Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stuff people at Oddbot did

This semester I interned at Oddbot, Inc. I had a chance to assist with production on some shorts.

"Veggie Tales from the Crypt." This one aired on MAD TV on Cartoon Network. I didn't help much on this one. I got to observe Erich Haeger and Zachary Auf make puppets out of store-bought vegetables. It's old-school rigging, yo. They shot the puppets against a greenscreen and composited them into backgrounds made in Flash and After Effects.

"Never Wake a Sleeping Sensei," the first animated short for Disney's Club Penguin. I changed the penguin colors to match the model sheets in a bunch of these shots... and I started the cleanup on the title card that Anne Walker drew, but I'm not sure if they ended up using my cleanup. I also took screenshots from the animatic and made these printouts that were used to help plan who was going to work on which scene. Rough key animation by Anne Walker, BGs by Tim Szabo with some assistance by Aron Shay, cleanups by a lot of people including Erich Haeger, Kassandra Heller, Aron Shay, and this guy named Pablo whose last name I don't know. Lighting effects and After Effects editing by Zachary Auf. Directed by Chris Hamilton. Production coordination by Suzannah Szabo and Greg Chalekian.

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