Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bystander is Complete

Yesterday we mixed together the animation with the original score and sound design and we now have a 7:40 minute film. Words seem to fail any description of gratitude or humility we are feeling right now, so here's a picture.

To any and everyone who helped us out in any way, we have this to say to you:

Thank you.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Premiering the Bystander Trailer!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We here at Bystander are proud to present the first ever footage from Bystander to the general public! Please enjoy the world premiere of the Bystander trailer!

Are you on the edge of your seats? Do you want to see more? Of course you do! The full film will premiere at Northwestern University on June 2nd! We hope to see you there!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Lock Down

We have news. And it's the best type of news: good news. What's that good news?

Friday, April 27, 2012

No More Carpal Tunnel?

In short, our first publicized quest failed. But that's okay, because we still got it done, just a few days late! Which means all shots have been inked. Congrats to us!

In other news, we've exported 33 shots. For those of you new to the language of Bystander, that's almost 75% of our shots 100% made!  Related to this, half the movie has been picture locked. More congrats to us!

On the horizon...finishing all exports. On the sound side, composing and sound design have begun. Looks like we're going to have a movie!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Introduction of the Quest Initiative

It's crunch time. With our June 2nd premiere deadline drawing ever closer we have quite an undertaking to get this animation done. On top of that, we would like to have a picture lock of animation done by the end of this month to give out composers and sound designer enough time to finish their jobs.

As a result, we here at Bystander have undertaken a new form of goal process to motivate a fast and efficient completion of this project. We call them "Quests", as they represent a momentous undertaking to defeat.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Where'd you Hide the 'Stache?

Remember way back in the day when Neil promised not to shave until the last frame of animation was drawn? We have reached that day! Gone are the scraggly mutton chops and weathered chin fuzz. All that doth remain upon Neil's face is a bristly, classic mustache. Really, though, the point is that we finally finished pencil animation. *and there was much rejoicing*

Friday, March 30, 2012

Back in Action

No, we're not making an action movie...but Bystander animating has re-started! But if it were an action movie, the good guys (that's the animators) would definitely be winning (against the evil paper?).