Welcome... Please Read

I'd like to welcome everyone to Lucky Duck Designs and thank you all for checking this site out. I've created this blog to keep everyone informed and updated on whatever project or odd-job I may be working on.

You'll see four main types of posts here:

1) L'il Abner DVD related
2) G.I. JOE DVD related
3)DCAD Artwork/assignments
and the occasional "other stuff"

If you have any questions/comments/concerns/complaints feel free to contact me anytime and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. You can reach me here

Thanks again,
Lucky Duck Designer

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just introduced Lucky to the new bed spread: she sniffed it for a bit noticed the new lamp then curled uo & went to slp in her spot

Friday, June 11, 2010

Won't be using this for a while.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

L'il Abner... Coming Soon to DVD!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm almost done editing, I only have two scenes left, neither of which require serious editing.  Tomorrow I'll be burning DVDs, all day to get them ready for Wednesday.  Thanks to everyone who ordered their copy of Lil Abner and for supporting the drama club.

After I edit these last two scenes, the only thing left is watching all of the edited scenes to make sure I'm not missing anything and to get them in the correct order.  I'm still fighting a nasty cold and sinus issues, so depending on how I feel, I will either do that tonight or have to get up early tomorrow morning.  Because the videos are so high quality, there won't be any room for the special features I talked about.  In fact, I'm having to reduce the quality on some scenes just to insure that they all fit in the 4.7GB DVD-R.  I also have to leave room for the DVD menu, sadly it can't be awesome like animated with video and sound because that takes up so much space.  I'll try to make it as cool as possible with the limited space I have.

Ordered as of 5/20/2010
Stacey(Ali) – 2 DVD
Stubbles – 5 DVD
Moser – 1 DVD
Carter – 4 DVD
Vitelli – 1 DVD
Boothe – 2 DVD
Eva – 2 DVD
Lester A – 2 DVD
Isaiah – 1 DVD
CJ- 3 DVDs
Krista – 1 DVD----24
Ordered and PAID
Garrison – 2 DVD (PD)
Krapft – 4 DVD (PD)
Geller – 2 DVD (PD)
Loraine – 4 DVD (PD)
Tara – 10 DVD (PD)
Asha - 2 DVDs
Kyle Klair – 2 DVDs
Angela Lamborn 4 DVD (PD)
Katrina 4 DVDs--34

This list will also show those of you who have paid either Mr. Celfo or Ms. Knowles.  Thanks to everyone who ordered, these DVDs will earn over $200 for the drama club to use in the future, which is great! If for some reason you ordered a DVD, but your name doesn't show up on the list, you MUST e-mail me IMMEDIATELY so I burn enough DVDs for everyone. Once again, my e-mail address is megbrownkmai@verizon.net

I AM NOT MAKING ANY EXTRAS! THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!!! You have until 3:00 PM tomorrow to contact me!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

So I didn't quite make my deadline of finishing today, but I made good progress. I'm getting up at 7 tomorrow so I can edit the last couple of big scenes & then I have a few short scenes to check as well. The credits are already typed and I've started designing the DVD menu.

In other news, my cat Lucky discovered the washing machine for the 1st time today, we've only been here 3 months. Exciting huh?

I'll post another update tomorrow to keep everyone informed.

Megan aka LuckyDuckDEsigner

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another Lil Abner Update

So I'm continuing to edit scenes for the Li'l Abner DVDs and while "A Typical Day" is rendering I thought I'd take a few minutes to update everyone on my progress.

The following scenes are completely edited:
A Typical Day
If I Had My Druthers
Cornpone meeting
Oh Happy Day
I'm Past My Prime
Progress is the Root of All Evil

So far, 53 DVDs have been ordered which is amazing, don't forget the last day to order is coming up this May 21st!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Making good progress with editing, hope to be done this weekend. Then just have to design DVD menus & start mass production

Monday, May 10, 2010

Edited Scenes Previews

So now that I'm finished with my first year of college, I'm finally working on the Li'l Abner DVDs.

Here are some videos of what I've completed, ENJOY!!!

Stay tuned for more

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happening This Week 5/10

So there are 2 big things happening tomorrow. Months after moving into my new casa, our furniture finslly arrives. As this pic demonstrates, having nothing but cushions is just sad.

But there's a 2nd thing, far more important than sofas. One of my closest friends (and drama club alum) Kim Cibroski is having major brain surgery in less than 7 hours. I ask that everyone keep her in your thoughts tomorrow as we wish her well on what will be a long & painful recovery.

As you have probably noticed, I've finally started editing scenes. previews will be/are viewable on the ghs drama club facebook group. Please spread the word and check them out. I always like input that could help me improve the DVDs.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lil Abner Photos Online!

They will be edited to improve quality, but I wanted to get them up so you guys know I am working on it!  My personal favorite (so far) is this one.  Click the link to See more

Monday, April 12, 2010

2D assignment

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Abner files finally all on pc. 23Gb 193 files including 72 pics & 6 700mb data cd-rs. That's alot of footage!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lil Abner Update

Wow, so it's April 9th.  When did that happen? And how?

