Friday, December 11, 2009

Hi, some new wallpaper for you keen Schoolies fans!


Hope you are all winding down for the year, We are as of the 18th of December, but dont fret, we shall be working away after the new year and there will be more schoolies goodness.

Stay tuned this week...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Simon in Politics


Here is the Shirt

Time to put the pressure on ...

The Schoolies crew have made a promise to ourselves: we are going to finish three scenes before the Christmas break.

This means there will be a webisode ready in the New Year!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

While we are thinking about stuff i should take the time to mention my Animators, all graduates of the various animation collages around Perth in WA. Helping us out in a Big way is the Film and Television Institute, situated in Fremantle WA. So special thanks goes out to those there, @Phil Bebb, @Ebbie Williams, @Fern Nicholson, @Noah Norton and @Glen Adams who have all been a great help in getting Schoolies happening.

Tomorrow night a group of FTI animation students Graduate, and I am immensly proud, not because i taught them and now they are animation slaves for me, but because they are all fantastic talented animators who are tight knit enough to rival the mighty magnificent 7 (you might know the mag 7 as the Doomwhales [DoooooWhooot!])

so Angie, Dan, Bianca, Shani, Miles, Crystal, Richard and Lenny, Have a Great night and all my best wishes to you all.

TJ!

PS - if dan is up for it I should post Arrr here so you all can see their first film!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Intro animation Complete!


yes we have made a milestone, the intro piece of animation, to replace the old you tube bit is complete. We wont show you yet, but we dont forget our fans! so here is a Wallpaper of the 4 Kids together on the Gate Street East side bus!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Julius and Daxter



The sickening side effects of workplace procrastination.

Voice recording!

What a blast we had recording voices for Schoolies last Friday!

We discovered so much talent during the auditions. It was hard to choose between them, but in the end we found all our characters, and there were a lot of "Ah ha! You'll be perfect!" moments.

On recording day, all our actors took direction well and fitted their characters like gloves. Gloves with excellent diction and interpretive skills.

Wendi Graham, sound engineer extraordinaire, came in to look after us. Wendi has the keen hearing of rare nocturnal marsupials. Not only can she detect the smallest sound problem, but more importantly, she has the technical expertise and experience to fix it on the spot.

Our voices are with Wendi now, being polished and buffed. When they come back we can get into the real meat of animating this first episode. I can't wait.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Australia Wide Schoolies fanbase


A couple of Queensland Schoolies fans sent me pictures of their Shirts

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Schoolies Halloween




Seems I was sent this picture earlier this evening. I'm awesomely proud!


- T -

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


May Your Eve Be Hallowed!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Getting Voices!

With the help of the lovely Wendy Graham we are recording audio today


- T -

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What i did Today


Ok so i teach a 3D Class During the Week, i thought i'd take a little time creating an example 3D file. Here's what i was doing...

Friday, October 23, 2009

QINGDRA!!!!


Remember Qing Long the Dragon Schoolie that won the monster category of the Schoolies comp. Well this is the design of her Dragon form by yours truly.

Qing+Dragon = QINGDRA


Cast Photo



Friday, October 16, 2009

Bradley of the No Monsters Club


This is our interpretation of the Bradley H's winning human character, named in his honour. Believing that there is no way monsters should actually exist, so therefore the east siders of Dunbarton have no place being at Gate Street High.

A Mental match for Julius and just as technically minded as Vincent, Bradley uses every opportunity to cause trouble for the creatures of Gate Street. Bradley approaches every situation with a cold calculating brain. While he works within the rules, it may just a short time before he starts bending or breaking them.

We must ask ourselves, what makes someone a ''Monster"...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

...And a better life


Hey children. Feel free to put this on your desktop because of how Awesome it is.

SCHOOLIES COMPETITION WINNERS!!!


Thanks to all who Entered, The following Earn themself a Brand New Spiffy Schoolies Shirt!


