Saturday, October 29, 2011

What's Happening?

Hello guys,  I thought I'd write a little article to tell you what's going on at this moment.  I don't post more than my videos and a couple of words here.  That's because I don't really have time.  I have to keep my Twitter and Facebook Page active at the same time, so it's really hard to keep everything constantly updated.  Also, this blog is under one of my other e-mails for some stupid reason.  So, when I loggin here it disconnect my YouTube and it's kinda annoying.  That's another reason I don't post often.  But I'll try to make it alive a little bit more.

Halo MegaBloks made a toymation contest in august.  Someone pmed me to tell me that I should enter and I had chances to win.  So I checked details about the contest and it turned out that the prizes were awesome.  But right when I wanted to start animating, my camera broke.  And I heard a lot of people were using Logitechs webcams to make stop motion animation.  So I bought the c910.  Wich is the best webcam in the world right now.  It cost about 119$.  It shots 1080p pictures and video.  It tooks one month to finish the film.  The time limit was 2:00.  I made it exactly 2:00.  :)
Here it is:

I uploaded my video to the website.  The way the contest worked it that from Septeber 26th to October 16th was the voting section.  People could vote once a day everyday.  And then on the 16th, they would take the 10 videos with the most vote and take them to the top 10.  And then from October 17th to October 25th, the juges decided who come fist, second and third.

Sadly, I didn't get in any of these places.  But I have to admit that the first two entrys was amzing. I just don't belive third place should have been third place.

I'd like to say something like it doesn't matter it was a great time animating, but it was horrible.  I hated animating those toys.  They were like imposible to look realistic.  They can move in so many ways.  But you know.  I can say it was an experience.  Also this animation was the really first animation I did with a stop motion software I used to just take the pictures and take them to my computer after, with my old camera.  Now I animate with monkey jam (waiting to get something better) and it's awesome to see the previews frames.  The sad thing is that there is not onion skining in MonkeyJam.  It's really better than nothing for me that have animated over a year with being plugged to a computer.

Also, one last thing.  I spent the last week working on my Halloween Special.  It's called "Middle of Nowhere" I worked really hard on it.  Please tell me what you think about it.

Thanks for reading!  (if you acculy read the whole thing that's amazing).  And the section of the Blog "Animation Works" has been updated.  So there is my best animations overthere.  See ya next time!  :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Alexsnowskate's Live Show!

Hey guys!  This is my 2nd Live Show I'm doing so far.  It starts at 7pm eastern time.