I had planned to have the Lil Abner DVDs well under way by now and yet I'm only just starting to review my footage, making notes on what is good and what footage is so shaky it'd give anyone sea-sickness.  I am going to try and complete at least one scene this weekend, most likely the opening scene.  As with Footloose, I will upload the edited verison of every scene to my youtube account which you can find here

I will try and post updates more frequently as I'm now offically working on the Lil Abner DVDs.  Make sure to check here regularily.  Feel free to post any comments/questions/concerns that you have reguarding the DVDs.  Also, IT'S NOT TO LATE TO ORDER!!! If you haven't already done so please help support the drama club by ordering your copy of Lil Abner today!  The DVD will include some exclusive behind the scenes special features as well as a photo album. 

Monday, March 22, 2010

New E-mail Address

I finally got my new verizon e-mail account setup.  If you have any questions/comments/concerns about ordering DVDs or whatever feel free to contact me here  Spring break is next week so I should have time to make some real progress on the Abner DVDs.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happening This Week 3/21

Don't have much of anything to report this week.  In fact, I probably won't have any real time to work on anything until Spring Break, which I should probably find out when that is. 

The only downside to going to a small college is viruses! Not 12 hours after my computer became virus free, I picked up a nasty stomach bug that knocked me on my *** for 3 days.  I've got to work extra hard this week to get caught up, so don't expect any big news reguarding Abner updates.

My comcast e-mail account is gone now and getting verizon to do anything is like getting blood from a rock.  As soon as I have a verizon account, I'll post my new e-mail address so you guys can contact me with any questions.

That's all for now
Stay tuned for more!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happening This Week 3/14

I'm going to try and post updates weekly, which will all be titled "Happening This Week" and the date of the week.  I'll try to post them either late Sunday night or sometime Monday.

So, what is happening this week?
Well, for all of you KMAI folks, today is Mo's , I mean Mr. Mabrouk's birthday.  So happy birthday Mo, KMAI misses you.

So I've been in the "new" house for 8 days now, which is kind of hard to believe.  Our cats, Lucky and Duck-Duck are settling in well.  They've been having lots of fun exploring every room, closet, and drawer they encounter.  What's even harder to believe is that I haven't taken a single picture, which could possibly have something to do with not remembering where I packed all my camera gear.  I also can't find any of my three flashdrives, one of which has a virus so I wouldn't be using it even if I did know where it was.

It took the tech over 6 hours of work on Saturday in the pouring rain, but I finally have fios which should mean I have a new verizon e-mail address to share with everyone but it doesn't.  We're having so much trouble with verizon we got $240 off fios for the first year and if things continue the way they are right now, I foresee that amount rising in the near future.

I got a virus, well my computer did, which is always loads of fun so I haven't even been able to see how much faster fios makes the internet run on my computer.  Good news? The DCAD tech guy Bates told me he'd fix it tomorrow and it should only take him a couple of minutes.  Bad news? Almost all of my Abner pictures and videos are on that computer so if something goes wrong, it isn't going to be pretty.

Speaking of Abner, barring any more computer problems or a sudden unexpected massive DCAD assignment, I will probably have time to start reviewing and organizing all my footage this weekend.  If I don't have too much homework, which I sadly doubt, I may even start editing the first scene.  I'll be sure to keep everyone informed though so stay tuned.

That's pretty much it for now,
I have to get back to work before my paint acrylic paint dries on my pallette and brushes for good.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

If You're Having Trouble Ordering your DVDs...

I understand that some people are having trouble posting their orders here on the site so I've been working with Ms. Knowles to find a solution.

I'll be adding a "Contact Me" box hopefully by Monday with my e-mail address so you can contact me if you need help.  Until then, you may give your orders to Ms. Knowles at crzymom323@aol.com  and she will forward them to me.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Just copy and paste this complete with your info as a comment for this post.  Once again, DVDs are five dollars each and the proceeds will be going to the Mike Kriner Education Fund, so please spread the word and let all your KMAI friends know about this.  Thanks everyone, and Tang Soo!

Your Name:
Valid E-mail:
KMAI location:
Number of DVDs:

Let me know if you have any questions.  I plan on having the DVDs complete and ready for mass production within the next few weeks.  I'll post updates right here at Lucky Duck Designs so you guys don't start driving Pat insane   make Pat more insane.

GI JOE DVD Details

I've spoken with Pat and we've worked out those annoying details such as price!

First, a little info about what the DVD will include.
-Our Kick-Ass, 1st place winning Demo (in awesome HQ)
-A case so you don't accidentally slice your DVD in half with a sword
-Photo album complete with photos before, during, and after our demo
-Origional soundtrack straight from Pat's Ipod
-Complete credits with everyone who was in the demo and who helped out
-A Special "In Memory of Mike Kriner" feature

The cost will be 5 dollars and the proceeds will be going to the Michael T. Kriner Education fund for his three young children.

Order form will be posted in a few hours

Thanks everyone and Tang Soo!

