Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I Get By

Things are moving along at a slow but sure pace.  There is still some sort of mental equilibrium that I am chasing after but I think I'll get there soon.  It's a whole new challenge when you are working on your own film, your own idea.  I feel so spoiled to say this but I MISS having a crew around to do things for me.  If I had a puppet/set/lighting problem in the past I just took it to the experts I worked with and said FIX THIS PLEASE.  And fix it they did.  I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked with so many amazing knowledgable people, and let me tell you I am really missing them.  Now when I have a problem to work through with my puppet/set/lighting its all on me to fix it.  And don't get me wrong, I'm loving the chance to learn all this great stuff, and yes I am have wild fun doing it.  But I know myself and when it comes right down to it there is just nothing in the world I love more than animating.  Building is fun, storyboarding and drawing are fun.  I love it, it's great.  But it doesn't compare to animating.  And I miss animating.  I suppose its just frustrating that every time I have a setback and can't move forward I am the only one who is accountable for that.  Anyways, you know what they say:  Anything worth doing isn't easy!
Forward I go.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Grumpy Old Men

So this is not the best picture (I took it with my MacBook) but its better than nothing!  For some reason I can't seem to co-ordinate bringing my SD card and point and shoot camera with me.  I'll get the hang of it then better pics will follow!  So at this point I'm kinda stalled on the puppet construction as I wait for some more supplies to be shipped.  Since this is the case I am now switching gears to focus on the set.  I've been sketching and colour swatching like a mad woman.  My heart is still with my puppet though so I'm just kinda going through the motions with the set until I get excited about it.   WEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just Me and Me

I just listened to this great podcast interview with Conan O'Brian.  He said when he was younger and working part time jobs trying to make it as a comedian, all he ever wanted for his career and his life was for it to be interesting.  That really made me stop and think...  And yeah, I really agree with him.  I've realized that the only times I was really unhappy was when things were boring, when I was stagnating in my art and not taking risks and trying new things.  Not failing but not succeeding.  It kinda made me see my life and my future in a new light.  And I like it.
Keep it interesting!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Half Alive

It's really weird to see things progressing like this.  I've had this idea in my head for so long and actually seeing it take some sort of physical form is magical to me.  I've assembled my armature and hope to to have build up PHASE ONE (blue foam) done by the end of tomorrow.  Soon it will be time to work on the head sculpt and replacement mouth parts.  WOW.  I'm excited.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Sketchy Conversation

So things are going well at the studio....other than some random threadlock issues I can't complain too much.  I'm thinking by the end of this week I should have some pretty exciting progress to show!
In fact I had brought my point and shoot camera to the studio today to take some progress pics, only to find that I had forgotten to put an SD card in it!  Arg......silly me!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Oh yesssssssss.....

This is my life.
It is happy.
Need I say more?