Thursday, 31 March 2011

Scene 05 Take 1

Now this is rather scary. I may have gone overboard on the colours as I was in a rather angry mood so its rough but I think its working, if nothing else its making Smokey Bob look like a camp kitten...

Sneak Preview

This is a coloured frame of the clown which Brian Lindsay of Mawkin's Backfire animated for us. Not the best thing to colour up at night but hopefully i've reached the appropriate level of terrifying. Full scene hopefully coming tomorrow, you have been warned....

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A Sweet Disposition Scene 13 Parts 1 and 2

Finally an idea of what the final film will look like. It might have taken me so much longer to composite and colour than i would of liked but here's Sc. 13, one of the longest and most complicated. It's in two parts and requires tweaking but hooray for progress...

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Scene 008 Take Three

Scene 11

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Mawkin's backfire Scene 006 take One...

also known as 'the angry corn scene'...

Friday, 18 March 2011

This Is My Boomstick...

More Friday right now means Mawkin's madness. Again the credit for the fantastic animation goes to Brian Lindsay but I have to say I've been learning so much by formatting his frames one at a time, its amazing stuff, even if Brian doesn't believe in dope-sheets.  

Bounce Cycle...

..yes bounce cycle. Why walk when you can use the exploit the squash and stretch principles of animation. Animation credit is all Brian Lindsay, Im just background/colour/composite and I have to say this projects just too much fun. Stressful but dynamic and impossible to work on without a smile. 

Clashing. Epileptic Fits Imminent.

I'm very aware these past few scenes for Mouse-tasche have been pretty dull. I've been trying very briefly to liven Scene 37 up but its still not right. To put what I'm having to do in context the top video below is some coloured frames by Ashley and Georgina which I have been given and the bottom is the first take of the things which I have done to it . . . 

Good Morning Smokey Bob

Another test, I need to stop the strobing BUT we are almost there..makes a change from about 9 hours ago when I thought my computer had deleted the entire model!...

2D Element for A Sweet Disposistion Scene 09

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Scene 12..Beacause What Goes Up..

Mousetache Scene 10. When Cheese Flies...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Mawkin'd Backfire Scene 09

As I was compositing this scene for Mawkin's Backfire, my computer inexplicable reverted to the Macbook Screen of Blue Death. Thankfully after internal panicking its multicoloured and functioning [for now] and while the animation belongs to Brian Lindsay and Joe McMahon I have an apt and colourful composition of my expression at the time...

Scene 023

Updated Coins for Mouse-tache Scene 023...

Now With More Mist

Updated graveyard background for Scene 09 of A Sweet Disposition to make After Effects more interesting...

Mouse-tache Opening Extended Edition

This which is the opening for Mouse-tache's, is interspersed by three short snippets of the hero mouse putting on his cape, his hat and the all important moustache. The shot is much prettier in reality but After Effects informed me that it would take about an hour to render even at quarter draft quality and I sadly have to devote my computer power to Maya tonight instead. Look out for a shinier version from a university computer soon..

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Scene 44 The Villainous Mouse Is Foiled

Monday, 14 March 2011

Attempt To Capture Life

I'm notorious for using pencil and solely pencil when it comes to life drawing through lack of experience in any other medium. The shift from 2H to 2B was drastic in my mind and although more comfortable using pencil It makes for a dull series of very similar drawings. So with the degree show looming its time I attempted some colour. Advice needed. 

A Sweet Disposition Scene 07 Take Two

Friday, 11 March 2011

Updated Mawkin. Scene 15 Final!

A Present For Brian. Dont Panic

We're onto the six week left stretch before final hand-in and sadly the fear has set in the animation studio. Knowing Brian was having a bad day I thought I'd work at this and get it done. This is the first fully coloured scene and I have to say all the tests we did before hand were worth it, I like it a lot, though because Brian's animation is as straight ahead as it gets the lack of a dope-sheet did make the scanning/colouring/compositing tricky. One down, many to go...

First Render Tests

Good Ol' Smokey Bob minus the lamppost, here are the first twenty frames rendered onto 6 different layers, the glow and some levels need to be tampered with but as the first test its getting there. I'm using this scene as the testing ground for all so its a slow process at start but then once I figure out how to do it, it will be quicker and more dynamic..

Monday, 7 March 2011

Scene 07

A Sweet Disposition. Still sliding too much I fear but Scene 7 Take 1...

Friday, 4 March 2011

Mawkin's Cracked Glass Background

Potential New Tractor..

Updated Mawkin's Backgrounds

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Late Afternoon On The Farm

Sunset Strip

Scene 24 Version Three

Mouse-tasche Scene 034

After some issues with my computer once again breaking down, things are in order and back on the production line. So here we have Mouse-tache Scene 34 fully coloured and with a drastic camera pan which requires fixing...