A bit of a small update this week since Tyrone and I have been going full-steam ahead on Elements of Light and PCPai respectively. But you'll be please to hear the E.O.L is at #65 on the official WebcomicList.com! Granted there are literally thousands of webcomics on this site so being ranked in the double-digits is a pretty wicked feat. Thank you all for viewing and checking us out! Also, applying the code "September04" to our "Storyboarding Basics and Scritwriting with Celtx" course on Udemy.com will grant the next five subscribers free use of those videos! Better get 'em while you can! If you want more coupons, well YOULL HAVE TO CATCH ME FIRST, WHEEEEEEEEEE!
Animatics have become a very fun step for me for the past couple of months. Of course, being late on updates isn't among those favorite things. The days of me being full-time Designer and Freelance Animator is very time-consuming. Still, it feels good to come home and apply some "Scratch Tracks" to Adobe Premiere. For those playing the home game, Scratch Tracks are audio tracks that are made to be played through roughly at first, so other musicians or actors have something to work with, and can play to support the other parts.
Motion Graphic Designer, Elaine Seward helped apply some of her fun, vocal talents to our next set of moving storyboards in the form of scratch track. This way Pai's later actor will know some of what to say and how to say it during her script read; same goes for Pumpk and Cham's actors after their Scratch Tracks have been applied. As for our short film for PCPai, I've been in some chats grabbing some music files to use from some very talented musicians from Australia so laying down and editing music is going by like a breeze.
Ever since I was young, I've always had an affinity for talking animals, poetic imagery and pompous, world-scraping fantasies with silly-looking creatures. From DuckTales to Pokemon. Eek The Cat to Transformers Prime. From Foster's Home to Attack on Titan (the last episode of which was like, BANANAS) these are just a few of my favorite things.
It'll take time but making cartoons is something that has always felt "right" to me. With Animatics, it feels invigorating to see these things start sprouting to life. In the meantime, please take a look-see at KICK-HEART, a perfect example of poetic imagery in motion.
-- Christopher Wade