Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vanessa Cartoon

Vanessa said something about how do we animate, well, this is her drawing that we took and placed into an ad for CrazyTalk6 program. I liked the butterfly at the end, it seemed fitting.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lammy Pulled A "Nessa"

Vanessa was sending an email and something went wrong and she sent another saying she was just pressing buttons. That reminded me of this upcoming episode of Lammy when she did the same thing that Vanessa did.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Lights Went Out!

The previous movie clip looks simple, but it is very complex, really. Every item in the scene is a program that has to be installed: the doll character, her clothes, hair, the seat, piano, stage and even the cameras and lights. After installing the dozen or more programs, they have to be positioned using co-ordinates x,y,z for position and then again for rotation. 0,0,0 is the very center. 400, 0, 723 is where they are and the same for the rotation which means head, each arm, leg must be set with numbers. Then we have to install sound programs and integrate them with the movements. The oddest thing happened to me during a rehearsal before shooting a scene: the lights went out. I was shocked at first. How could a light bulb burn out in a virtual matrix of programs and settings? But the light program crashed and I had to uninstall it and then re-install another light, and then assign it co-ordinates so that it would shine on the subject.
But honestly, the hardest part is creating something for the character to do. The script writing! Everything starts with creative writing.

Friday, November 20, 2009