I still exist!

Good day,

Lots of new videos, few blog updates..

Let’s start with a 9-second animation:

Then, there was Salem! I kind of parodied ‘Tom’s Dog‘, by replacing the dog with my cat Salem, and playing my own version of the song:

I made a short sketch-video-thingy. Coincidentally I’m currently (while I’m writing this) sitting in the same room where this was filmed (Kevin’s place):

I made a sequence of songs, which, together, I decided to call ‘Figurse‘:



Another song, called Dark. I already have an idea for the next song (which is obviously going to be called Light). From now on, I think I’m going to give my music videos that represent it (instead of just still images).

Finally, I made a trailer for my YouTube channel:

Maybe, just maybe, I should tell you I have a second channel now: BenimationBla

That’s it for now, and remember, everything tastes better with imagination:

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New Sketch?

Ok. This is gonna be a weird post.

So I’m trying to finish an animated sketch today, but at the same time I’m writing this blog post. (So you can scroll down to see if I did it xD)

arg.. blender won’t work on my MacBook..

So I’m going to open up Flash now..
Great, all art is done, lip-syncing complete.. now just find a scream sound and animate a character running away..

What was the last video I talked about here??
– I = Fantasy – Korean Vocaloid3 UTAU cover
I made a Dutch version of that one:
How do I embed a video in this new version of WordPress?!
Never mind, I found the old editor

But that was actually my latest video.. From now on I’ll try to post them in order..

I made three sketches (four if I finish this one today).

these lines don’t have the same thickness..

Weather (probably the funniest one):

Arg.. WordPress is lagging a bit..
You would think I used the time that it took to load to animate.
Wrong.
I played around with the calculator in Mac OS. (I made it talk).

Anyway, second sketch: Location

Aaaand the third one: Air

Meanwhile in animating land..
I made the character’s hands move upwards..
Now make its mounth move..
I think I’m gonna use one of Flash’s build-in sounds for the scream. I know, I’m lazy

For how many frames should he scream.. hmm, what’s 270 – 185? Mac OS calculator..

Actually it looks quite good without the character running away, I’m almost finished! Still lazy

Music! Almost forgot it! I made some piano loops in GarageBand a while ago..

Aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnddddddd………….

Here it is!

Stage-fright:

I’m probably going to make more of these. They don’t require too much time, and since I go to Fontys University of Applied Science I don’t have that much time anymore.. And I’m lazy.

(p.s. I assumed you knew you had to read this blog post with some kind of funny accent)

Q p d eI t (update)

so..
Has been a while since my last blog post..

There haven’t been any ‘big’ videos lately, mainly because we’re still working on Actual Film..
There have been some ‘small’ videos, though!

Here are some simple edits:


And I spent a little more time on this one:

I also got addicted to singing synthesis (making a computer sing). Which explains this post’s title; that’s the phoneme system the English version of probably the most popular singing synthesizer, Vocaloid, uses.
These were made with Hatsune Miku (Japanese) for Vocaloid:


And this one was made with UTAU, using Shinya Yume, which was made by OkitaLean. It’s a cover of the demo song for a new Vocaloid, which can sing in Korean. This new Vocaloid is also going to be Vocaloid3, which seems to be a quite awesome new version. UTAUloids have been able to sing in any language from the moment it existed, however.. Well, here’s the video :

Now I’ll go back to planning Actual Film.. If all else fails, I’ll replace the missing shots with CGI xD

That’s it for now, and remember, everything tastes better with ice trapezoids. (we didn’t have any ice cubes)

[Insert Awesome Title]

So I sink it’s sime fors another blog posst..

So the last video I’ve talked about here appears to be ‘The Cube of Forgettyness-ish’,
well, I actually uploaded 5 new videos!

Being Us

This is what we made instead of Actual Film in the first week of our summer holiday. Actual Film isn’t cancelled or something, oh no!
I know the sound quality is pretty bad, that’s why I’m looking for better ways to record the audio. I was thinking of either using my USB mic and a laptop, or voice everything in post-production.

