Special thanks to Ben Ray, who composed the awesome music for our film! Check out his other work here. There are quite a few things missing in this version of the film, but at least we’re getting closer! We also have some layout updates. Keep looking for more updates!
This Saturday, January 21, East and West will be promoted at the Senior Soiree! This quarter we’re looking for animators, Houdini artists and layout artists. Clean-up and coloring begins in the spring! Look for us there! If you haven’t already, follow us on Facebook!
Now you know how the characters came to be, what about the world they inhabit? The following are a few development images and color keys done by our lovely art director, Jill Dykxhoorn. Here is the first color script we did for the original animatic. And enter Nathan Pierce (Totem). He was a lucky find, […]
Sai’s color was a tough one to pin down, because no one could really think of definitive Western colors. Someone let a big box of Prismacolor markers in the intern cube at Nickelodeon when I had my internship there in the fall of 2011. So, of course, I colored things with them. Look at that highlighter pink! These […]
Sai went through many, many, MANY changes through the film’s progress. He started out inspired by the grungy dystopian style of Koji Morimoto: Instead of representing the Western culture, Sai embodied the urban lifestyle. He was a spray paint artist, and swung around the city’s many wires and cables. Look at that chicken there in […]
Elise: Dong had the fortune of not changing much over time. His designs were based off a kirin, the Chinese mythological animal. This concept art was done by Sarah Menzel. Go check out her DeviantArt! This was my original concept of having Dong and Sai able to fly. He’s pretty much looking like he […]
Elise: I’ve been looking at Dong’s color swatches all day, and I thought people might like to see how seriously we take colors in this film! The first one to take a stab at Dong’s colors was Karyn, our animation director. Our art director, Jill, then took these three ideas and expanded them… She made […]
We’re so proud of our concept artist, Elisabath Lundblade! She unfortunately had to leave the project to focus on academics and other pursuits. Check out her portfolio here! Here’s some of the artwork she’s done for our film: We originally brought Liz on because we felt our designs for the characters were a bit stale. These are […]