Thursday, January 22, 2009


Some sketches for a main character design...don't think I've nailed him down yet. The original design seems generic and I would like to give him more personality. I've been looking at a lot of Steven Silver drawings for inspiration.

Finally cut the animatic to a length I'm happy with...for now, at least. The whole thing turned out to be 10 minutes, not 8--eek. Now it's down to a svelt 6:30 or so. Muuuuch better. The challenge is to cut it to time, but to not have it feel rushed. (Or drag endlessly.)

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Last summer, I had a few weeks off, and I storyboarded Debris in something like 3 weeks. I really didn't think a lot as I did it, other than just to get out what was in my head. Right now, the animatic I boarded out is about 8 minutes long. That's waa-a-y too long. Endless. Interminable. Originally, I couldn't see cutting anything from the animatic, but that was four months ago. Watching it again (and again, and again), I see a lot of places where it could be tightened and clarified.

My goal this week (and the next 3-4 weeks) is to cut at least 3 minutes from the animatic.

While I do that, here are some more rough designs. Skunks...mystic skunks....