Monday, October 27, 2008

Getting Animated

I'm trying to use the old method of drawing distorted images to achieve motion without having to draw a crap-ton of frames. This is a 'meh' example of high distortion, but it works pretty well in full motion. Trouble is, it goes by so fast, you barely see it; so here it STILLFRAME.

Oh Tundra; what have you gotten yourself into THIS time?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Here goes nothing...

I'm goin' for the gusto. I just made the decision to do all backgrounds for episode II in Photoshop. Here is my first attempt.

I imported it into my Flash storyboard, and it actually looked alright.

One small step to upping the game, people! One small step at a time!

-Matt G

Many Things

First things first; if you haven't seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog, you totally need to. It's a web series made by Joss Whedon, who happens to be the man.

As usual, I'm still going a little nuts because of schoolwork, but there are more silver linings to these dark, ominous clouds than there is actual ...dark cloud. Hmm... What I mean to say is that things are working out in spite of themselves.

For instance, my digital portfolio class (the product of which shall become the big brother of this trusty blog) is basically causing me to reinvent the entire image of, but like a sword being tempered in the hottest of infernos, my creativity merely gets stronger and sharper with trial and experience.

The storyboards for PJ Ep II are done and divided into their proper scenes, and only now do I realize I forgot to record several lines of crucial yelps and screams. It's always the little stuff that slips by.

Work all day and ya work all night
Work ma fingers to tha bone and whuddya git?

Boney fingers...

-Matt G

Friday, October 3, 2008


I just watched this.

Lord have mercy.

...sweet divine mercy.

-Matt G

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Painting is Hard

Behold Tundra the terrible.

This is gonna be the first image of the second episode of Pizza Jockeys. For the intro, I'm going to have an 'ethereal' recap of the previous episode made up of echoing screams of "integral" plot points accompanied by an array of paintings.

I just watched Punk'd for the first time ever. Take THAT celebrities.

-Matt G