Archive for June, 2006
All the way from sunny Mexico my friend Alex has taken Flavio and Bossman and animated them in Flash! Really cool stuff!
Friday I editing my Flavio dialog with Michael Petak who I hit it off with right a way. Great guy in my book. Apparently he’s an extremely talented musician as well but that’s another story for another day.
For those who by chance might not know the whole process (that’d be almost no one who reads this blog) I will tell you what we do when we “Edit Dialog”… Ready?
First of course we record the dialog and we ask the actors to do multiple “takes”, tweaking the performance etc. to what we want or how we think it should sound to match the storyboard.
When that’s all done we get a really big “session” CD , (in other words just a bunch of dialog recordings that will open in a specific program with all the correct settings).
From there the sound editor; in this case the illustrious Mr. Petak, takes [Read more…]
So here is the first pass on the Flavio logo. I wanted something that reflected him and his inventions. I’m pretty happy about it as I have been wracking my brain on what to do.
The earlier concepts were like dried cow poop on the road and this is the first one I actually like. This will ultimately be my title card probably with a gradiated background behind it.
I haven’t decided whether it will be in full color or more monocrome like this is. Or is that duachrome? Ah anyway, there’s something kinda cool there with just the reds and the blacks but I am still undecided.
I haven’t figured out yet whether I want to paint it or do it flat like a cel.
If I did do choose to do it like a cel, I was even thinking of doing some small animation with it and have the gears turn [Read more…]
Well we’re all done with the recording now and let me tell you… the actors I picked did an incredible job! So funny! I am really satiifed with all my picks.
We got a great lady named Ginny McSwain to do the voice direction and she really seemd to be able to vocalize what I was looking for from the actors. Me? I would have said… “umm, do it, umm I dunno, more like… um, well, maybe if you do it …. um a different way.”
Ginny was great at vocalizing ways to change the emotional intent and little nuances to get the attitude we were looking for out of the actors. She was kind to me as well and supportive in my freshman effort of Voice Actor. She definitely had to break out the Acting 101 class book, and for that I am grateful.
As for me and my voice performance? Eh, [Read more…]