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November 02, 2007

Animating

I'm really learning alot about animation, and for the first time the other day, I felt... it... the illusion of life, that I created with pencil and paper. The key to getting things right, is actually not to do too much. I was drawing too many pictures, trying to get too much done in the amount of time. But the other day i actually learned how to work the "Lunchbox" which is this tool that captures each frame and plays them back, and perfected what I was drawing. The cute little main character of my film, blinking, then having her smile fall into a frown. And it was so strange, when I saw her there, blinking, and it worked like it was supposed too... It was not unlike the feeling I got when I first saw one of my kids look at me in smile. I know that sounds weird, and of course it wasn't to the same degree, but it was the same kind of magical "oh my goodness this is otherworldly in its amazingness" feeling.

I really really like it.

And the writing is going well too. I think just because I'm in a program with so many talented people, and I'm keeping up with them, it's just making me better. It's like, I'm being nerdy and playing this game Mario Strikers charged for the Wii lately, online. Where people are fantastically, ridiculously good. I used to get blown out 10-1, never even be in games. But now I win more than I lose, and play pretty even with people who are really good. Just because I hung around, I'm better. I feel like its the same thing here.

Posted by jason on November 2, 2007 04:19 AM

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Jas~ it will be cool to see the animated character! We will all be waiting.

Posted by: min on November 2, 2007 11:09 AM

Very cool! Make you want to do animation too?

I've been nerdy too and playing Mario Strikers, but just can't seem to beat the Striker's cup! Good old CPU is making me better though too. Someday I'll have wireless too so I can play against real people!

Posted by: Chris on November 2, 2007 11:43 PM

Very cool! Make you want to double major in animation?

Alas, without a wireless connection, I only have the CPU to inspire me to greatness in Strikers!

Posted by: Chris on November 2, 2007 11:49 PM

can you guys beat level 5 on a regular basis?

Posted by: Anonymous on November 5, 2007 04:08 PM

arn't you supposed to be on strike now.. No Writing!

Posted by: Jason J on November 7, 2007 03:05 PM

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