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

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.

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.