For now, enjoy these final images from the film:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This winter quarter was an amazing flurry of animation production. We hit the ground running the very first day of the quarter and never stopped. Alumni jumped in to help and we have the film just about done. We have enough time to do re-render passes and some extra tweaks. The last bit of man-face animations and a cat tone party are all that is left!!! Yipeee!! Good job team! We are ready to see that screening on April 9th.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Production is moving full tilt. We just had color dailies are doing final tweaks to timing and scene sequencing. The cat licking his crotch scene was almost cut! The horror - but ultimately it was moved to a much better place in the film. The crew is much relieved.
We are very excited about the upcoming screening of the film. Promotion for the screening is going out and Tshirts are being created to sell at the event (and for the crew).
In creating the final credits we have tallied that 39 people have worked on this project! That includes students and alumni who continued on the project even after they graduated. Talk about dedication!
All in all, things are moving amazingly fast. We even have a jingle for the trailer that is being put together: (read the following to the tune of the William Tell Overture)
There's a cat;
There's a man, and he's in a cast.
The greatest stuntman;
of his kind, he's the very last.
There's flinging flowers,
Breaking trophies, and his cape's on fire;
And his name is Jaguar McGuire.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Another cat animator on the crew is Vivi. She has turned in her latest shot. Cat stretches...we won't give away why he's moving to the side, the 3d portion is not being shown in this video.
Go team! We're just moments away from having all animation issued into production.
Monday, January 25, 2010
...and things are truly rolling. We have our screening date set for the first week of April at the Strand Theater. The theater is booked and we are working to get the project completed. 11 man face shots and 11 cat shots are waiting to be issued into animation. Almost all shots ready for ink and paint have been completed. Over 1/3 of the film is ready for final composite. Go team! And to leave you all with a happy note - here is our favorite image that just completed ink and paint.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
We're into our third week of full on production and the quota sheets are getting filled. CU is well underway. Ink and Paint is coming along nicely. Tones (3D and 2D) are getting approved. Lighting has just started and final composites are just on the horizon. There are still some shots to be issued into animation. All in all - the team is doing great. So many students and alumn have come onboard to help out as we go for the finish line. How cool is that? Images coming soon.