News Archive


November 6, 2014

Finally, episode #2 of my new series has been released...

This was supposed to be released a month after the previous episode but scheduling ran through a few setbacks.

I'm proud to say that this is the first time I have ever released a second episode for any series I've tried to start!

 

July 1, 2014

I can't remember the last time I posted a completed episode but here we go, finally...

I think I have finally found a style that I can quickly produce while at the same time, looks visually appealling. The visuals are inspired by the 8-bit Mega Man games, and the 16-bit Final Fantasy games.

 

June 8, 2014

Here we go again...

Earlier this year, I was working on a new animation project that I was really excited about. However, production was suffering from the same problem my animation projects usally have; it was taking too long to make!

To briefly summarize the premise, the series was about a washed-up, professional American basketball player who, against his wishes, was forced to try his luck playing in Asia. It mixed comedy elements with somewhat over-the-top characters. Like Adrenaline, it's a story I will have to tell another time.

With this project on the back burner, does that mean my animation is finally dead?

No.

I have something else planned which I will share when I'm ready. =)

 

January 21, 2014

I can't put off animation forever...

It's always been my dream to put out my own series on the net.

I tried first with Adrenaline Street Racing. I was able to release two episodes that I was very proud about, but it took MASSIVELY long to create. Lacking time to animate the series myself and money to hire animators to do it for me, I knew it would be impossible to continue the series.

I then experimented with other mediums like using 3D rendered comics or live actors, but those had problems of their own too.

The picture above represents my last attempt at putting out a series on the net. I won't go into details about the story or the medium. But if it's successful, it will lead to more work from me and possibly a continuation of Adrenaline.

 

December 20, 2013

For any fans of the original NBA Jam arcade game, check it out...

June 26, 2013

The first shooting has completed for the upcoming movie "Misplaced".

The series is being shot in Korea using real life actors. The movie will be released as a series of videos over the internet as scenes are completed.

A mini-site and second teaser trailer are coming soon!

 

June 8, 2013

It's been a long time since I have updated this website, but I do so with a teaser trailer:

More details later. =)

 

October 10, 2012

I recently went to the Yongsan Electronics Market in Seoul in search of an old video game system:

Check it out on my blog!

 

December 23, 2011

It's the eve before Christmas Eve. If you've been wondering what I've been up to other than animating, this is it:

This is an upcoming shooting game that we're working on. The level layout is still in the beginning stages.

More updates on the Right-Side Output official blog.

 

November 10, 2011

It's been too long since I've updated this website so here's a new promo vid I made for Adrenaline:

New blog posts include:
「二ヶ月前」 Animation Production Notes
YouTube Friend Invite Spam
K-POP : 2NE1 5-Star Songs
Dynamic Range Compression; Make Your Songs Sound LOUD!
How to Translate to Japanese
...and more!!!

I'm currently working on another series. I can't say much right now. But I'll leave you with these two pics:

Lastly, a website redesign IS COMING!!!

 

July 26, 2011

Japanese garden video:

I was originally going to do a 3D environments demo reel but felt this would be better. Next, I may do a vehicle and assets reel.

 

July 24, 2011

My 3D character demo reel:

Change setting from "480p" to "720p" for better quality. Very soon, I will post my 3D environments demo reel.

New posts from my blog:
Where I Buy and Sell School Books
J-POP : Namie Amuro Top 10

 

July 6, 2011

Added some animations to my portfolio:

These are mainly school assignments and not production renders.

 

July 3, 2011

There are so many freaking blogs already on the net. That is why I decided to start one of my own (lol):

I'm thinking the layout of my website needs a slight update... soon.

 

June 30, 2011 Adrenaline First Episode Released!

The first episode of "Adrenaline - Street Racing" has been released. Watch it... now!

 

April 25, 2011 "Street Racers Anthem" song

We finished up the song "Street Racers Anthem" for my upcoming show:

This is the second vocalized song I have written. My friend performed the amazing female vocals, and I even did a few lines myself (not singing vocals though, lol). Overall, it was a lot of fun doing some of the lyrics; I'm not sure if I'll ever record myself again for a track, but at least I tried it once. =)

 

March 28, 2011 "Still Waters" 3D Sculpture

I had a small role in the production of my friends' music video. Check it out (change quality to HD):

I sculpted the stone figure that appears partway through:

 

March 6, 2011 Adrenaline Closing Sequence

The closing sequence has been released for my upcoming web series:

Visit the Official "Adrenaline" Website for more info on the project.

