Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Putting together a new BOTB update right now. Don't know when it will be finished. There's a lot of footage to sift through.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
My video of How Lego Bricks are Made from the 80's will most likely be taken down in the next few days. If you haven't seen it yet or want to watch it once more...go watch it now.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
All I care about is getting...more...mega desk. With this new HQ I will soon begin editing and adding special effects to the Battle of the Brick project. I'm still filming, but now I can use the down time to start "crunching the #'s" and processing all of the pictures into the computer.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Been working like mad trying to get the Battle of the Brick done after a great weekend of awesomeness. Been really using a lot of unique camera dollys to get the unique vehicle shots. The best part is that it is ALMOST FINISHED!!!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
So...Battle of the Brick is almost done. Filming the very finale scene, then I have to do some in-between shots and interior scenes to fill the gaps, but all in all I could put it together right now and it'd be watchable. Cool huh?
Here's the most epic picture ever btw. And no...this scene is not in the movie. It's purely for fun.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Forgot to plug my camera battery in, but I'm ready to shoot the next scene. I guess I'll be productive on my blog here instead.
Animating vehicles is a lot more fun than animating the figures. There's only so many points of articulation, and when you move the vehicle forward the wheels move themselves. It's practically animating itself. I wish I could show you all the footage I shot yesterday. You'd love it.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
So, if you want a simple POV shot in real life, reason says to just mount the camera onto whatever you want to shoot. So, you strap the camera on the helmet of an actor or the body of a car and just say action.
However, the process in animation is much more difficult. A simple POV shot requires you to build an entirely new rig from scratch and hope to your diety of choice that it doesn't fall apart in the middle of a shot. That's what we've got right here. Thankfully, the shot came out beautifully as you can see, but it looks even better in motion.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
So, it's very tough to work with a Digital SLR camera in the confines of an actual diorama. It's very hard to get the shot I want sometimes, because some of the set pieces are permanent and can't be moved out of the way. I try my hardest to come up with jerry-rigged solutions to some of these problems, but they usually end up being precarious and scary when you look at them.
My production photo's:
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wow, so it's been a while since I've posted anything. I'm gonna get this thing back on the road. Regular updates on Twitter and this blog about the productions.
First, Battle of the Brick is almost done filming! Can you believe it? I have one more hump to go and then it'll be post production from there. The production is well under way, and I'm just going though the storyboard of my crude hand-drawn index cards and knocking off shots one by one. Take a look! Don't worry...even if you could see it clearly you wouldn't understand my scribbles.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The above image is the promo. Click here for the full film:
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The new breakout-style logo was a combo of my buddy Liam's help and my own imagination. Thank you Liam! I'd plug your website but I don't know what it is. Anyway...many thanx. I thought it was more appropriate to credit you here than in every video I use the logo in.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Bought a new iMac off a friend. If the harddrive continues to work, this will mean I can render things like normal people! I needed this to run After FX and Final Cut Studio 2 since those are my main workhorse programs. But now, I can render 2wice as much Battle of the Brick footage as normal.!!
Monday, July 5, 2010
I have just finished principal photography for my Lego Starcraft film. While I continue to animate the Battle of the Brick film, I will start post-production on the Starcraft film and should have it up soon. Also, look forward to my first string of Lego Tutorial coming later this week.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
As I continue working on the Battle of the Brick film, I have decided to announce a side project I've been working on in my spare time. It should be out in the later part of next week.
I hope I have some Starcraft fans out there because my next film for Machinima will be a last hurrah for the original game. It chronicles everything you love about Starcraft into Lego, and even though it'll be another short film, I'm sure you'll all love it. Expect it to make the front pages of all the gaming blogs again.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
After returning from my somewhat cut-short hiking trip, it's time to get to work.
While organizing and creating a livable working area for myself, I've already started to finish some of my still-in production projects, and getting Kooberz Studios content out there to you as soon as possible. This site will start to look more and more like a production blog now, since my last creation was only my spoof on Geometry Wars.
For my followers, there will be new Lego tutorials and short films. The larger (more important) completion of Battle of the Brick is at the top of my priority list and I am doing everything in my power to release it asap. More regular updates coming.
Friday, May 21, 2010
This image of the first day of college has finally culminated into 4 years of life wasting classes...1 awesome girlfriend...thousands of dollars down the tubes...several lifelong friends...a few really bad experiences...even more awesome experiences...a hatred for cafeteria food and a few people...1 dead futon...introduction to strange substances...interesting roommate experiences...2 bigscreen TV's...the wearing of boxers...more debt than I've ever been in...a vague understanding of what film is...hatred of bad teachers...the love of great teachers...a few scars...one very used laptop...exposure to different viewpoints, even though they don't matter since we're all going to die from the 2036 meteor anyways...5 zombie plans...level 39 in Nazi Zombies...one ice storm...hundreds of dollars jipped from the commuter caf'e before they fixed the one-card system...and a lot of life experience that I'll just forget about when the aluminum in my deodorant gives me alzheimer's. What a run.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
So it has finally come. I am about to graduate college and take the next step into the world of animation.
To all of the fans and few readers still reading this blog, I want to thank you for sticking with me. I have great news. Now that college is officially over, I will be able to dedicate a great deal of my time towards making entertaining vids for you all. Much of time time has been taken up by internship work and general college business. I can officially say that there will now be more work from me at a much quicker rate than I've ever been able to do. Stay tuned for more video's and the imminent Battle of the Brick film.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Just recieved copies of the UK only gaming magazine: Games Master. This zeene is way crazier than anything I've seen here in the states. The layout is packed with info, photo's and sort of looks like it was made for someone with ADHD. I think Gamepro needs to take a clue from these guys because the attention span of today's U.S. gamer is rapidly deteriorating.
The interview about me is above...including the goofy picture of me and all its glory. I love that they used the still of the Warthog crushing the yellow flower. I distincltly remember animating that saying, "no-one is going to see this, but it's so awesome!" I'm glad I was wrong. I hope I can reach out more to my UK fans, and maybe this will help. If any of you are reading this due to the article...thanks for visiting.
P.S.- the side project I've mentioned should be out this week if all goes according to plan.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
While working on the Battle of the Brick movie, I've found it's important to diversify projects. So...I've been working on a separate little movie for the past week that will be out soon. I think you'll all like it. I'll be putting up behind the scenes stuff soon, and keeping up with this blog more often.
Not to fear...Battle of the Brick is still my top priority.