This week’s production update, featuring voice over updates, animatic updates as well as some 2018 convention updates.
It has been a while since I posted so I wanted to wrap up the holiday weekend with a production update and share my absence. Shortly after attending Nebraskon, I came down a case of con plague and I was shelved for a few days. Then we started to travel to my sister’s house for the holidays.
Over the holiday weekend I have been working with some of my voice over talent and getting some paperwork in line and getting scripts and questions resolved. I brought my tablet along to do some work while on the holiday break but after being full strength for a couple days, I caught something else and am under the weather again, which is why I am writing this weeks update as opposed to hopping in front of the camera again. Once I am back up and running, I will recap Nebraskon and share more information about episode 2.
I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday! Talk soon 🙂
This past week I had a work retreat so I was offline and unplugged for a couple days. After the work retreat I had some catching up to do on my TA work. Anyways, I got my voice over budget put together and have heard back from most of the voice actors. The plan is to be reaching out to them this week and start getting materials put together to send out.
This weekend I have a convention, Nebraskon. I am looking forward to going to Nebraskon again, it is one of my favorite conventions to check out. This year I am presenting three panels, two of them are on animation.
Other than that, last week was a little hectic but I am looking forward to pushing on this week and getting more elements put together for the animatic for episode 2.
As episode 2 gets kicked off, I contacted all of the voice actors and set up a schedule of things to come in November!
Hopped in front fo the camera to get you all caught up on Cosmic Rage!
Recently getting over a cold, so no one wants to hear that during a video update. Let’s just be honest 😀 So you will have to wait at least a few more days to see my beautiful bald head, unless you watch a previous update. The studio space is put back together, a little unorganized but the desk and book cases are back in spots and there is room to get my second monitor up so recording won’t be too far off, actually planning on doing some recording tomorrow night. Sleep was a priority over the weekend to get back to health.
Over the weekend, I was a guest on a local podcast, in which we recorded two episodes so it was a good chunk of Saturday. If you want to give it a listen, you can find it at the Sioux Empire Podcast. The first episode focuses on more news and local events, next weeks episode will be based more towards Cosmic Rage and nerd culture.
I pushed forward on storyboards this week, wrapping up another couple scenes, again, I will get more into this soon. I want to make sure I cover a little more of the script-aspect of episode 2 before moving onto the next stage of the process.
Thanks for checking out the production update!
This week I spent some time refreshing a couple of my panels before I head to AnimeFest at the end of the week. This week I am going to be spending some time expanding on my animation panel. This panel is still in it’s early phases, I performed a strip down version last year at Nebraskon and it did really well, the room was packed. So I want to polish up a few areas and also expand some areas that other attendees had questions on. My goal with the panel is to help people understand more about animation but to also help give some resources to people who are interested in animation and to help demystify it.
Last week I also met up with another local content creator to just pick his brain a bit. The reason for this, is I want to update and relaunch my Patreon page in next couple months, with more focus on content creation and what all goes into animation production. I have another meet up planned for this week. Speaking of meet ups, I am also relaunching the local animation meet ups. I used to organize these a couple years ago but things tapered off a bit and our venue also went through some remodeling. However, I have met some more animator’s and wanted to bring them together in a place where we can learn and talk shop together. I will be sure to bring the content I make to the site and more. I am looking forward to these meet ups and can’t wait to see what everyone is working on!
I have been a little behind the past couple weeks, we had some issues crop up at the house that required some attention all around the time I was getting ready for a weekend of travel as well. Everything is returning to starting to wind down a bit more.
I found out last week that both of my panels for AnimeFest have been approved. This year I will be presenting a panel on J-rock and also one on an Introduction to Animation. I went to AnimeFest for the first time last year and it was an amazing time, I felt that the convention was focused on art and artists and I look forward to being back next year. This past week I have been working on refreshing my J-rock panel and updating my Animation panel will be on schedule for this week. I ran a light version of it last year at Nebraskon and I had a large turn out so I look forward to seeing how it does at a convention like AnimeFest.
I have been pretty busy critiquing artwork the last couple weeks that I haven’t had a chance to finish up my animation project that I started working on. However I did get the timing chart break down uploaded to Youtube last week, check it out below if you haven’t already.
I admittedly wanted to do a video production for this update but I will get one done that dives into this a bit more in depth. I finished up Independent Animation by Ben Mitchell as I wanted to get a little more insight into some of the points of view and experiences of independent animation. After wrapping up the first episode of Cosmic Rage, I wanted to take a little step away to decide which areas I could improve, what things I should cut, all kinda of things like that to revise things moving forward.
I am also starting a new animation teaching assisting session, this past week I have been working with a new group of animators and going over their work. The next few weeks will be pretty busy working with them.
Besides the TA work, I am going to move forward with episode 2’s script this week and go through and revise and tweak now that it has had a little bit of time to brew. I am not sure I will get a chance to finish up my first exercise in my online class I am taking, but I do have a video with the first step of the process that I am aiming to have out by mid-week on Youtube.