Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Dinnersaurs in blinding HD

Dinnersaurs can now be viewed in better than ever quality with massive huge thank you to Ben Mitchell.
Unfortunately not yet in silly-glasses 3D and sadly, probably never will be. But I had been struggling with the quality of final exports after editing etc and had settled with mediocre quality when viewed on fancy screens (it was fine when viewed on regular broadcast equipment, as that never asks for anything I can't muster) but Ben has unimaginable knowledge of anything post-production. He made it right and we're all happy now. Sadly it's too late for Animated Exeter but you probably wouldn't notice anyway.

Thanks Ben, (Oh and incidentally, he's a good animator (he's won some awards which he modestly never displays) and has some books out which I can say I have actually read now!)

Here, look how good Blake looks now:

It's so small you can't tell, you'll just have to trust me.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


Now the Christmas and New Years is truly properly over I am pleased to say I have managed to do a little bit of work (and eventually do my taxes) despite it being all snowy and meringue-y outside. Though the sound and sight of snow thawing out to slush is really quite sad and maybe I shouldn't have watched 'The Road' yesterday as it didn't do much to lift those first few weeks of January blues, just made me realise how meaningless doing my taxes REALLY is in the grand scheme of things.

 It has been fairly quiet recently so nothing exciting to report. I am using my current spare time to finally finish an animatic for Mo which in hindsight I wish I had started again from scratch. I need to make some changes to the characters etc  but I'd quite like to start on some other bits of work so I'm getting impatient. Hopefully there is something exciting on the horizon so I can update this with something that's worth writing home about.

I'm still eating mince pies that I opened before Christmas, is this okay?