Friday, February 3, 2012

Current Status

Boards done: 2/5
Jenelle, Elly and Dan should have their boards finished by Monday.
We will review all the storyboards on Tuesday after animation class.

Next Friday, Dan, David, Jenelle, and myself will review all the character builds.
3/4 front view only.

We should be ready to start the leica reel on February 9, finishing it on February 16.

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hey guys! Here's the build for the Ostrich. I believe it's finished.

Animation References & Friday Meeting

Hey guys,

Here's some good animation reference for those of you who are doing walk cycles with four-legged characters. The clips are from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. If you feel you need more, this show is full of great examples.

Storyboard artists can also take a look at how these characters use their front hooves to gesture when speaking. There's some good acting in there. Remember, even though they stand on four legs, they still use their bodies to show emotion.

On Friday, we'll be meeting in the studio around 12pm to check up on everyone's progress.
Please try to be there!


Tuesday, January 31, 2012


This is a reminder to everyone that the rough layouts and the builds of all characters are due this Thursday. The characters need to be completely built and ready to animate, with all the rotations provided on the character design sheets and mouth shapes. After Barney's class, we will begin work on audio recording, leica reels, and the final layouts.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Here is a timeline of events that David, Jenelle, and I have put together. It lists the due dates for specific jobs and when we will be starting work on other jobs. Please read it carefully.

January 27
Due: character rotations
Progress: rough layouts, character building, storyboards, script

February 2
Due: rough layouts, character building, script
Progress: storyboards, final layouts, leica, audio recording

February 9
Due: storyboards, audio recording, final layouts
Progress: leica, scene setup

February 16
Due: leica, scene setup
Progress: animation

Line up... continued

dis is a biss

Flash file with line up. Scene size is 1920 x 1080. Construct your characters based on this size relationship plz. Lineweight (stroke) of 6. Don't convert lines to fills YET, construct first.

Character Rotations and Lineup


Size Ratios.

- David

Monday, January 16, 2012

Character Designs... another draft!

Alrighty, we got some lines rollin' and they just need some fillin'! Crits welcome!
Croc Birds











- David

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Executive Producer : Barney & Seneca

Production Manager: Erin

Director: David

Assistant Director: Edward, Jenelle

Artistic Director of Colour: Adam

Writers: Dave, Jenelle

Poster Designers: Erin Dennis

Storyboard Artist: Janny, Jenelle

Character Designers (Draw, rotate): David, Ed

Character Builder (Hands, eyes, mouths, etc): the Character Designers

Sound Editor: The people who will say the lines are responsible

Sound FX: Elly

Leica Editor (Work with Director): Dan

Scene setup (Work with BG artist, leica editor, and Director): Sasha

Background Artist: Dennis, Ed, Prabesh

Music?: Elly

Compositors: Jenelle, everone will help

Animators: EVERYONE

Voice actors: Graves, David, Dan, Dayne, Jenelle

Assigning Animation

Hey guys, Dave and I had a suggestion for when we start the animation process. Each person will be given lines of dialogue that they have to animate. Once that's done, everyone who is animating the same character should meet in a group. So, if you get part of the Lion's dialogue, you'll meet with other people who will also be animating the Lion. You'll decide how you want the Lion to move, walk, and behave in a way that is consistent. Right now it's still very early, so if anyone wants a specific animal please leave a comment below.

Character Process!

Here's some of the early work till now about the characters.

- David