Saturday, December 11, 2010

Black Science Fiction

I have been thinking a lot about black sci fi and speculative fiction and the lack there of.  I have been inspired by connecting with some folks in the Black Science Fiction Society. 
I am clear there is a market that is hungry for this type of content and that now with the internet we have an unprecedented opportunity to create and distribute some great content that we’ve never seen before.  I am excited about the future!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

I am sitting in my office at the Art Institute in Santa Monica and about to go on vacation.
After 10 years I'm going to be moving on in 2 months and I am very excited.

I spoke to Roger Andrews who I really would love to get on this project.
Check out his dopeness here:

We may be able to get together in New York on the 29th.
I also got a line on a good student digital painter this week too I need to follow up on.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pan African Film Festival 2011

I have begun a conversation about creating and moderating a new Black Animation Panel at the Pan African Film Festival in February 2011.  I will also be putting together a program of Black Animation and Black Animated Music Videos.

I intend to have Penitentiary Philosophy completed by 2012 and screen it there.  I also would like to support other black animators in producing content for the festival and perhaps doing a contest.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Concept Art

This is the level of concept art I want to produce for the video.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Early 3D Badu Head Studies

Next Steps

What I would like to do next with this project is have some color concept paintings created and revise all the boards so that they are not so rough.  I would also like to get some 3D models done of the characters.

I am really a fan of Unity 3D and am curious about what it takes to make machinima in that program.  Building the pyramid enviroment in Unity will allow me to have others explore it in a browser which I think will be really cool.

Are there any great concept artists and storyboard artists out there who would like to create on this project with me?

The animatic is now at over 100 views with no comments and this blog has also had about as many views.