Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Messenger

Pitch Panels for 300 Stickmen.
The short will focus on the first battle between the Stickmen and the Polygon army.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dress Rehersal?

The title is apt. Please keep in mind this is a rough draft.
For the final every aspect will have to be enhanced.
But this test makes me feel real confident.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Concept Art 101

Some visual development for 300 stickmen.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Animation and Compositing Test

This is a simple test to see what kinda motion I can get out of this.
The guy is a little stiff, but if I take some time then I can get some descent motion out of him. Not bad for a bunch of quick pics taken with a camera on sticks. I currently have to transfer them to the computer for assemblage. Kinda tedious but it doesn't stop stuff from happening...animation stuff.

Now a Kitchen Sink Composite. Meaning I threw a lot of elements together to see how close I can come to the first batch of Promo Posters. It came out a little dark but other than that I feel its on the right track.

A test I did last summer. I plan to use a similar techinque
for the Stickmen faces and lip-sync.

Pear Talk by ~juliusbernard on deviantART

I should probably use this time to plug my software of choice(s).
Monkey Jam: Its free and PC
Frame Thief: $40 bucks and your MAC solution.

There are of course other choices but at a beginning stage these are the best around for the dollar, or lack of it.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Picture Gallery

The first week of photos. Basically all lighting tests for compositing. Most of the first ones are the pics I used for the promo posters.

Power of the Stick.

...Lights Out.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Promo Posters

Promo posters for visual development. I had fun doing all these. I'm very pleased with the look so far. If I can hold on to a level of abstraction, this could be really neat visually.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Test shots

With the 2 pics I could use I made 2 promo posters. I plan to do a few more of these to help refine my green screen shooting. I need a bigger light!!! I also need to paint these guys up a bit I think. Can't wait to add the cape too.

Thanks go to my friend who came into SF last night but got lost in a no no bar, so I just kept working. Without his flake I couldn't have gotten this done. See my fundamentalist friends sin can lead to good. A little too much of a stretch there that was.