Announced at Comic-Con in 2005 and slotted for release in 2008, Star Wars: Clone Wars actual content is somewhat shrouded in mystery. All that has been confirmed is that the show will not be centered around the Skywalker family history, but rather have an episodic feel. George Lucas has stated that there will be episodes that focus on Stormtroopers and an episode that focuses on Kit Fisto. No matter the focus of the show…I’ll be watching.
I was happy to see that Lucasfilm had released their first teaser for the new CG Animated Series Star Wars: Clone Wars. The animation style is very reminiscent of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, a style that I find quite appealing. Sadly I’ve only been able to find the video on StarWars.com…I’ll post a YouTube version when it becomes available. Until then, check out the trailer here.
After posting a groovy Star Wars Fan Film, I began poking around YouTube digging up a lot of videos of lightsaber effect tests…most done by young teenagers and done well. Envy and jealousy set in and I wanted to learn how to do Lightsaber Rotoscoping too. The hunt began a couple days ago…I found and purchased EffectsLab Pro; filmed myself swinging my wooden ninja sword around in my barn boots; then spent 6+ hours learning to rotoscope frame by frame (before I realized I could do keyframes every 2-5 frames or so).
While the saber movements suck as this was a mere test, I’m pleased with he quality of the saber. Makes me want to do a fan film. :)
What would you do if you had a real lightsaber?
Three friends find out in this hilarious short-
Special FX by former LucasArts effects guru Ryan Wieber of Ryan vs. Dorkman
Currently in production on the sequel, look for it this summer!
I’ve been having some serious fun as of late with my Intuos Art Pad. Honestly, I haven’t done much drawing since my Alien Sketch back in July. I didn’t realize how much I was missing ;) Well, ever since getting back into Star Wars, I’ve had an urge to do more drawings…well, actually drawings have been asked of me and I’ve happily obliged.
I’m pumped and ready to hone my skills even more…From these sketches I can tell that I’m pretty rusty but things will come around! Here are a few of the other drawings/crests I’ve done as of late: