Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Designed a rudimentary cubicle.
Here's a chicken-scratch (in Maya CG terms) pre-visualization of what will be the most difficult shot in the entire film. The crappy model of the Newsom character is in there for size reference, but in the actual shot he'll be running back and forth, throwing his belongings into The Box. The camera stops at the top of the box when he is about to throw the Panda Bear doll in there (but he won't...because it's quite the Trojan horse).
And last but not least...I promise he'll be out of his seat in the next post.
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 3:05 PM
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Far away shot of the Boss and his Assistant, at opposite sides of the office, doing their work for the morning. They are typing. You won't be able to make that out on the small video file, but on a bigger screen, you will. The bottom is a more enlarged version.
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 9:03 PM
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
The first shot of the film. The assistant Newsom is running to drop off dozens of files (blue) and a latte (pink) off at his boss's desk before he arrives.
I'm going to try animating this entire film in Toon Boom because I love the flexibility in brushes (I always find myself fighting against the Flash Brush tool with its inconsistency in line and all of that)
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 10:43 PM
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I might do one or two more passes on this character, NEWSOM. This is the main character in "Pins & Needles," an abused assistant that decides to take revenge on his boss, KORCHIN (see last post). NEWSOM I've always seen as very squashed and turtle=like in design because his boss is always walking all over him and he's got a bit of a back problem. I've also been trying to infuse a little bit of Jack Lemmon expressions in the design (a bit of an homage to the great workplace comedy, The Apartment).
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 8:26 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Some sketches for "KORCHIN," the torturous boss of my next film, Pins & Needles. I don't know how far I'm going to go with the 1950's cartoon design (see middle pic--big nose and little legs), but it's a style I've always wanted to go further with. I don't want to go too far though, because I've found if I go too cartoony in design it'll undermine the stakes of my story. Maybe I'll land somewhere in the middle,. Pins & Needles is, like Road Test, Flock Off and my thesis film, set in one location (a motif I keep coming back to...I guess it keeps things contained for a 5 minute film). Animation begins December 1st for a summer premiere!
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 12:14 AM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
In this scene, Gabe takes his eyes off the road for a second and, well, it doesn't look like he's getting Little Ashley home on time...
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 7:33 PM
Friday, February 27, 2009
Yup. I'm animating the rest of Road Rage with good ol Flash. Since November I have been animating the film through ToonBoom Digital. The main reason why I got the program was because of the awesome vector engine that has a brush tool that is akin to say, Alias Sketchbook. But all good things must come to an end. I'm probably using the program wrong, but I recently animated a sequence in TB and for reasons too varied to get into here, realized that the entire sequence was being animated on a layer that was for lack of a better word, 'invisible' in the program. In shorter terms: It never existed. Which set me off, considering that I'm on a schedule to get this film out by summer. Luckily, all the scenes I have done are exportable as .swf's so those scenes will not be trashed; they will be imported into Flash and worked on. Yeah, Flash's brush tool really, really sucks but I'll deal with it for the next few months...
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 10:39 PM
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
In the picture ABOVE, the supporting character, ASHLEY (a child who "Gabe" must deliver home, safe) has been kidnapped by "DeSeve" in an act of rage. However, he kidnapped the wrong kid, because ASHLEY is a seriously disturbed 3rd grader. She thinks this entire life or death situation is, like, the coolest, like, rollercoaster ride, EVERRRRR (See the rough dance below). She's truly enjoying the ride, busting a move or two, gets on DeSeve's nerves, and DeSeve proceeds to throw her out of the car (not shown, yet).
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 7:41 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Non Road-Rage related, my friends Mike Carlo and Al Pardo have joined forces to create a new web series: ODD JOB HITLER. The first episode, Pool Boy Blues is up and it gets funnier with each viewing. More episodes are coming ( I'm privy to the other odd jobs that they have in store for the fellow furor and it's going to get more and more degrading for him). So, without further ado, click the image to check it out:
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 3:16 PM
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Seriously, I got a little miffed when I saw the trailer for this movie. One of the main conceits of the action sequence in "Road Rage" was to do a car chase with things that you haven't seen in a car chase before: A School Bus and mainly, a cop on a Segway. But oh well. It had to happen sooner or later.
Posted by Matt D. Lee at 8:30 PM