Thursday, 30 December 2010


University officially starts on the 10th of January, and our deadline is on the 20th. I'm assuming the Uni will be open from the beginning of January so we can use the hardware.

That is 22 days from now, almost exactly 3 weeks. I'd like to know when you guys are back in Rochester so that we can start planning the post production process as effectively as possible.

I've been lurking other studio blogs and I think we have an advantage; we have a lot of renderable scenes good to go whereas others have half completed scenes littered around. This means that we can steal machines to render from over night while during the day we work in Maya and Premiere / After Effects. This way we'll be maximising the use of the time we have left as we'll effectively be making progress even as we sleep.

At the rate I'm working at the moment, I'm estimating that we can average 1 scene a day easily (each) - and while 2 of us work in Maya, the other could compile the rendered scenes and begin the editing process as we go along. Not only is this the best method regarding time management, but if we do it this way we can constantly assess quality and make improvements as opposed to editing it all in the last day before deadline with no time for polishing.

I hope you can see how beneficial this will be, it's going to be hard but I'm willing. If we don't get a head start, we'll lose the advantage as other studios begin to use the machines. I don't want to be the only one working hard over January; I won't be carrying this project by myself so it's up to all of us to get this done.


  1. I'll be back in Rochester on the 9th :). And like usual I'll be in uni from 9 onwards.- Lev using Tom's account

  2. I like this strategy! n I'm all up for it! I should be in Rochester in 2 days, n once there, I'll post more progress onto the blog......once uni opens, I'll be in everyday from morning to implement this tactical strategy!