Monday, December 10, 2012


So I am sure you have already looked at my page and noticed that it is missing the final project. It is unfinished at the moment. So far, I have put in 37 hours into its completion, but it hasn't been anywhere near enough. I will work more on it today, but it is very likely that it will be left unfinished. I understand if this causes a failing grade, if attendance hasn't already knocked me for that.

It pains me to leave this unfinished, and I will post what I can by class time Tues.
Thank you.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My First Background

So this is the first background I have completed, for my final project. I have to say, I am really happy with how it turned out, and surprised at how much fun I have had making it. I know it isn't PROFESSIONAL grade or anything, but I like the style, and really enjoyed using flash. The program doesn't have as extensive brush options as photoshop, which kind of sucks, but I really like the standard brush effect as it is. And I could always import it into photoshop, but I think if I do I will be opening a whole can of worms I don't really feel like getting into.

The canvas I was working with in Flash was much smaller than the exported image. I think it was in the 800's with a dpi of 72. When I exported, I chose 1280/720, 113 dpi. That explains the edges being SO rough. Not sure though. I'm excited by the fact that I have more space to work with. I felt like the image was really cramped as it was, so opening it up would allow the visuals to breath. On the other hand, I really like the affect it has. First of all, the image really pops. It's like a story book where the picture is jumping off the page. Also, it references the fact that this isn't the real world, and leads to an intriguing visual style.... Not sure what to do. Any suggestions, please leave a comment.

At any rate, I think it turned out really well, and I can't wait to get started on the next one!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Music for the animation

Love this song. Listened to an old CD I had on a car trip recently. This was on it, and I was like THAT"S IT!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

story boards - sorry. For most of them you either have to turn your head, or find a way to rotate. probably by double clicking, then it opens in an image viewer where you can rotate it.

probably won't really use troll face, unless you all think that the joke is as funny as I do.....  trolling audience with teddy bear as treasure.. etc....

1- animatic
2- first half of backgrounds done
3- 2nd half backgrounds done
4- first half characters and layers
5-6 second half characters and layers
6-7  audio all mixed in