Thursday, August 23, 2007


Crisis Averted! Turns out our drive didn't crash...we just had a faulty cable. Thanks to my brother-in-law Mikey for helping us. Now I've backed up the entire "Nigel" folder to an extra hard drive as well. Soon we'll be getting a brand new computer and all will be right with the world again. Whee!

Monday, August 20, 2007



Well, the latest update on 'Nigel' I can offer is that it appears that the Video drive in our computer might have crashed. That is the drive containing all pencil tests, sound files, etc for the film, including the work-in-progress Leica Reel.

BUT not to worry too much....I do have the majority of files backed up, and my latest leica reel with all the timing changes, etc exists as an Mpeg file at work, so I'll be backing that up today. Although it will still require a bit of work, I may be able to import the Mpeg into Premiere and then use it as a guide for lining everything back up again with the original files. Here's hoping, anyway.

I still have all the dope sheets and the drawings (one of the many advantages to making a 2D film!) which need to be scanned anyway. So rather than re-shoot all of my pencil tests, I might as well get them scanned instead so I can start assembling them in their semi-final state.

As the dust settles from recovering our computer and moving into the new campus at VanArts over the next few weeks, we'll see how many updates I can continue with here...keep checking back! I'll be working on some freelance projects in the meantime and my personal blog will still be alive & well.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

August Update

Not too much new to report on the filmmaking front. Most of the scenes I still have in my possession are completed. A few scenes are still with Steve and being finished up. At the moment we are in the middle of planning for Ariel's first birthday and forthcoming family visits. Once we get past summer and are settled into the new VanArts building as well, I will get a crew started on scanning all my drawings.

I'll try to find time to perhaps dig up some old ghosts to post here in the meantime. I've added some more happy links, so that's something.