Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Final Piece

So here it is folks, the fine sculpture work of Jason Peltz . Jess and I are really happy with how its turned out.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

PUG

Another pug pic from Jess

Thursday, November 16, 2006

PUGS


Well the newest show idea is in the works, I wont go into much detail, apart from the fact its about PUGS. Jess and I were talking on MSN about the idea, then she whipped this doodle up. Here it is!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More Fun

So here is Jason Peltz latest update on what he is doing with the sculpture.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Update

Well things are going good in the Constellation world. We have been busy working on all the logistics of creating the toy, and also we have been in contact with some toy companies, trying to convince them of our idea. Cross your fingers.

Here is another update of the sculpture that Jason Peltz is working on. Jess and I are really happy with how things have turned out with the sculpture.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

First look

This is first look at The Constellations toy that's being sculpted by the extremely talented Jason Peltz. Currently we are shopping the toy idea around to see if we can get some interest, then if no big toy companies jump on this, we will produce it ourselves and sell it on the web. We will be posting the development of the toy as we go along.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Toys

So here is what the toy will look like. We have a really talented scupltor (Jason Peltz) that will be working with us to make this happen. You can see some of the other great stuff he has sculpted his website is http://home.cfl.rr.com/peltzproductions/ . Jason's credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mushu from Mulan, Tarzan, Kuzco from The Emperor's New Groove, Jumba from Lilo and Stitch, and Koda from Brother Bear.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Toys?

Well hello folks. So another update to what we have been doing. Currently we are writing a few more episodes of The Constellations, and once that's done we are going to re-submit the show to the folks at Nickelodeon and try to convince them to jump on this stuff.

Also we have been working on the idea of creating toys of the girls. We have been in talks with an amazing sculptor, so hopefully sometime soon. We will have more info for you next week.

Also was wondering if anyone would be interested in T-shirts of the constellations? If anyone was, what do you think would look cool for the T-Shirt? Either all the girls together, maybe just one or two, in their mythical or human forms? Well if anyone has idea's let me know, and we'll make it happen. Our plans are to put them on cafepress.com after we design them.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Constellations people to thank

Hey hey, Chris Dainty here. Well we did our pitch and we didn’t even mess up a line. We got some really helpful constructive criticism, which was a huge help. We are working on writing some new episode ideas then we will re submit and who knows maybe it will take off one day soon. But overall we are really happy of what we pitched, and it seemed to go over good. We will keep you posted.

So lets talk about the origin of this show idea. Well it all started with Jess, she had an idea about four girls that lived in a magical place where anything was possible. Then I asked her, "Hey want to work on this idea together?" So we started to build the world of the Constellations. The overall idea came from us tossing ideas back and forth of what these mythical creatures could be. Then the idea, Constellations came about. We looked in a book to see if there even was constellations to the characters Jess had designed. We make some changes, one being that Picey was at one point a fairy, which we changed to being the fish.

Jessica did all the designs for the characters as I wrote the show bible. We would often toss ideas back and forth to what they should look like, we even based Dr. Logic off a friend of ours, which was really funny. With our first episode that we wrote Jess came up with the idea for a talent show. I wrote the episode but every step of the way would bounce ideas back and forth. Finally after everything was written, I took Jess' AMAZING artwork and put it together for our show bible. And then 6 months later we both had a show pitch under our belt.

It’s been a great experience working with Jess, and so many others on this project.

I just wanted to thank;

Jessica - The constellations is nothing without your amazing art!

Gerry - Thanks for your animation help, you’re a genius animator

Juan - Thanks for helping us sparkle with your AMAZING special effects

Ren - Always great working with you

Max - Your music gave our show something great, your crazy talented!

Kyle - Great work, its been awesome getting to know you. You gave me so many good ideas

Norrie - Your the Pro Tools master!

Alana - Thanks for fixing me bad grammar hehehe

Andrea - Thanks for the late night last min grammar fixes you helped me big time

Michel - Seeing the start of it all, thanks for all the ideas.

Sylvie - You gave our show an iconic logo, Thank you SO MUCH!

Maral - Picking our show to be pitched at the animation festival

-All the people that we dropped by their house to practice our pitch, thanks for lessening

Without these people help we wouldn’t have developed a show that I'm so proud to have my name on. It’s really been a great experience working on this show, and now its at the point were we are at the fine tuning stage and we'll see where it leads us.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Animation!!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Dr. Logic

Monday, September 11, 2006

Animation pitch almost done

So we have been busy recording audio for the pitch. The picture above is of Dylan Black when he was over recording the narration for our pitch. You might have heard is voice before if you live in the Ottawa area as he is a radio personality on The Bear 106.9. He also did a voice for the crazy Aunt Irene in my short "Emma Graves". He is on Myspace at http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=84551958

Also in the background you can see our big poster that we got printed for the pitch.

We should have the animated pitch/short up on youtube by wed.

