Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Will.i.am drop the box now.

Just a quick recommendation of some freeware we've found kinda useful lately.
It's called DropBox and it's basically a folder on your computer you can drag files into, where they automatically sync to a backup on the internet aswell as every other computer with a DropBox signed into the same account. It's free for a 2gb box, though you need to pay monthly for the bigger sizes (we're just using it to update project files, show each other set concepts and designs etc)

You'll find it here: DropBox

Works on both Windows and Mac, I'd recommend using it alongside Growl if on Mac, as being notified of updating it's pretty useful. Not sure if anyone in need of something like this, but if you are..Enjoy!


Camera dolly development + A little update.

Just a little update before I'm off into the world of work. Progress has been kinda shifting onto different parts of the project, but i feel like its becoming more of a whole. Our software setup and hardware setup is all good to go, though lights still need attention.

the Finlet puppet is not too far off fabrication, and I think we're gonna strive to get it completed by the end of next week..where we'll stick up a few photos and some of the test shots.
(Starting to shoot at christmas may have been a little optimistic! but ah well, we're getting there!)

Heres some shots of a cranked-camera-dolly that Gavs been working on along with his Grandpa, who's got a lot of experience working on large-scale model trains etc. It's not 100% finish but almost there. We'll most likely fit in a few movement tests the coming week also, so look out for those!

[gah! ill rotate these later]

Hope everyones had a fantastic new year! And lets hope the next is a very productive one for all of us.


Wednesday, 16 December 2009

le tigre.

all in all it's just another brick in the wall?

testing testing..

A little update:

even Rocky had a montage.

-I'm currently working on some sculpting and hopefully will lay down some casting tests today, gutted I've delayed it but I've got a few things outa the way that were holding back the amount of time I could spend on the Finley project.
-I've thought up some interesting little set details for one of the more detailed sets, which is the interior of a small house. They're pretty quirky ideas and i can't wait to see it come together.
-Progress continues on the woodland set, landscaping needs a boost so hopefully we'll start taclking that soon.

Gav's been working on a camera-dolly that I've yet to see, but I'm sure there'll be some photos up soon as it's near finished.
Exciting stuff!


Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Where the wild things are!

the visuals in this film look ace! soundtrack seems to be pretty decent too! I hope it does the book justice.
Making a feature length movie from a 9 page kids book is pretty brave.
I hope it payed off.

"Let the mild rumpus start" Cried Max.

Saturday, 28 November 2009


Just remembered seeing about this on a packet of Blu-Tack I came across the other day so checked it out on their site.
Bostik are currently running a competition in the UK to make an advert for Blu-Tack using either live action or animation, one of the judges is Luis Cook..a director at Aardman who is behind alot of their commercial output. sounds awesome! I think we'll definately be getting something together for this as we start shooting Finley. Trying to think of a short but sweet idea will be hard seeing as you'll need to make a big impact in 30 seconds. doesn't look like there are any entries up on the site yet, but the final deadline is May so hopefully they'll start going up over christmas/new year.
details here:

the brainstorming begins!
I need to go buy some Blu-tack (damn it)