Monday, June 20, 2011

PLEASE VOTE! ARMSmasters for Animation Pitch Party 2011

Everyone, PLEASE VOTE! The ARMSmasters Project is now able to be voted upon for the online readers vote for Animation Magazine Pitch Party 2011! Please visit to support the ARMSmasters Project and the Michigan based artists working on the project & spread the word. Thanks! 

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

ARMSmasters Project - 2011 Teaser

Cross-posted from The ARMSmasters Production Blog:
 (As written by Mike Winn)

This video has been a long time coming! For awhile now we've had videos that showed what our intention was for a finished complete look for ARMSmasters and it was my desire to string these together to create another teaser trailer that featured these most complete and finished looking shots. Well time and circumstance stepped in and I wasn't able to get -every- shot that I wanted done in this fashion done and so as a result I pushed back the creation of this new teaser, and pushed and pushed. Well recent events have lit a fire under me and I decided to just use what I had to create the current edit. While working on it I was again struck by how much artistic talent is available here in southeastern Michigan and the colors and effect treatments were done by people on their own time and with no budget!

This will likely be the last edit that uses the original short footage, excepting a smoothing out of things here or there or an addition if another shot is finished, but we intend to look forward towards a Pilot Episode teaser, Kickstarter and hopefully results and direction following our participation in the Pitch Party for Animation Magazine. Thanks for continuing to send your support!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ARMSmasters Pitchparty 2011 Poster

Hi Everyone! I have some awesome news.

Through an amazing opportunity, the ARMSmasters crew will be participating in the 2011 Pitch Party competition in Animation Magazine's August issue (to debut at San Diego Comic Con)

This competition is a great opportunity for aspiring animation producers and designers like ourselves, who are not necessarily industry veterans but are working professionals with an idea to share, to get it out there infront of the industry vet's. There will be a Judges pick, readers choice via online voting and an editorial pick. No matter what, the idea gets an ad in that August issue and gets published the world over. This is something we couldn't pass up and so ARMSmaster's creator, Mike Winn, decided to work out a promo piece shot since we were overdue for one anyway. Ultimately we'll be having a print version of this and other pieces as well.

The poster was a bit of a marathon run to complete, admittedly. I received the rough drawing this past week, and weaving in and out of a 60 hour work week, cleaned it up and laid down the color. It was an exciting process - wonderful to be able to create an illustration after months doing stereo compositing, though - and we're pleased with the results overall.

If you're interested at all in ARMSmasters and would like to help us then please stay tuned to this space for notification as to when the online voting for the Readers Choice begins and for more information as we have plans to get onto Kickstarter and pursue several fund raising efforts this summer.

Thanks for hanging in there!