Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A couple of Santa scenes

I finally got around to seeing "Santa's Apprentice" just before Christmas with my eldest daughter and we both enjoyed it. She was very delighted in seeing my name at the end and remembered several of the scenes that I had animated. It was a fun little film that we and everyone else in the cinema enjoyed.
Anyway I thought I'd share a little bit more of my time on the production. As I have previously mentioned, we animated this using Toon Boom software drawing digitally on tablet monitors thereby eliminating paper and the need to dash off every few hours and shoot a linetest. Here's a screen capture showing what the interface looked like and our digital lightbox.
This made it very easy working remotely as I was. I was able to easily export a movie clip of my scene and upload it for the Character lead and Director to view and critique.

And here's the linetests of a couple of my favourite scenes. This first one is my favourite.

And this one is my daughter's favourite scene

Monday, January 16, 2012

RIP Ronald Searle

It's a bit of a downer to start the year on, but revered Cartoonist and Illustrator Ronald Searle passed away at the end of last year.
His influence has been felt the world over but aspiring illustrators everywhere.
Plenty of others have said it better, so I'll just post a tribute to one of his best known creations, the "St Trinians" girls