KMAI Presents GI JOE DVD order information

Once I speak to Pat and we reach an agreement about price and stuff, I'll post the order form for the JOE DVDs.  Nothing would make me happier than to let the proceeds of the DVD sales go to the Michael T. Kriner Education Fund for his three children.

I'll keep you guys updated

Tang Soo!

L'il Abner DVD Order Form

Okay, just to reminder everyone: DVDs won't be available until MID MAY OR LATER. I'm posting the order form now so that you have plenty of time to place your order and also so that I have enough time to process them. I will not spend 70 some hours editing this DVD and then have 6 people order them. College is all about time management and I will be giving up what little free time that I do have to edit these DVDs.

I will start editing once I have at least 10 orders (meaning 10 DVDs) but won't complete it unless 25 DVDs are ordered.

Here is the order form. Simply copy and paste the below form and place it in your comment to this post. All fields must be completed unless marked otherwise. Mr. Celfo and I thank you for your support of the Glasgow High School Drama Club.

Your Name:
Valid e-mail address:
Your Status: (please choose the one that best describes you) Current Drama Club Member, Parent of Current Drama Club Member, Current GHS Student (non drama club), Parent of Current GHS Student, Parent of/Former Drama Club Member, Past or Present GHS Staff, other
Number of DVDs: (remember they are $5 dollars each)
Method of Payment: Celfo's mailbox, Drama Club Banquet, or mail to GHS c/o Mr. Celfo
DVD Disclaimer: (please read this, complete it, and post with your order) I, State YOUR NAME, understand and agree to the terms and conditions pertaining to payment of DVDs and understand, I (your name) am solely responsible for picking up my (number of DVDs ordered) when they are available in Mid to Late May.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wont be working on things for a while. My week will consist of preparing for midterms, moving, and a funeral.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

L'il Abner DVD Information

Let me start off by congratulating the entire cast and crew of L'il Abner. Some people ask me how I can sit through the same show 3 times in a row and my answer is simple: because they do such an amazing job I enjoy each performance more than the previous. I always am amazed when reviewing the raw footage of the performances at the little things I miss because there truly never is a dull moment.

While I am satisfied with the footage I've taken over the past two days, I am always looking for more because I know they had an entirely different focus while filming their friend or child. So once again, I'm asking anyone who recorded any of the productions and who is willing to let me copy their footage (even if it's just a few scenes) to please come forward and help make this DVD the best one yet. Not only do you receive a free copy of the DVD, but this year I also will be putting together an exclusive Bonus Features section only for Mr. Celfo and the people who lend me footage.

As far as ordering DVDs goes, I will be posting an order form soon which you can complete and post right here. I will be setting a deadline for ordering, which will probably be some time in April.

Some people have already asked me how payment will work. You will have a few options: first, for the members of this year's production and their families, you can pay for the DVDs the day they will be available for pick-up, at the annual Drama Club Banquet.

Haven't told Celfo about this option yet, but hopefully he'll be okay with it. You can pay in advance by placing your exact change or a check made out to the Glasgow High School Drama Club in a sealed envelope along with your name and a valid e-mail address and placing it in Mr. Celfo's mailbox.

If you do not currently attend GHS, there is an option for you as well. You will have to mail your envelope addressed to Mr. Celfo to the school with your name, valid e-mail address, and exact change/ check inside.

That's all I can think of at the moment, please contact me if you have any questions/comments/concerns.

Thanks to everyone for their interest in purchasing your copy of L'il Abner.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Li'l Abner Snowed OUT

Due to the expected snow storm this evening, tonight's performance of Li'l Abner has been canceled. Mr. Celfo has informed me he will be adding a 2pm performance Saturday afternoon to replace tonight's.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happening This Week

So this week (of Feburary 21, 2010) is going to be insanely busy. In addition to my usual full load of assignments from my classes at DCAD, I will be tackling two huge tasks (one of which is the reason I created this blog). This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I will be returning to Glasgow High School to film the drama club's annual production of a play. This will be my third year filming the play, and second year taking on the enormous task of creating a HQ DVD of the production and making copies for everyone that orders them.

I've created this blog to provide everyone who orders a DVD updated with my latest progress, which will eventually include when and where they will be available for pick-up.

As I stated last year, I take this job very seriously, as the finished product can be placed into my art portfolio when I apply to transfer to an art school after completing 4 semesters at DCAD.

On average, I'm hoping to have 3 cameras going all three nights, which amounts to 9 full length performances of Lil Abner. Scene by scene, frame by frame I compose a master version with the very best sound and picture coverage of every minute of the play. Once again, I would like to warn everyone in advance that this process takes MONTHS and that you should expect your copy of the finished DVD NO SOONER THAN MID MAY!!!!!

There's also a second major event happening this week. After 31 years of living in the first home she ever bought, my mother, myself, and two cats are moving from Newark to Wilmington. My brother, a junior at UD, has already moved into an apartment a few minutes away from campus and his job.

That's all for now, check back often for updates on what I'm working on.