Posts Tagged ‘DAVE School’

Survey: Character Voices for Animation Project!

March 31, 2015

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything new here. Sorry about that. The past couple years, my freelance work load has really snowballed, which is great, income-wise. The only down side is that it hasn’t left me any time for new RUNNERS material. I still hope to get back to new stories sometime soon, but I can’t say when “soon” will actually be. In the meantime, I post slightly more frequently on my RUNNERS – The Comic Facebook page, so please use the link on the right to Like that page in order to stay in the loop.

Now on to the news!

The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) is planning to do another RUNNERS animated short for a class project!! Some of you may remember that waaay back in 2006, they did another short based on the Hamron shootout scene from Bad Goods. Here’s the link (the video quality isn’t great though, unfortunately). Now, another class is planning to animate a different sequence from the first book, and I am very excited as it’s one of my favorite sequences from the story. I will certainly have more details to share as the project goes along, and I believe the entire short is scheduled to be done in June.

In the meantime, the DAVE School has asked me to think about voices for the characters. It may come as a surprise, but I actually don’t have set character voices in my head, so I’m curious to hear from some of you. Who do you think would make great voices for the main cast? Feel free to suggest anything, as that will hopefully help to get the ball rolling for us. The school may actually have the budget to get voice work from some non-A-list actors, so realistically, as far as actually getting an actor, it probably wouldn’t be someone at the top of the Hollywood pyramid. But don’t let that dissuade you. I’d love to hear any and all suggestions. Even if it’s someone we can’t get, associating a character with a voice sound would still be very helpful.

So feel free to comment with your voice picks for Roka, Ril, Cember, Bennesaud, Bocce, and Sky!

DAVE School Runners animated short online!

June 29, 2015

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A while back, I mentioned that the DAVE (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) School in Orlando would be doing a RUNNERS animated short as a final class project. It is now DONE and online!!

Last week they flew me down to check out the final film and attend the class graduation. It was a real treat to see the animation… in 3-D!…at the local cineplex theater!! And it was great to meet many of the graduating students afterwards.

As with the last short (back in 2006), I gave them free reign to adapt the comic and characters as they saw fit. I didn’t give any input along the way, so certain things are a little off, like some character proportions and ship dimensions. But those are minor things that don’t detract from the overall awesomeness of seeing RUNNERS animated (again)!

Check it out here!