This marks year two since I started my journey to produce an animated movie based on THE TRIP.

Animation isn’t something you enter into lightly. I estimated at the start of the project it would be three or four years before the project is finished. I think I’m on track – the primary dialog has been recorded, the backgrounds are coming in, and I’m working on getting the last of the characters designed.

There’s so much work with a project like this, but with a consistent pace the work gets done. This is among all the other things I do – work, spend time with my family, and of course, create new things. Sure, it’s a serious commitment but it’s satisfying in so many ways.

In the next few months I should wrap up recording. As I’m writing this I’ve found I can set a background up in a few hours, depending on the level of detail. So for a scene, let’s say three shots, setting up the background of the scene takes about six hours. I have 120 scenes – so I have 720 hours of work setting up the backgrounds. As I continue on I think that will drop down to around an hour or so, depending on the detail.

If you haven’t heard, I’m going to be hitting GraniteCon 2017 with some of the cast. If you’re in the area, consider stopping by and saying hello – GraniteCon is always a good time for everyone on both sides of the table