 

January 17, 2011 New Year, New Work

I finally got around to finishing my portfolio website as well as loading pictures of my Japanese garden.

 

November 2, 2010 Terminator 2 Bust (ZBrush)

After over a year, I finally got back into ZBrush!

 

October 7, 2010 Adrenaline Opening, Website Updates

The opening sequence and theme song for "Adrenaline" has been completed! Watch it below or better yet, visit the official Adrenaline website!

Also, I changed the banner of the website and added an INSPIRE and 3D PORTFOLIO section. Check them out!

 

July 11, 2010 Adrenaline Returns

Production resumes on my upcoming web series! I won't be updating 1mfilms.com as much as I'll be over at A-SR.com working on that project.

Visit the Official Adrenaline Website.

 

July 4, 2010 Videos Released

My two shorts are up on the web! "Moving On" is a three webisode series while "What is Adrenaline?" is a short promo for my next project.

Check out all my videos here:
1MFilms Official blip.tv page

 

June 17, 2010 "Moving On" is Finished

It felt like the universe was trying to stop me from finishing this. One thing after another came up, but finally... it's done!

I'm currently having it screened. Look for a release in a week.

 

April 30, 2010 // Animation Complete

The animation is finally complete for Moving On!!!

After months of working on this in my free time, I never thought I'd reach this point. While I'm happy it's done, I'll miss working on this project.

What's left is rendering and editing everything together (two-thirds already done) which is a relatively fast process. Look for a dual release of both my shorts coming soon!

 

March 30, 2010 // "What is Adrenaline?"

I finally finished the animation for my 2nd short (I'm working on two shorts concurrently). What's left is editing and compositing all the rendered animations together as well as adding sound.

I'll also take this opportunity to explain what exactly that animation is. Unlike "Moving On", it is a very short animation, more of a teaser promo for my next project. The title of the animation is "What is Adrenaline?"

Well, what is 'Adrenaline'? I'll save that for another day. =D

 

 

March 4, 2010 // The Last Stretch

Been busy... as always. =P

After work, school, homework, misc junk, I get about an hour (if I'm lucky) to work on this which is FAR from enough time. I'm currently animating the last scene which has been loads of fun b\c of the character movement and poses involved.

One thing I've noticed is my animating has gotten much faster. When I first started this project, it could take me at least a week to animate a full minute of dialogue. Now, I can animate a full minute in less than two days (hypothetically-speaking... if I had two whole days).

Lastly, I've finally put something meaningful in the "About" section.

 

January 23, 2010 // "Moving On" Almost there

A new year and a (slightly) new layout!

I was supposed to finish "Moving On" over last summer but got extremely busy when the semester started. As for progress, I'd say 100% of the sets and props are built, 50% of the animation is done. Check out the Moving On section for some screengrabs of actual shots.

As for that other "thing"... it's coming along also. =)

 

Novemer 22, 2009

Coming soon! This + "Moving On".


August 4, 2009

Voice acting complete! Thank you to my actors. The lines came out exactly as intended. Now it's just up to me to provide convincing animation.

I've given myself 3-4 weeks to complete the rest of the short film. This includes animation, rendering, and editing. Wish me luck. =P

 

June 22, 2009

Most of the sets are done for my short film. Enjoy the comps!

 

May 23, 2009

The sets are coming along for my short film. Just a little bit more to go, and I can finally start doing the animation and recording for the voice acting.

 

April 6, 2009

Here's a promo shot for "Moving On":

This is the look I'm going for and will probably be the look for A-SR.

January 17, 2009

Happy new year to everyone! I made some very minor changes to the website. I decided to rename my short film from "The Date" to "Moving On".

December 27, 2008

This is my new website! I'm guessing most people have arrived here from A-SR.com. On this website, you can see all the projects I'm working on (although keep on visiting A-SR.com for updates related to that project).

This website uses a non-standard font viewable on Safari, Opera 10, and firefox 3.1 (the latter two will be released soon).