So this will be the first of many post dealing with the day to day tribulations of getting an animated cartoon out the door and “in the can” as they say.

I create a animated series called Yak Phlem The Anti Hero. I am currently working on a new DVD and am about ¾ of the way through finishing the new story in post production.

This is a hybred stop motion /3d animated sci fi adventure. All the principle photography and 3d animation is done. Now it’s just pulling it all together

There are still a few effects passes that need down and the sound effects added and the final edit done.

In the next few weeks I want to have the final high level things done.

  • One stop motion animated pickup shot of yak phlem Of only about 1 minute of final RT of animation.
  • This shot then needs a digital composite added from the blue screen. This digital composite needs developed in 3d and textured, light and matched to 2d shot)
  • There are six space battle effects passes needed( laser blasts and explosions, engine glow, etc.) Planning to use After Effects and AlamDV for this.
  • The complete sound effect tracks and audio passes. Have to record final dialog tracks.
  • Final edit and Encode to the DVD which included the DVD menus, and all associated gallery’s and extras, etc.

Seems like a lot of work, but that’s what making movies on a budget is all about. Doing the things you can’t afford to farm out.

Anyway, better get onward with the work.