It’s been a big year and it’s all but behind us. Looking back I’m a little disappointed that I only worked for other people. I’m lucky to be working on quality assignments with incredible people but my New Year’s resolution will definitely be to prioritise my own projects. After all, that’s why I left a dream job as an FX animator for Disney. Expect 2011 to be a year for Brackenwood and Bitey Castle.
The next project you’ll see from me is the Bitey game, but that’s for another update (very soon).
Try as I could, I didn’t get a Christmas short completed in time for Christmas. As I mentioned on Twitter and Facebook, it goes into the ‘next year’ folder. I have a decent headstart on the 2011 Bitey Castle Christmas short, at least!
(for now, why not revisit the tranquil atmosphere of BiteyCastle Christmas 2008 ?)
As far as Brackenwood is concerned, 2010 was the year of the Dashkin. LotD took a W3 Silver Award in its category of Internet Video > Animation. This big heavy shiny thing now takes pride of place alongside my Newgrounds Tank Award (Waterlollies 2007).
Finally worth a mention before NYE screams toward us, early January 2011 I’ll begin releasing FX lessons in video format on the BiteyCastle Academy pages. Unscripted but with the goodness distilled through editing, they will teach the art of 2D FX animation, like fire, water, smoke, etc. More to come.
Until next update, have an amazing holiday and see you again soon.