Friday, August 24, 2007

More Stopmo Emmys!

Congratulations to animators Tom Smith and Sihanouk Mariona who were recently chosen to receive Emmy awards for Individual Achievement in Animation! Tom won for his work on Robot Chicken season 2 and Sihanouk won for a scene from Moral Orel Season 2. They join the ranks of our other Emmy winner from the last round Sarah Meyer- who is moving on to better things and heading up to Portland to work on the stopmo feature Coraline!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Still Boarding!

I've been powering through storyboards for the final sequence of the film. These have been a challenge since it is a big action scene and I really want to nail down screen direction and framing as close as I can to the actual shots. I've learned to embrace my crude drawing style, and concentrate on getting across the main idea of each shot. Photoshop has been a huge time saver- I've been drawing backgrounds separately from the characters in shots with more than one panel. Everything is scanned in and adjusted, and I've even been doing some gray tones and motion blurs to make things read more clearly. I'm about 85% done with the boards! Soon I will be able to cut my animatic and actually watch my film in drawn form.

In the puppet department- Brawl Magnet is foamed up over the legit ball and socket armature. He is awaiting his seaming and paint job. Very exciting!