Wednesday, July 15, 2015

what's shakin'.

mid-summer, behind schedule, but now getting into a work rhythm. working on After Effects wave animation, heading into seq05. the wave images need to be revised for animation purposes, slow and tedious but I've gotten the hang of it, now.

it was encouraging to receive some nice Facebook feedback on the seq04 video. this has, and continues to be, such a long haul (nobody's doing but yours truly, as we sit here trying to make a digitally handmade film, by gum), that I was wondering what the heck am I doing, taking so long with this thing, but the sound of friendly voices chiming in gave me a nice boost and made it all seem worthwhile...

I'd like to introduce our new intern, Gabrielle Patterson, fresh out of UPenn with a Fine Arts degree, focusing on animation. She's helping out with clouds after first having tried her hand at waves. Glad to have her onboard for this part of the ogre journey.

Tahirah Pryor is also back, having graduated from UArts this past spring and adjusting to life beyond school. She's working on the star sequence of the film this time around, having proven her highly competent skills in character coloring last year.

it's humid here in the summer (what else is new!), but I have a happy guardian to cheer me up here in the studio as I rearrange pixels. here is my new friend:

he sets me right when the going gets gummy.

that's it for the moment.

surrounded by ferns,