Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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It's that Merry time of year again!!

The time where parents and people flood the stores looking for presents for their loved ones. I myself work at one of these stores. Which will now be closing very late due to the season. Most of the time at 12 am or possibly later. As such, I won't be able to update my site right at 12 am like usual for the upcoming weeks.

This is how not being able to update on time makes me feel

I'm a Nazi about scheduled updates and deadlines but it's season and it can't be helped. I will update as soon as I get home.

Around January is when things will slow down and I'll update at the regular time again!


If you haven't heard I'm updating BUH Studio in a big way after season is through! I'm not giving out a release date yet but I'll tell you it's coming soon!
Here's a little teaser!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Number 3. Akira

Here is the result of a anime movie given an American movie budget.

Look for yourself and see if you can see what makes this movie so visually appealing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Number 2. Song of the south

Here we have animation from Milt Kahl I believe. One of Walt Disney's top 9 animators commonly referred to as the nine old men.

I actually just saw this just 3 weeks ago. What really blew me away was the detail in the facial expressions and how well the changed from one to the next so fluently. This cartoon really just breathes life with all the varying expressions and movement. This is something anime is lacking in. If you notice in anime the people are always still ( as in nothing on there face moves. ) and when they talk all that movies is the mouth in a chewing gum type of movement. Although anime is made fun of the most for using that technique its often common in cheap tv animation.

Whats really amazing is the frantic movment and hand gestures of the seemingly drug induced Br'er fox.

This is just one animated piece from the movie " Song Of The South ". There are many other ones worth looking at unfortunately this is the only one I could find on youtube with half way decent quality.

Most notible part in this one for me is

4:32 - the end

The gleeful walk Br'er Fox and Bear for do on their way to get Br'er Rabbit is really lively. The electric slide Br'er fox did blew me away because of how swift it was and how everything still stayed in proportion.

What is really great is the feeling that is portrayed when Fox and Bear start taunting Br'er rabbit.

Till Next time!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Influential scenes.

I've watched a lot of movies in my day. The few days I'll be posting the most influential scenes from movies that really blew me away. They are not in order from least to best or anything like that. I'm judging them by their

entertainment value
story boarding
and visual appeal

Number 1.

This is from the Sonic the hedgehog ova.

I bought the VHS version of this OVA when I was around 13-14. This movie really blew me away because growing up in America all the cartoons we were used to seeing were silly comedies with usually one angle of view. Cartoons weren't made to be seriously in America.( and if you think about it its still the same way. ) When I saw this I was blown away by the angles they used, the speed in the animation and the action. Alot of scenes blew me away in the Ova to be honest. I will talk about one and show some others.

First scene is at 4:40 through 5:07

The whole scene was composed well. The worms eyes view that showed him running to the hill then changing the camera angle to the top of the hill where he instantly appears was a excellently executed sequence that gives you a feeling of how effin fast this guy is. On top of that it was visually appealing as well. Especially the changing of camera angles from front to back when he jumped. Then changing to shot of the side of the mountain and showing his trail of dust then switching the angle to a aerial view above the plane as its about to violently crash into the mountainside and showing him circle in right in time and then BAM the explosion. WOW...This ability to grasp and maintain the excitement of the viewer is the work of excellent story board artists.

I'm not going to go into detail about the other scenes but below are the other ones that influenced me.

6:09-6:28 look at the video above for this one.

Video below.


0:51 - 1:23

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho!

Heres a old memory that popped into my head today.

Who knew this show would get canceled because he was caught playing with his giggle stick in a movie theater.....
Actually now that when I watch the opening again...I'm not surprised.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Classic animation

Screwball Squirrel is a cartoon made by MGM in the golden age of cartoons that I stumbled upon awhile ago when studying classic animation techniques.

Funny that now in 2010 they can't make something that looks as organic or fluent as this animation that was done all the way back in 1944. Something a bunch of draftsmen made by hand.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hiya !

Well, it's been awhile since I have updated this blog.
This is because while keeping faithful to updating the HAHAs on time and thanks to Matt Patrick the reviews. I have also been working on the next step in BUH Studio.
You may recall me mentioning it in this HAHA that was a promo for the new series " Lil' Bebii ".

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What is the " Big site update " ? It's a small step closer to what I want BUH Studio to be in the end. Even thought it's just a small step it's gonna be a lot different than the current site none the less.
We will call this updated BUH Studio
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Just for name sake. :]

as a " behind the scenes " I'll tell ya a little history about BUH Studio and how it came to be....

I told you how the 1997 anime craze inspired me to want to make cartoons and one day open a animation studio. I wanted to entertain the world with exciting stories. Now age 16 in high school the problem that came to mind was, where and how the hell to start!?!?
Well there were 2 options at the time.
1) get published by some publishing company and abide by their rules and restrictions.Being so head strong this didn't interest me to much.

Then there was option 2

2) Self publishing ( like Ninja turtle creators Eastman and Laird ) where you have absolute freedom and you are the boss. Only problem with that was, It takes MONEY. So from 2004 - 2007 I was in limbo.

Before 2007 I decided I would name my publishing company ( when I got one lol ) SAI FI Productions! It was in 2007 when I came up with the name BUH Studio because of a good friend of mine from High School ( Nate Spicer ) Who used to make a ridiculously dumb face and go " BUHHHHHH " as a sign of being dumb. The name of BUH is a homage to the silly times and memories I had in high school with all my friends. Plus it's fun to say! Try it...it'll put hair on your chest
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Original BUH Studio 2007 logo

Until late 2008 early 2009 when I started hearing more and more about web comics. Web comics have been around since 1998 ( or earlier) but I myself didn't follow them or really know there were so many (the only comics I read were Manga ). In fact it was because of my friends that I even heard about them. Then I thought to myself... " Hey!! I can teach myself how to make a website and self publish from there then I can build my name as an cartoonist!! "

So on June 27 2010 I opened the BETA version of BUH Studio.

This newer version will be more interactive and will feature more updates. All in with the goal of entertaing you!

I will announce a release date for this new site in the upcoming weeks. Keep supporting BUH Studio and keep telling your friends! I'm thankful for the fans I've accumulated thus far. If it weren't for you I wouldn't even pick up the pen!