Friday, June 26, 2009

Spectral Window Production Log: Theme

I have decided on an overall theme for the Spectral Window. I was originally going to do a space-based theme similar to the ultra-creepy Dead Space video game. However after thinking long and hard about the age of the trick-or-treaters that visit my house, I decided that it was probably a better idea to go with something more "All Ages".

So along those lines I am going with traditional "boogies" like Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein, etc. I am still working on the production design so that I can effectively marry 3d backgrounds with 2d characters. I am using Lightwave, Cinema 4d and 3ds Max for most of the 3d elements. There are some great Halloween modeling and rendering tutorials online that I have used before to create Halloween objects, that I will call on for some of the sets and props. Other things will be unique to this production.

So onward we go.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spectral Window Production Log: And so it begins

I have finally started on my Hallowindow idea that I mentioned back in November. I have dropped the idea of a "haunted yard" as that is too much money and work. I am focusing solely on the animation.

I am naming it "Spectral Window" to separate it from Mark Gervais' work. Right now I am working on the storyboards for the "walkthrough". When they are finished and I create a scratch sound track, I will be doing an animatic. Hopefully I will be able to post some of the storyboards soon.

I am also working on concept art for the creatures and sets. When I make some headway on the animatic I may be able to post some of the sketches.

Right now I am simply trying to work out the best way to do the storyboards. I tried doing them digitally but since I don't have a Cintiq it is simply "uncomfortable". When I do sketching I still prefer the pencil and paper paradigm.

Anyway back to work.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ka-blam works

Well I finally got the Ka-blam section to work so there.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I heard about this site a few months ago and I had added a link to my site. However for some reason it didn't work so I decided to just make a regular post and go from there.