Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our 48 Hour Film Project

Yup, we entered again this year and nope, we didn't make the deadline...
AGAIN...because we were too optimistic about the script length and we underestimated how much time the film would take to render. Hopefully we have learned our frigging lesson!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dumb Bob Halloween Show!

You'd think the boys would get tired of making these. But noooo, they are very dedicated to their series, LOL! Once again they wrote and directed everything. I just 'enhanced' their vision. Cole did all the music himself in this episode. Ryan did the little animation at the end.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dumb Bob!

I helped my boyfriend's kids (9 and 10) with a film they wrote and directed themselves. They wrote all the dialogue and the lyrics for the music (we helped play a few of the instruments but Cole played guitar), directed their little sister and father as they recorded the voices of the characters, created the prop smashed car out of clay and paint, and shot the whole thing on my HD camera. I was the editor (only cause Premiere and After Effects are rather complicated) but they told me what shots to cut and what sound effects to use, etc. It turned out to be very funny! They were really proud of it! Perhaps there will be an episode 2? :D

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Appearing at Comicon....

This Friday you can catch me pretending that I know what I am talking about on two back to back panels at the World Famous San Diego Comic-Con.

The first panel is called "State of the Animation Industry" and starts at 2:30 in room 10. I'll be talking about random current happenings in animation.

The second panel is called "Beyond the Gaming Medium" and starts at 3:30 in room 30AB. I'll be talking about my machinima films.

If you want to catch me for a question, it's probably best to do so after the second panel as I'll be racing in-between!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kyle + Rosemary

I decided to put this up. It's been over 2 years since it was completed and has already publicly aired on Nickelodeon. :D Sorry for the watermark, it's the only copy I have.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Where the heck am I???

Where am I! Why haven't I made any more machinima!??

Busy, busy, busy. Dunno if anyone is still following this update page....but I am really busy these days. Went back to Disney, my old 'alma mater'...playing in an active 80's cover band (I'll post future gigs later) a nice new fella in my life (if I am being honest, that's the real reason I'm 'busy') Falling in love has this weird effect on my extracurricular makes me not care about doing any of them! ;)


I am working on one last WoW machinima. It's longer than usual and a little ambitious. I am trying to get it done for Blizzcon but if I don't (which is very possible) it may end up being a nice holiday present for all my viewers instead around December. A sort of swan song, if you will. I really think my life is changing now and I am leaving these wonderful worlds behind....I have already stopped playing WoW. WoW has been tons of fun and the folks at Blizzard have been good to me, but it feels like it is getting to be that time....time to move on....not that I won't pop in nostalgically once in a while! :D

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Remember This?

So, my short "Kyle+Rosemary" that I finished two years ago, is FINALLY set to air this weekend on the Random Cartoons show, January 17, Saturday 10:30am PST. This will be, unfortunately, on the NickToons cable channel. NOT the main Nickelodeon channel, NickToons. If you have cable, keep scrolling up...up....maybe into the 400's....oh, there it is. (Actually it turns out to be channel 108 on Charter in Los Angeles) A bit disappointing that they waited so long to air these and then stick them on their less known cable channel, but at least it's finally an 'ending' to this project.

City of Heroes ad #2

Once again, go to the youtube page and click 'watch in HD' for a better experience.

Friday, January 9, 2009

City of Heroes ad #1

A couple months ago I was asked to create some funny ads for the game City of Heroes/City of Villains. Now the characters in the City of Heroes games, while having an amazing variety of height/weight/clothing and a decent amount of emote options, do NOT have one little important aspect for a funny ad - mouth and eye movement. Not wanting the ad to look like moving expressionless mannequins, I suggested that I animate all the mouths and eyes. I didn't really know what I was in for - it took an awful lot of work. But I think the results are much more expressive than if I hadn't done it. Well, judge for yourself. Go to the actual youtube page to view it in HD.

Happy 2009! Oh look, IGN likes us.

Apparently Snacky #4 topped IGN's best machinima of 2008 list. Thanks guys! The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Mechanico and What does WAR mean to you made the list as well. Presumably because they were made in little-used game engines and they wanted to make the list seem to spread out over more games than just WoW...but thanks for the compliment, I'll take it!