10 days till we pitch, craziness!!!!!!!!!

Here is the link to the Ottawa Animation Festival page about our pitch.
http://ottawa.awn.com/?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=76&Itemid=1


Here is a pic of Jess and her dog, which was the inspiration for Dr. Logic's dog.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Press time!

Rogers television will be filming a segment at Dainty Productions next week. I will be showing how we are animating The Constellations . So if your in the Ottawa area for the animation festival you'll be able to watch it. I will post more detail closer to the air date.

IMPORTANT party info!!! If your in the Ottawa on the 22nd of September we are having a party to celebrate our pitch, and hopefully we will have our show sold by then, hehehe. More details to come.

Web site up and running. www.daintyproductions.net

Monday, August 28, 2006

The colorful world of The Constellations

Well we finally have a look for the backgrounds! Jess did this amazing painting digitally. AMAZING work Jess!!! We are slowly getting closer to our pitch day only 23 days left,,,,, craziness!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Animation time

So we have started to animate the Constellations. We are creating a short bit of animation for our pitch in September. We will post some samples sortly.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Clean up of Dr. Logic

Well its been crunch time for Jess and I this past little while. We are putting together some animation for our pitch and things are really starting to come together. I sent the Pitch Bible to the printer today, and the result was AWESOME! We will hopefully have some animation to show you guys in the near future.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New Logo

So here is the new logo for "The Constellations". It was created by the very talented Sylvie Bissonette. Amazing work Sylvie!!! The older version didn't really have the cartoony look to it, and I find that this one really shows more of what the show should look like

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Clean up

So here is Aurora all cleaned up. Its done in Flash using a WACOM pen.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Big Pitch - SEPTEMBER 21/2006

Well The Constellations has a date for being pitched. We will be pitching the show at the Ottawa Animation Festival at the TAC "Pitch THIS". The Constellations is one of two winners, chosen from over 50 proposals from Canada, the US and overseas.

Pitch THIS! will be held on the second day of TAC, Thursday, September 21 at 11:00 am at the Chateau Laurier hotel. We have 10 minutes to pitch infront of a crap load of people. Following our pitch, there will be a 30 minute discussion and Q&A with the panelists, addressing the content and presentation of our pitch.

Panelists confirmed to date are:
Peter Gal, Director, Development and Animation, Nickelodeon
Heather Kenyon, Director of Development, Original Animation, Cartoon Network
Madeleine Levesque, Director, Original Production, TELETOON Canada
Linda Simensky, Senior Director of Children's Programming, PBS
Catherine Winder, Executive Producer at Lucasfilm Animation, will be
moderating.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Jessica's Cartoon

This short was featured on Nickelodeon in the Nicktoons festival in 2005. It also was showcased in the Ottawa Animation Festival in 2005.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Chris Dainty's "Emma Graves"




This is my short of another show pitch that I'm working on independently called Emma Graves. The short was created to showcase how the characters interact for the series. Emma Graves target audience is girls 6-11. I hope you guys like it.

Also we will be posting Jessica's Panda's short soon. If you want to watch it now go to www.jessicaborutski.com

Saturday, July 15, 2006

new pic

A new pic to show you guys.

Chris Dainty here, well this has been one roller coaster ride for me these last two months. From losing a good friend, to seeing my dreams in my career materialize it’s been an eventful time in my life. I've been working hard on my company Dainty Productions and just finished up my first contract for a small animated piece that will be featured in a documentary on CBC this Sunday the 16th at noon.

Apart from The Constellations, Jess and I have both independently been working on our own show pitches. I've been working on creating a show pitch for my short Emma Graves and Jess has been working on creating a show bible for her short Pandas. I will try and put these shorts up on the blog in the near future.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Jumping out of the stars

So we had a question in one of the comments

"was wondering do they have to go back to their 'star' form?"

And the answer is that in every episode it starts with them popping out of the night sky in the early morning. And every episode ends at dusk with The Constellations jumping off the clouds and turning back into their constellation star form.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The world of The Constellations

The opening shot of each episode begins here. As you can see, the peak of Mount Evermyst pokes through the top of the atmosphere where the stars gather, making it a great place for the Constellations to hang out. The feeling created by the show is that the human world is just a big backyard playground where the Constellations like to play.

Up in the clouds, anything the imagination can think of creating is possible. The Constellations have the ability to shape the clouds into whatever objects that come to mind. Thinking up ideas and adding a little bit of star dust to the clouds is all the Constellations have to do, so there is never a shortage of games or toys.

We want to thank everyone who has dropped in and commented on our work- we really appreciate all the support as it motivates us to work harder!!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dr. Logic : the sole human to know about The Constellations

Here is Dr. Logic watching the Constellations with his pug. A name has not been picked yet for the dog, any suggestions?

