Monday, April 21, 2008


Thanks for the wonderful and beautiful signed poster
it looks amazing

It has been a great honor being your mentor and look forward to see your work in the future

Celestial OX has earned its place in the stars......

P.S. remember me when you become rich and famous


Thursday, April 17, 2008


Garrett Hanna completed an AMAZING suitable for framing poster for us. I'm getting 20 11x17's made so talk to me tomorrow if you want one (MoCap Pengs who are out of town already, email me your address and I'll be happy to mail you yours)

I just want to say again how proud I am of everybody in our group! I am simply amazed at the end result. You guys did it! THANK YOU!!!

*************SPOILER ALERT*************************

Here are some stills from the final film. GO TO THE SCREENING FRIDAY AT 6PM! Buy a copy of ALL 8 FILMS FOR ONLY $3!

Friday, April 11, 2008

I watched the first cut of the Celestial Ox and, I almost broke down into tears. This year has been amazing, and seeing this film done just made all the work worth it. Thanks for everything, talk to you soon.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008


This morning we made a list of all the scenes & what we need at this point.
The list is below! I also printed it & posted it beside my desk. lf you do anything off the list, please cross it off!
Thanks Guys!!

After effects stuffs.

Looking for some tutorials online on how to do some effects, and here's what I found.

Making a camera iris, for the final shot. This one has the details on the apeture shutter things. I don't know if we wanted that, but here it is.

Mark and I were discussing making an image distorted, for his drinking scene and for my scenes in a portal. There seem to be two things that will work, depending on what we want to do.

Using a displacement map. An example of one being used. We'll still have to experiment to make it work, but I think it's a starting point.

For my scenes, I was thinking more of a heat distortion near the edges of the frame. I found a tutorial on making heat distortions, using particles. Perhaps a combination of the two techniques will work for me, so that it's not distorting the entire image, but just around it.

I also downloaded copies of these, so I can show people on the school computers.

And now, it's so much later than I thought it would be. I will be into school as soon as I eat!


Hey everyone, here's the final look of the land when everything grows. I'm almost done the painting for the pan, but here's the section that you guys might need for reference in case you didn't check the mocap folder. See ya tomorrow!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Meeting tomorrow morning...

For those of us not going to the long lecture, Brock was saying we should have a meeting to see what's done and what still needs to be done, who needs help and who can help.

Early-ish in the morning. I'm planning on being there between 9 and 10, we'll see who's still there from the night before.

In case anyone wasn't in school, and checks the blog before tomorrow. n____n

G'night! We're going to finish, I can feel it!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Scribbled notes on After Effects

Hope you guys can read my chicken scratch!