Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The End is Here

Here it is, the last day of Digital Cel Animation, and I have to say it was a lot of fun. Of course there are always things you would do differently in every situation, and looking back on this class there are a few things I would do differently too. First off I would practice more with Flash outside of class. I mean yeah, I did work on outside projects but they were shorts. It was fun and I did learn from it, but if I could do it again they're would be more of them and they would be longer. Also, I would settled on a topic sooner. It's not always easy to decided on a topic when there really are no limits to what you can do, but still I took too long and changed near the end. Though it did give me extra practice! I got most of the way through one when I decided that it wasn't what i wanted to do, I wasn't having fun with it. So then one day while I was walking to Norris Hall I saw some squirrels and the idea just hit me. Now this one I had a lot of fun with, and that's one thing I wouldn't change if I could do it all over again. Being happy means doing what you like, and I loved this class. Not much else I would have done differently except maybe not wait until 10 pm to start working on this. It never failed, every time I would sit down to work on this it was around 10, weird. Also, I probably would do the entire thing on a mac with a Cintique monitor. The mac becuase it's easier to get sound into the file on a mac, just drag and drop. And the cintique just because it made everything a whole lot easier. So I guess that's all I've got for the last day, other than posting the aniamtion. Bye for now, just until I get another project up here.


Well it's being exported right now from Flash and I'm really excited!! I just hope the colors will turn out ok. If not I'm gonna be really really upset. I know I used the color palette our professor gave us with web safe colors, so I'm not really sure why the colors are messed up on the still images. Oh well, hopefully they'll turn out ok!

A Few More Images

Here are a few more images from my animation "Nuts", these are the poor squirrels who get their nuts scared away from them. And the colors are off, I'll get that fixed soon.
Here is the white squirrel's nest, once again weird colors...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Character Sheet

This is the main character for Nuts. He's an adoreable white squirrel!!

And here is the little valley where the white squirrel lives in his nest. Yes, squirrels live in nests.


OK, so I know all I have left is this week, but I have a change for what I'm doing. I've been working on 2 projects and I've decided to post the other one on here instead. Neon Tiger will make in eventually but I'm really enjoying this one a lot more and I just like it better. So I'll put the premise, character designs, and some short animations on here tomorrow. It's really fun and the title is "Nuts". I'll leave you with that for now!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The End is Near

Ok, well I lied about getting stuff up this weekend. Lots going on and my computer was loading really really really slow. So, that's going up this week so you can see what's been going on with my project. I'm still on that elusive hunt for music, but I think I'm getting closer to what I want. The animation in coming along nicely and I'm pretty excited to see it finished. So that's about all I've got for this post, but I'll keep updating til I'm done with the project. Then that will go up!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Workin for the Weekend

Well still working, though a minor set back this weekend. I participated in the sand arts festival and got second degree burns on my back. Yay sunburn!! So I really didn't get a whole lot done this weekend, seeing as how I couldn't even sit in a chair on Saturday and Sunday. But otherwise I'm still pretty much on schedule. I'll have some clips up from a couple scenes sometime this weekend. There's no sound yet, still trying to find the right music for it. As soon as I get the music I'll reload the clips with music. So, that's all I've got for now.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Animation Zombies

It's kind of funny to come into Montgomery right now, by right now I mean the end of the quarter. There are more and more people here at any and all hours of the day and night working on their projects...thus animation zombies. They just sit there staring at computer screens, completely engrossed in their work, or just asleep at the station with their eyes open. Either one would be plausible and very very believable. Anyway, just thought I'd share that. Well, my animation is coming along pretty well, I've been trying to keep up with my schedule and so far I'm making it. Though some days it feels like I'm just barely making it happen. Juggling class work can be a little difficult sometimes, but it's not that bad this quarter. Like I said it's coming along and I'm happy with what I have so far. That's all I have for now. Oh and... Brains!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Work, work , work...

As the title implies I'm busy working on my animation, as well as all my other stuff as I gear down to the end of the quarter. So far I'm still on schedule, I'm also trying to find some kind of music to go along with it but I'm having a bit of a hard time finding the right music. Hopefully that will get done soon so I can stop worrying about it. Other than that not a whole lot else to report. Just working constantly, well my fiance did just get the Adobe suite on his laptop recently so I can now use flash CS4, and not have to constantly go to the Dyson lab or across town to Monty all the time. So that's a big plus! but like I said before, other than that, nothing really to report. Still working and trying to stay on schedule is all.