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Monday, April 23, 2007
Yesterday I sculpted this possum-like character while visiting my parents in Lucerne (my mom helped me mix the yellow color). Today I built the set and set it up so that I could shoot it tomorrow. But when it was all finished, I figured I might as well animate the shot tonight, so I did, and it turned out really nice. I’ve never animated an upside-down character before, that was interesting. If I made him frown too much it looked like he was smiling. He has a wire attatched to the branch that goes through his whole body to support him. I now officially have a minute and 17 seconds animated, with 40 seconds more to shoot. At this point i need to create the characters for the next shots (I’ve animated 12 characters for this piece so far, and will probably do 12 more). I hope to be completely done with this in less than 2 weeks. Here’s hoping