Monday, July 11, 2011

New Animations and YouTube Partner Meetup

First things first, I've got a short animation in a contest Eddie Izzard is holding. The top ten will play during some of his live shows Go here and look for the LEGO giraffe to vote for it. Thanks!

In addition to making that quick video (took about 2 hours to animate), this weekend I started principle photography on the next NNN episode. However, in a turn of events, I wasn't animating alone. There have only been a couple times where I have animated with other people (my Fire Escape Intro projects, working with Tiffany and Seth on Color City Hide and Seek, and working with Adam on the Anti-Green commercial), even when Jeremy and Adam and I worked on LEGO Movie 2, we mostly did our own scenes. This Saturday I had 4-5 people helping out at all times. I did not do a good job of taking pictures, so some people only exists as arms and backs of heads

It was great having multiple animators so each could focus on one character as well as having Stephanie be in charge of taking pictures and running the animation software. I don't know how I ever did all this by myself. We worked for 4 hours and got through about 10 seconds of the 100 second episode. Here is a clip:

Last Thursday I took the day off work so i could attend the day-long YouTube partner Meetup at Columbia College downtown. There were about 50 partners in attendance and it was great to be among so many people who are trying to do the same type of thing I am. There were talks by the guys behind BarelyPolitical and many YouTube staff on-hand and of course lots of time for mingling. I met a few cool people and I got interviewed by a reporter from Wired and I got a YouTube T-Shirt, so all in all it was a good day.

Bert and I also painted our bedroom last weekend. I should post some pictures of that.

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