Must fight geek urge!!!

So I guess if I was like a normal director or even a pure 2d or stopmotion animator I wouldn't have such a strong urge to geek out... but alas I am a 3d animator as well AND I love geekin it up... researching new hardware...going through specs and benchmarks! Ooooh! Almost gets me as excited as reading a new volume of BerserK.... but yeh I can geek out all I want right now but I wont need any new hardware for at least another 6 months... I'm in pre-production so I've got paperwork to get to...

Here's a note on my last post... In the workstation I might consider an 8800gt...I did a little more research and peeps in the c4d community tend to think it WINS... Also I want to use some of the functions I didn't get to use in WATS like SPD and hair and cloth sim...Soooooo I might choose different barebones boxes and more RAM so they can rock 4gb each...

But yeh... So as I retreat in my anti-reality bubble more and more and interact with physical humans less and less I'll post here more...

So what am I doing exactly? After throwing ideas/situtations/plots/characters etc around for a few months I went and wrote an extremely loose and rough version of my next film.... I didn't type it on a computer or anything... I wrote it out on notecards like so...


So I finished the story and have 120 of those... Since I am going to be working with another writer on this film I can't give her these cards because like... she won't be able to read them and its too sprawling and insane....thats how I write ^^ So what I'm doing now is using the cards to create a scene outline... So its the story broken down scene by scene describing the action in as few words as possible...think of it like cliff notes for your story... I'm almost done making those... Once I have those I will send them to the mysterious woman who will be working on the script with me... and I will share them with Sean Boyles, David Choe and other trusted colleagues to get feedback and to make sure they think it like OWNS HARD XD

So from the scene outline we will add scenes, delete scenes, combine scenes, rearrange scenes...etc... I could end up redoing the whole story...this is just a necessary step in the process... After the scene outline is locked I will write the first draft of the formal script...ya know with formatting like typed on a computer and everything...

So I will finish the scene outline tonight even though I want to shop for CPU's in newegg ^^

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