Monday, June 21, 2010

Spike and Mudley Crime Police DONE

Woo! Here we go. After a stupid few days of animating here is my "proof of concept" Spike and Mudley Crime Police episode. So think of it as a taste of a much larger story (which I may do next year).

Arkady Michalik - Parkingi
Mr Jonathan - Gerald Lee
Grant Green - Luanna's Theme

Spike - Simon Cottee
Mudley - Jack Vening

I also threw it up on newgounds. Perhaps the largest advantage of using Flash as an indie animator.
My uni mate Tom uploaded his awesome animation in unison with me.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Loose Lip Syncs Sink Ship Syncs

2 More days left to work on my final uni animation for the semester. This 2 character dialogue sequence is pretty unusual. It runs for over a minute and is voice recorded by myself and my house mate. This would kill me for the week or so I have been working on it, but I'm trying to embrace limited animation for this thing. It's tough though, having previously been working on FULL animation. I think it is going ok, the line work and actual animation is pretty horrible but the end result should be entertaining.

You may have seen this but if not you should now see it:

Directed by A.F.Schepperd
Commissioned by Ninjatune Records
Music by Blockhead

On a totally inconvenient note: Our landlord is going to try sell our place we are renting. Garg!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Deep Sea and Animatics

Only one more animation project for this semester left. I've got my animatic together and have decided to use Flash over Toon Boom, due to ease of production. The trade off is I am stuck with the Flash aesthetic which I'm always at war with.
I got a hold of the new Chemical Brothers album and one track (Dissolve) mapped an entire animation out for me on the first listening. A potential idea for a 3rd year film, unsure if it's been done before but it would a fun animation to watch! Here is a little initial concept art for one of the characters. Everyone is drawing this kind of crap nowadays hey.

As of now I'm calling him Houdini, due to his Houdini Diving Suit.
HEY! Here is a very cool 2D short for you.
Second Wind by Ian Worrel

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lava Level Shirt Store Live

I've finally gotten my little pixel shirt store live!
So far there are 4 designs, I'll slowly flesh that number out.

I have no idea how to market this stuff, I guess I will just see what happens.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wolfire Guest Blog Post

The excellent indie game team Wolfire asked me to do a guest blog for their Overgrowth game blog!

I'm a huge fan of the blog and their awesome games.
I also just had a funny interview for a BBC podcast/radio show. Surreal.

Animation wise I'm working pretty crazily. I've been listening to a Natalie Portman dialogue clip for the past 2 weeks now. I really love the girl but I think I'm going to need some time apart from her soon. Also I think I shall be designing characters with no hands from now on, as they are such a bitch to animate and draw.
Also contemplating making a new doco about Guerrilla Animation and the Internet.
As a treat for getting to the bottom of this post here is a collection of all the scenes from my Rule Pixel animation. CLICK FOR BIIIIIG!