Application Submitted and new POC shot
"My Dad the Giant"has officially been submitted to the Texas Film Makers Production Fund. I am applying for the sum of $10,000. $7,767 of the funds I have set... Read more
Proof of Concept Colored
Greetings again! The deadline for the grant application is fast approaching, as is the proof of concept animation's completion.
Now all I have left to do is add in the... Read more
Almost all cleaned up
I've finished cleaning up the father and am now moving onto Emilio. Emilio just needs a few tweaks really and he should be good, then it's all color, shadow models,... Read more
Things are getting pretty
Things are moving along nicely. I just recently moved into a new duplex that's much closer to my workplace, it's taken some time away from working on the film, but... Read more
Rough Animation Finished
Now with the Rough animation on my Proof of Concept shot finished, and Tie-Down pretty much done as well, I can begin the shadow models. Yay!
Then once that... Read more
Shot 20, further progress
Here's some updated progress on the soon to be Proof of Concept shot. Hair and cloth are being roughed in, following this I will do a final clean up pass... Read more
Still Trucking Along
I know it's been a bit of a snails pace getting updates out here. I'm still working on a Proof Of Concept shot which as you can see below, the... Read more
What I've been up to!
Please check out my blog. :) More film updates coming up!
Livestreaming and shot progress
Attached is the digital progress I have made on the shot. You can see I tweaked the father's animation considerably and Emilio's only a little bit. They are nude at... Read more
Back from Ottawa, working on P.O.C.
Hey all! So I've returned from my trip to Ottawa. It was both an enjoyable and productive experience with some great contacts being made. I am currently in the process... Read more
Ottawa and my film, plus the new schedule!
So I wasn't able to receive the Austin Production Fund due to my ineligibility because I had not lived in Austin for a full year by the time I applied, even though it was... Read more
It's not dead yet! Plus a shameless plug.
For shameless plug go down to the bold type!
Nope, still alive and kicking, despite the lack of recent updates.
First off I did not receive the grant from the production fund.... Read more
New Full Leica Reel
Here is the full Leica Reel I will be using as a video sample, along with my Proof of Concept shot for my application to the Austin Film Makers... Read more
2012 Leica Reel Part 1
Here is the first part of the new Leica Reel.
There's some animation I still need to re-shoot so everything is up to date, but because of the tight... Read more
Working on the Application
I took the time last week to take notes and highlight all the areas I need to cover in order to apply for the Austin Film Makers Production Grant. I... Read more
Preparing for the Leica Reel
Well it's that time!
Now what I need to do is compile all my shots into another Leica Reel. This new reel will feature reshot animation on my new webcam... Read more
Completed about half the shots I need finished for the new Leica Reel today, and the other half should come tomorrow. I also updated SC64 as you can see below.... Read more
SC64 Rough Roughs
Because the Layout for this shot changed so much I had to go back and revisit the animation. At this point the shot is in rough keys but should be... Read more
Working in Flash
Now before anyone gets alarmed, let me just say the final product will not be in flash. What I am doing is animating as fast as I can in flash,... Read more
Lifting the Frame
Sorry for the brief hiatus, I have indeed been animating but with the new computer set up it has been difficult to post.
Never the less, here is a much... Read more
More Videos Coming Soon!
Don't worry, I haven't slacked on animation. It's done, but I have also acquired some new computer tech and will need to arrange, organize, and overall prep it before I... Read more
3/25/2012 Dad Tantrum
KickStarter will only allow Videos of 250MB or smaller to be uploaded at a time. As such I needed to upload this to vimeo first then embed it.
You'll notice... Read more
Emilio Draws a thing
I've got a large scene still in the works as far as tie down, but to tie you over while you wait, I thought I'd upload another scene that was... Read more
Taking down the last shots
In the final stretch now. My goal is to finish reanimating these last shots and tie down the really rough ones. Clean up, which is what I was focusing on... Read more
New and improved Animation Set up!
Just this weekend I purchased an animation desk off of some coworkers of mine. It's amazing and I love it! It has storage, a working light table designed for a... Read more
Clean up Feb 13 2012
Clean up has begun! This should give you an idea of the complexity involved in an average shot from the film. Next update will involve the Father in a close... Read more
3 days of intensive work, but the Layouts for the entire film have been completed!
With these at hand, Steve's Shots, Mel's shots, and my own, I can start re-shooting,... Read more
The film is still Kicken!
Posters Printed and mailing out soon!
As the video explains the posters have arrived! I will be mailing them out to the appropriate donors very soon. Sorry for the wait guys, but hopefully a poster of... Read more
The time has come!
My good friend Mel Miller has completed the poster for "My Dad the Giant" and it looks stunning! The attention to detail, light, and texture really... Read more
New Score and Poster updates!
Hello everyone, and my apologies for the long hiatus.
A lot has been happening since my last post. I moved down to Austin TX for a new job, and my... Read more
Father's theme and poster update!
As I have stated before, my good friend Mel Miller is doing the color and texture work for the poster those of you who donated over $100 will receive. Over... Read more
Mailing and the Soundtrack
A day or so ago I finished mailing out the last of the postcards, buttons, and even the hand signed animation frames to the respective donors. :) I was amazed... Read more
Buttons have arrived, Poster is in the works!
Finally the buttons have arrived, I can now begin mailing out the postcards and buttons to my donors. :) For those of you waiting on a poster, here is the... Read more
Postcards came in today!
The buttons should arrive any day now, and then I can begin mailing these out to all my patient donors. :) Thank you all again for being so patient, progress... Read more
Postcards, Buttons, Posters, etc!
The Postcards and Buttons are being printed and are currently on their way to my residence where I will be mailing them out to the rest of you! :)
For... Read more
Funds are transfering!
The two weeks has passed for me to acquire the funding from the kickstarter campaign. The gifts should all be sent out next week. :) Thank you everyone for being... Read more
Postcards and Buttons!
The designs for the postcards and pins have been completed. This is what everyone who has donated $5 or more can expect in the mail once the funds are transfered... Read more
We Did it!
With 30 total backers and a combined amount of $2,017 raised, "My Dad the Giant" has officially reached its funding goal!This couldn't have happened withoutthe generosity of so many... Read more
New Lyka Reel!
The cuts may be a bit rough, the timing still needs some tweaks, but in general all the animation is there and I can now begin moving the brunt of... Read more
A great friend and mentor Steve Stanchfield has agreed to take up some of the animation work load and add a bit of his own personality to his shots. He... Read more
Work continues on finishing up the animation for my film and moving into the 'tie-down'/'clean-up' phase.
I was able to talk to my friend and supporter Doug Stratton, the other... Read more
Color Render Test!
This is still a WIP including the background. I wanted to whip out something quick so that I could post an update on the progress of my proof of concept... Read more
Here are some concepts of the buttons I plan to make for all you who have donated! They are roughly 2.25" in diameter and host either the title, colored frame,... Read more
Proof of Concept animation!
As you may have noticed I have been working hard on getting a completed scene ready for show. I took 70 frames from a 300 frame animation and began cleaning... Read more
New Background help!
Help today has come from my friend and fellow CCS'er Kevin Ingrassia. Two shots in my film require a moving or 3d background for tracing. One shot is a slow... Read more
Proof of Concept, animation frame!
New proof of concept image!
In this picture I have taken a frame of my cleaned up animation and added a shadow, core shadow, and color pass. This is a... Read more