Actual Film Trailer

Well, yeah, a trailer, or more a teaser.. I don’t like telling too much about the movie before it’s finished, so I basically said nothing about it xD
You’d help us allot if you sent either that video, or this image to lots of people:

AutoTune The Game

I got AutoTune! and what better way of trying it out than AutoTuning the spoken wikipedia article on my favourite game, The Game! (uploaded on International Lose The Game Day of course)

How to make a sandwich MY WAY

well, yeah; how I make a sandwich. I always make these huge sandwiches, and I wanted to share that with the web 😉
Was also an excuse to test the camera of my new iPod Touch (4th Generation)

A Flight

I’ve been into 3D stuff; both 3D modeling and stereo 3D (read: hey-I-can-orbit-around-this-by-using-my-computer’s-mouse-3D and hey-there’s-stuff-coming-right-at-me-as-soon-as-I-put-on-these-stupid-glasses-3D)
So I basically combined them, I hope you’ve got some of those old cardboard red-blue glasses, otherwise you’ll have to find out how cross-eyed 3D works!

Well, let’s finally end this blog-post!
And remember, everything tastes better with Sambal.

Actual The Mine of Forgettyness-ish

so I finished that The Cube of Forgettyness-ish thingy a while ago:

I’m now working on The Mine, this is sort of the intro, at least so far:

It’s unlisted, so don’t spread the link too much 😉

We’re also writing the script for the actual film I was going to make. We got a pretty good philosophical background-story, only we haven’t written much..

In other news, I designed an iPhone icon for Cakebomb:

OMGWTFBBQ! Bing said: “That is awesome! If we ever do make an app, we will use that icon.”!

Well, that’s it for now, and remember, everything tastes better with Kuchup.

oblivious CKV-ish thingy

We finished the CKV project!

It looks pretty good, though I thought it would be better if it was actually in the same order as the script I wrote.. It was fun to make anyway.

I said before that the next animation would be “The Mine”. I lied. I’m first going to make a short called “The Cube of Forgettyness-ish” (thingy).

I’m also planning to make some short live-action films.

That’s it for now, and remember: everything tastes better with extra salt.

Carrying on..

oh yeah, Hunted is finished!

I’m still working on the project for CKV, but my computer in exploded to Germany for reparation. Also Declan wants to film everything on a flip HD, which he hasn’t bought yet..
I also started writing the script for The Mine, now just wait for Wouters suggestion.

Next blog will probably be when my computer exploded back to the Netherlands,

in the mean time, remember: everything tastes better with cheese
cheese

Dear HD Test..

I finished Dear Popcorn!

I also uploaded an HD 1080 test. it took a whole week to render it in Maya!

Also, I’m going to name the halloween special “Hunted” and I’m going to make it a bit shorter.. just a few more lines and it’s done.

Expect ‘Hunted’ to be finished before Xmas, and remember, everything tastes better with cheese!

Hunting CKV

Hi there,
I still didn’t finish the halloween special, but I will soon (I hope).
Also I’m going to call it “Hunted”, because it wasn’t too halloween themed anyway.

I also have to make a short film for CKV (Art and Culture Education). I’ll work on this with Jeroen (Hachigo), Björn (Roger) and Declan. We had to choose between animation and live-action, but it we’ve chosen both. Me and Declan will probably upload it to YouTube. I’m not sure if we’re allowed to do it in English, if not, I’ll add subtitles.

By the way, I got an egg, please feed it

That’s it for now, and remember: Everything tastes better with unions!

Why is it a Halloween Special again?

I’m not going to finish the Halloween Special before (or on) October 31st. I don’t like hurrying, and besides, Flash won’t put all the scenes together and Kevin hasn’t even voiced a single line.
I’ll try to finish it in the next weeks (I hope). but for now I’m going to do nothing (except for making that presentation about global warming.. but that can be considered as nothing).

After my well-deserved nothingness and my finishing of the Halloween Special of course I’ll probably start with a new project called “The Mine”. I wrote the script a while ago, even before ‘Windows What’ was out on Youtube. I was even going to cancel it, but Wouter (Nerv) wants me to make it, so yeah. I hope this will be the first animation which will be actually partly be animated by Jeroen (Hachigo). He says he understands Flash now. not quite sure about that, but we will see. It’ll be fun anyway (or should I say aniway ?)

p.s. oh, and you should really go see this video: http://bit.ly/1J9ddz I wonder how they made the misty thing..