Muddle Earth airing in the UK

Well,

After a pretty full on last week, the first half of Muddle Earth is over and the first Episode to air (schedule number two) Footwear of Doom just aired on BBC1.

The next twelve episode are airing weekdays at 3.50pm on BBC1 and repeated later on the BBC HD Channel.

We all just sat down in front of the big telly and watched it.  Just before it statred, I felt as thought I might be sick, all really nervous.  Even though we have all seen this enough times to drive us crazy, the rush of seeing it actually on the box made me grin from ear to ear for the whole 15 minutes.

Give it a go.  I know it’s for kids, but there is one or two things in there that might make you laugh.

Or it that just me?

🙂

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So much for top secret…

Just doing a search on the web, to see if anything had come out about the job I working on…

…talk about me being out of touch.

http://feeds.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/08_august/21/animation.shtml

This came out on the 8th of August! Well, roast my chestnuts! It means I can talk about it, which is great, but I can’t show anything or really explain much at all. Not to worry, at least I can talk about what’s going on a little bit within the bounds of an NDA, of course.

Anyway, here’s the deal. I am working at Hullabaloo studios as a VFX guy and compositor on CBBC’s commission of “Muddle Earth” based loosely upon the story created by Paul Stewart and Chris Liddell. And it’s a blast. The team of animators, both remote and in the studios office, are producing some amazing animation, the backgrounds are stunning and very painted in their feel and I am having a wonderful time putting the two together. I have no intention of giving anything away, but the dialogue is tight, the vocal talents are well up there – there were some re-recordings today, in fact – and the gags are really well performed. In all honesty, I know this sounds like a love-in, but in the words of Confucius:

“If you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life. ”

As and when I can tell you stuff, I’ll put it up. For now I’ll just say that After Effects CS4, a 64 bit PC with more processing power than I’ve ever seen in one box and an Wacom Intuos 4 are my weapons at the mo. Oh, and Maya 2010. Not gotten round to even looking at TOXIC, sorry, Maya Composite, and if this goes the way it seems, It’ll be a while until I do.

Speak to you soon