Archive for March, 2006


March 23rd, 2006


Wow! I spent four hours today with Rich, Larry and Molly editing our seven and a half minute rough cut to a six minute and fifty two second locked picture. We cut frames from almost every scene - and in doing so got to view most of the film on a frame by frame basis. What does it mean if even the inbetween drawings (like the image above) look hilarious? I think it’s a good sign. We added a few dissolves, wipes and and an iris out. I’m very very pleased with the final result. It’s a tight film and loaded with action (and hopefully lots of laughs). Tomorrow we spot sound effects and music. I can’t wait.

This Week

March 20th, 2006


HORNSWIGGLE is going to look (and sound) better and better within the next two weeks. We lock picture on Wednesday, spot sound effects and music on Thursday, and prepare for the final mix. It’s been an incredible experience. I’m watching the rough cut over and over again and am amazed by it. I’m still not tired of watching it. It’s a good feeling.

Entering POST!

March 11th, 2006


UPDATE: Just recieved our post production schedule. Retakes have been ordered to fix mistakes, tighten lip synch, and overall perfect the film. We will be “locking picture” on March 22.


March 7th, 2006


Oh boy! This is just a quick note to say I’m incredibly happy with the color footage that came in from HORNSWIGGLE. It looks wonderful and I’m delighted with the animation, timing, color and art direction. Came out just as we hoped. I’ll be blogging more often this month to keep you apprised of the production status.

To be continued…


March 2nd, 2006


Well NOT quite ready for delivery yet. Color footage rolls in this week, as we prepare for post production. Fred comes to town next week and maybe we will finally learn the name of the series all these cartoons will premiere under. Will they be announcing it at the Nickelodeon upfront sales presentation next Wednesday? That would be exciting!