Life Update - HAT News, etc.Hullo my fellow Deviants,Life Update - HAT News, etc. in Personal More Like This
It's about that time for a new journal entry, as a lot has happened since last I was seen lurking about this site. I have new Honour Amongst Thieves Questions and Answers podcasts, Amnesia videos, and photos, as well as news on my current job(s), and the results of :iconredeaddie:'s fantastic Louis cosplay. So how about I just start from the beginning?
Brendan Julian was over in Singapore for three weeks towards the end of my summer break, which was responsible for most of my absence. For those who don't yet know, he is the voice for Louis Despatis in my (as of yet) unfinished animation. Much fun was had. As well as dragging him all over the island and introducing him to all manner of wild and weird Asian cuisine, we also spent a lot of time at Universal Studios, Singapore, with my LASALLE besties for Livia's birthday. Brendan got to hug Reese's Pieces
Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...JUST KIDDING!!Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ... in Personal More Like This
He's here with me, visiting Singapore. See you in a few weeks.
(BTW this whole prank was Brendan's idea. You can direct all the hatey to him.)
It's Happening!!Louis is starting to talk!It's Happening!! in Personal More Like This
For those asking, I'm animating directly into the computer using a Wacom tablet. The animation program I'm using is TVPaint Animation 10 Pro. Super expensive so I use the school computers, but it's like the illegitimate love-child between Photoshop and Adobe After Effects without Flash's niggling tendencies to crash every ten minutes. That program is sex. <3
Working @ UbisoftNot even kidding, though my contract is only for two months so far. I was offered a unique opportunity to work alongside experts in the industry, and was recruited for concept art, illustration, and storyboarding, bouncing around to see where I might fit with my toony style. It's only been day one so far, but I'm working right alongside professionals and get to learn from them first-hand. Pretty sure I'm still reeling. Obviously I can't tell you what we're working on due to confidentiality agreements, but it's pretty cool to see all the behind-the-scenes action my own self.Working @ Ubisoft in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, this does mean a significant stall in my (slow) progress on HAT, my animation-to-be. While working at LASALLE I literally spent every minute animating if I wasn't busy assisting teachers; now the only time I'll have to work on it will be when I get home, and on the weekends. Finishing the illustrations for Voltaire's upcoming children's book
Meet Louis?Now that I've made you look ...Meet Louis? in Personal More Like This
Anyone in Düsseldorf, Germany, who is going to the DoKoMi con should keep their eyes peeled for :iconmonsieurlefrereduroi: and her girlfriend, who will be dressed as Louis and James respectively this Sunday (19th). She's dressed as Louis before, and cuts an absolutely fabulous~ figure:
I thought people only cosplayed famous characters?
And I am super excited to see photos this time around, especially since she's outdoing herself yet again and making new, more exact costumes ...
Sneak-peaks, what a tease!
I am so flattered that people like my characters enough to want to cosplay them, especially when they do such a bang-up job of it. I will not be there, because I live all the way on the other side of the world in Singapore, but anyone over there do say hi! They're friendly people!
Adam Savage talks about AnimationCheck it outtttt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAGCFAv4rnk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUiDJtJKMICpb9B1qf7qjEOAAdam Savage talks about Animation in Personal More Like This
For all those people asking how I animate/learned to animate, that's pretty much it. Also I'm a huge Mythbusters fan, so the fact that it's Adam Savage talking about this makes me happeh.
Pirates Beat Ninjas - Louis Goes to Con!Greetings, watchers!Pirates Beat Ninjas - Louis Goes to Con! in Personal More Like This
Our very own :iconredeaddie: will be attending the San Japan Convention this August - San Antonio's Major Anime Convention - and will be hosting a panel on pirate culture and costume. She will be dressed to kill - as Louis Despatis.
The convention runs from August 16-18th. The panel is on Saturday (Aug 17th) at 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. You can find more information on her event here: http://www.san-japan.org/forum/showthread.php?1730-Pirates-Beat-Ninjas-Beginners-to-Pirate-Cosplay
As well as the panel, she will be appearing as Louis for the Cosplay Catwalk, the Masquerade Ball, and even hosting the Dating Game Panel on the same day. I've long admired RedeadDie's costuymes, especially her work as Jareth in the past, and am super excited to see her finished work on Louis. Unfortunately, being in S
Animation Progress ....So I've finally begun in-betweening James's introduction sequence ...Animation Progress .... in Personal More Like This
It's consisted of hours of listening to him scream "Oh BLOODY HELL" and "DAMN IT!" into my ear.
LeavingI need a break.Leaving in Personal More Like This
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I don't like sharing aspects of my personal life anymore, but some things have happened and I need time alone. I apologize to anyone who's sent me a note in the past few weeks, whether on here or any of my other accounts; I won't be getting back to you. My Deviations are not deleted, merely hidden, but I have no intention of returning any time soon.
You've all been great.