It's not a ask but I just wanted to tell you how much I loved the short you and Ed Skudder worked on. Even within the first seconds I decided that I loved your animation, design and the way you lighted things. The scene when she revealed the sphere, the scene on the cliff with those illuminating kraken arms, and when she swam in the cave with a gigant creature and the bird scene, those were my fave scenes. When it ended I felt like "no dont stop!" I really loved your short, great job guys!!!
Lynn Wang answered:
THANK YOU for all the nice words! It really means a lot. I <3 you, anon.
Before Lynn and I started animation on Solstice (watch the full version here »> https://vimeo.com/79814871 ), we storyboarded the entire short film and made an animatic, which is a rough version of the story with music and sound. This way we can plan each shot’s timing, plan the animation and get a feel for how the short plays as a whole. We both split the work 50/50 between drawing the storyboards and editing and doing sound design. And if you have seen the final version, you’ll notice some small changes that we made between this stage and the final version.
Thanks so much to everyone who has watched Solstice and had such kind and enthusiastic things to say about it. We’re both thrilled at the reaction and very grateful for all your support! :) More behind the scenes and extra Solstice stuff coming soon!
Thank you so much to Catsuka for the Solstice love, Lynn and I are both so happy to hear you guys enjoyed it and we both really appreciate the support! Merci beaucoup!! :)
What an honor to be featured by Catsuka! Thank you, thank you!
Thanks to everyone who came out to CTNx this weekend! Ed and I had a blast meeting you all! We’re finally releasing the short that we premiered over the weekend at the expo.
This minute-and-a-half fantasy western is a 2D animated passion project that Ed Skudder and I crafted over our free nights and weekends for the past 2-3 months.
We both split the work 50/50 from background painting to rough animation to clean up and everything between, however Ed did the music and compositing and I headed up the design. As of right now, this short is it, but hopefully one day we can expand on the world!
Thanks for watching! We’ll be releasing behind the scenes stuff next!
Hey! Ch-check it out! This amazing new ad from Goldieblox just dropped, and if you watch to the very end, you’ll see some animation done by Ed Skudder and me! Designs by the forever-talented Alkemy Studios.
ALKEMY is gonna be CTN-X this Nov 15-17th! You gotta stop by booth B-56 for the MEGA BOOTH we’re putting together with the uber talented Lynn Wang and Ed Skudder . Yeah….. it’s gonna be a PARTY so make sure you drop by!
3 more days until CTNx! :000000 HOPE TO SEE YOU GUYS THERE! Stop by booth B-56 and hang out with us! :)
Who are the characters on the con post? I feel like Ive seen them before, but my memory is a little fuzzy on account of jet lag and can't place them.
Some things that will be happening: We will be premiering a short at our booth during CTNx before we upload it to the internet. We’ll also be selling prints (The two images above are a preview) and giving away stickers, so come on over and say hi!!! :) :)
What is the best way to go fishing for gold fish in a fish tank if they belong to your friend and he is using them for an art project and you don't want him to know that you are trying to fish them out?
This is a WIP shot from the short animation that Lynn Wang and I are working on tonight. We’ll be finished with the whole thing by mid-November and will be showing at CTN!
Lynn did the rough key frames and I am doing clean up. We’re trading off like this for the whole short, so if you want to check out the finished product in person we’re at booth B-56 if you’re going to come by! YAY animation!!! More coming soon!
KNOCK. KNOCK. KNOCK. My brother and I used to play this game we called “Dead Man’s Ditch”. We’d go to this old haunted house in town, knock three times on the front door, and whoever could stand there the longest without freaking out was the winner. We loved Halloween, horror movies, and wandering cemeteries late at night arguing about what was inside that house. The question haunted us. Then, one day, my brother went missing… and I knew just where he’d gone.