This was a sneaky scene. We thought we had it nailed and then too many issues with layers lining up appeared so after much re-ogranisation and a lot of flitting between Photoshop and After Effects I can now finally proudly show Sc. 03 as its supposed to appear. if you notice any discrepancies or if there is still double of Clive's body popping up please comment. I've looked at this Sc. so much in the past few days I can no longer tell whats right any more. Hopefully this means that we are 5 camera shakes away from a final edit of Mawkin's Backfire ready for exporting...
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
So minus the shot which does not exist yet [and shall not be named] this is the final shot to be composited. I've shown two versions for development in the next day or two, one with a zoom and one without. This occurs just after John bumps into the clown. It needs work but It'll get there...maybe...
Ironically this was one of the first scenes we attempted to animate for a sweet Disposition back in October. I've never liked it simply because I've never had a proper layout or much to work with in regards to John. Eleanor has redrawn this from about three different angles and one permutation which is now not being used was even in-betweened by a second year and then coloured. All in all very unsatisfactory. I've put off doing it but alas poor Yorick I have no choice. So this is Scene 008 version 15, in order to stay on schedule I need to nail this scene before close of play tomorrow so anything I can do to amke it better would be appreciated...
Monday, 25 April 2011
Scene 014 Draft 1 for Mouse-tasche, due to a layout error I had to move the whole composistion down so that the guards arm and the ball meet, I had to add an extra sunset light layer as the boy was too pale against the wall and I think the background could benefit from being more zoomed in. Battling on but must get back to A Sweet Disposition...
Reinhard is our amazing life drawing tutor and as an easter egg he appears if not in all then most of the fourth year graduating films, here he is making a squeaky cool cameo in Mouse-tasche. Don't quite think the timing for the frames which I got from Ashley is quite right but Scene 029 is getting there.
So 1/3 films composited and ready for editing. Much thanks to Kieran Baxter who helped me set up the layers for movement for the tractor. Just one more background revision to do for Mawkin's one and then its time to work through all the scenes and then back to A Sweet Disposition and Mouse-tasche plus making of's...
Buckets this year are proving to be a serious issue. This one was especially tricky, but Scene 020 Take one which means...only one more Mawkin's Scene and one Background before the final editing stage. There's a lot of things that need tweaked but we'll get there. Soon too with any luck. Very exciting!
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Its one week to go and the pressure is on. I may have been quiet on the internet front this weekend but I have been busy in other places so behold much Mawkin's madness. There's only two scenes left to composite tomorrow then its onto editing and making it more shiny. Huzzah. Now its back to the panic stations of A Sweet Disposition which has three scenes to go and more editing than I can shake a pen tablet at. Grrr..
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
More bad news on A Sweet Disposition. Not only did I discover that the bucket has not been updated with shadow when I sat down to composite it but also that the timing for this scene is all wrong and the children's run cycles had to be completely touched up. A most unsatisfactory night with even less sleep or satisfactory results. Somehow I'm going to have to fix this as its the all important title scene. I knew it was going to be a tough scene to fix but I was not expecting it to be quite this bad. Help. Just Help.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
It's not quite their yet and as Brian enthuses we really need to nail this one so suggestions as how to make it more shiny would be great. Also big congrats to the rest of the Mawkin's team who completed the colouring today! It's just down to me now to make their hard work look as good as it deserves to!
Monday, 18 April 2011
Mawkin's quick escape in the barn after its collapse and he has realised that the farmer is returning! I think the shot should be closer in and focused on the animation as at present you can see Mawkin has no body and the gorgeous animation is a bit lost amongst one of the more dull backgrounds.
Mawkin's Backfire Scene 028. I'll be adding some stars and feathers from the wonderfully colourful Scene 27 once I get some direction on how Brian sees this scene working so look out for an updated version soon!
Scene 016 for A Sweet Disposition. I can't tell you how long the smoke took to fix and despite this and the sheer amount of smoke ink bleeds and its still jittery and may have been the cause for my weekly Friday meltdown. Still this is its present incarnation which while being not amazing will just have to do....
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Scenes 019 and 020 for A Sweet Disposition. These are the last two scenes of the film before it cuts to credits. Also it means I'm 50% there in compositing the film and there's only two more Bob scenes to go....Is it working?
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Big shout of to the increasingly awesome Laura Blyth who has not only done the music for Mawkin's and A Sweet Disposition but has made me happy by kindly and expertly cleaning up this scene for me I really love this scene and you can barely tell but I used an effect on the gunfire approved and used in Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Joy.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
Scene 7.5 Take One. I've been a busy bee today but sadly most of what I have been doing is for Mawkin's Backfire and is certain scenes which Brian wants to keep under wraps until the film shows at the degree show which is a shame as I'd love to show you all the madness of the animation. Instead pacify yourself with smokey Bob in Scene 7.5 where we meet Bob for the first time and he is talking to himself. The final recording for this scene will be done tomorrow and I have to say I will be sorry to let Kenneth Branagh go! Also updated Scene 09 and 05.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Scene 07 For Mawkin's Backfire. This is an example of a group collaboration with Brian, Joe, Amy and myself all being involved in the making of this shot. The camera pan needs to be adjusted slightly as although correct with the animation it doesn't quite sit right I think but regardless Good work team!
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
A Sweet Disposition Scene 09. This is actually the third version and far from the final as I'm away the updated 2D frames which I had left on Eleanor's computer, so if you combine the video below with the 2D run cycle from the previous version then we shall have a full scene. I think I may tone down the mist on this one...