Monthly Archives: April 2012

Colorin’ Colorin’ Colorin’

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Started coloring

I finished the credits last night and I’m now starting the final phase of production 1: coloring. I’m messing around with a few different techniques but I think it’s turning out nice:

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BadBloom, FL.

Finally thought up a title: BADBLOOM, FL. 

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Incredible Week

This has been a pretty amazing week all around. I will put all of the wonderful events in list form to help quantify them. Surely it’s too much good for one person to receive:

  • I found out that I am the recipient of a very generous scholarship
  • 2 days before sound-lock I found music for my Production 1, and it came in the form of bad ass Florida surf rock Waylon Thornton. I couldn’t be happier because not only is the song perfect, but I’ve seen these guys live in Gainesville. So I feel like I’m repping home pretty hard.
  • Two best friends came and visited from out of town
  • I’ve been getting excellent parking spots all week
  • My cousin got me a tax-return!
  • Production is on schedule

I’m savoring this surge of positivity. I know that I’m going to be running into trouble with my animation when I have to color it (starting Sunday.) But hopefully it will just be mind-numbing and not time-destroying. Still haven’t figured out a title, kind of want to run it by my brother. Loop Road? BlackSwamp, FL? I dunno. But I’ll have that by tomorrow.

Here’s  a link to the band that saved my project. Serious authentic surf, punk and soul mix. The track I’m using is Bat Glasses:

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      WELP. I made it with a day to spare. Just finished scanning my last scene frames.  Here are some frame trails from the scene were Knowles gets destroyed by 3 alligators:

About a minute of animation

    Scanning those concludes the main animation I had scheduled for my production 1. AGHH it’s just sinking in.  There is still some drawing to be done. I’ve got to fix some mistakes, redo a scene if I have time, and add some frames here and there, but huge portion of this project is finished. And finished on TIME!

Tomorrow I’m going to make a rough edit – throw some rough sound together and hopefully my composers can get to work. I think I may be officially in post-production now. It’s still going to be an insane amount of work since I don’t really have a smart way to color anything, but other than that I feel REALLY good. REALLY, really good.

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