November 13, 2011

[MOC] Name the un-named Space Freighter!

Over the past three months or so, I've been working on a Lego Spaceship MOC. The detailing is mostly inspired by Blade Runner and such. It is currently un-named, so you can @MooseyJay me on twitter, comment on this post or comment on the flickr photostream your suggestions.

The Freighter

I was wanting to build the UESC Marathon from Bungie's Marathon series (90s FPS game fro the Macintosh). But according to the game, it's Mars' moon Deimos taht has been hollowed out into a colony ship. So, yeah, it would have to be huge.

In other news, I forgot my MacBook away from home and I'm using my iPhone a PowerMac G4 (circa 2001) as a team to conquer the internet. It's very tedious.

October 31, 2011

Jobs O' Lantern

So in spirit of the Halloween... thing. I just can't call it a holiday. I made a Jack O' Lantern to remember Steve Jobs' passing. I recommend reading his biography. It's quite interesting. And if you don't enjoy reading, I'm sad for you.

Design is not mine. The original design is by Jonathan Mak and his original can be found at his website:

An update of the state of MooCJStudios: currently looking for a new camera that works with iStopMotion. And I'm learning some 3D animation/modelling and stuff.

July 20, 2011

Bungie Jumping

(belated) Congrats to Bungie on 20 years, and 10 years of Halo! Celebrating by playing Marathon Resurrection and building a top secret project.

I'm going to be working on some music stuff for a sick video to come. (It'll be live action)

June 18, 2011

Dude Vs The Elements

I was able to get our families old video camera working with my PowerMac G4 on Mac OS 9, so I decided I'd start making some live action videos. The first thing I thought of was a parody of Man Vs Wild and Survivorman. I might make this a series, I don't know yet though.

I play Wolf Barbecue in DUDE VS. THE ELEMEnTS.
Check it out here on Youtube.

May 25, 2011

Tonight There's Gonna Be a Jailbreak!

Got that song stuck in my head, but I'm finally working on a new film today! w00t! Wanting to make this one for a long time, now. Script just has to be typed up, voice actors recruited, and sets done! Basically I'm at 90% done. Ten percent is what the world gives you, ninety percent is what you do with it. lol quotes that are inspirational.

In other news, I got my old video camera working agaiin, so you might start seeing some live-action stuff! I can only edit in Mac OS 9, unforunatwly but I can just max the poop out of the render quality of FCP 3.0 :P

May 7, 2011

What I'm up to...

Doon't, worry, I'll be animating again, soon. Rigth now, I've borrowed a Wacom intuos4 tablet, so I've been more focused on drawing and art rather than brickfilming. Easter break, I was at my lake, and I couldn't animate.


April 13, 2011


I put Return to Castle Wolfenstein on my PowerMac G4 today. It' pretty rad, if only there were still people hosting games.

In the meantime, I've got a few film ideas that I'll have to put to paper (or Word document). Still haven't cleaned up the sets from MvTvR, so I'll have to do that sometime.


March 29, 2011

Done MvTvR

Mercutio Vs. Tybalt Vs. Romeo is complete! Atleast the rougher school version is done. I'll re-shoot some scenes and edit it further for the final release. I'll be adding new, original music (hopefully), and fixing some problems with animated dialogue, and maybe re-shoot a whole fight scene, but I'll see how things are.

i'll just work on some promo stuff today, like avatars, signatures, and perhaps posters.


March 27, 2011

Feeling great!

I've gotten so far today! Yesterday was a train wreck, and today is just golden! I have to animate up to the battle scene, at a minimum, tonight. Then edit like mad tomorrow. If I can finish the fight tonight, I'll be laughing.



All dialogue is done. Yes. Yes. YES! Just have to find speech lengths, animate dialogue, animate fight, and then edit! If I have time, I'll re-animate the first fight, because it's lacking, a little. It's nice not to have my Firefox window open every few seconds and check if I have new email or PMs. Now it's just me, my Lego, and my computer.


Back at It

I've voiced most of the characters myself, and I'm going off of them for frame lengths, and If I can voices in from people, then lucky me, and I'll just use that audio. I should get lots done today.

March 26, 2011

Running In Circles

I haven't gotten a lot done today, and I'm most displeased, but I have another about 6 hours left in the day that"ll be awake enough to live. I ended up doing a lot of thr roles myself as 5 people couldn't do the part. I spent time waiting for voice actors to submit their takes from 12:00 until about 4:00 when I finally canned that idea and took control.

I'm taking a little break because I feel like a waste of space right now.


Bail Out

A lot of my voice actors have bailed out, and I'm down to me and two others. I'm gonna do my lines, and get animating.


Finished the initial fight scene I was going to do, but now I;m waiting on a couple lines so I can finish the rest of the film. Dialogue scenes shouldn't take long, just the Mercutio Vs. Tybalt scene.
After I release this in my English class, I'll probably redux a few scenes. Quality is a little low due to time constraints.

March 25, 2011

All Day Long

I've worked on my film for the past week, after school, and I'm excited to put a full day in tomorrow. Hopefully I can start a 6 AM and go until 9 PM. Fifteen hours should give me a good amount of time animate. :P

March 23, 2011

More to Tybalt Vs. Romeo than Tybalt Vs. Romeo

My english teacher told me to do the whole Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet, which is rather long and wordy except for the fights, and they aren't even to be that long. So instead, I'm just starting at the start of the act to the end of both fights.

The act goes like this: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue, dialogue, Mercutio fights Tybalt, Mercutio dies, Romeo fights Tybalt, Tybalt dies, dialogue, dialogue, dialogue...

So I'm just doing: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue, dialogue, Mercutio fights, Romeo fights yada yada yada.

You get my point.


March 22, 2011

First Scene Finished

I finished animating the first little scene last night. I'm impressed with how parts of it turned out. Couldn't animate tonight, because of a social test, and an Essay I had to type up. Hopefully will animate tomorrow and get a decent amount done again.

I'm thinking it'll be out sometime next week, or atleast the rough draft will be finished. No guarantees. ;)


March 20, 2011

Tybalt Vs. Romeo

I'm beginning work on a new film for school, but I have high hopes that it will be epic, so it'll definitely be on Youtube.


March 11, 2011

Boys Wanna Be Her - NEW FILM

I finished up the film I was working on for the last few days. It's just a warm-up kind of film to get me in the motion of stop motion. Get it? No. Yeah, it was a lame joke. Damn internetz, can't make jokes with text!

Watch the video on my Youtube Channel.


March 8, 2011

Animating Again

I'm currently working on a quick short just to warm me up to animating again. I have a big project in mind for the future. Not the near future, so don't get really excited, too soon. :P

March 7, 2011

Replaceement website...

  So, as you probaby know, my website has been down for quite some time, now. Fact is, I've now deleted it. This blogger page will be my permanent "website" for updates and everything. My website was basically an update page, like a blog, anyways. I'll try to get this theme to actually look good. :/

  In regards to filming, which is what you really want to hear, I have switched to Mac for 70% of films, now. What I mean by that is, I capture frames on Windows and do a little image tweeking/editing on there (30%), then do all the intensive editing on Mac OS (70%).  It took longer than it should have to get it all running properly.
  The physical studio is a mess and rather uncomfortable, but I won't go into details. I have not been working an anything in the past half a year, except for computer crap that you wouldn't care to see. I have promised myself to get right back into the swing of animating, and I've promised you guys I'd get back into the swing, so I can't stop now. Expect a film in under 1 months time.

See you starside.