John Howard’s Knees – facial animation test from David Blumenstein on Vimeo. A short facial animation test for John Howard’s Knees! I’ve gone through a few different designs for Howard; this one is the simplest, but I wasn’t sure if it would work with the voice. I built a set of standard “sad” mouths [...]
Been having more thoughts about the look and style of John Howard’s Knees (a cartoon I’m making about the former PM and his smashable knees). I quite like this version of him, as far as the balance between cartoon character and actual resemblance goes, but the style feels like a rip-off of something, not sure [...]
So I’ve mentioned that I’m working on a new music short film called John Howard’s Knees, about the ex-PM and his bewitching patellas. Everybody wants to smash ‘em! We had our very first proper recording session last month. Prior to this, I’d recorded a fairly crap demo track featuring me singing the song over a [...]
Haven’t had time to post properly lately as I’ve been extra busy. Hopefully the Tweeting makes up for that. The good news is that things are going splendidly on all fronts! I’ve been doing new Precinct animation (well… really a jumped-up animatic with some colour) for the Sydney Opera House’s GRAPHIC animation competition, and it’s [...]
This man is the first person to try to smash John Howard’s knees, moments after his birth in 1939.
The Singer character appears throughout the fillum, singing the song it’s set to. This is my first go at designing him.
This is reposted from the John Howard’s Knees Fundbreak page… Big thanks to those who’ve chucked in for “John Howard’s Knees”, and just as much thanks go to those who’ve re-tweeted, reposted and just generally whored this page around! Personally, I reckon spreading the word is at least as helpful to the film as putting [...]
So I hooked up with the folks at Fundbreak to set up a bit of a crowdfunding experiment. John Howard’s Knees – the case for. from David Blumenstein on Vimeo. I thought it might be interesting to see if we can raise a bit of money for the production of the film by doing what’s [...]
A drawing I’m doing for my John Howard’s Knees film. I don’t think it’s done yet (the drawing, not the film). Suggestions welcome. See the multitude of people and animals bent on breaking John Howard’s knees! Even cats want in on this action. In other news, I replaced my website with a single PNG image. [...]
David Blumenstein, director of such acclaimed (?) short films as “Herman, The Legal Labrador”, “Kickin’ It With Mr Flig” and “Fart That Out Your Ear” (upcoming), is making a new short animated musical called “John Howard’s Knees”, and requires a singer. The three minute cartoon will tell the story, in song, of how John Howard’s [...]