Brian Edenfield
Available for freelance
Photoshop, 3DS Max 7, Maya 7, Flash, Torque Game Engine
Sketching, Illustration, Concept Design, Animation, 3D Modeling and Sculpture
Beeline Studios
Evil Twin/Doppelganger
Electronic Arts
A.S.K. Learning
Tektonic Studios
SCEA, Inc.
Spunky Productions
Pixel Technologies
Juggernaut Studios
Jellyman Productions
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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Craigslist is comedy gold somtimes.

Saw this on the Rants and Raves page:

I saw revenge of the sith at noon today. After I got high as kite tonite and went down to beach, you know by tower 21. Wow, the women were so hot, and next to me was a fine little brunette, black bikini and those chanel shades. No matter how hard i concentrated and said 'horny you are, want me you do', nothing happened.

I think women may be sith in disguise. So I spoke to her, all she was interested in was my beer, she was no sith, just a bitchy princess with a nice ass. So I tried to use the force to undo her top, no success, but it did get chilly and her nipples poked out, so I offered to show her my light saber, she ran away.

That was it, the force is useless on the beach, you're better off with 6-pack abs and a 6-pack of beer. Next I will try and use my jedi abilities on lesbians, I have a good feeling about this, well at least in my pants.

I won't link to it because it will be gone soon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Euro-English official language of EU

Got this in my email yesterday:

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.

The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou"

and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

Written by some Harvard types. Still funny. :)

Friday, October 14, 2005

Who would you bomb next?

This floors me:

Ignorant and Arrogant

I rage at the state of America today.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Why won't you die, AOL?!

Die! Die!

The beast with a thousand heads marches on. Feh.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Catching Kringle

In 2002, I worked on an animated holiday short. I guess you could call it a short. It was along the lines of those classic holiday films like Frosty the Snowman or Santa Claus is Coming to Town that beat us into holiday cheer during the Christmas season. I assume the desire of the people producing it was to have their little short become one of these classics. Played to death every Christmas.

My output was minimal at best. At the time I was concentrating on my own stuff and wasn't interested in putting creative time in on someone else's vision. I wasn't too keen on the story either, but it did lend itself to trips of militaristic fancy. Being a military buff, I dove into designing some of the more martial elements of the story.

At the time the short was called Holy Night. It was set in a future where suburban America had become like a walled fortress and Santa was seen as a home invader. The antagonist was this Napoleonic General who had a score to settle with ol' St. Nick. Like I said, lots of militaristic imagery to sink my teeth into.

There wasn't a lot of direction in the beginning. The producers were just looking for some sound designs to jump from. My first assignment was to dive into the design of Santa's North Pole compound. A first stab was a hallway:

Nothing spectacular. Just a typical sci-fi looking hallway. I think my super imaginative leap from the banal was the bows of holly as the "red alert" signal at the center top of the image. The producers seemed to like it, but I got no direction so I just continued to go my own way. I felt the first thing I had to do was get a *big picture* of the North Pole Command Center as I called it. So my next concept was an isometric layout of the compound:

I imagined in this future world, the Santa would have been influenced by the extremism in the world and would have developed a fortress to protect him from the forces arrayed against him. So the design had a missile silo or bunker quality to it. All the elf families lived within the bunker in their own compartments. They ate together in the giant mess hall fed by Ms. Claus' kitchen. I had fun drawing this at the time. I imagined little elves running down the hallways toward their workstations when general quarters was called.

After I finished that up I went into whipping up some color concepts of the *bridge* of the compound:

Everything had a very cold, unfestive feel to it. And the feedback I got back from the producers suggested as much. I guess the depressing nature of the story led me in that direction. I produced a number of concepts for the project before I went on to other things. I didn't give it much thought until a few months ago.

Browsing the web recently I found myself on the website for the company that produced the short- Jellyman Productions. The name of the cartoon was changed to "Catching Kringle". Watching the trailer I caught a glimse of something that looked very familiar:

The Bridge was made much more festive, but maintained the overall layout that I designed. I'm kind of proud of that fact. My name is mentioned on the crew page in the "additional artists" section. That's cool. After glancing through the website I shot over to IMDB to see if they had a listing. And sure enough: Catching Kringle.

"Sweet!!", I thought. My name's listed on IMDB! Hah. No such luck. That would have been cool, though. The cartoon looks very professional and well done. Looks like they may have used Flash for the production. But it's tightly done. Round of applause for everyone involved. I really didn't think it would get as far as it did. But I have yet to see it on television.

N.W.A. bitches. Word.

This is a great day. Lots of laugh-a-minute riotousness happening.

Straight Outta Hampton

Whachew gonna do..........?!

This is the funniest fucking thing I've seen in a long time.

I'm still laughing about this animated gif:

fucking shite that's funny!!

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Snake Indigestion

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Sketch: 2 hours.

This is a concept based on Kat Hunter - Writer, Video Journalist, FragDoll.