I get a lot of inquiries about what I'm using to do my film. Some of the questions are from people who are seeing me work on it. As I've stated before I work on the film while I ride the train to and from work. In order to do this I am using a TabletPC which allows me to draw directly on the screen and thus gives me greater control over my lines. I am using a tablet made by Motion Computing
. I am doing all of the animation and color work using Mirage made by Bauhaus Software
. I often get asked "how can you draw on the train with all the bumps?" Well it comes down to focus. Even with all the distractions I focus on my drawing. Sure there are times I have to undo or erase in order to correct a line but it's just not as difficult as people think. I do my editing using Premiere Pro 2.0 by Adobe
right on the tablet. I am creating the film in 2K resolution which is another reason I can keep the lines steady. It does take some getting used to in order to go all digital but it's not that bad and if you give yourself time to get comfortable with the technology it will begin to feel more natural. Many people expect that the reason they don't pick up new software quickly is because they aren't smart enough. Generally it's that they won't take the time nor will they allow themselves to adjust their work habits. Even in the digital world each person will work differently. It's finding that comfortable way to work inside the digital realm that you have to achieve before you begin to see results you like. So work with it until it feels right...just like you do when you buy a new pillow. It's always the pillows that have been used and kneaded a bit that feel the most comfortable.