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Flavio

Flavio Clip!

February 25th, 2007

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I finally figured out how to get a small clip onto my computer (it was actually pretty easy in hindsight) so if you like, you can check out a small clip of Flavio here!
Hopefully no one minds what with the big notice across the screen but I’ve seen others put clips of their cartoons up so I imagine it’s okay.

P.S.:The clip is an mp4 file, so if it won’t open for you, download it to your desktop and open it with Quicktime directly.

Happy Valentines Day!

February 14th, 2007

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Or as my kids say “Happy Valentimes Day!”

Alla Prossima!

February 7th, 2007

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Alla Prossima means Until next time in Italian…
It’s been truly an amazing experience and I’d like to thank the following for their support and guidance in what has become one of the best moments I’ve had since my wedding and the birth of my two daughters…

Unending gobby heaps of thanks to:

Fred Seibert
Larry Huber
Kevin Kolde
Claudia Spinelli
Eric Homan
Melissa Wolfe
Therese Trujillo
Molly Maldonado
Mark Taylor
Eric Cookmeyer
Jack Kinman
Mac Middleton
Scott Mauro
Meridith Layne
Ginny McSwain
Kevin Manthei
Maurice Morgan
Scott Jenkins
Rob Paulson
Bobby Costanza
Stephen Stanton
John Mariano
and all the other film makers who it was a joy to meet, and be inspired by…

I’d also like to thank all the people that stopped by this blog over the last nine months and took the time to comment kindly on my thoughts and drawings especially Stephen, Alex, Tokyo, Elvis Conejo, Cubesteak, Jeaux, TV’s Kyle, Jeffy DeGrandeis, Floyd Bishop, Takineko V, Manny Galan, Jun, Aliki, EricThe LH, Jeff [Read more…]

Flavio Final Mix!

February 7th, 2007

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Well Flavio is finally finito!
It took me around nine months so it’s sort of like having a baby!Hard to believe really…

We mixed last Friday at Salami studios in North Hollywood and for the first time I got to see my film as a finished piece.

It was awesome!

I had such a blast working on this film and in some ways I am sad to see it come to a clse. In other ways I am very glad I am done… too many plates spinning in the air makes Mike a dull boy…

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Flavio Invention #1319- The Sniffle Stopper

January 31st, 2007

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Got a nasty cold? Driving your friends crazy with your sniffling?
Never fear! The Sniffle Stopper is here!

Just place the convenient plugs into your runny nose and viola’
No more sniffles. Excess snot runs into the dishwasher safe receptical.

Be the envy of your friends!
You NEED the Sniffle Stopper today!

Only from Flaviothon Industries

Flavio Invention #2905-The Aqua Swing

January 29th, 2007

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Have a swingin’ time in the pool! Sturdy enough to even jump from!

Only from Flaviothon Industries

Flavio Revised Even NEWER Title card

January 24th, 2007

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After considering my friend Jeaux’s thoughts on the title card I posted the other day,as well as a few other people’s comments, I decided to revise the Flavio title card. I’m not sure it’s the final one yet as I am a bit torn. I like the first one as well becasue it’s colorful and fun and I like the which add to the whole layout. This one pops a bit better but the left side leaves me a bit flat… Whatchuthink?

Flavio new title cards

January 22nd, 2007

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Howdy all! Well, I am wrapping up finally with Flavio and getting down to the nitty gritty. I have a composer now, Kevin Manthei who I worked with on Xiaolin Showdown a few years back. He’s quite a talent. I also have sfx to approve and that’s about it, and we can mix this puppy.

As for the art in this post, months ago I did title cards for my film but after seeing them actually in front of the film I realized they sucked… so I redid them. This is the final result and I am much happier with them the way they turned out now.

For those that wonder, I painted these on my tablet PC with a program called ArtRage, which I think beats the snot out of Photoshop, Painter or any other graphics app out there geared towards painting.

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Flavio ADR in the can!

January 21st, 2007

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Well on Friday we finally finished recording Flavio (for the 2nd time!) and I am very happy with the way it turned out. Mr. Rob Paulson lent his voice to Flavio and he did such a fantastic job on it too. I don’t know how many of you have ever seen an ADR session but it’s really hard to do. Basically the actor stands there watching the cartoon and tries to say the lines to match with the way the animation’s mouths are moving. No easy feat I can tell you!

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a bit more on Flavio’s new voice

January 14th, 2007

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As requested, here’s a clip of Rob Paulsen as Flavio