November 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Finished “Devastation of the Xmas” video for SWRT Setup Eclipse/PyDev/Blender Extension IDE Started ABX Development (File & Path Context) Nov 8, 2019 at 4:01 PM Developing Blender Extensions in Eclipse/PyDev I’ve been following Witold Jaworski’s e-book, Programming Add-Ons for Blender 2.8 in Eclipse/PyDev as a way to set up my development environment, and I’ve […]

October 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Condensed my to-do list and moved a lot of development notes into project-specific “NOTES.rst” files. Started project stubs in Eclipse. Worked on “Devastation of Xmas” animation for SWRT Xmas play. Development work on ABX. Lunatics-specific ink compositing script. Improving Eclipse workspace and training. Revisions to Central Market set with billboards and products.   Oct […]

September 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Lunatics Prototype Release Site (14 days design work) LunaGen Site Generator (10 days development) Created Monthly Summaries and Reviewed (1 day) Training/Customizing Eclipse/PyDev Env (3 days) Finished 2 scenes for Alice in Wonderland (1 to go) (5 part-days, ~1 equiv) Researched Ads, Affiliates, Business Design (5 part-days ~3 equiv) Production Work-in-Progress: Sep 13, 2019 […]

June 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Email from Keneisha Perry about leaving animation after Ep 1. Ad for Southwest Reprise Theatre’s “Alice In Wonderland” program booklet “Alice in Wonderland” performance video (film & edit) Template research for static webpage design and website generator options Investigating lighting / shadow problems with Lunatics shots. PRODUCTION SNAPS: Jun 17, 2019 at 4:00 PM […]

May 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Installed flooring in the studio library Researched/setup offline harddrive storage Patreon, Discord for Film Freedom Project SF-1 Scene Assembly work Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole film Tested EXR workflow Tested green screen workflow Texas Linux Fest 2019 (Debuted the “Conception to Completion” at lightning talks). PRODUCTION SNAPS:   May 3, 2019 at […]

March 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Started mastering Open Movie DVD Edition for S1E01 Break Even & Cost Driver Analysis for Lunatics Visited Kiriyo Studio Started “Conception to Completion” (C2C) video for Film Freedom Profit & Loss and Taxes for 2018 Completed drywall work for studio/library Started spreadsheet for modeling Lunatics episode finances Started screencasting sequence assembly for Lunatics S1E01-SF […]

February 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Got quotes from Windstream and Nextlink on better internet connection – decided on switching to Nextlink as soon as we can afford transition costs Learned how to use Ardour, developed workflow for mixing Created Audacity, Ardour, Kdenlive stubs for all of S1E01 Made contact with Raziq/Kiriyo Studios for possible Mocap for Blender training deal […]

December 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Worked on Sets & Set Dressing for Launchpad, Train Station Int, & Mission Control Room Texture maps for Launchpad Ext Set Ink Tests (Different ink methods and parameters, using both Freestyle & EdgeNode) Launchpad Ext Render Tests Planning Open Movie Release Organization Additional Renders Dec 5, 2018 at 4:00 PM Study of Inking Techniques […]

November 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Animation Review (SU & LA sequences of S1E01 Lunatics!) New Titles Sequence Linking Diagrams Adopted Generally for Planning and Documentation Formalized File-Naming Policy Set & Set Dressing Work for Touring Baikonur (TB) Nov 7, 2018 at 4:01 PM Animation Review I’m doing another review of animation and animation files this week. I was pleasantly […]

October 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Animated Georgiana signature shot from TB-TouringBaikonur. Animation tests for Soyuz interior from LA-Launch. Mech animation tests for LA-Launch and SF-SoyuzFlight (the liftoff). Japanese transcription from PC-PressConference, and lip-sync tests. Started narration script for “No Children in Space” audiodrama.   Oct 5, 2018 at 3:27 PM Japanese Breakdown in Papagayo-NG This week, I believe I […]