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Thursday 26 March 2009

The talented Mr. Weebl

Here's an amazing animation job from the people at http://weebls-stuff.com/ which is currently doing the rounds on television advertising a new service from Yellow Pages. I'm so happy for those guys!


Wednesday 18 March 2009

Keep watching BBC Three

Stan is about to get his first appearance on TV introducing Family Guy. It hasn't been confirmed when this intro will be aired, so you'll just have to look out for it. Next episode is on tonight at 11.30pm on BBC Three.


Monday 16 March 2009

Gervais + Elmo = Hilarity on 'Sesame Street'

Funny stuff!

Recording Update

Just finished a recording for an upcoming animation with my very talented friend Esme Olden. It sees the return of Stan, played by me and his girlfriend Beryl, played by Esme. More updates on this coming up!


Sunday 15 March 2009

My plans for tonight

After the pub, I'm off to see Mr. Mitch Benn at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton. If you've not heard of him, he's best known for his musical contributions on the Now Show (BBC Radio 4). It should be a good laugh. It's good to spend the evening out I suppose. (That picture is just my little joke. Like it?)


Sunday 8 March 2009

Saturday 7 March 2009

Slow and steady wins the race

In the last blog post regarding "Project X", I said the video might be ready by early March. This was however a complete overestimation as I still haven't even finished half of it yet. I'm have been working on the animation day by day and i reckon that I had better take my time so I can get it to look as good as possible. Trust me, it will be worth the wait!


Tuesday 3 March 2009

A Scanner Darkly

Yesterday I managed to sit down and watch Richard Linklater's inspiring 2006 film, A Scanner Darkly for the first time and it did not disappoint. As an animation fan I naturally bought into the rotoscoping format. The unique style reminds us that there are still some visual effects that only 2D animation can achieve. The film was not just visually impressive though, I really enjoyed the suspense, the humour and the inventiveness within the narrative. The performances from each of the cast members added depth and believability to the characters they portrayed. I particularly enjoyed Robert Downey Jr's character, easily the funniest performance in the film. The film ends on a rather chilling note which moved me immensely. I don't usually buy DVDs, but I reckon this is a must have for animation fans so I'm sure pretty soon I will have myself a copy.


Monday 2 March 2009

It's growing...

My latest animation that is. It's about 30 seconds long so far, which isn't bad, however It's set to be about 3 minutes so I don't think it will be ready for a few more weeks... maybe a whole month. But I'm not giving up. I might suspend it for a bit because I have another idea for an animation and I'm hoping to record the dialogue soon.
Anyway, Project X is going to look fantastic when it's finished so stay tuned!