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  • Scene 7, without dialogue.

    Posted on March 19th, 2009 James No comments

    To give a short demonstration of what I do, here is scene 7 of episode 1 in its animatic form, without dialogue.

    Here is the process: Script is written by Carl, I’ll do a rewrite, Carl will do another rewrite, et al. We then storyboard it. We record audio with the voice actors, Then I slice it together. After that I send it to Carl, who makes comments and points out timing issues. I fix it, send it back, he approves. I write background music, and make a set of sound effects. I take the Dialogue and then I set up and time music cues, sound effects, and balance and compress the audio. I render it into a short video (Like the one here, only with words) then I send it to Carl for the Animating. (Which is the really hard part) while he does a rough animation, Scott and I will make backgrounds, and send them to him. He will insert them behind the animation and make small adjustments here and there. After the animating is done, we watch what we’ve done, pat ourselves on the back and move on to the next scene.

  • March 18th Update!

    Posted on March 18th, 2009 Carl No comments

    Well, production is slowly crawling along. Some of the audio needs to be re-recorded due to some quality issues. But I have completed the first scene. It’s looking good after going through two visual revisions.

    Next week I’m going out of town to visit family, but production will march on once I return. I’m pretty pleased with how it’s turning out, and seeing just a single scene completed is exciting. Once some more scenes get done I’ll put together a trailer for the episode. I’d rather not show scenes as they finish, but a trailer might be fun to make.

  • Episode One Update: March 9th 2009

    Posted on March 9th, 2009 Carl No comments

    Episode one is currently in production! James has posted a number of storyboards we’re using to see how things will work. I’m currently working on getting the characters finalized in the design. 

    We also have our first script finished. It’s called Infringed. We’ve done three read through sessions and it’s sounding pretty good. We’ve brought Scott Heinowski on as the voice Takt, and Infringed features the (hopefully recurring) voice of Trevor Mueller.

    Once we have the voices down it’s the long hard process of putting video to it. Progress is being made!

  • Welcome to The Third Half!

    Posted on March 9th, 2009 Carl No comments

    Hello there. I suppose it’s come time for a more formal post. 

    My name is Carl Kloster, and this is The Third Half. It’s been an on again off again project with my good friend James Roach. It started out as a cartoon we wanted to do. Then when it was getting hard to produce everything and do school work, I transitioned it into a short lived web comic. Now with some downtime James and I are going to attempt once more on making it a cartoon.

    If you had seen the web comic before now, you’ll have an idea of what everything is about. The comic set up the characters and how they came to live and work together. But we wanted to start the cartoon fresh, so we’re not going to rehash that. At least not yet. So, if you’re wondering who is who, check out the character page. Right now there’s only short descriptions but pictures and such are coming soon.

    We hope you’re as excited as we are. Keep tuned to this blog for updates on the production progression!

  • Storyboards, scene 9

    Posted on March 4th, 2009 James No comments

    as per normal

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  • Storyboards, scene 7

    Posted on March 4th, 2009 James No comments

    Huggins questions Elliot about who sent him. His mustache disguise fails. Huggins revels in the moment.

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  • Storyboards, Scene 1

    Posted on March 4th, 2009 James No comments

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  • Storyboards, scene 6

    Posted on March 4th, 2009 James No comments

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  • Storyboards, scene 3

    Posted on March 4th, 2009 James No comments

    Scene 3 - Takt and Elliot enter Eons room looking for evidence of his involvement in the comic only to find him sleeping. They confront him.

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  • Theme song progress

    Posted on March 4th, 2009 James No comments

    Music for the theme song. Work in progress.

    third2009melody2mp3

    We were going for a digital to acoustic transition. I wanted it to end quietly and abruptly.