Sunday, June 26, 2011
Well, today was the last day to vote for the online reader's poll of the Animation Magazine contest! Jess and I won't know how we did with the competition until mid-July so we'll just have to wait and see. I'm so thankful for each and every person who helped out and voted and spread the word. As I have said, this contest is not Yesenia's and my only opportunity, but it is a fairly good one and we are excited to be participating.
In the meantime, here's some behind-the-scenes stuff of the poster we did.
After many concepts, thumbnails, and a few rough sketches, we narrowed our choices down to one poster.... which then later split into two posters because we freaked out near the end and our first poster wasn't good enough auuugh, so we tried to see if we could fix it (shown above), quickly grew frustrated with lack of sleep and a disappearing sense of self-worth, and went with a slightly altered version of our original poster.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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Check it out on DEVIANTART | TAFFETAS BLOG
Ultimately, I found some problems with the puppet and "rig" for Veil, but that's what these tests are all about : ) ! I was so anxious ALL week to get to this animation, though, but I had a lot of priorities and little stresses here and there that made it difficult for me to get to actually get to this one thing that I wanted to do (this animation!).
But ah, that's just how it goes sometimes. I really hope everyone likes this one, I see a few minor edits I can do here and there which I might implement later today or tomorrow, but ultimately this test is complete!
Monday, June 20, 2011
We have been given the wonderful opportunity to enter the annual Animation Magazine Pitch Party Contest for 2011! If we win, we will get ad space in their magazine, have our pitch reviewed by higher executives within the animation industry, and even a chance to pitch to an executive of our choice.
We can also win some ad space by placing the ONLINE READER'S POLL part of the contest, where readers online can offer a vote for the ad of their choosing.
Therefore, we would greatly appreciate everyone's help in this. Please spare a few minutes to offer us a vote and tell everyone you know to do the same!
To vote you have to click on our ad (illustration above), scroll to the bottom of your page, enter your e-mail address (only used to send you a receipt of your vote), and click SUBMIT!
Remember: every. single. vote. counts, yours included! : )