Sunday, January 30, 2011

Marketing begins!

...well, it will soon, anyway! Here's a preview of some artwork I've created for festivals, dvd covers and so on.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Good grades

Here's a couple of examples of the grades that Zane is working on.
Likey likey!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Small beginnings

For your viewing pleasure, here is the comic that started it all... The Sparrow.
I'm mortified to see that I wrote and illustrated it in 2008... How long have I been working on this project?!

Anyway, The Sparrow - enjoy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Real sunset on Mars...

Wow - the real thing (as opposed to my cg creations mentioned in earlier posts): a time-lapse sunset on Mars... Beautiful... Click the link to see it here.

Space Ball!

Found this on my drive the other day: an old animation I made. I didn't quite pull the ending off as successfully as I intended, but it's actually not too bad. :-)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New year resolutions

My New year's resolution? Well, duh! - finishing Last Flight of course.

Not that my recent progress has been supersonic; I've been a little unhappy with the shape of the film since seeing it with the first rough sound mix, and have decided to re-edit a few sequences. This has seen me remove the opening narration I introduced a few months ago and replacing it with some titles, which I think works better.

I've also reworked a couple of the seagull shots which were making me cringe every time I saw them - by replacing some of the footage with purchased material from Pond5. Cheating I guess, but it looks much better.

Most dramatically, I've removed a major scene from the film. I kind of already knew that this scene was impeding the flow of the story - but it seemed kind of pivotal - until I took it out. Now it seems like it may have been a good idea - assuming I haven't just rendered the entire movie incomprehensible! ...Which is hard for me to tell, I'm so damn close to it.

An edit has gone to Zane at Sunset Studios now for grading - so am hoping to see some concepts for the colouring of the film shortly, which I'll post up here.

Happy New Year,