3D Leads 2D Animation Pipeline Test

After finishing the Marakov model, I had the 3D element I needed to then animate this short 6 second segment. This segment was a chance to test the full production pipeline, and to ensure I had the tools (software, skills, etc) to pull it off. The video above is the...

The Soviet Marakov Pistol with Suppressor

One thing that's a lot of fun when undertaking a big project like an animated film, is the chance to research details that enhance the story, that you might known when starting out. The Marakov is a Soviet-made 9mm pistol, that was standard issue side-arm for the...

Kiska – Character Sheet

Meet Kiska, the star of Little Red Kap. While I've not posted much lately, work has been going on behind the scenes – most notably testing various animation pipelines and drawing tools. This drawing was done completely in the computer (no pencil scans) – drawn and...

Script Breakdown, Scene 1

Little Red Kap Scene 1 Animatic from Nate Sullivan on Vimeo. Progress is being made. First, I was able to get a very simple skin on this template by StudioPress. It's not perfect, but it should the job and let me focus on animation. That's the point right? Second, I...

The Script is Finished

Last weekend I finished the script. The plot is ironed out. There's a solid 3-act structure and characters go through change – everything a dramatic film needs, right? The script took longer than I originally anticipated, in part because somewhere along the line I...

Little Red Kap Anime on 11-11-11

UPDATE 09-18-2011: The size of this production is turning out to be a larger task than first anticipated. However everything is still progressing. It'll probably be released sometime next year... This November 2011, I'll be releasing an anime-style film. The story is...