Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Final Post for Digital Cel

Well, it's the last day of Digital Cel! That was an interesting ride, I loved seeing everyone's blogs progress and the final films I've seen so far are fantastic.

I'm overall fairly pleased with my final film. If I was to change it, I maybe would have tried to do a film with straight animation rather than the cut-out style, but doing that would require simpler character designs and probably a whole lot more time! (Or I would have to be Chris St. Clair, that guy is insane! :P) Anyway, I think the goals I set for myself were pretty realistic and the outcome was pretty much as I expected.

And now I know how to use Flash, woo hoo!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Here it is!

Last preview before the final movie!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Some scenes done!

So far it's going about as quickly as I expected. As I get more comfortable with what I'm doing, I hope it will get even faster. Of course, most of the upcoming scenes are more complicated than these, but we'll see.

Anyone know if the completed film is due Monday or Wednesday?

I was going to upload multiple scenes but you can only put one in a post so whatever.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Last screenshot update probably

Hey some stuff.

Only 5 leftttt. Well, 6, counting one last hamster puppet.


EDIT: ~*~*~*~DONE WITH PUPPETS!~*~*~*~

Monday, May 11, 2009

Almost done with backgrounds

Wooo, update.

Only one background left!

Yellow wall
Jewelry box 1 (Reaching for ring)
Sink basin
Profile sink, with and without X-ray vision
Inside hamster cage
Outside hamster cage
Edge of sink counter
Sink drain opening
X-ray vision sink pipes
Jewelry box 2 (Hamster height)

Cool. Then when I'm done with that there's only doing the girl puppets for the opening scene aaand the hamster and cockroach puppets for the last scene.

The actual animation of this thing shouldn't be too hard. I'm going to animate the string around the hamster in flash rather than try and make some weird string puppet because that would be really hard. And animating a line is not that hard.

So I definitely anticipate being finished with the puppets by the end of this week, which leaves the next week open for animation. There may yet be an all-nighter in there somewhere but I'm pretty comfortable with the remaining time.

So yeah. Gonna finish that last background in class today.

EDIT: Finished the final scene hamster puppets! Took forever, too. There is only one more hamster puppet. Then I have to make the roach puppets (3), and then the girl puppets (there's about 8, I think.) It took 2 hours to make 6 hamster puppets. The roach is going to be easy. The girl... I'm not really sure. I'll say 10 hours of puppet-making left just to be safe.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Now I'm just uploading stuff to upload stuff.

Trying to work at least an hour every day on this now. 2:30 hours today.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

backgrounds and stuff

Hey. Haven't been updating this very much because I haven't been getting any feedback from it. Here's some backgrounds and stills.

work work work time