Hey, guess what?
I'm ecstatic right now. Nearly 3 yearsafter I initially storyboarded and pitched this project to a then-new company called Kickstarter, asking if they'd let me use their site, it... Read more
Animation is Complete!
So, this thing happened today - I rendered out a (VERY near) final version of the film! Every scene is animated and I don't hate it! I... actually likeit... Read more
Character animation is done!
At 11:51pm tonight, I drew the final frame of character animation.
Theres still some background and special effect-type work to be done (and audio), but this is certainly a... Read more
New Post on the Tumblr!
Read the ful post here. Excerpt: “Well folks, its been 2 years since we started on this journey together. Sorry I’ve been so quiet, but I honestly ran out of ideas... Read more
My Final Title Choice + An Art/Video Update
Tile choice: Lake Beast
Sometimes the first idea is the better idea! Thanks for giving your input and help with this. I think for simplicity's sake this title is better,... Read more
Alive and Hungry
Hello! Yes yes I'm not dead and all is well. I hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here's whats happening. The Beast of Black Lakedelays of late are due... Read more
Month Delay = Less Future Delays (I hope!)
I wrote a quick update on the Tumblr - but the even shorter version is that I'm going to take about a month off Beast of Black Lake to make... Read more
The Teaser - ITS LIVE!
In case you missed it yesterday the excerpt that played at the Kickstarter Film Fest is now LIVE on the project site!
Check. It. OUT.
Kickstarter Film Fest Recap
I just published a long post about the Kickstarter Film Fest trip I recently got back from. You can read it over at the project Tumblr. Here is a snippet:
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Kickstarter Film Festival
Big news today folks! Lake Beast aka Beast of Black Lakewill be playing at the Kickstarter Film Festival July 9th on a rooftop in Brooklyn, NY! The film is... Read more
Live Painting Video today!
Hey, just for fun I'm going to do a live broadcast today of me painting a background. I will start it up in about 30-40 minutes (after I eat lunch)... Read more
Hey friends! I wanted to link you to a site I'm using to post quick work-in-progress "shots" - many of which are from Beast of Black Lake. Check out... Read more
Updates from the Project Blog
Hey folks, I thought I'd catch you up on whats happening on the project blog! I am doing a series of posts called “Build-A-Scene” where I go through the making... Read more
Back the Project (cont'd)!
Hey there. I just made it possible for anyone to continue to back Beast of Black Lake - this time thru paypal! Check it out: Be a Backer (cont'd)!
Its... Read more
New Journal Entry: Following a System vs Creative Flexibility
I wrote up a new entry on the production blog thats about the role a system or production plan can have in making an animated short by yourself.
Read A... Read more
New Blog Post & Look
There is a new post over at the production blog where I talk about my thoughts on camerawork in the film and in animation in general. Also, the blog now... Read more
New Production Blog
Hey guys, just a quick note to link you over to my new production blog: Check it out!
Why the new site? Mainly because Tumblr is so much easier to... Read more
Storyboards redrawn & edited, check. Concept art & character designs finished, check. Story & themes finalized and flowing, check. Final title chosen, check.
I think I'm ready to start animating!... Read more
So... yeah... what now, right? OK, Here's my plan: I won't be able to start full-force on the Lake Beast animation until the money clears - which may take a... Read more
I wanted to say a quick thanksto everybody who helped make this fundraiser a success. You guys are the best and I really really appreciate it. I will write... Read more
The Final Special Incentive!
We're so close! Thanks again you guys.
Ok, listen up... Here's the final incentive: From right now until the end of the funding period (Sat 12:35pm), everybody that gives $20... Read more
My Animation Process Video
We're getting close everybody! Thanks again for all your support. Keep facebooking and emailing and tweeting about the project so we can meet the goal and then some!
Today's update... Read more
Art Imitating Life
As I've been digging around, looking for inspiration for the project, a lot of things from my life experiences have worked their way into the story. One of those things... Read more
Special Rare Incentive #1 Is Over - Whats Next?
The 24 hour children's book giveaway is over (see previous post) and now you can watch me pull the name of the winning backer out of a hat live on... Read more
Special 24 Hour Incentive!
Today, starting at 2pm CST (convert to your time here) you can get a copy of my childrens book by pledging $10! Here's how it works: from 2pm today (Wed... Read more
What is Inspiring the Look of Lake Beast
As I bang away on storyboards for the film in what free time I have, I thought it might be fun to go through my sources of visual inspiration on... Read more
Where the Story Idea Came From + Status Update
For my first real update I thought I would give a little background on where this film idea came from and also a quick status report. First off though, I... Read more
And We're Off!
Hi everybody. This is the obligatory first post! I will be filling this with interesting stuff as we go along as best I can. Should be an adventure!