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Rusty works in the animation industry doing Storyboards, Timing, Animation and Directing. Recently he has worked at Disney TV Animation and Universal Animation Studios. He's best known for his Directing and Producing for Warner Bros. on "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain".

Monday, September 17, 2007


I've updated my site with the latest version of my film. You can find it under current work. Unfortunately I am right at the limit of my websites space so the compression is not the best Update:I was able to adjust the compression and now it looks great!. But you can see how it's coming along. The next couple of scenes should go rather quick and then I come to the longest scene in the film and the one time the two characters really interact with each other. Though I've worked on some 3D I have kept up work on this film even if it's slow going. The scene that is pictured above is the one I just finished and it took me a while to get it done because I started over on it several times. The original dialog I used didn't give much to work with. It was too straight forward and so the acting wasn't very interesting. I felt it needed something else since the line itself isn't that funny. So I went back into the recording and found a version of the line which was flubbed. putting this together with the original one gave me the acting I desired. It helped bring out his frustration more and makes for a more entertaining scene. This is where doing your own film really pays off. You can change and adjust different parts of the film until you get the result you are looking for. Sometimes that change my be in an unexpected part such as in the dialog recording. What's interesting about this is that it's real frustration from when I flubbed the line and I feel it breathes a lot of life into the scene. So check it out on my site at www.rustymillsanimation.com

2 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

I have to say that I am absolutely impressed with your progress here. I know a lot of artist who say they want to do their own short, but few really go through with it; me included. And your short is looking great! Its really inspiring.

I agree that the little flub in the line somehow makes it seem just a bit more real somehow. Great work and I look forward to more updates!

8:08 PM  
Blogger idragosani said...

I hadn't even realized it was a flub until I read the full description here in your blog (I just clicked the link to see the animation without bothering to read first)... my first reaction was that it really seemed natural and showed some personality in the acting.

Hurrah on using Mirage, too!

6:02 PM  

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