Friday, November 14, 2008

Tonights Going to be Awesome!

Tonight is the night of the SF International Animation Festival! it will also be the premiere of the Dandy Warhols' Welcome to the Third World music video. It will be shown as part of the Play it by Eye show. Myself as well as a hand full of other De Anza students have animated footage in the video. Webster Colcord was the director on this project and the one who got me some work on the video. I'm really excited to be able to seem my work on the big screen!

If you're interested seeing the show, here's some helpful nuggets of info.

When: November 14, 2008, 10:15 pm,
Where: Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema

You can still purchase tickets online here

have a listen to welcome to the third world right now

I stole this Image from Jenny's Live journal

Tonight's going to be awesome!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thrusday Night Blob Tests

I couldn't wait to upload these shots!

Last night, hopped up on volcano tacos and sparks, Jake and I put together some test animations for our up coming short film we're working on. I won't say which one, But it involved a lot of clay and blue hands; very, very, berry? blue hands. Jake and I took turns animating while the other "observed" (I call it back seat animating). we got four tests completed. I animated the first and third shot. Jake did the second and fourth shot.

We were focusing on developing entrances and mobility with a viscous anthropomorphic character. We also tried breaking away from the shape of the character, becoming something more organic, and returning to something anthropomorphic.

But enough with the two dollar words, I'll let the video speak for itself.

Blob Monster Tests from Keenan Manely on Vimeo.

Yes Jake, I went over to the light side and started a vimeo account. My soul feels better already.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween 08 Sound track

Quinn and I had the idea to make our own scary soundtrack for the house. He had some seriously demented ideas for haunted locals. We poured my gimmicks and his genius into and outline. After that Bobby and I sought out to record sounds. With nothing more than a sounds recorder, a microphone and a couple Sherpas, we journeyed to some of the darkest reaches of Burlingame. The Sherpas didn't survive But we made it out with audio in hand. Audio which we fashioned into 9 tormenting tracks.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A House That Wanted to be Haunted

Another Halloween has come and passed. This year's decorations were a success. Only the number of kids was not as big of a turn out as last year. Lots of candy was left over; an even greater success!

Me and my dad made a big inflatable catfish looking thing which would dance around in front of a strobe.

Quinn and I had the idea to make our own scary soundtrack for the house. I'll see if I can upload the tracks later today.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Clicka Chick Boom!

Ironing out the kinks of the garage studio of animating, Jake and I have had some time to improvise some test animations. We managed to squeeze in some time to add audio between our busy schedule of playing video games. Expect more to come in this area as we fine tune our workspace and straiten out our actors.

The first show was a disaster. Lights and camera on you can be a bit unnerving. Disregarding the script, Jake's character began to make vulgar gestures. Being a man of professionalism, my character go was infuriated about this. And before any words could be exchanged, the two had at each other. In the aftermath, Jake and I were left to patch up broken and disjointed limbs.

This puts a dark cloud over our budding studio, when the talent can't get along with each other. A certain wire and clay puppet is going to have to clean up his act if he wants to keep his job. Luckily we did manage to get the whole incident on film. Maybe we'll be able to still make a quick buck off the footage and mark the whole thing as a write-off.

GAWK AT THE RAW POWER OF paper and clay !
LOOK... at the computer screen.