April 19

Happy Easter Post

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Happy Easter cyber travellers!

I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays and all the goodness that chocolate eggs, hot crossed buns and family time brings. I found myself doing some last minute spring cleaning in the kitchen, tidying out all the cupboards, finding items once thought lost or very out of date …..

Anyway, just a quick post to update that ‘The Animated Adventures Of Charlie Dave & Hattie Rose’ has now been complied and entered into the Reallusion ‘Animation At Work’ event.

Our entry has been submitted to the ‘Business & Training’ category, aimed at the education sector for KS1/KS2 students to partake and enjoy their learning whilst utilising ICLT in their story telling experience and journey.

Featuring my 2 young children [KS2 pupils - Charlie aged 9 and Hattie aged 7] in their first venture as voice actors, please like, share and enjoy the following:-

Thanks again for dropping by, call back again and catch up soon with more goings on and project updates.

Tat ta for now, MMM

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March 18

New for spring 2014

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Hello cyber traveller and welcome to The Mellormedia blog.

Whilst  taking a short sabbatical through February and the opening weeks of March, mAD  mELLOR mAN  has arisen from slumber and once more is to resume his place in the Mellormedia R&D zone.

A new project to focus on this spring will be to create a short piece for the Reallusion ” Animation @ Work’ event.

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With various ideas in mind bashing the innards of my cranium, I’ll hope to get a piece polished off for the beginning of May.

One of our earlier features created with  CTA is the clip below, made for educational purposes at a PRU that I previously worked for. Enjoy ‘Theme Of The Week – Space’.

Also new for spring 2014 is the eagerly awaited release of the ‘Love Strock’ EP from Virgin Soldiers,  available now via a certain, well branded digital download outlet.

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Good luck with the release guys an’ gals, keep Strockin’…..

After a few minor glitches over at Mellor TV, it is good to report that the site is up and running again, jam packed with tutorial playlists, iClone animations, archived Spotlight Studio footage, music videos and more.  What do you think? Helpful or fun?

Stay tuned and sign up for more development news and madness, cheers until next time, MMM

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darren@mellormedia.co.uk

January 25

Downloads, tutorials, music and more:

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Howdy visitors and welcome to The MellorMedia Blog.

This weeks post will feature articles on Reallusion Software, the Hitfilm freebie and Virgin Soldiers ‘Lovestrock’.

Hmmm.

It suddenly dawned on me that in less than a week I’ll turn 43… still rather young in the mental aspect of life however..

One ‘constant’ over the past 10 years at least has been the attachment with Reallusion software. Back then it was Effect3D Studio, It’s Me & CrazyTalk 1…

And now, this years evolvement of iClone [from It's Me] to version 6, which is to feature a Brand-new Dockable QT User Interface, Big Quality Upgrade from Software Rendering, Natural Soft Cloth and more, I really can’t wait to get my hands on that bundle of treats.

The new instalment of CrazyTalk Animator [version 2] looks to be a universe away from it’s predecessor [CrazyTalk V1.0] that we started with back in the Spotlight Studio.

Can we even begin to compare Effect3D Studio to what has been achieved with the iClone 3DXchange pipeline bundle…. I dare not. :)

If, like me, you your good self would like to have an input as to the development route that Reallusion are taking, they’d love to hear your views and recommendations via this brief survey form, available here.

Further information about software development at Reallusion can be found here:

http://forum.reallusion.com/FindPost174586.aspx

10 years ago I wasn’t a parent… just a newly wed.

Now my 7 year old daughter is the boss of the house and ‘the sidekick’ [her brother narrowly edged it before the cat], my 9 year old son has decided to ‘move on’ from violin to ‘explore other avenues of music’.. in between wearing the PS3 to breaking point along with other “you wouldn’t understand things“… I think there’s going to be some changes as to who holds on to the TV remotes too. All in good fun, really….

Musically, I hope my kids follow the route of ‘Virgin Soldiers’, with their ‘Strock’ sound, gotta love it. Their website features news on the release of the #Lovestrock EP

My favourite tune for the time been is ‘Safer Ground’ – because it brings back memories of my days at The Spotlight MiniFarm. :)

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Good luck guys n gals, great sound.

Have any of you cyber surfers toyed with the ‘Hitfilm’ editing software?

For a limited time only, the producers of the visual effects / compositing / video editing program are giving it away for free. That’s right, Hitfilm Express for FREE

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Grab a bargain whilst you can!!!! Offer ends 4th February 2014.

Well, got to catch up on some housework, until next time, signing off for now.

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darren@mellormedia.co.uk