March 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: LUNATICS PRODUCTION Worked on the S1E01-LA “Launch” sequence this month. It is very nearly finished now. Still a few tweaks here and there, and I haven’t added the extras yet in the shots that call for them. The Mission Control shots aren’t fully animated, and I haven’t pulled the Georgiana PoV shot in the […]

December 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Work on metadata discovery for ABX (and KitCAT) Protonmail domain account for narya.net mail Automated “Lunatics!” ink/color setup with ABX Set dressing for TB-TouringBaikonur sequence in S1E01 Rendered (most of) TB-TouringBaikonur sequence on remote render server   Dec 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM Demo: ABX File Context Discovery This is a short demonstration of […]

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 […]

September 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Marketing Research Contact from Maurice Thomas, who wanted to do some voice acting for us. I got him to replace a couple of parts I had filled in for, including the ep. 2 news anchor and one of the military astronauts. Article on barcode printing completed on commission. Web/Social Media art Animation tests for […]

July 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Screencasts documenting texturing for the “Aquarium Room” and the Mission Control Room, and the lip-sync process with Papagayo and Blender-Papagayo Plugin. Documentation for Animation Computer for K. Perry. Worked on upper-stage mech shot. Worked on SU-SuitingUp animation blocking, but ran into a lot of problems with timing and shots. End result was a mess […]

 

Storyboards / “Sketchy-Matic”

Here’s a little information about my storyboard and animatic process, since that’s what I’ve been working on today. This is not the animatic we’re advertising as a goal of this Kickstarter — these are the sketches that I make myself. To keep clear which is which, I call this my “sketchy-matic”, since my storyboards are pretty sketchy. I start with 4″x6″ plain index cards, which I draw on with colored pens. The drawings are very sketchy because 1) I’m not a great comic artist and 2) because it only really has to communicate what the shot, so it’s not necessary to have a whole lot of detail. One of the better likenesses in my storyboards — but still quite sketchy 🙂