You’re right! We changed to EDT not too long ago. Sorry about the mix up. The premiere will be at 9 PM EDT. Good thing the mix up just means you might be an hour early ^^
You make a strong argument.
During our crew meeting today, we watched the first half of our film in its final timing! We’re only missing character animation in one shot. There are a few other tiny things to fix up, but it’s been sent off to sound!
Today we also completed every single one of our 116 backgrounds! Phew, that’s a lot of backgrounds.
We are 97% done with all character animation and 81% done with all the special effects.
Get ready! Our trailer, along with our official release date, will be out soon. We’ll be releasing the first half of the film on Saturday, the 9th of March at 4pm at Momocon in Atlanta, Georgia.
We have officially finalized all our aniamtics! Sounds a bit delayed right? Well don’t you fret because we only have 11 shots left to hand out! We are 78% done with all character animation, 44% done with special effects, and 69% done with backgrounds! We start on postproduction tomorrow and hope to be done in February, but there is no set-in-stone release date.
We’re estimating that Double Rainboom will be about an entire episode long when it’s complete (the episode won’t have intro titles though). It will likely be slightly longer than 22 minutes by the time it’s done.
We have shots in Double Rainboom with the back and back 3 quarter views of the ponies, but we didn’t make formal puppets for them. We handed out those shots with the back and back 3 quarter views to more experienced animators who could manipulate the puppet parts we already had and draw in new ones where needed.
Yes! We’re working on their shots right now!
Kind of. If all the different legs are going to be used in a shot then they are taken off ‘guide’ and are given keyframes where they need to appear. They generally stay on their original layers. I hope that helps!
At our last crew meeting we went over the promos that will be released in the coming weeks leading into post-production. We will be releasing a tutorial on how to animate our pony puppets, Zach will be narrating a Double Rainboom update promo to let everyone know how the project is going, and we will be releasing a trailer. It will take about two or three weeks before the next promo will be released though.
We also met our shot quota this week! (Despite finals at SCAD) Which means we are on track for finishing Double Rainboom!
Yup! We still plan on making a Rarity puppet but because of the complexity of her hair we haven’t started her yet.