200th Post – THESIS DEFENDED

2 weeks ago I successfully defended my thesis:

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The film is 95% done – but since my defense it’s been a California road trip with my parents and freelance work, now I’m going home for a wedding – so that last 5% won’t get done until late June (hopefully). Then I post it, then I draw for fun for the first time in a year.

Until then – here’s one of the last glitches from the film, and road trip pics:

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GLITCHES & GIFS

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Been toying around with adding a -.01% lens distortion on the wider shots. I think it works as a subtle glaze on top of the final composite.

The only reason I have the time to muck around with finishing touches like this is because animation brother and all around generous person Jesse James Dean has offered to help me finish coloring the last few shots before my defense on Wednesday. Now all the can bottles haves sparkles. Thank god.

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CRUISIN’ TO THE FINISH

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1 MONTH LEFT

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1 month left. That tiny priority list is all that is left to DO. Items number 2 and 3 are no jokes, though. Gotta sprint to the finish. Here are some happy accidents from the climactic final shot:

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STYLE FRAME

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I’ve got 3 shots left on my thesis. It doesn’t feel real. There’s still a lot of fixing/massaging to be done after the animation is finished, but the biggest decision I have to make is whether or not I’m going back through the whole thing for a shading pass. I think it would look great, but it would add months and months of production to my thesis. Six and a half minutes of animation to pour through. Shading 4680 frames. DO I HAVE THE STRENGTH?

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