Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Zombie Steve Preview

Jon here.  I'm pretty sure the next animation is going to be a message from Zombie Steve spoofing a conservative pundit.  I've been working hard on getting his head rigged, and figured I'd post a few pics!

Enjoy.  And subscribe to the Couch Zombies channel on YouTube to see all our videos as they go live!

I will likely tweak the hair a bit around the edges, but for the most part, it's ready to be animated!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CZ O'Donnel Spoof

Jon here!

In my blog for my 3D Modeling thesis, Bodacious Creed, I show my work, every step of the way.

Well, Couch Zombies, on YouTube, I want to be the show and the non sequiturs, which are a sort of show in and of themselves.  That's why I took down all the behind the scenes videos when I posted Not a Lich, the first Couch Zombies Non Sequitur.  People might actually want to know a bit of what's happening behind the scenes though, so I figured, that'd be the kind of thing to put in the blog.

What, you haven't seen Not a Lich???  Well go see it and then come right back!  You'll love it!  Remember that crazy politician Christine O'Donnell and her Not a Witch ad?  This is a spoof on that, only O'Donnell's eye didn't pop out during her video.  Amateur.  No wonder she didn't get elected.

I'm working on the character design and rigging for the next Non Sequitur, this time starting Zombie Steve.  I have the 3D head models that I sculpted months ago, but now I'm improving them (as I did with Z Jan), making them a little more cartoony, a little more exaggerated.  Janet gave me some great direction in this for her character, and I'm applying the concepts to the rest.

So yeah, that's in the works!  Something else to look forward to.

Meanwhile, we hope you'll all subscribe to the Couch Zombies channel and enjoy what we have to offer!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sweet Video Preview!

Jon here.  So, that last blog post.  Yeah.  We weren't able to get that video out by Halloween.  To be fair, that was a really unrealistic expectation on my part.

BUT, it is coming out!

The actual Couch Zombies show has been put on hold.  NOT an indefinite hold, mind you, just a hold until we can get another animator or two.  The show will probably still be done in Flash.  The dialogue for several episodes has been recorded, and we're excited to bring those to you as soon as we can.

Meanwhile, we have another regular Couch Zombies feature ready to start going live very soon!  Couch Zombies Non Sequiturs will be on random things that the characters want to share.

And you're getting a brief sneak peek of the first!  It features Zombie Janet, or Z Jan as we sometimes call her, voicing a sincere plea to the zombie community.  That's all I'm going to say about it until we release it!

Here are some still frames to pique your interest!  (Images (c) 2010 Jonathan Fesmire & Couch Zombies)