Monday, November 20, 2006

Newest Leica version

Here's another leica pass......this time with music by Scott Christian and voice acting by Pierre (the Apple) and a mixture of me, Anna, Kelly and Lianna as the Peach. After I raised the pitch I can't tell who's who anymore. The dialogue still needs to be tweaked a bit more to smooth out the transitions, same with some of the sound effects...but here ya go anyways!!!

For new viewers...a leica reel is not a finished animation. It's still drawings (storyboards) timed out so the animator will know how much time he/she has for each scene and for all the actions.
The reason it's coloured it because that was one of our requirements. I will start the actual animation soon though. So hopefully the final product turns out well.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Aaron's Bday party

Aaron's birthday was on Nov. 16th and he turned 24 years old. He just got his Nintendo Wii today though and I was lucky enough to attend his party via webcam (seeing as how he's in Vancouver and I am in Oakville). Here's the invitation he sent out to his friends:

Friday, November 17, 2006

Mazarin no more?

So my favourite new band has to stop using their name Mazarin because apparently there is already another band using the same name. Yar.........

Just when I find a band I can be as obsessed with as I am with Coldplay they gotta go and change. I'm crying single tears of sadness right now.

But if you want to check them out before they go and rename themselves something else then go here. My favourite songs by them are not featured on their Myspace page but oh well. They still rock.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Pom Pom the Superdog

I've been going to the Royal Winter Fair for the past 4 years that I've been out here in Oakville, and I never went to the Superdogs show until this year. It was always super busy other years but I said NOT AGAIN...this year I shall see them, for perhaps there might be a pomeranian. And guess what, there was!
So now I shall introduce to you Pom Pom. Samantha took the video clips for me and she is now my hero!
Pom Pom was not following directions very well, hence the laughter in the background but oh well. She's cute...that's all she needs!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

newer leica reel

here's another version of my leica reel...
there's only a few slight modifications from the other one. This is the version I'm getting my music person to use as reference so booyakasha!
I got to record some wicked audio with schoolmates on Monday so "non-stock" dialogue and screaming should make it's way into the leica soon. And the final music will also make an appearance at some point as well.
It's starting to feel like a real film now.
Special thanks to the girls (Anna, Kelly and Lianna) for their lung capacity and also to Pierre for the best laugh ever!

and now for the arts and crafts version of animation....scene folder preparation. Mwah hah hah........

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Full of Surprizes!!!

Today is definately a day to remember.
First of all, I saw on the news that a cow escaped from the Royal Winter Fair and broke into an electronics store.
And next I hear that Britney Spears has FINALLY filed for divorce with Kevin Federline. Oh K-Fed, you're so ridiculous....but when I think things can't get any more crazy, I see a commercial for a new live action production of Aladdin and guess who is playing the genie? None other than my favourite WWF wrestler of all time: Bret the Hitman Hart...

He even gets to do some wrestling action with a ring and ropes and everything. What the heck?

Oh November 7th, 2006, how I shall remember you always.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Aaron on the Radio link

Aaron was recently interviewed on the CBC about the future of music videos, along with the band Elliott Brood who we did the video for. Here is a link to the audio (as it was a radio interview!!!)

On another I know how to create links within my blog now. I didn't know before so this one is the first!

My favourite part of the interview is when Aaron mentions that it would be cool if the National Film Board of Canada would give grants for animators to make music videos for Canadian artists.

If I could somehow convince either Coldplay or Mazarin to let me do a video for them...Wink!!!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

My Little Pwny

Alrighty, Aaron helped me buy a Kirin minipet in Guild Wars last night. I've named him Pwny (Pony) hahah. Check him out. It's the closest thing I'll get to a pomeranian in the game me thinks!

And here's my character being "All up in yo grill....mmmmmHmmmmm!!!"

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Lion Cub Video

I found a video clip of the lion!!!