Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Milestone- Finished first full Chapter!! 3 min 3 seconds

MILESTONE!!
Hey guys,
Having just finished the last shot at the very end of January......we were able to Celebrate with a Big 2 nights date weekend and a week Day session at the sk8park on the BMX bike..
other than a bad sprained ankle{I'll share video}.....{Sucks for Animating!!}

..it was an AWESOME time!!!!....

I am taking this week off to organize our files-garage-editing station-HEAL-
....and put together some movies for Shel to Edit.....


She is creating Dober and Flea's toolboxes for the Next sequence's-Exciting!!

Shel's also got Flea's mini ship looking amazing!! I cant wait to fly these things around!!!!! So much FUN!!!! This is an old pic -Ill let her post the process again!!The next sequence is the longest on in the film.....

it will be over 4 minuets long {probably 5 min} and will have lots of moving around and interesting problems to solve. Flea will be crawling all over his ship and that means I gota have the power drill ready for action....


Putting holes in the beautiful ships is not my favorite thing to do....

{Post production on our shots} I have been using all 2d effects for our particles so far and have been advised to create 3d particles in Maya or some 3d program....to make the world even more 3d.{This is Jason Goodman our 3D Advisor}This will take the film to another level for sure...but its not something I PLANNED on.......ha....guess I have to learn some particle systems.

Shel, Justin J and Bridget have finished painting the backup puppets!! wooo hooo!!
as for Dirk the Daring.....I have made a bunchof new faces for him
these are going to be soooo fun to animate with!!!....and Ill plan the big post for him very soon.....here's Aedons contribution to the pile..
One more week till I jump in again.....wish us luck!!

jriggity

25 comments:

rich johnson said...

yeeeha! awesome man.

jmanu said...

Congrats to the team! you made a great work, totally deserved to take a few days off!
good luck for the next ;)

Vanessa Soberanis said...

So exciting!!!! Everything looks so smooth.

Keep up the excellent work!

Dustin Foust said...

All of the clips look amazing. The pictures of the ship being built in your previous post are great to. I really love the look of everything.

Sven Bonnichsen said...

Very curious about the Dirk replacement faces… Looks like super sculpey? Are you doing press molds then re-sculpting? If so, silicone or plaster molds?

amoebaboy said...

cool ! chillaxing time eh.

Carrotkid said...

Fantastic job man!
Everything looks awesome, love the photos, and I can't wait to see the finish film!

Good luck!

Shelley Noble said...

I love that you have a "3D Advisor"! HA!

Knit those bones. Yeee haw.

Don said...

Phattyboombatty. I like the way the puppets walk when the camera tracks out. They really do look alive.

Rene J said...

Awesome work!!!! Heard of u through Cheeks deviantart site.. Keep up the incredible work. Greetings from Ecuador!! :)

Mattson Tomlin said...

Just totally, totally loving on this blog. Sending it around to lots of the guys in the viral marketing class i TA. They're turning into addicts, just like me!

Maarten Van Rooy said...

Hey, it looks great!

jriggity said...

Rich} Thanks man!

jmanu}Thanks again!...and unfortunatly I am working this week too...ha! I am having fun though.

Vanessa}will do....keepawatchin....more to come.

Dustin}thanks dood....the mini ships look sooooooo cool...Shels gona put up a post on both of them soon!

Sven}- yes....super sculpy - and yes...I am doing a press mold to get a base shape I am adjusting for his expressions....Its a Ultracal mold.

I will cover it all in my dirk production Post.

amoebaboy} not quite ....ha...but its a easier pace.

Carrotkid}me niether man....I have seen the whole film in my head....I just gota make it.....arrrrggghhh.

Shelley }Ha!...yeah....its a new world for us!

Don}Thanks....thats what I want....everyone to BELIEVE that they are Alive and REAL!

Rene J}Thanks for stopping by!!

Mattson}Thanks so much for passing along the Blog!! It means so much to me that people enjoy the blog-production.

Maarten Van Rooy}Thanks man!!

jriggity

Sam Roe said...

This is looking so good man! I can't wait to see this finished product! Kudos.

Yaz said...

Justin, a.n.i.m.a.t.i.o.n.!! Can I please borrow some of your experience on making puppets walk?? They are totally alive and looking amazing!!

3D particles using Maya or others..?? Noo.. please dont do that. Even if you take some little pieces of cotton and make those fly around using some wire, that would be better than using 3D softwares. Just my opinion and I think you feel the same.

I love the replacement faces and the last picture with you and Shel :))

JP said...

Another wicked post that makes me kick my own ass and get workin' and livin'. Take care, j

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Mattson Tomlin said...

just got your comment (and commented back) and sent your blog off to three new people who are about to crush on you guys.

Alonso said...

Great progress! How long is this film going to be in the end? Are you planning a 2010 release?

I'm understanding that you've got the bluescreen up for the sky, is the flat orange just a temp? (I like the color, but it's a little plain)

The entire set is covered in clay? At the end of a session under the hot lights is it easy to accidentally move the surface?

When is Gerald coming out on DVD?

(sorry, I guess I know where my son gets it, every sentence out of his mouth is a question right now :P )

Dan Metalmadcat said...

m)_YOU ARE THE BEST!!

jriggity said...

Sam} thanks dood....one more year of shooting ahead...

Yaz}thanks!!.....ALIVE is the Goal....living and Breathing.

I will give it a shot.... shooting the particles in Stop mo....3d...

and Ill post on it here...when I give it a try..

JP}Thanks man! will do.

Mattson}Thanks brotha!I passed on your site to some filmaker buddies too.

Maarten}Thanks dood...nice to see ya drop in!

Alonso}Ha! The Question Monster has arrived .....Aaaaahhhhhhggghhh

ha...ha.. Naw man I love talking with you guys....animation brotherhood is strong....

and you are definitely PASSIONATE ABOUT ANIMATION!!

so...yes....

the flat orange is a temp....It is the color I'll be using though for the sky...


I always shoot in the wee house of the night.....so the clay never really gets hot enough to squish too much. I also stay off of it most of the time.


Gerald is coming out on DVD very soon!!! Shels hard at work on the editing of the special features...

we want the people who buy it to get more than just the film....but a look into the production and our experience.

cant wait to put it out there!!


Dan}Thanks man!!

Mike Adair said...

Just amazing and awesome you guys!
So inspiring!

Mackmation said...

This keeps looking more and more impressive! It's awesome seeing the real size of that set... AWESOME!

Will said...

aahhh, awesome!

Ethan said...

Keep rockin' it Justin and Shel!