Friday, November 29, 2019

Progress

So happy and proud to report that progress on MUSHKA has been substantial. 
We are locking several more sequences in final color, it is a joy watching it all come together. At this pace we should finish around summer/fall of next year. 
This has been, and still is, an amazing ride. There were times when I thought: What's wrong with a short film that is seven minutes long? 
But telling a story is funny, in a way that it tells you how long it needs to be. MUSHKA can't be told in seven or ten minutes. It is a half hour film. That's the length necessary to cover everything, the development and relationships of the characters as well as the overall storyline. 

In the photo you can see how we add "character effects". This is a process that happens after character opaquing and coloring. Minor highlights and shadows are being added, but also deeper color areas on a tiger. His back, parts of his face etc. 

So far so good!!




8 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Can't wait for Mushka to be completed. I'm sure it's going to stun the world.

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  2. Congratulations, Andreas! I know it's been a difficult time for 2D animation, but I'm glad to know that people like you are still doing your part to help keep the art form alive in a meaningful way, like Sergio Pablos has been doing recently with Klaus.

    I really hope I'll be able to see it when it's finished.

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  3. The shade of colour on tiger is so beautiful! Happy to hear about the progress!

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  4. Merry Christmas Andreas! Couple of quick questions - 1. Do you have a trailer date set? and 2. I now have a podcast called The Pencil Pushers Podcast (you can find it on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play), which is a podcast focusing on the hand-drawn arts, so we have guests on that are leaders in animation, illustration, lettering, comic arts, est. We've had Claire Keane, Will Finn, Tony White and many others and would love to have you on. If you're interested, what is the best way to connect?

    Regardless, as always, I love coming here to "hear" your voice and the progress on your mighty little film. Can't wait to see it!

    Mike

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