Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Scanning? What Scanning?

It took me longer to set up the new scanner, than it did to scan the ENTIRE FREAKING SHOW!

What I thought was at least 2 days worth of work turned out to be about 40 minutes worth, thanks to my brand new Brother MFC 7340.

In a word, I'm shocked. This machine made all other scanners I've had till now look like steaming piles of crap!

(Cue the cheesy announcer voice) That's right kids, the Brother MFC 7340 not only scans at lighting speeds, it can also print 21 pages per minute at a whopping HQ1200 dpi (laser) and fax those important documents with the same precision and quality you've come to know and love in the scanner you've had for all of a week. (clears throat)

Honestly I can't say enough about this machine so far and tonight was it's first night out of the box. It's going to make things move a lot smoother in the weeks to come, that is for sure!

Now we're on to cropping. Time to limber up those old key pad working fingers!

Monday, June 21, 2010

This Is How We Do it!

8 weeks
3 acts
459 pages in total
310 scenes in total
2 weeks ahead of the goal
Right hand, right thumb completely numb

Feels good. As a matter of fact, I'm going in for more! Next stop, ANIMATIC!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Nubbins of Progress

The photo above will demonstrate the level to which I have been drawing. The nubbin pencil was once as long as it's brand new counterpart exactly 1 month and 1 week ago when I started this massive endeavor. The odd way in which I work requires 1 very sharp pencil and one very dull. The nubbin you see above is what is left of the sharp one. The dull one is about an inch, maybe inch and a half bigger. (Yes, size does matter)

Now the moment you've all been waiting for; This week's numbers!

4.5 weeks down
137 pages total and counting for Act II
134 scenes boarded
A total of 182 scenes of 308 completed.
And as of today I have one month left to complete the rest of Act II and all of Act III.

Um...holy crap I did 134 scenes in a week and a half! Jesus! Hadn't crunched the numbers till right now! I'm kinda stunned! I mean that's like pre-union, Uncle Walt with a whip, golden age of animation level of output! No wonder my hands hurt! haha

Till next week you can just refer to me as Amazing. Thank you universe.