Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Belgian crew plus visitors


Photos from "half way there " party last week in Belgium.
Some of the Irish crew (well they are all French but worked in Kilkenny) Have joined the team there now too.
See them watching the animatic up there . Thats the best one.

Walking the Dog studios are pretty nice eh?
Fine size of a place.
Good clean air.
Fine light coming in those windows.
It'll do very nicely.


Monday, May 07, 2007


Here are some composited frames of a scene animated by Jean Baptiste Van Demme , cleaned up by Martin Fagin , Clean BG by Jean Baptiste, colour BG by Spirit Productions Angouleme,
Ink and Paint plus cloak texture by Digital Graphics in Liege Belgium, composited at Spirit.

This month has seen us receive some final composited , coloured scenes, which is nice, some look great. Theres plenty more problems to solve in that section.
I will post some of these coloured scenes soon. The guys in Liege at Digital Graphics have done some really super work on the textures and Ink and Paint and the guys in Spirit have done some cool work animating the extras in Flash. They really add a lot to the scenes. The team in Spirit have also been doing all the compositing of the scenes from Kilkenny that were cleaned up in Brazil by Lightstar. Martin Fagin is over there heading up the team that are doing trojan work cleaning up the animation done here over the past year.

A new Production Manager, Camille Leganza has started with us this month too, to help co-ordinate between all the studios. She is a veteran of Warner Bros. and Pixar and has a nifty collection of Incredibles crew teeshirts and jackets which she makes us all jealous with everyday.

We cut an animatic last week too to show the crew, and the producers, which had all the latest animation scenes and so on included. Some have said it was a bit of a morale boost to see it all coming together like that.

A shout out to the lads at Hobsoft - this remarkable software has been invaluable in keeping track of all the stuff flying around the different studios as we enter the final phase of production with studios in Hungary, Ireland, Belgium, Brazil, and France !
I can't imagine how it was ever done with FTP and emails!

So thats the craic ....


barry g. reynolds

so , just a tiny sampling of hundreds of final model sheets, original designs and posing that Barry R. has done on Brendan.

Strangely, after two years he's no longer on the project, just floating about the town enjoying the weather and doing awesome charicatures of everyone. His lady friend Audrey is the production co-ordinator for Cartoon Saloons bit of Brendan so he's still flitting about writing love notes and making us all jealous with his new found freedom.
All the same I'm sure we'll tie him down to one of the upcoming projects sharpish.

check out the link above to his blog for more baztastic goodies.