Friday, September 28, 2007

Back at it.

So it's been about a month since I posted. School happened. It's been a good but busy first month back. I've decided on the film idea, and I've chosen the Driver. Its going to be a busy bunch of months, so I'm buckling up for the ride. Getting back to life drawing has been refreshing also, seeing all the familiar faces and meeting a bunch of new ones has been fun.
I'm posting a cafe sketch, just to post something, and a guy that I designed while sitting in my Philosophies of World Religions class (also pretty interesting stuff). Hope you like them, and as always comments and crits are greatly appreciated. I'll be posting more stuff from the film (working on props and layout/background styling right now, as well as the story) very soon. Also, I'm just tossing this out to the blogosphere and seeing if anyone can help...does ANYONE out there know how to play the accordion and is willing to mimic/score a track for the driver film? Anyone...? Bueller...?
Thanks in advance!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

More film stuff

Here are some more development drawings for the films - some more spaceman designs, followed by some select toned boards from the rough story reel of the as-yet-untitled spaceman film (trying not to give away the story just yet) and some not yet toned boards from the driver story reel, which is still in the process of completing the first draft, tentatively titled "C'est La Vie". All the boards were done entirely in Alias' Sketchbook Pro.

EDIT: Mark Kennedy over at the Temple of the Seven Golden Camels blog has posted some advice for students who are making their own films this year. It's a MUST read for everyone who is doing so - go check it out.

Also - Spline Doctors has an awesome podcast with director Pete Docter (directed Monsters Inc.), it's pretty awesome, go check it out. Also CartoonBrew posted this awesome youtube video with legendary voice actor Mel Blanc on Letterman - it's interesting to watch as he's still funny long after he's gone, as well as it being really odd when he does the voices - it almost seems as though they're dubbed over because he's such a natural at them as well as the fact that the characters are so ingrained into our minds as the cartoons. Really cool.
Thank you everyone for the comments and critiques, I really appreciate them. School starts on Tuesday in full force, so we'll see what happens - I'm sure there'll be some snags along the way. I'm sad to see summer go, hanging out with great friends, befriending the Starbucks Staff and of course, the great internship at Red Rover Studios where I not only got to meet some awesome people, but helped my skills and changed my focus altogether. Hopefully this will be an awesome year and I'll try to post as much as possible especially with the progress of the film(s).
As always, comments and crits are greatly appreciated!.