“Space Chase” – Update #2

Space Chase Update 2

Hey everyone, it’s been a while hasn’t it? Almost a full year in fact, but who’s counting anyway? In all seriousness, I’m extremely sorry for the lack of updates for anyone who’s been interested. Ever since my last post and the end of last year I haven’t had much of a drive to animate. I was finishing my fall semester of school and keeping myself busy by doing other things. Anytime I would think about animating, I would just put it off and end up doing something else. I guess I just needed a little break from it. However, since the beginning of this year I’ve been really inspired and have been pushing myself to be more productive. I’ve started working on Space Chase again and it’s coming along great. That being said, I think it’s finally time to get the next update out. It’s been long overdue.

To begin with, the opening scene of the animation is complete. It’s been finished for a little while now and I’ve also finished storyboarding the animation on paper. The storyboards I do are basically just rough drawings of what every shot will look like in the animation. After I finished drawing them out, I scanned the storyboards and imported them into Flash in order. Now that it’s completely storyboarded, I’ve been going over each rough shot in Flash by tracing the image and adding rough animation to it. My goal at this point is to go through the rest of it and finish the rough animation for everything else. I used this same process for part of Alan Wake: The Tribute and it just makes things easier because everything is planned out ahead of time. That way when it’s time to do the final clean-up animation, everything is already timed and set in place. So that’s where I’m at right now. I’ll probably be doing nothing but rough animation or sound editing for the next few weeks and then it’s down to the final clean-up animation. In other news, I’m excited to share that electronic musician Jesse Valentine, also known as F-777, will be doing an original song for Space Chase. I’ve been a big fan of his for a little while now, so I contacted him recently about making one and he’s happy to do it. I’ve only heard a short, rough preview of it so far and it sounded great, so I can’t wait to hear the final version. If you guys haven’t heard his music before, I highly recommend you check out his Bandcamp page here. He does great work and I’m excited to be working with him. I’ll have more updates on that and the animation as things progress.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for this update. Again, I’m really sorry about the lack of posts lately. I know I’ve said it more than once, but I definitely plan to get back on track and I’ll try to write a new post every few weeks, or at least once a month. I’d like to have Space Chase done sometime in the near future, so I’ll be working hard to try and make that happen. I’ll be sure to report back here with any new progress. Until next time, I’ll catch you guys later!

15 Comments

  1. Ralph says:

    Yo I like this WordPress theme where’d you get it from?

  2. Brandon says:

    Some guy I used to talk to made it. He never gets on Skype anymore, so I haven’t heard from him in a long time.

  3. Ralph says:

    He sounds like a real butt-face.

    No but seriously I will make it a point to be on today (or tomorrow), when are you normally online?

  4. Brandon says:

    I’m usually online anytime in the afternoon to late at night. We’ve been having problems with our internet though, so I might have to talk to you on Skype through my phone.

  5. Ralph says:

    You’re still having issues with internet? Jeez.

    Anyway, as you can tell, I’m a lying piece of crap. Also as you can probably tell from these comments, I’m usually most active earlier in the day.

    So yeah, maybe I should go install Skype as a first step.

  6. Ralph says:

    Where are the updates? COME ON EVERYONE, LET’S DEMAND UPDATES!

    UP-DATES! UP-DATES! UP-DATES!

  7. Brandon says:

    I’ll try to write a new update sometime this week. Stay tuned!

  8. Ralph says:

    Yo I’m unsubscribing because you don’t update bye.

  9. Brandon says:

    I’ve got an update coming soon! Cool your jets, Ralph.

  10. Ralph says:

    It’s been a day.

    My jets are no longer cool.

  11. Ralph says:

    Dammit, you’re lucky I wasn’t online yesterday.

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