Sorry about that! We were down for a day or two. Not sure what happened there… maybe cosmic rays… or gas prices… or all those emails from Christian marketers telling us to go see Prince Caspian.
But to quote the old nearly-dead guy in Monty Python's The Holy Grail – "I'm feeling much better!" So we're back up.
Hey – we're already getting some submissions in on our JellyTelly logo animation invitation. A bunch of you have asked for technical details on formats, lengths, etc. So here they are – first choice, DVCProHD 720p. (If you've got Final Cut Pro Studio, you can work in that format.) Second choice, any other 720p format… HDV, Flash, whatever. If you can't work in hi-def, we will accept standard-def submissions, but we would like them to be 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio, not the old 4:3 ratio.
As for length, 4-8 seconds would be ideal. Anything longer will need to be really, really incredibly cool to justify the time. (These are little logo 'tags,' not short films. They're supposed to be very short.)
I can't wait to see what we get!
More news on the rest of JellyTelly shortly…
Can we do 4:3 with black bars on the side to make it 16:9? My digital camera doesn’t take wide-screen…
Totally off topic, but when are we going to get an update from Buck Denver? We are going through puppet withdrawls on this end……..
Still waiting for that pdf, can’t wait to get started. Have already planed mine, if it turns out great, then glory to God. Im gonna draw myself a storyboard, while waiting.
How do we submit the video to you?
I think you need to just put up a link for something like youtube, googlevideo, or vimeo
How many fps (frames per second) is desired? And when should the animations be finished?
You’ll probably want to work at 20 or 30 fps. I’d stick close to 20. Remember you’re exporting out of Flash, most likely, so you need to balance quality with durability.
Hey here is something I whipped together with the JellyTelly logo enjoy