Changing Gears, Graphic Novel Direction

Changing Gears, Graphic Novel Direction

In 2017, I decided it was time to change gears, and move Lil’ Red Kap in the direction of a graphic novel, complete the story, get an actual fan-base (hah) and try to raise some sort of Kickstarter for the actual animation production. One of the key learnings of this experience has been the insane amount of animation production needed to get a project from animatic to final film (I knew it was a large number of hours, but not until I went solo, did I realize the actual cost of those hours).

Last year I took steps to reworking this into graphic novel form and started several spreads. This year I’ll continue. Follow me on Instagram for updates.

Standardizing Shots for Continuity

Originally I'd hoped to reuse a lot of the earlier shots that I'd done for the Lil' Red Kap film. Now that I'm getting into the project again and learning that my Blender skills are greatly improved from where they were back in 2011 when I first started this project,...

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Crazy 3D Modeling Marathon

Production is entering that period where you always feel lost. It's hard to remain focused because there are a dozen elements of the project that you should be focusing on. And I didn't anticipate the number of models that would need to be created. I knew it was a...

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Production Starts February 1, 2014

Until last November, this project had been sitting on the back burner - something I always intended to wrap up, but never the time or motivation. Then, I had the chance to cast voices for the spot, and two months later, I'm looking at a fully storyboarded film, with...

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New Years Resolutions and the Film

I just finished the first 00:03:17:00 of animation for the film, making this part of the process about 15% complete, and putting me on track to being finished by July 2012. I feel pretty good, considering that in 2011 I spent most of the year messing around with the...

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Little Red Kap Intro Posted

Now that the storyboard is complete, the focus can turn to actually creating final frames. The goal is to push through the entire film at a specific level and then return perfect any areas that seem out of place. The above intro actually cam in under my estimated time...

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