A Diminished Chord

I don’t know where this came from. Since making some better animation rigs, I’ve really been having fun with the Vader/Emperor/Krennic/Tarkin personalities. I like the idea that Vader is kind of goobish. And I wanted to see him play the guitar. I don’t play the guitar myself, so I had to look up the chord fingerings to keep it remotely …

Rebel Scrum

I don’t hate Agile… only when it is put on a pedestal as a panacea for all things project-management related. Then, in that case, yes I hate it. But a lot of things in corporate life are prime targets for ridicule, including my profession, Marketing. When branding gets positioned as the cure-all for a sales slump, ew that makes me …

Intergalactic Cravings

Got my first “you aren’t a real Star Wars fan if you like The Last Jedi” comment when I posted this on Facebook. Geesh with everything that divides this country today, do we have to add a fictional saga to the list? I won’t go into my defense of TLJ here… I can appreciate why it wasn’t everyone’s cup of …

Seriously now…

I think I’ve been working on this animation for what seems like a LONG time now. But the more I learn about character rigging, the more work I want to put into building out fully-function rigs, so that the next time, for example, I want to do a gig with Darth Vader in it, the character model is already there, …

Get in Line

Pretty self explanatory really. I didn’t spend a lot of time on detailed animation here. I would have liked to do more with Ben’s expressions, but I just wanted to get this done quick.

Tanked

Rogue One kicked butt. Not only was it a great action movie with great characters, it also showed what those awful prequels could have looked. I always thought Vader and his assistant would have some sort of playfully antagonistic relationship. I mean, the guy has no arms and legs, and this other guy has to take care of him all …

Getting Hammered

This was a lot of fun to make. I loved the idea of playing off the question, “What was everyone else doing in that cantina bar on that fateful day? Syncing it to the actual soundtrack made it seem even more real. The world didn’t just revolve around Ben and Luke! Sometimes you just gotta get hammered with your friend. …

Shocking

I made this before The Last Jedi came out, but just got around to posting here on the blog. It’s similar to Trouble in Paradise. This was before we knew what Porgs would be like. BTW as a Star Wars fan I absolutely loved TLJ (aside from the Flying Princess). I understand everyone’s criticisms about it, but to me it …

Trouble in Paradise

I don’t really know what Porgs are yet… we’ll have to wait for The Last Jedi to come out. I don’t even know if they can fly. But when the early art came out on them, everyone got worried they would be the modern version of Ewoks. I’m not sure that’s a bad thing… I thought the Ewoks were kinda …