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
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.)
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!
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.
Meet And Greet the Voice of James!That's right!Meet And Greet the Voice of James! in Personal More Like This
Richard Johnston--voice actor for James Hunter from 'Honour Amongst Thieves'--will be attending the London Film and Comic Con (in England!!) on Sunday, October 6th. He has personally invited any HAT fans that might be heading over there to come to say hello ... or to "ask James to shout at them!" He is always very happy to fling James-like, beffudled profanities.
A face for radio!
He will be wearing his recogniseable shirt, tie, and waistcoat from the HAT Podcasts, so if you see him don't be shy. He is Nice Peoples. I, unfortunately, will be unable to attend ... one day, Richard! One day!
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
Animation SituationI've been rushing at breakneck speeds to finish my animation in time for the official submission deadline tomorrow ... or, today, by now actually. However, there are still little fixes I want to make to Santiago's introduction scenes, as well as some revisions to the "finished" sequences with Louis and James, so I'm holding back on uploading the clips to Youtube.Animation Situation in Personal More Like This
Until then, have some progress shots!
Support an Animator, Please Vote!Hey guys!Support an Animator, Please Vote! in Personal More Like This
My friend and colleague at work, Qing Sheng, has entered an animated short into the Digicon6 festival, and all of us over here at LASALLE would appreciate it if you dropped him a vote! Simply head on over here and "Like" this video: http://viddsee.com/video.php?video=affinity_our_song_2013
He his a mostly self-taught 3D animator, who graduated last year from ADM. Digicon is an Animation Film Competition featuring mostly student groups or solo projects, and we would appreciate any support. Thanks all in advance!
(PS: There are over 20,000 of you supposedly lurking around my gallery, I will be sorely disappointed if this doesn't get at least 20,000 votes!)