Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rough cut

I've made a rough cut of my film, and this is timed out pretty close to what the final version will be. I'm still missing a few key shots, I've put descriptions of action instead. I also cut a couple of shots I felt were unnecessary. Overall, I'm shooting to have the rough animation fully finished by senior reviews, complete with pencil backgrounds. Nothing will be colored, the color frames in this cut are just there to fill the space and show what the film could look like. I'm hoping to complete it over the summer with colors included.

Here is a link to my film, Vimeo is not letting me post an actual video on this blog.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

First 30 seconds in tiedown!

So animation is going slower than I had hoped, but here is the first 30 or so seconds of my film in rough animation and compositing. It looks a little rushed right now, so I have to play with timing a little, and it's missing the element of the dark clouds rising as the ghost swoops down and that engulf the main characters and pull them down into the dark world. I'm cautiously optimistic about how it's turning out, even though at the rate I'm going I don't see this film colored by the end of the semester.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Work reel- now with colors!

I haven't updated in a while, but this week I've been working on a bunch of color keys and cutting together a new reel. I've changed the story a lot since last semester, made it shorter, more concise, and hopefully it makes a lot more sense now. The colors are by no means final, I will be doing separate background paintings later. For the next few weeks, I will concentrate on getting all the shots animated.

Go here to see the new reel.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New year, same old project.

No progress on the film yet, but I've modified the design of the fox somewhat. There are now two versions I'm thinking about, thanks to Josh for suggesting the second. I like the look of both, even though I'm leaning more toward the second design, mainly because it is a bit less conventional than the traditional blue-glowing spirit. The fox is supposed to be an entirely otherworldly creature anyway. Please tell me what you think- the top drawings are more stylized, the bottom are what it would look like on a background.

The fox tail is supposed to have a smokey of billowing effect as it stays still. The white version would leave a sepia trail through the forest. I'll have to modify the design of the cave as well to fit with the new fox if I do go with the second version.

Also some tentative color schemes for Dot in various lighting situations. I still hope for my film to get to a colored stage by the end of the semester. Her design is also slightly different, as I'm trying to simplify everything for ease of animation and cleanup.