Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Welp!

If I wasn't sure about not being able to finish the film before July ended before, I am now.....

The girl that was supposed to do the main character's voice had been constantly too busy to come do the recording, but now she simply quit at the last minute, litterally.

So luckily we have a new voice, but she won't be able to record until next weekend.

Basically, the film won't be out until in a couple a weeks.
But we're doing all we can so it will be the best possible. Look forward to it!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bloody machine

It looks more and more like we're not going to make it for the July deadline, that is next week.
Apart from all of us suddenly getting extra work during July, I've had increasingly frustrating and hair-tearing computer problems. Flash keeps crashing when I want to handle more than one file and it's made me loose over a week's time because I can only work a little every evening.

But now I'm finally done with inking, and have moved on with backgrounds. I was supposed to have started on them on tuesday, so you can see how far behind I've gotten. Hence the probability that we're going to need at least another week to get the film out.

In the meantime, here's a screenshot from our sound tech Nicolai, showing what he's up to!
you can find his work at www.tonescroll.com


I will update the blog as soon as I have more news.
cheers!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jotun kickstarter

Hey folks! I'm almot done with inking (hopefully!), I'll be attacking backgrounds this week.
In the meantime, here's a fun viking project I just heard about!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/682108903/jotun

Too many horned helmets, but I really like the style of this game, go have a looksie!


Friday, July 11, 2014

Goddamit people, f***!

Hello folks, I'm still working on the movie every evening to get it done as quickly as possible, there will be more to show very soon.

I just came over this article over on Cartoon brew shedding some light on why wages for animators are so low in big american studios.

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/pixars-ed-catmull-emerges-as-central-figure-in-the-wage-fixing-scandal-101362.html


Fuck. Goddamit.

Ever since Disney movies stopped being good for me, Pixar was my new dream studio. They made good stories, they tried new things, they were the new "Disney" for me.
After they got bought up by Disney and started turning out sequels all the time I admit my passion for them cooled down a bit, but I was always waiting for them to push out some more good movies.

I don't think I can do that anymore.
According to this article, it turns out Lassetter, one of my animation idols,the guy that made so many of my favorite movies happen, knew about this whole disgusting business.....

Suffice to say, it's going to be VERY hard for me to go see a new pixar movie at the cinema.


Fuck.