The Possum has a voice!

Sneak peek of Michael Gustafson, giving The Possum a voice for The Possum’s animated short, which is almost ready to begin animation!  (Video Recorded by Michael Gustafson)

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Possum Short film, The Possum|0 Comments

Leica Reel is in Progress

Now to time the boards out in Premier and see how long this “Short” will be.  I’m aiming for something like an MGM Tex Avery, or a Warner Bros. style short.

 

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By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Possum Short film, The Possum|0 Comments

Story Boards are finished! (for now…..)

I’ve been working on a Possum Short Film for a while now, with a working title called “Fish Lips”  (It’s a working title, but it’s kind of growing on me).  Today I just finished boarding this bad boy out!  941 panels at the moment, and it’s looking like it will be about 5 or 6 minutes long when all is said and done.  Boards are just the first step…. now it’s on to the Leica Reel!

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By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: photos, Possum Short film, The Possum|0 Comments

A few life drawings

I haven’t been posting much to this blog, so I thought I should do a little “post” dump.  Just because of time and convenience, I’ve been uploading some photos and progress to

Facebook instead, but I’d rather keep everything organized on the ol’ blog instead.  I’m just going to repeat a few posts that are already on Facebook…. here’s the first one… a few life drawing warm ups done from a life drawing website a while ago, while I was boarding on Troll Hunters (set to come out this Christmas on Netflix!)life-drawings_06_23_2015

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By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: life drawing|0 Comments

Alphabuddies completed

While I’m at it, here is the Alphabuddies short that I animated a few years ago, completed.  I’d love to find a way to make 26 of these… one starring each letter.  If anyone knows anyone with some funding, let me know!

My wife, Rochelle came up with these characters for a book that she’s working on.  This is part of a pitch to try to get these little guys animated.  The voices are by my daughter Avery and my nieces Anika and Raina, years ago, when they were tiny.

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: animation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

First scene animated! (work in progress)

The slow process of animating has begun!  Here’s a rough test of one of the scenes for my short Possum film.  This is a second pass in blue pencil.  I’ll do this pass and make a list of things to fix in the animation when I go over the drawings in pencil and try to make them more appealing.  Once I’m happy with the animation, I’ll put a new sheet of paper over each of the drawings and clean them up with a nice clean pencil line.

This is a scene, just before he gets hit in the head by a garbage can!

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Possum Animated – in progress storyboarding

I’m working on a short Possum film that I’m hoping to fully animate.  This one will take time, I know, I know… but as long as it keeps progressing it’ll get done eventually.  I’m pretty stubborn, so we’ll see what happens. Here are some random board panels I’ve been working on.  The whole short will be about 3 or 4 minutes long as of now, and I’ve probably boarded out a little over half of it. fishlips_3000_0030 fishlips_3000_0033 fishlips_3000_0035 fishlips_3000_0049 fishlips_3000_0068 fishlips_3000_0079 fishlips_3000_0088 fishlips_3000_0089 fishlips_3000_0090 fishlips_3000_0091 fishlips_3000_0092 fishlips_3000_0103 fishlips_3000_0107 fishlips_3000_0130 fishlips_3000_0133 fishlips_3000_0135 fishlips_3000_0149 fishlips_3000_0150 fishlips_3000_0159 fishlips_3000_0021 fishlips_3000_0026 fishlips_3000_0027

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: animation, The Possum|2 Comments