Friday, November 16, 2018

grOw/cinema, Ep.IX down to last 10 pages.

I was able to complete up to page 80 this week. A little less than the last few weeks, but still a good outcome. The lower page rate this time was partially due to "real life" work taking some of my time away. The other reason is that more time was needed to complete many of the frames, due to: extensive liquid effects; playing with camera angles in my 3D program to get the best shot; making sure the characters meld with those camera angles; and the many overlapping of characters that is currently going on, which takes longer due to more separate areas needing to be selected in order to color them.

Hang in there! We are getting close. I expect a much lower production week next week, due to the continuing "real life" work, as well as the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thurs (and Fri, as we celebrate it). This puts possible release a tad later than I had hoped, which is hopefully between Wed., Nov 28 and Fri., Dec 1.

Friday, November 9, 2018

grOw/cinema, Ep. IX, frame 70 complete!

I completed up to frame 70 out of 90 this week. That means we're past the 75% mark (77.7% to be exact)! It's been a week full of working on many details in these last few frames: lot's of working with my 3D program and Poser models to get great camera angles and study how figures interact with each other; lots of "liquid" affects of various kinds; focusing on new characters' looks and wardrobe (and its destruction); and much more! Only 20 frames to go!

Friday, November 2, 2018

grOw/cinema, Ep. IX, frame 57 complete!

My goal was to hit the two-thirds mark by the end of this week (frame 60), but I fell shy by 2-1/2 frames. I was able to complete up to frame 57, and got halfway through 58. A combination of factors slowed me a bit this week, including "real life" work, Halloween, fixing a bunch of errors in old frames. The last in this list of delays refers to a few "key" items that where in the script and in previous frames, and I had mistakenly dropped out in some of the later frames. I had to go back and put them back in for consistency. (For example, let's say a character said "I brought this pencil to class!" and they were no carrying a pencil. Oops.

Hang in there! We're making great progress and are approaching the end!