Around April of last year my friend, Jamie Vickers, encouraged Ben Li and I to apply to animate on Masaaki Yuasa’s “Space Dandy” episode.  Yuasa-san was apparently looking for international animators and posted about it on his Facebook wall.  We turned in our reels and promptly got the gig.

I decided to only take on four shots just to feel it out and to make sure I got it all in on time. 

The Carpaccio animation and shadow passes weren’t used in the final cut, but I decided to include them for this post to show what was turned in and approved.  The rest of the drawings I did came through though!  Very exciting to see the final animation all cleaned up, colored and cut together.

Yuasa-san was very open to us using Flash to animate our shots.  The production took the final keys (genga’s), printed them out, retraced onto paper and inbetweened those drawings.  It’s a pretty wild pipeline, but it totally worked.  I am grateful to have experienced working under one of my most favorite directors, Masaaki Yuasa-san.  

If granted the opportunity I would like to do more animations for Yuasa-san and other overseas productions in the future.  For now I will continue working on my personal project that I aim to get done before the end of the year. 

Space Dandy

Ep 3 Season 2

"Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby!"

yourmothwallace asked:

Was that pony oc at the front (white with teal hair) Filywigi or mine, it is hard to tell

They’re all the OCs of people who volunteered them on twitter a little while ago: https://twitter.com/OmegaOzone/status/482608725275209729

I tried to get as many as I could in but there just wasn’t enough space.

Top row: Barton Fink and RapidBeta JT

Middle row: LittleshyFiM and 2007excalibur2007

Bottom row: MrDeLoop, taZe, JackTHerbert and Braeburn

Portraits on the right wall: Jake Whyman and Hi’s OC

username-required asked:

Dude, the D&D reenactment video was pure gold, I loved everything about it especially the little Braeburn cameo in the gay bar :D Hope to see another one from you man :D

That’s awesome to hear! I may do another one but unfortunately there’s no more D&D audio from the Dead Alewives to work with so if I do make another one, it’ll probably be with my own script and some VAs. Scary stuff!