Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast? in Personal More Like This
Last Sunday I had a Skype meeting with Brendan Julian and Richard Johnston - the voices of Louis and James respectively from my upcoming animation - to discuss the finer points of Honour Amongst Thieves. As promised, I managed to record it and so without further ado, I present to you:
Honour Amongst Thieves
I was delighted to see the two of them got along so well, because their character interaction promises to be great this way. Unfortunately, Santiago's VA was unable to make it due to timezones, but perhaps sometime in future we'll be able to repeat this again plus one Spaniard!
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
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
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
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.)
James Hunter's Intro SequenceJames's Intro Sequence (in sketch lines!) is available for your viewing over on my Youtube account, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IED8ZOGzpXc&feature=youtu.beJames Hunter's Intro Sequence in Personal More Like This
It's sound-effect-less, music-less, and not cleaned up at all, but I will be uploading each scene as I complete them so that the voice actors can see how their work is coming together. Perhaps it's also interesting for people interested in some of the processes of animation, as well.
QnA Podcast SessionHey guys,QnA Podcast Session in Personal More Like This
The VAs and myself are mighty busy this week, so there won't be any podcasting this evening. However, due to the drastic timezone differences having any sort of livestream would be impossible, as our only convenient times are midnight in the States, the early a.m. in Europe/UK, and just after noon for me.
As such, we'll only be able to answer questions you guys post here, in the Comments section of this journal, and then upload it as another vlog. We'll probably only be able to get around to another podcast next weekend, so you have a good while to ask us anything.
Bear in mind we won't repeat questions, and we probably won't be able to get through them all, but if there's anything you want to ask the VAs or even myself about Honour Amongst Thieves, the process, how they got the voices, the color of their socks, anything at all ... then now's the time to ask.
I will update you all with the podcast, whenever we do get around to it. You will be able to find it in the HAT
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!
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.
Voice Acting Auditions - CLOSED! + ANIMATIC!My gosh you guys are impatient, I still needed time to illustrate and compile the thing! You can now watch the animatic of all three auditions the voice actors sent in here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXozbLlDArA&lc=mSF_hHagrIh81PjKgfRddOOdr9c93KvV58EVRmMzUBY Enjoy!Voice Acting Auditions - CLOSED! + ANIMATIC! in Personal More Like This
Now that my animation course has resumed I may as well update you all on the progress of my search for Voice Actors for the rolls of Louis, James, and Santiago for my upcoming film 'Honour Amongst Thieves':
Auditions are now closed, and three "finalists" have been selected as the voices for the characters. Congratulations to:
as Louis Despatis
as James Hunter
as Santiago de la Cruz
All three sent in terrific voice clips with very good quality, and I hadn't expected to find such suitable voices for all three characters, especially on such short notice for such a small production! Thank you all for spreading the word