Friday, April 24, 2009

It's bus-iness... It's busi-ness TIME

Dear everyone,

Chelsea and I put together a newer rough version of the draft yesterday and submitted it to Ruth Vincent (a professional in the animation field who said she would go over it.) I got a quick reply from her saying that we should ask for as much money to start up as we can, and if the 'max' was 5000, then we're on target, Chelsea!

TASKS?

David- Update this blog with a link to a wiki or a Ning or something we can post everything on. I think we should get more of a file-sharing and community thing going rather than the blog. (Not that the blog's bad, it just won't be as appropriate anymore, in my opinion. Agree? Disagree?)

Sterling- Draw a 'good' picture of Sam. No shading or anything necessary, just proper character sheets that will reflect his final look.

Chelsea- Look into production schedules on the Animation World Network to go over with me?

Carmen- Think of all the production tasks that we'll need to deal with? Think about your scene, maybe? If they decide to keep the different styles cut, then your 3D might already be in the bag, provided with a couple of touch ups if you want.

---IMPORTANT STUFF---

Meetings:

Collaborating with John's group. Since we're both probably going to work at the school, John's group and ours will be able to pool some of our money for shared resources. For example, insurance, software, and a supervisor. We are meeting on Sunday at 4pm to discuss this at his home near 4th. If you're free, please come.

There is a pitch on Monday at the BPCPA office from 1pm to 1:30pm. If you're not busy, make it a point to come; the clients will want to meet you.

Notes:

During the pitch on Monday, I'm going to present our final PSA for Darren's class. They are currently unaware that we have animated it in different styles. If they like it, awesome. If they don't, we'll have to adjust our production schedule, budget, and responsibilities. I'll update this with more info on Monday and will upload the info from this Monday's meeting as soon as I get home to scan them. If I think of anything else, I'll make an edit, and if you have any questions or suggestions or WHATEVS please post them, or phone me, or etc. etc. etc.

TEAMWORK

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SEXY TABLETSSSS

Hey guys, so I decided to check out what the prices were with the new intuos 4s. I'm specifically looking at the medium ones right now (6 x 9) and Futureshop has them listed for $549.99 CND and I'm guessing that's how they'll be priced at most commercial locations.

So, I talked to the guy from Memory Express in Calgary and we can get the medium intuos 4s through special order for $469.99 CND, but the price depends on the economy cause they'll change the price in accordance to CND versus the USD.

Hit me back with what you guys think? Cause we'll have to put in an order as soon as we can so that I can pick them up and bring them back in the next few weeks??

Thursday, April 16, 2009

oh- guys. we need to do that peer evalution

e-mail it to all your relatives

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Are you guys ok?

Final stretch guys, yeah!!!!

Yea...

*collapse*

Happy Joy

HEY GUYS, I GOT A CALL TODAY FROM SARAH FROM THE BPCPA AND WE ARE ONE OF THE finalists SO WE'LL BE GETTING THE 10,000 DOLLARS TO PRODUCE THE SHORT OVER THE summer. THERE'S A MEETING ON monday WHICH I WILL GO TO.

I'm expecting an e-mail from her for more information and will update you as soon as I get it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

princess in action

okay guys- Im trying to figure out the alpha channel thing from after effects to photoshop (I did render it out as a photoshop sequence with alpha but it didn't seem to do anything? any help?) but here is the princess without bg and singing sam

IT ALSO INCLUDES MUSIC oh boy. oh boy.

mummiezzz...

2 final versions of BF getting hit. Preference???

offscreen.mov

camera.mov

Friendly Stress Reminder




Hey guys, this is just a reminder that we need FINISHED, COLORED, GORGEOUS scenes by tuesday evening or wednesday morning at latest because we have to composite everything on wednesday afternoon and get our binder ready for submission.
Speaking of which, Chelsea, do you want me to put a storyboard version of our leica reel together and print it off? I finish my panel tomorrow so I can work on the binder at night.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Terrible Compression, Again







Oh god vimeo did something weird and there's a bit of a jump at the end, but there it is!

Friday, April 10, 2009

BG, disney style


alright- here is a better bg test for the enchanted scene- I went the 101 dalmations route.. perhaps it should be more painterly? what do you dudes and dudettes think


and yes I know the mirror and other knight are not in the scene because they will be interacting with the animation, maybe. ahha

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I need the sound clip so I can see if this works together but I timed it according to my x sheet- I hope it works! Hmmm lots to do, lots to do.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

PILLOWFITE

So I ran into Sterling today while in Downtown Vancouver. I convinced him that releasing some stress by smacking people with pillows was a good idea. He proceeded to Sears to purchase a pillow. Fight ensued and pictures were taken.

My personal favorites?

These two, where Sterling proudly smacks this guy on the head...



...then he turns around and smacks Sterling back in the face. Priceless.
This was a good way to lighten up.

Let's keep fighting guys! The finish line is so close, the grad panels are coming up, Ruben is ready to chew through us and the prize money is in our grasp. We can do this!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Resemblence?


What? Bob Saget looks like our singing Sam- hrm, if we win this I know who to call for a singing actor.
yep. thats it for this post.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

NEW link to BPCPA flash file


Click here and download the full, final Flash CS3 file from this other website...
http://uploading.com/files/9ZSSWSO2/finalanimatic_BPCPA.fla.html

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

buttsbuttsbuitts



alright guys. this is the final FINAL FNINAL APEARIANCE OF JEWSAM

HE SHOULD LOOK LTIKE THIS AND FINRING EYE LASERS FOREVER. MAKE SURE HE BORES HOLES INTO YOUR CHARATERS! THANKS
xoxoxoox

FLASH FILE


FLASH FILE HERE RIGHT CLICK SAVE AS
http://ecuad.ca/~sblakey/finalanimatic_bpcpa.fla