It's been a while since I posted! Been super busy.
A long time ago, back in 2008 I made an animation series titled Advent Calendar which won the December 2008 Video of the Month Award on here. It was the first I've ever won for any of my work, and it gave me a huge amount of motivation. I later started sketching out a follow-up film that would be longer and develop the world.
At first, I said that animation would be released the following Christmas, in 2009, but as I had just started university I was held down by work and other commitments. As life progressed, so did the length of production and by 2011 I made the tough decision to restart the whole project from scratch. I'd just tried out new techniques with Two Words which I posted on here, and was ready to recreate the models, rewrite the script and rerecord the voices. It took until the end of last year to finally wrap production, and the slow post-production whilst balancing work has finally come to completion.
So... after 4.5 years since I first drew a doodle, Missing Dad is now complete! and I hope to enter it into festivals. It runs in 16:9 1080p HD at a smooth 25fps with lip-synced mouths, and even ventures out into the real world. In this teaser trailer, Gary's mouth has been tracked onto the model that was taken around the world. I'll be releasing a teaser trailer for the other two main characters, Brenda and Jake.
As always, let me know what you think, and if you like, please help me share it!