MONSTER CHARACTER
Evangeline Than for her character Qing Long, a Dragon who will become the 5th monster class member.





HUMAN CHARACTER
the Enigmatic "Pertoonist" Bradley H for his as yet un-named Human Character which we will Polish up for our first episode




GREETING CARD
Miles Hansen for his Schoolies themed Christmas card!




And STORY by Aaron Dowson
This little piece was cute, a nice commentary of the zombification of the planet!

"Everyone at the school, including the teachers and the bus driver, become addicted to a new social networking site called FaceSpace (or another name can be used, if this one has been taken already). They roam mindlessly around the school corridors typing on their mobiles and computers, or looking for wireless internet connections and power sources. Ironically, the only person not affected is Simon, the zombie, who can't understand what all the fuss is about."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Competition closes TONIGHT

Hi all,

A reminder that the Schoolies competition ends tonight at midnight (Perth time--apologies to our friends in the Eastern states), so get those entries in!

T J has revealed that there is still one category that needs more entries, so make sure you have something submitted for each one to increase your chances of winning these fabulous tees.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hokay everywan. I finished Ophidia today, the length of time it took me to adapt her into Flash brings up questionable ethics of my animation skills >.> harhar... ahem. But with no further ctrl+z, here ith Ophidia.

The Belhunty Cup


The most coveted sports trophy in the Interschool Sports Carnival!

Gloria in her pyjamas

Gloria still looks pretty good first thing in the morning ...

and even the logo on her PJs suits the occasion :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Schoolies - Bus test from Tan Teck Weng on Vimeo.


here is a version of the animation of the bus, sans a shadow underneath
Here is some of our design stuff from our intrepid Offsite crew in Melbourne! The Gate Street High Bus! Well done to Tan Teck Weng for this Preview, he's still tweaking so it may change a little before the episode

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Counting Down!

Only 3 days to go for the competition! So get your Schoolies creativity into high gear!





Sunday, October 4, 2009

Schoolies on Facebook

Hi all - dont forget to connect to the Schoolies fan Group on Facebook!

Friday, October 2, 2009




iF yoU'r iNterested in Wallpapers then thIs is THe POast foR you. have a looK.

Sliding into the layouts


heres a shot, made into wallpaper, of one of the first shots animated, enjoy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

hi A not to all the schoolies Animators, for characters and Backgrounds here is a useful colour tool

http://colorschemedesigner.com/

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Schoolies Crew Model the Shirts!


Julius's Bathroom



Julius's Bathroom created by me, Daniel K. Wallpaper patterns expertly traced by Rhiannon.

Vincents Room

Vincents Room by gareth Kees, tweaks by T, and Einstein by Dan Archer :D

Friday, September 25, 2009

Scenery Wallpaper


this time from talented Schoolies Artist - Rebecca Ambrose

Another Competition Update

People are getting fired up about the Schoolies Competition! We've been deluged with questions, so here's some more information for you eager beavers:

The Setting

Dunbarton is a regular town with regular people who live regular lives, that is, until you go to the other side of the river, where the peaceful small town atmosphere melds into the nightmarish refuge of ghouls, ghosts and vampires. Both sides of the river are at an uneasy truce, and most people get on with their lives without hassling the other side.

Unfortunately, there is only one high school shared between the two districts, which means the students are constantly at odds with each other. Our group of friends is just one small group in a larger school; and they find support in each other where outsiders are concerned.

What It's All About

SCHOOLIES is an 11-minute comedy/horror animated series aimed at pre-teens through to young adults. It uses both comedy and horror analogies to mirror and parody the lives of teenagers.

SCHOOLIES focuses on a group of 'monsterous' friends who deal with the trials and tribulations of high school in a town divided down the middle, with regular people on one side of the river and Halloween monsters living on the other.

Character Descriptions

You can find descriptions and model sheets for the main characters here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

mermaid schoolie

my mermaid design. she has a little transport thingy,like a segway... for mermaids

Friday, September 18, 2009

Intro Animatic

video
here is the new intro animatic, compare and contrast to the previous video, lots similar, but much much shorter.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

more sketches 2

drew some female characters a chimera and a kappa(the loner). as the chimera is really 3 characters in one, this character could be the mean populer girl with 2 frends for her backup

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

faun schoolie

faun kid (trouble maker) sketch ,thought it would be a good gag that he uses the pan pipes as spitball shooter

Schoolies Characters





more sketches



here are three more concept characters. a Minotaur (the bully) Frankenstein (the muscle, jock ) and jack 'o' lantern (a teacher)

Competition Update

I've added a Date and links to the Competition. Tomorrow i will post up model sheets of the Main Characters for you to compare and Contrast your designs with.

cthulhu schoolie


just a sketch of a cthulhu kid i did while deciding to join the team , gave him braces....just a sketch people

Monday, September 14, 2009

Older Schoolies Stuff

here are some older schoolies tests.

You Tube Video


or the
Website

check them out

Production Competition

Schoolies Designs
I have 4 Schoolies T Shirts on order to give Away, to those that can produce the best work in the following Categories

1: Best Monster Student Design - Will also be the 6th monster in the Schoolies Class group (After the 4 Main Characters and Ophidia)

2: Best 'Normal' Student Design - 5 Normal Students will be needed for the class.

3: Best Schoolies Wallpaper / Halloween / Christmas Card - featuring any of the main Characters, this can be an animated (as it can be sent via Email!)

4: Best Premise for Schoolies Episode (a Paragraph outline)

I will of course judge the Competition, Any Submissions should be sent to me at spottyjunglecat@gmail.com with "SCHOOLIES COMP" in the title by the 9th of October 2009, So Hop to it!

Art Style Guidelines can be found Here! Remember Simplicity and nice straight or neat curves, dont make your characters too wide.

Background information can be found Here

Kick Off

While a few of us have been already laying the groundwork, we are starting Schoolies production for real this coming friday and saturday!

Green Light and Engines Revving!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Marquee

Hokay, so I went ahead and tried creating some designs, probably breaking a billion rules in the process. Everything below are based on some form of monster, I couldn't think of a decent creature off of the top of my head so I wikipediadededed a list and came up with Cyclops, Harpy and Murlock; the first image being a vampire. Where Vincent is a typical Transelvanian vampire, she is an American vampire; demographically speaking. But yursh, marvel; I feel I need to work on my colour schemes though, along with downsizing on the details. I'll schoolify myself laters... or, like, never.

For the record, I put fangs on her to establish her race, but colour prevents it from showing and I didn't bother lifting a finger to sort that part out... but it's there.


Originally I had a hulking, stupid, nose picking student in mind for the Cyclops persona, but somehow it turned into this. So instead it's a cranky music teacher weilding a drumstick.


Kinda decided on creating a much more deformed character in the ways of their monster persona, I threw a hand gesture in there to explain how the wings very much act the same as a hand would; the masquerade of hair made working on colour a nusance in its own right.


Then I figured I'd mold a murlock student. I think colour worked out best here, except with the eyes; initially the iris and pupil were all black and they just looked like huge puppy dog eyes. Story: He's asking why all the water in the pool has been drained.



Hope everywan likes. I found it quite entertaining to design images from a guide over complete scratch of my own style; it's kind of like a 'Create your avatar!' website or something, except you get tonnes more freedom. Not that I dont enjoy drawing in my own style though.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Modified Dan


Hey All, as a comparison, here's my rework of Dans Self Portrait! Dan drew a bang-up version but I had a few problems with proportion and complexity.

Note: The Build, the Simplification of Lines, I would like to tweak the clothing colours, but couldnt work out something that looks better than Dan did.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Schooliefied Daniel



Just finished making a nice clean schoolie version of my fine self. I'm very open to observations and critiques.