Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A Shot!

Love Bot Test from Daniel Lee on Vimeo

Here's a super fast shot from my film that contains no spoilers. It's coming together! I'll re-post this when i have more time looped as it's only a second and a bit long. Let me know what you think.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Blue Ball

Blue Ball from Daniel Lee on Vimeo.

Re-posting the Blue Ball test through Vimeo because it seems to be more reliable. I'll be posting all videos using Vimeo from now on. I have done a bit more work on that wee orange character which i will hopefully be posting later today.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Another Test

Lightin Test in After Effects from Daniel Lee on Vimeo.

I did some more work on that character i posted today, just trying some more things out in flash and after effects. Too tired to go in depth. Night.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Who is it???

The above is not a video clip, just a print-screen from the trailer for the Gorillaz vid. It's been rumoured that someone very very very famous is going to be in the video and the strongest rumours were Bruce Willis and Wylie Coyote (that how you spell it?). Well this is the only flash of people from in the trailer and the bald guy kinda looks like Kyle Gass to me from Tenacious D, what do you think? Also i am pretty sure that creepy fellow in the back appears in cartoon form in the new 2-D ident. They've released a Murdoc one too recently, both are on youtube.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Warrick's Home

Uni is so busy lately there's not a lot of spare time to do much other stuff. I managed to do this quick little study whilst waiting for something to render. It's for that idea i mentioned a couple of posts back that was merging with another idea (the post with the rough comic strip). Anyways, i have managed to make it into a simple project that's easy to work on with little spare time. Incase you can't tell, i want to make it look like the 80's was sick on it.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Animatic frustration!!!!

I am currently re-working my animatic. Over the last two weeks i have gotten some great advice from people in the industry and they're all saying the same thing; to make things as tight as possible. So i am trimming where i can on my animatic to make my film shorter, but the story is far more in depth than Nunzilla (my second year film) and i am trying not to lose that depth. I am taking away, but then i am adding new little shots to make everything clearer. It's driving me nuts! I'm at the end of my teather. If anyone can offer any advice, please do.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Jane at A

Hi Jane, i've managed to do a few bits and bobs for development work but it's moving slowly because uni is super busy at the moment (for the long version of busy-ness, read the post below, it includes a trip to animation studios in London). I'm almost back up to speed on my film work and when i am i'll be getting together with John so we can crank out a lot of stuff for you guys. In the meantime the pic above is the only thing i have worth showing. I managed to do it quickly on a break in uni. Also, would it be ok if i emailed you my animatic in the next few days?

I got sunshine in a bag...

Howdy gang. I haven't been posting as much as i'd like to lately mainly because I HAVE NO TIME! I've had a bit of time away from my film and now i am playing catch up. Last week i spent five days on work experience at A Productions in Bristol and had a really great time. I was the illest i've been in a long time for the entire time i was there but it was still brilliant to see people in the flesh working in the field i'm studying. Up until then it was a mere myth to me! I went into uni over the weekend that followed then trying to catch up but i just seemed to get sicker and had to take tuesday morning off to try and get better ready to go to London the next day! Hurrah!
The trip to London yesterday, pardon my french, blew my f***ing mind. It was a long day but an amazing one. We drove up on a mini coach, visited Blue Zoo, Passion Pictures, Double Negative and Cinesite and then drove back the same day. I would like to go into detail on all of them but have no time at the mo, so i'll just mention my favourite. Passion Pictures is where i want to be at some point, it was brilliant there. Similar to another favourite of mine, Studio AKA, they seem to be open to working in many different ways, creating new and exciting work (check there website www.passion-pictures.com . Be sure to hyphonate it! You've been warned). Whilst i was there i did bear witness to some behind the scenes/making of stuff of a certain cartoon band's new music video and animated shorts. I'm a big fan of the band and i can't really say what i saw because they made us swear we wouldn't, but what i did see looked super-duper cool! It's the Gorillaz!

I'm rambling. After a long long day in uni today i am almost back on track and schedule with my film. I do have some concept art stuff i am doing for A Productions but it is having to take a back seat at the moment as uni comes first. Above is a cruddy 1 or 2 minute doodle. Below is something from a wee project i started last November which i have been adding little bits to as i go and is kind of merging with another idea i have which is very exciting. It began as semi-autobiographical and this a comic sketch i did on the day i first read manga. It's probably funny to no one other than me and my mate, John. There are probably lots of other things i wanted to say but have forgotten as it's 2.15 AM and i didn't want this to turn into a massive boring post, but hey, look what happened....

Sunday, 7 February 2010


We have to do an interesting CV as part of our business module, so i took sunday to do it and this is pretty much what i came up with. It's going to be a booklet, so these are the page spreads, they're in a random order because thats how they need to be printed to make the booklet. I'm not entirely happy with it, but i don't have the time to make drastic changes, i just want to get on with my film!!!