Phew! Been a dashing around and getting well after a lengthy period of illness for the ‘Sparky Inkers’. Not only were we all taken down with a horrible flu but we also had umpteen hardware failures on our studio laptop (which has been sent off for repair) the laptop was purchased when we opened the studio in August 2016 and we got it specifically for our editing and special effects suite. It went bang a few weeks ago and we’ve been left with my old little Samsung plug in baby which is now in its 7th year. Unfortunately whilst its great for running old adobe programs and Unity 5 it can’t run much else. Therefore came the decision to raid the bank account and now we are awaiting delivery of a new gaming PC and i-pad in the next few days to help alleviate all these issues. It’s left the bank account in the red but if we want to work then this is what we’ve had to do.
Despite all of this we remain very optimistic in our ‘starting from nothing’ year zero and with the new equipment on order we are encouraged that we will finally be able to get on with work again. To celebrate we got a new white board and pens so we can now see all our game planning at a glance. We’re steaming a head, now after what seems like the worse few months ever which we know is probably a big exaggeration we are hopefully back on track.
Thanks to everyone who has offered words of support, sympathy and encouragement during our first 7 months of life…we so appreciate it and you know who you are.
Team Yellow Banana completed test filming today for an upcoming stop-motion animation. Completed without any story-boarding and just using items knocking around the studio, the test animation became more of a brainstorming session played out on the table top with a camera as a witness.
This funky little test shoot will be made into a short stop-motion animation with special FX to turn up the heat a little.
The stars of the show are a miniature Star Wars ATAT, his loyal pilot and a clay-made creature from Planet X (the legendary ‘not sure if it exists’ Planet that is doomed to hit Planet Earth). With the situation showing the Doomsday Clock as at 3 minutes to midnight; lust for fresh fruit – mainly Banana’s is rife.
Watch this space for the progress and announcement of the finished animation.