Monday, February 24, 2014

more stills...

seq05_sh02: mermaid staring.
color setups - 1st frame of a sequence, to serve as a color guide for the rest.
seq05_sh04: mermaid dive.

seq05_sh05: ogre scared.
the backgrounds are not yet animated, and the clouds will be replaced with more vaporous versions, but the film is starting to look like a color film. ogre in pencil below retains gentler line quality, pre-colorization.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


first ogre drawing of the film, shot about to be colored.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

spring '14 interns

welcome to the spring 2014 motion heads interns! from left: ra'shon, natalia, james, tim, and ginelle. the first two weeks have been spent learning some ropes, including, mainly, matching the color sample file and getting the hang of using the ogre brushes and color palettes to come up with the chalky watercolor look. also learning to use the dragon capture station to digitize drawings and get them ready for photoshop.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

colored stills

more images, moving forward. we just recruited several new interns for the semester and got started in on coloring yesterday. we're aiming for 24 images colored per week, per person. it looks like a good crew - I believe we will make significant progress this semester in coloring.

the deadline is admittedly a moving target, but the latest date is june '14 - only 4 months away, if that, but it we get into a good rhythm at this early point in the semester, we may be able to squeeze this out.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


meeting on tuesday at 1pm and 4pm for the new interns, in room 1425: Natalia, James, Ra'shon, Tim, and Ginelle. thanks for joining the team, and looking forward to getting you all started on the film! bring a mac laptop and a tablet if you have them. if not, we'll set you up in the lab.