Saturday, October 11, 2008

TEMPEST

Well unfortunately the Cartoon network pilot many of us here in the south worked on didn't get picked up. This is usually the case with pilots, as they rarely make it past the pilot stage. Well at least the crew over at Turner Studios showed some real chops. The pilot was praised for it's superb animation quality and high production values which rivaled the CN studio in LA. This is a BIG DEAL as there has never been a prime time CN show completely produced in Atlanta. Most of the shows that are produced here in the durrdy south are for CN's Ultra cool, brazen, hipster, sister network Adult Swim. I guess there is always Super Jail, while not for the faint of heart, looks very well animated. Shout out to Steven Vitale, Jon henshaw, Mario Orlando, Brian Detagyos, Dawud Anyabwile, Dino Fitz, Daniel Bodinof, Bryan Capik, Jeff Brody, Les Harper and Harvey Birdman Director Rich Ferguson Hull and the Turner Studios crew.

Meanwhile, I'm doing the Indie thing, and I've been contacted by several of you in regards to my short film. I really appreciate all the interest in my work, and it feels really good that people out there feel a connection to it. To answer questions, the development has lulled a bit because 2008 has been a remarkable year in which I've been fortunate to stay busy with various commercial work. But it's a double-edged sword because I have not been able to complete the trailer as scheduled. I'm confident in a January 2009 release, either way it will get done because I will have more help!

Lastly I'll be working from New York for 2 weeks at the end of October so if any of you are there, give me a holler. Let's chop it up.

Best

J

16 comments:

gemini82 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
gemini82 said...

Sorry the pilot didn't make it. Would love to see it sometime.
Managed to catch a preview of Super Jail, looks interesting in terms of comedic content.

Justin Jenkins said...

I'm really feeling the colors in this man, looking forward to the 2009 trailer.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

classic JO when u stopping by the shop to have some vino

G1toons said...

sad to hear that, but im sure you got to work with a lot of talented people and learn alot

messytimbo said...

this is a great image man. good luck with the short, i'll be keep tabs on it :)

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

im diggin this piece. sharp and sexy.
too bad about that pilot, but i know you got one comin, homie. lookin foward to your short too.
oh and i stay up in philly now, i'm back and forth in NY alot. we might be able to link up.

Andre Barnwell said...

Real proud you and your team homie regardless. Me and the studio I'm with have been crunchin down to the last few weeks to put together a pilot. Whether the show we're servicing gets past the pilot...who knows? regardless its always a growing experience working with other talented friends and co workers.

Can't wait to see your stuff early next year.

Marcelo Vignali said...

Nice colors, very electric!

Moro Rogers said...

That's gorgeous.^^

rasoul shiri said...

great works (colors)good

Ken said...

hey dude thats a shame about the pilot... nice sketch :D

Alina Chau said...

Great style!

THE JODY said...

nice work

Kyle Marshall said...

Good luck with that film......can't wait to see your work!

Lubomir said...

Jamal, congratulations for getting through it!