Saturday, April 3, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I've finally got some original music on my film! My composer, Sam Jones, is super awesome and I think when we do the final recording, it will work really well.
I have a lot of timing issues - a few shots are way too short and that group shot still makes me cringe every time I see it. But overall, things are going quite nicely! Hopefully I'll have an improved version within a week.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Anyway, here is a pencil test of a shot I added in. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Basically, more of the same. But! The next day in Karl Gnass's class, I worked on it and did a few nice things I think.
Here I have some better line quality. Better use of my tool. But obviously I need a lot of work. One thing I really need to work on is my five minute poses and completing them. For some reason, I seem to be getting the same amount done in my one minute poses as I do in five.
Unfortunately I won't have any drawing classes because of Thanksgiving (damn Pilgrims) but Will suggested I do some Master copies. I'll try to get that done between doing serious work on my thesis, but if I get any drawing practice in period I'll be happy.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Meh, Nothing special, but it's progress.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
There are two or three storyboard panels missing and the cycles are not supposed to be repeated as much and the group section makes me want pretend I had nothing to do with this work. And that's just the surface of my issues with this animation thus far.
Now, the most important thing to know at this juncture is that I have about three weeks to finish animating this thing. That's right. Three absurdly short weeks. I don't actually expect to reach this goal, but I suppose it won't hurt to kill myself trying.
Right now, I'm working on redoing the group section with the five figures. Why? Because I can't animate the solo section afterward without setting the choreography for the first group section. At first I thought it was just the timing that was irking me, but I've realized that I actually can't stand what the figures are doing and the way they move while doing it. Plus, I'm not sure I want to cycle this section. But, that is why I have given up sleep this weekend in order to figure it out.
In any case, I doubt anyone will actually read this blog or follow any progress I make, but perhaps someone somewhere will find it useful in teaching them how to attempt to reach an impossible goal in a short amount of time. Also maybe someone will think I'm good at animating... Maybe : )