I wish I took pictures of work in progress. First it looked like a wedding cake, then with those pon-pons, it ended up looking like a wedding tart.
Sewing those pon-pons by hand took a very long time. It seems like I am going to end up sewing lots of trees.
The past couple of days I’ve been working on getting the look that we want for our film in After Effects. The character poses are FPO and they are missing hands, but you’ll get the idea. Yes it does move, but I’m going hold off on posting a motion test for now.
A lot of my childhood friends tend to give me toys when I visit them.
I can say that this is the best toy I’ve ever received!
It’s called toy series and you can make miniature foods!
The sad part is that it’s not eatable. I must say it’s very tempting.
This time, I got “sushi” set.
It comes with a lot of powder in packages.
All you have to do is mix the powder with water following the instruction.
Let’s start with IKURA. (Salmon roe)
Mix red powder and water. Then drop a drip into a bowl of water.
All of a sudden, it hardens and you just have to scoop it and let it dry.
After making a bunch of them……
You just pile them up and here is IKURA SUSHI.
My mom is mixing something yellow….
She also mixed some red….and white…..
Let’s let them dry for 5 minutes
The yellow one got hard. You just have to scoop it and put it on top of the white one, which is rice.
yes, it’s TAMAGO SUSHI. (eggs)
Doesn’t this look so real? It even feels real.
What about the red one?
It’s MAGURO SUSHI. (tuna)
How real does this look?
Another one is UNI SUSHI. (Salmon urchin roe)
Let’s put all the sushi together.
This is how it looks with the kit.
My mom and I made these after we ate dinner, but we got so hungry afterward.
Next morning, my mom made egg sushi for breakfast….
I found a youtube video. Now you can really see how to play with this toy.
Back to our short film, “something left, something taken.”
This is an aerial view of San Francisco. It took a lot longer than I thought.
(San Francisco Bay area is big)
Did you know that there are islands called
Can you see what I did for those islands?
Davy Crockett in Outer Space was released last August. Since then, I started to submit to film festivals.
And we started to get some results. Here is the list of film festivals we got in.
– Animac, Spain (’09)
– Director’s choice- Black Maria Film+Video Festival, US (’09)
– Anifest, Czech (’09)
– Animated Tales, US (’09)
– Kalamazoo Film Festival, US (’09)
– Boston Underground Film Festival, US (’09)
Hooray! Max and I are off to Animac, an animation festival in Lleida, Spain from 2/23 to 3/1.
Sean and I went to a screening on Sunday.
The audience was very supportive and it was a very cozy and community-based screening.
Here is the list of the upcoming event. If you are in the area, please check it out. This festival travels around until this Fall.
Back to working on “Something Left, Something Taken” for a few days.
It’s an independent film that is taking forever to get going. Slowly but surely, we are moving like snails.
Before Max photographs, I will fabricate more with trees, grasses, curtains, and some little details.
But I cannot do those yet because those pieces cannot be glued to each other, otherwise it’ll take up too much space.
So I am moving on to the next scene- which is…San Francisco aerial view. It should be time consuming and fun with little houses and tons of hills.
More pictures to come in a few days.