Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More comic teasers coming soon.

I was breathing hard after I finished this last ink haha

Hope to get some voice recording for a HUGE project rolling pretty soon. In the meantime, comics and more personal shorter films. Anybody have cool approaches to voice directing they'd like to share?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Tryn'a finish up a film, then starting more animatics haha. It's a never ending pit.

Caricature of my friend Freedom.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Fun World of Compositing.

Click the image to see the screenshot in it's full glory.

One problem I'm coming across is web compression tho. The cel emulation technique (duped character layers, gaussian blurred and at a low opacity) and grain addition get just about lost in the mix when I shrink the video and it gets compressed (see the commercial down a couple posts). To my lament, I think I'm going to have to make two versions of each film. One high quality HD, and another one where the grain size and cel effects are pumped up for the smaller version for the web.

Any editors or other filmmakers have some thoughts? Is there a way I could cheat this? Mainly my stuff is going to be shown on the web, but I would like to make super high quality DVD's that would even look nice on the silver screen.

Anyway, back to work. Just gotta knock sound out on this bad boy, then I'm going to start doing voice work for the longest cartoon I've tackled to date! More to come!

Oh and it's my pal Hayden's birthday:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Textured BG.

A special shout out to SHERM COHEN from Cartoon Snap for introducing me to a program called Art Rage. Sherm made a great educational series about how he uses the program that you can learn from for FREE! Check it all out right HERE. This is my first time using the program, so hopefully I'll be able to keep improving my traditional paint emulation with time.

Here's a BG painting for another Lou the Frog film. Getting ready to go through the act of coloring and compositing animation again (ugh). Stay tooned for more previews as always.