This is a project that my wife, Carrie, and I have been working on since 1999 under our company, YCB Animation, Inc. Earlier this year we sold the project to Exclaim Entertainment, a division of ReelFX in Texas! We spent 13 weeks in Dallas finishing the project with the talented crew at ReelFX (check out the cast and crew).
They did an amazing job and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
Right now it's playing on DirecTV. You can also buy it at Wal-Mart or go to the show's website (or amazon.com, bestbuy.com, or familylife.com, etc.. ).
I thought I could lead off with some of my color script paintings from the show:
The image below is our "family portrait". We created this image before going to ReelFX to give them an idea of the feel and scope of the project.
Here are a few stills from the film:
These first two shots were lit and comped by Mandy Au...
If you compare the shot below with the seq. 9 color script above you can see how she nailed the lighting!
Jeff Alcantara, our super talented Lead Lighter, lit the shot below. He had to blend 3D grass with the grass on the matte painting amongst about a million other things to make this shot work.
This shot was beautifully lit by Jorge Obregon...
Another Jeff Alcantara shot...
There are hundreds of other shots that we'd like to put up, but this'll have to do for today.
Joy to the World!