Sunday, 2 May 2010

For Animation Students Everywhere..


Level 3 Hand In. Tomorrow

Production Bible. Printed.
Animation Tests. Odd but done.

Portfolio. Formatted.

Revised Animatic....

Dodgy Animation Test

Quick dodgy test of Tom waiting on the bridge. Character animation is not my strong point and the final designs are still pretty non-existent BUT... the colour test and backgrounds are working so its a start...


Animation test one: Ada looking at cars. Tis is just a test sequence for now as I have only coloured up three models of vehicles. This was coloured in Photoshop and compiled in After effects. You can't really see it in this copy but there is some smoke coming up from the cars and the wheels are on a separate layer and are also turning. The final version of this shot will be atmospheric and smokey and more cars will be traveling at faster speeds...

A Sweet Disposition

As well as Over + Out I am assisting Eleanor Affleck with her proposed fourth year project 'A Sweet Disposition'. I am doing the background designs and coloring for her. Below are some of the backgrounds so far, as yet only one is coloured up and two remain in line form...

Props and Production

After a solid week of relatively unfruitful character designs, it was time to set up the prop department. One week later and some of the main props were an actuality.

1. Tom's Shoes
These feature at the start of the film and also quite prominently later on when Tom is standing on his windowsill. Originally they were more complicated but inspired by Tekkonkinkreet' s simple shoe designs I made them simpler and more angular in fitting with the background.

2. Can Phones

A crucial communication device for imaginative children everywhere, can phones are an accessible invention for any fan of tinned food. I decided to make the thread linking them fluffy coloured wool. Ada's can has a label from a tin of coconut milk, whereas Tom's features a can of pilchards in brine.

3. Cars

The cars were drawn in AutoCAD, printed as Pdf's and then exported to Photoshop. I have only coloured up three car models at present until I can get some tests done however the others will follow.

4. Ada's Torch

Ada uses the torch to signal to Tom. My first Maglite. this is a simple prop which I wanted to colour in more childish colours with a simple design

5. Tom's Stick

This is the least exciting of all the props. Does exactly what it says above