mix.

I'm sorry I have to do this, but it's just a pitch.

On a more positive note, after I finish my film, I will try to apply for an internship at Frederator and Buzzco in NYC during winter break.

As a bonus, here's a drawing I'm prepared to color.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Man-made man-jo.

In a Fleischer-inspired gag, here's Teeny playing Donna as a makeshift string instrument.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Behind the scenes of "Sit on It!"

I am currently at work on my first homemade animation project starring my girls. It is a short 2-minute pitch, titled "Sit on It," for me to pitch to Saban Brands for their shorts program.

Since I have to create a short on such short notice, and because my animation skills are not that developed, I will be using limited animation in my project, even using some classic Hanna-Barbera sound effects.

I scan the drawing and I open them up on Photoshop, where I color and clean up the lines, turning the drawings into makeshift cels.

Donna is getting her makeup done.
Afterward, I transfer the cels to AfterEffects, where I composite the scene and sync them up with sound effects and scratch voices that I recorded on my iPhone. After I complete all the scenes, which I rendered on MOV files, I will pit them together on an AfterEffects composition and add stock music.

And should I not get my break, I can always use this in a resume to get into a good animation school.