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Constellations a show for girls 6-11

This is a scene from our first script of The Constellations. Using her day planner, Aurora schedules what the girls will be up to for the day. Unfortunately for her, her fun filled plans usually get side tracked when they encounter Dr. Logic. He is usually inventing new gadgets to try and prove to the world that they exist. Dr. Logic’s failures and strange inventions have given him a reputation around town of being a little crazy. This becomes a driving force for Dr. Logic to prove them wrong. He goes to extreme lengths to try and scientifically prove that The Constellations are real.

Calling all big shots, if your a network exec and want to learn more about this show please email us and we can send you some more info about "The Constellations". We currently have the first episodes script written, and we are developing more storylines everyday. Now if your not a big shot but would like to help us out we would really appreciate your comments on our stuff. What do you like? What don't you like? How do you think we could make this an even better idea.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Celeste

Celeste is the giggly one of the group. She is an awkward chubby girl with a terrible nerdy laugh. She is large and clumsy.Celeste is very sensitive and its a shame because she does fall victim to other kids jokes. Celeste is a pack rat she always collects everything! Anything she sees that is shiny or pretty she starts a collection of it. She has room of shelves full of knick knacks she obsessively collects. The girls tease her about it but she can only reply "Tee hehe hehe I like pretty things, and if I see something pretty I must have it in my room!! I can't help myself! Tee heh ehe."

Celeste loves candy and romance novels. She giggles and blushes during the kissy chapters.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Transformation

So a key point to talk about in our show is the transformation between "The Constellations" mythical form, to their human pre-teen little girl form. Lots of adventures happen up in the clouds around the top of Mount Evermyst, this is where the girls are in the "mythical form". The second main location in the show in the little town at the bottom of the mountain. When venturing down into the town the girls belend in with the people by changing into their human form.


The Constellations magically tranform into their human form using their 'cloud powder kits' located at the side of the mountain.




Saturday, May 20, 2006

Aurora

This is Aurora! She is the leader of the girls and she posses most leadership qualities. She is a tough outspoken young girl. She is a bit of a feminist. She always strives to do better then boys at everything. She thinks girls rule and boys drool! She will make an exception when she crushes on a certain boy. She is competitive by nature.

She is a great friend to have for the other girls, she will stand up for her freinds no matter what. Especially for Celeste (the dragon) she is a bit goofy and falls victim of teasing from the other kids. If the girls are down about something Aurora will always be the one to give them the motivational speech they need to get back on track.

The Constellations


Well folks here is a new pic to feast your eyes on. Yes sir, this is a marketers dream TV show. Not only do we have four characters, but they have duel identities (think of the toy possibilities, it's nuttiness.) If you look back to the first post you can see "The Constellations" in the human form that they take when in the little town at the bottom of Mount Evermyst. They are sliding down the Big Dipper slide in this pic. It takes them from the star world to the top of Mount Evermyst in the clouds. The girls play in the clouds during the day.

We would love to hear some feedback about what people think of the show.
Our target audience is girls aged 6-12. So if you happen to have a child around that age, get them to check out the pics and leave a comment. If you happen to be a 28 year old living in your parents' basement eating cheetos, we would still like to hear from you too. Next week, we will be posting loads more images, and we'll need lots of feedback (preferably people in our target audience). So if you know any little ones, send them this way to leave a comment. Also, please include in your comments, your age and gender. Thanking you in advance for your time.

p.s. To all you creative types that come up with shows, don't steal our ideas! Stealing is bad Karma, besides it's already copyrighted.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Star



So here is our magical transformation. Star is the girly girl of the group. When the others girls want to go play a game, star would rather be painting her nails.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

More Dr. Logic

This is a storyboard panel from our script. Dr. Logic is asleep in his observatory, after a long night of observing "The Constellations".

A new show for the little kids



I Like Pandas , is a short created by Jessica Borutski in 2005. It was featured on Nicktoons last year and it was extremely popular. Jess and Chris are developing this idea further into a show for pre-school children. The idea is simple, two Panda's that go out everyday and explore the world.

To watch the short go to www.jessicaborutski.com

The cartoon speaks for itself.

Little Picey

PICEY
Now this character Picey is very exceptional. She is the voice of reason with the girls, minus the fact that she doesn’t have a voice. Sometimes the other girls don't understand what she is trying to say. Picey doesn't talk but communicates using pictures. It’s like a big game of charades with Picey. She projects above her forehead what she is trying to say, example she would show an image of a screw then of a baseball, to express a thought she might have.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dr. Logic



Here is the villain in our show, Dr. Logic. He is an astronomer that lives alone in his observatory on top of a large mountain . When he gets idea's his lightbulb lights up and he visually shows what he is thinking inside the lightbulb.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The start of something really good



Hi this blog is to showcase the development of a new cartoon in the works from animators Jessica Borutski and Chris Dainty. The last couple of months we have been working really hard on this show idea and have written a script and designed the main characters. We would love to hear feedback on what you think of our stuff.