Friday, November 9, 2012

Left Lane Looey Trailer

Here's a trailer we recently created for the game LEFT LANE LOOEY (now available for iPads , iPhone5 and Android..shameless plug).
This was a fun project. I ended up doing a lot of character design for this game as well as backgrounds and other graphics.
The game also features animation by Bruce Simpson and music by Matthew Reid.

The game itself has just been released so if you have an iPad, iPhone5 or Android Device and 99 cents go and check it out ( i think there may also be a free version you can try) and let me know what you think.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Free Animation Screening! Oct 27th Toronto

In Toronto?
Check out the FREE ANIMATION SCREENING at the Ekran Polish film festival Sat, Oct 27th at 2:15pm, Runnymede Library ( 2178 BLoor st west) Co-presented by TAIS . I'll be there too on TAIS's behalf. They have subtitles!

Here's a link to the official EKRAN WEBSITE for more info.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Canadian Made.. Caricatures!

I created some caricatures back in the fall for a tv series called "Canadian Made" airing in Canada on History Television. The episodes are all about various Canadian inventions ( like Trivial Pursuit and the Wonder Bra for example) and the people behind them. They're very well done and a lot of fun to watch.

 Anyway I did a handful of caricatures for the episode "Brilliant Amenities" which recently aired so I thought i'd post them here. I wasn't sure how they'd be used in the episode so it was fun to see them in the opening segment bouncing around etc. The drawings had to be done quickly as it was a typical "we actually need these yesterday!" sort of deadline.  So considering they were drawn so quickly, I'm fairly pleased with how they turned out. I'm no Jack Davis, obviously, and some of these drawings I think are more successful than others, but they do the trick.

 Movie Star- Leslie Nielsen

 The Governor General of Canada - Michaelle Jean

 Pro golfer - Mike Weir

 Double Olympic Champion, speed skater - Catriona Le May Doan
I had fun drawing her and exaggerating the powerful legs of an Olympic athlete.

 Comedian - Russell Peters
This one i "George Lucased" a bit. His face is exactly as seen in the episode but i didn't like how i drew his body so i quickly made a new one here. Maybe i'll post a before and after so people can see the difference another time. If anyone is interested in that.

 Star Trek's "Scotty" - James Doohan
This is actual the second time i've done a caricature of Scotty for TV. The first time was for an episode of History Bites. I'll have to dig it up and see which one turned out better. I think the other one was the movie version of Scotty.

NHL Star - Sidney Crosby

 NBA star - Steve Nash
I think this was one of the first caricatures i did for this series. I'm happy with the likeness but i think i could have made a better pose for him.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Back from Savannah and animation goodness...

Ok I got back a couple of weeks ago technically, but it's been busy so i'm only getting around to updating now. Anyway I had a blast at the Savannah International Animation Festival this past April. Kudos to the event organizers and all their volunteers for such a great event.

There were some excellent panels and discussions and of course plenty of great animation to be seen.
And I managed pick up an Award for the FoodBanks PSA " Hunger Count  2011" that I animated for Flash Frame Digital Media and Food Banks Canada. So that was definitely a highlight and a pleasant surprise.


Also met a couple of interesting guys, Les Carpenter and Lavalle McGuirk who were there to do a couple of panels and show their animated show they are pitching, "Cracker Land". Lavalle also has a great website on traditional  animation, aptly named Traditional Animation .

Another highlight was meeting Ian Timothy who's "Beaver Creek" was in the same animation bloc as my PSA. He's only 17 and has created 7 or 8 episodes of Beaver Creek, using stop motion, so far.  Each one is close to 10 minutes and they're pretty fun. He and his family even built a studio in their basement to record sound. That's dedication to your craft. So hat's off to him for all his hard work and I hope he continues.

He also created this great little short explaining the Art and Science of Animation.

Currently i'm working on graphics and animation for a video game "Left Lane Looey" that will hopefully be released in the fall. I'll be posting more cartoons and illustrations in the weeks to come. This "sketchblog" has gotten fairly news heavy and not sketch heavy enough!

-Bryce Hallett

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Savannah International Animation Festival

...Is where i'll be April 13-14th. Our PSA for FoodBanks Canada " Hungercount2011", produced by Flash Frame Digital and designed/animated by Frog Feet Productions, will be screening there in the commercials category.

The Festival is brought to you by the Animation Hall of Fame in Savannah.  In addition to the workshops, panels and screenings there will be plenty of art on display from the various animated films screened at the fest. So if you are in the area in April come check out the Savannah International Animation Festival and say hello!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

HungerCount 2011 PSA wins Pixie Award

official-selection.jpg I must say, working with Flash Frame Digital to create the Food Banks Canada PSA was one of the highlights of 2011. It was just a lot of fun doing the animation and design on their projects and collaborating with them. I guess the fun and effort we put into it all has paid off. Two of our animations, "FoodBanks Canada Holiday Greeting 2010" and "HungerCount 2011" PSA, have won Gold and Platinum 2012 Pixie Awards respectively, for Animation Commercial/ PSA category. Yaaaaay!

 HungerCount was also featured as an official selection at the California International Shorts Festival 2011 In December. I've already linked to these in previous posts so please feel free to scroll down if you wish to see them. 

 So 2011 ended on a pretty high note for Frog Feet Productions and here's hoping for more great things in 2012.