Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ottawa Animation Festival 2011

Some images attached from the Fest. Had a great time,and Ottawa was a great town! Was in town for maybe a total of 60 hours all together, but had a chance to check out about 3 screening, namely, the Shorts Competition.

Umbra, from the short film contest, had to be one of my favorites. A strange, simple, hand drwan animation, dealing with perception, really struck me.

Carpates Express was another interesting short from the student animation screening. While not too coherent on story, the design of this piece was great, and highlighted the importance of design of animation, over movement.

Saturday evening was the 'Hip Hop and Comic Book' panel, which I was part of. It was moderated by Canadian Rapper 'Jesse Dangerously' and featured myself, Monkmus, and Eric Calderon. Notable Monkmus, since I ve been a fan of his for years. A turly gifted guy. The panel went well, and the moderartion was a bit sporadic, but, in all it was great experience.

Sex Pistols- Silly Thing

This is a clip from the Great Rock n Roll Swindle. Im not sure who did the animation but it reminds me of how much money Malcolm McLaren spent to get that film made!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ottawa Animation Festival

I'm heading off to Ottawa Canada for 2 days this weekend. It's a really quick trip (tough getting time off of work). There's an animation festival happening there, and Ive been asked to speak(!!!). I'm not sure what this entails, but it might be in front of 3 people. I'll be posting from the event, and try to include as much footage and imagery as possible!

The panel is called Ink and Colour: Cartoons and Comic Books in Hip Hop Culture
at the Museum of Civilization. Not sure what to expect, but, I'm very excited and it should be interesting.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Photo Lettering!

The fine folks at House Industries have developed a great new way to preview the type faces they release. Check it out over here:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hired Killer 4

Explosions! That's what's been consuming my late nights. Not how to illlustrate one, or even animate one properly, but create one that looks as though it's a collage. But at the same time follow the same principles an actual explosion has. It's a challenge, but at least an intresting one.

Finalizing up the last few shots of this, and then comes the hard part. Take all of these shots I've spent the last 2 months making and string them into something interesting to look at for 2 minutes....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Animated Soda Ad

A local company called BUCK produced this, and did a great job mimic-ing 2D animation with what looks like some sort of motion-capture (I could be wrong about this).

Anyways, the results were great, here's some shots.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hired Killer 3

Almost coming to 1:40 minutes of finished motion/animation with this (not bad considering the whole piece clocks at 2:35). Ive broken these into 6 pieces, each being 20 seconds of animation. To put them into one big composition would've been a nightmare, considering even some of the 20 second pieces can't even render all the way through due to lack of memory (something I'll need tackle eventually).

Once all six compositions are completed, I plan to render out all six, and comp them together along with the audio for the final cut. It won't be the most flexible (if one particular part needs to be adjusted, I'll have to go back to original composition), but, hopefully, it'll all come together.

The main issue still is sheer size of all of the assets. Making a video HD, and having deep zoom shots, requires source PhotoShop files that are gigantic...