August 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: This was a rough month, from a mental health perspective. We enjoyed the trip to New Mexico very much, but coming back was a hell of a comedown, and all the problems started rushing back in. I had crushing existential depression for a couple of weeks. Gradually, though, I started to get back into […]

July 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: LUNATICS PRODUCTION: Shot reference footage of Ariel and I to help with animating in SU-1-B shot (of Georgiana and Tech). IT: Had our site surveyed by Nextlink for high-speed line-of-sight internet. Unfortunately, we need a very tall tower to get it here, so the pole won’t work, and we’ll have to make a different […]

June 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: A lot of construction work this month, as well as software development, production work on Lunatics, and professional development. LUNATICS SR-SoyuzRollout Render-Ready Finished up the “Timelapse” sequences, adding the animated padcrew billboard characters to the shots. Reconstructed the SR-1 shots, with the updated LaunchPad Mech. Started work on SU-SuitingUp This sequence is a mess […]

April 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS Very productive month! LUNATICS PRODUCTION Worked extensively on the LA-Launch and SF-SoyuzFlight sequences this month. Assembled new animatics for them, identified work needed on their shots, and constructed a new full-episode animatic. Fixed or updated the sets, effects, and other modesl for the LA & SF sequences. Did some research on infrastructure for digital […]

February 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: LAUNCH VEHICLE RIGGING Finished up the rigging for the staging of the launch vehicle for shots in S1E01-SF-SoyuzFlight sequence. BLDG 254 EXT SET Finished materials and set dressing for the Bldg254-Ext set for the S1E01-LA-Launch sequence. Got a little start on the shot, and I revised the linking plan for S1E01-LA, moving the actual […]

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 […]

January 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Mostly IT work: migrated server, started setting up Narya.net. Shut down VPS at Rose Hosting. Using Digital Ocean now. Uploaded music to server (but not yet ingested to DAMS). Extensive documentation of our IT infrastructure and services. Adopted video screencasting/self-monitoring. 2018 P&L Statement, first run of tax returns. Jan 2, 2019 at 2:59 AM […]

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 […]

May 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Getting my domain registrations moved off of Register.com. Texture finishing for Soyuz Launch Vehicle & Orbiter. USB stick figurine model created by Keneisha Perry. Shroud separation animation (First attempt – I think I’ll need to use a different method). USB Figurine Design Render: May 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM Soyuz Launch Vehicle Texture Test […]

"No Children in Space" Production Status

Scene-By-Scene Status of “No Children in Space” Pilot Story

We’ve gone through many revisions of the episode structure and requirements for our pilot episode, including breaking it up into three episodes instead of one, at least for the initial release through Vimeo and Patreon. As this is no doubt confusing, it seems like a good idea to make a chart. It’s also an opportunity […]