Saturday, March 10, 2012


Well, I've got the voices recorded, and am pleased as punch with them. Two native Japanese speakers- I couldn't have asked for more. I just wish I'd actually done it months ago. Now it's just a sprint to the finish- as soon as things settle down at work, that is.

Monday, February 20, 2012


Sous Chef

“Welcome to Fukusuke. What can I get you?”

"Hei, irasshai! Nani ni itashimasuka?"

"へい、いらっしゃい! 何にいたしますか?"

Sous Chef

“ Sir He'll have Unagi-Maki and Ika Nigiri”

"Unagi-maki to ika nigiri hairimashita."

"うなぎ巻き いかにぎり はいりました。"

Sous Chef

“Thank you”

"Doo mo."



“Don't do that!” (angry)



Sous Chef

“Please remove your chopsticks from your rice”

"okyaku-san, sumimasen ga, hashi o tatenaide moraemasen ka?"


Sous Chef

“He wants to buy a drink for you”

"sakki no okyaku-san, owabini ippai ogoritaisoodesu yo."



“Welcome to Japan”

"Nihon e yookoso."


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tweening and Set Render

Here's an updated animatic, with a first pass at tweening everything. I'm planning on making one more detailed pass to clean refine everything, and add facials once I get the final audio. Also a test render of the set.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another render

Here's another rendered image- this time of one of the sushi plates. I think I've nailed down that background texture, and just hint at the restaurant space through the toon outlines and occlusion. We'll see once I put all the elements together.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Here's some blocking for the first 20 seconds or so

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

FX test

So there's two teeny shots that needs effects in this. One is when the tourist dunks sushi in soy sauce. I was playing around with it today, and am pretty happy with the rough results. Sure it looks a little thicker than it should, and the liquid reacts too early, but those are just easy tweek fixes.