Archive for the ‘FMP’ Category

Almost There

June 4, 2010

The film is nearly finished, after the assessment we (by which I mean I) have one week to finish animating before the final film is submitted for the end of year show.

I’m really looking forward to that. Not because of the free alcohol but because it will all finally be over (breathes a heavy sigh of relief). I will have my life back and will be able to do all the things I want to do! Yay!

Here’s a little first draft poster idea thing-a-majig I made.


Digital Painting!

April 21, 2010

Wow, things have a been hectic lately.

It’s getting closer to the deadline for my FMP ‘Supernaut’ and I know I haven’t posted any updates, and that’s due to me being so overwhelmed with work i’ve barely had time to scratch my bollocks. That and i’d rather keep it all as a surprise for the grand opening.

I found this really good tutorial on digital painting for all of you who are interested.

It’s helped me a lot and when I get some time after the film is made you can expect to see a whole bunch of nice stuff on here.



Supernaut re designs

January 22, 2010

Just been doing some character re-designs for my final major project. Still not quite there, I just can’t seem to get away from drawing cute stuff.



All The Hard Work Paid Off

January 13, 2010

I feel a lot happier and relieved since the FMP pitching process is over. Seven films were chosen to be put into production, and mine was one of them. I was too tired to have any sort of reaction yesterday due to my ridiculous sleeping pattern catching up with me. Now that i’ve had a considerable amount, i feel quite pleased that mine was chosen. I believe i’ll find out who I’ll be working with on Thursday, which i’m quite looking forward to.

I’ve also noticed that my drawing style has deteriorated somewhat over the past few months.

Maybe it has something to do with being tense. It’ll pass i guess, the elvis phase did.*


*For a time all i could draw was elvis, despite my best efforts everything that ended up on the page resembled the king. It was a frustrating period.

Nothing’s Original – The Aftermath of My Initial Pitch

December 14, 2009

I just did my first pitch for my FMP (last week), I think it went well, I got some great feedback and have lots of things I can work on. There’s no way my film is going to look anything like the key scenes I made though, they just look too cute and shiny.

I want mine to be rough, violent and edgy. In fact I want the whole animation to be as super violent as possible.

Emmanuel reccomended that i watch this vid, Galactic Mail by Asterokid.

I think it’s pretty bloody good.

I don’t really like looking at stuff that is similar(if not the same) in content to what i’m making when i’m making it because it throws me off (obviously something i need to work on). I start thinking ‘bollocks, it’s already been made, doesn’t seem much point in me doing my film now.’

However this time i thought ‘Hang on Josh, don’t be such a silly billy, defeatist, grumpy-pants. What you’re doing is (almost) completely different, besides nothing is original. Furthermore yours is going to rock the socks off every man, woman and man child making it will bring happiness laughter and maybe slight sexual arousal to any that see it. You’re doing the world a service by creating this beast of a film’.

Well ladies and gents, i hope i’m right.