Last week I had the amazing opportunity to once again attend the Animae Caribe Animation festival in Trinidad. It was a fun week of screenings, workshops, bootcamps and camaraderie amongst animation aficionados. A few things happened: 1: I was voted in as the New President of ASIFA Caribbean. This is a HUGE deal. I have […]Read More State of the Jamaican Animation Industry Report
Today, I am going to take you on a journey; an embarrassing journey. Embarrassing for me mostly…and probably entertaining for you. I found some of my old 3D models and decided to share my 3D modeling journey in all its misaligned polygonal horror and glory. I am self taught, which means I probably did everything […]Read More Skill Transcends Software
Now I know I am overdue my review of Animae Caribe…yes, I know that was months ago…yes…I know I am procrastinating….SHUSH! This post has robots in it so I am doing this first! (priorities, right?) One morning, I woke up with a brilliant idea. I will design and 3D print a robot and wire it […]Read More The Story of a Little Robot
People of Earth! I have returned from the planet on the far reaches of the solar system where I go to render and edit. I return with an offering of animation; a look at the first 3+ minutes of my animated short. Ok ok….enough of the theatrics. I am still here; still alive…I haven’t fallen […]Read More Tale of Shadows: The first 3 minutes of Animation
So here I am, trying to put together the first two minutes of my short to show my Kittian compadre, Dele Adams, what his voicework looks like with Boris. I was excited as I stitched the existing scenes together…then I did a runthrough….but something was missing….just watching the clip and hearing the voices seemed….incomplete…there was […]Read More Musical Interlude
As I was going back and forth through frames on one of the dialogues for Mr. Crow, I took a particular liking for this screenshot….Mr. John Crow, the hand of death, though undead, is pondering over a human skull as if pondering his own mortality…or immortality as it were, as if reminiscing on a life […]Read More Mr John Crow: A project update
Yeah, That was a long title. It’s been a long hiatus as well. So here is a video where you can watch me tell you all about what I’ve been up to. Enjoy 🙂 ONE DAY ON EARTH: http://www.onedayonearth.org I WILL TELL: http://www.jerichofilms.com/iwilltell/blog/?p=80 PREMIERE UK (scroll down the page, Under the FILMS heading (i will […]Read More WORLDWIDE SCREENINGS, AWARDS, ANIMAE CARIBE AND ANIMATION UPDATES
Greetings, Today, let’s use our Imaginations. Take a deep breath and Imagine the following scenario if you will. You’ve just come home and there is a note stuck to the refrigerator. On the scrap paper is scribbled the following note: “Hello Dear, I’ve gone out for the evening and will be back later tonight. I’ll […]Read More MICHAEL the Minivan
I had finished this some weeks back….As a matter of fact it was part of a slideshow at Animae Caribe Jamaica. I had tried to convince myself that it wasn’t finished. I wanted to add a few tourists, a smoking bus driver and a lazy mongrel sitting around. However, after all the time that has […]Read More JOLLY BUS: DUN!
Over the past year, much has taken place. It has been a year of working behind-the-scenes, founding, incorporating and launching Jamaica’s first Animation Association, J.A.N.N. (of which I am now Chairman), along with Kevin Jackson (now the President) Tanya Davies, D’Oyen Williams and Roger Davis serving as the executive board. It has been many hours […]Read More Presenting at Animae Caribe 2014
Sorry for the “Upworthy” style heading. I couldn’t help it. :p Over the weekend, I had time to enjoy the simple pleasures of painting, relaxing and watching this 3D printed character come to life. It was a welcome change to spend the days doing something that did not involve the computer. I sat out on […]Read More Painting Boris: You won’t believe what this person does to this 3D print
I have been scarce…I am aware of that. Much has been happening. I am quite busy with the Animation Association and various things I have to do here and there. However, I did finally manage to print Boris. Ok…let’s start from the beginning. Boris is a character from an animated short I have been working […]Read More 3D Printed Character Awesomeness
I will start this post off with a Disclaimer: I understand that not everyone is the same; what works for one person, does not work for everyone. But this is MY experience, and I know there are other people like me, out there, that this info could help…now…to the meat of the matter: Needless to […]Read More Why I Unsubscribed from the “Hustle” Mentality Part1 : The Diagnosis
Over the past year of 2012, we have come to realize that there is a growing interest in animation in Jamaica. Something that is welcome and long past due. With interested parties ranging from JAMPRO to UTECH to EXIM Bank, animation seems to have some corporate backing. Once again there was the staging of Animae […]Read More Animation Part 2: Putting the Cart Before the Horse
By it’s pure definition: an·i·ma·tion /anəˈmāSHən/ Noun 1. The state of being full of life or vigor; liveliness. 2. The state of being alive. More specifically, at it pertains to the discipline of animation… animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images to create the illusion of movement. Or as I see it, […]Read More ANIMATION Part 1: What is Animation?