Archive for May, 2007

Sound Effects

May 28th, 2007


Click here for Clip.

At Perennial Pictures ninety-five percent of all the sound effects used in our shows are produced at the studio. Over the years, we’ve built up quite a library.

The above HANDYCAT clip is from a “subtler” section of the cartoon as far as sound effects are concerned - there’s only skids, hops, zips, jumps, rattling, a scream, buzzing, and plops – even so, it still takes a lot of time to determine what type of effect to use –cartoony or realistic – and then to audition the choices in that category, lay them in, and then hope that the director doesn’t ask you to change them.

Keith Myran, who put together many of the sound effects for HANDYCAT, has a pretty good “batting average.” Listen to some of his work as you watch the Clip.

Rob Paulsen is the voice of Handycat.

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Extra Details for Scene

May 20th, 2007


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Animation Continues

May 13th, 2007


This week at Perennial Pictures animation continued on CRAWFORD’S CLASSICS - CINDERELLA as well as some initial work on the sound effects. The promotional trailer for the show will be done in a few weeks so other areas of production are starting to kick in.

The image above is a screenshot from a scene by animator Daryl D. Pyle.

Click here to see the ANIMATION.

Nice work Daryl!

Also this week, composer Peter Schmutte was in to discuss a song for a dance sequence in the show. The process usually goes like this: we discuss; Brian writes some lyrics and a melody line, Peter comes in, makes notes, disappears for a week or so, and then come backs with some great song-demo for us listen to. It’s all pretty amazing to me.

More on Peter and the whole music process in an up coming post.

Russ Harris


Fast Action Treatment

May 6th, 2007


I love seeing stretched-out, multi-eyed, multi-bodied character drawings. A lot of the time that’s how animators draw a character to add to the illusion of super fast action. Also adding blurred paint strokes to the art helps “seal the deal.”

Check out this initial Pencil Test ANIMATION.
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