March 24, 2010

Crit went okay, just keep going as I am really, except James had a few problems with the fact that the greater dimension isn’t going to be made with maya or stop motion, which I didn’t agree with really because although I kind of see his point, I don’t think that that sort of literalism is relevant when you understand my concept. Reality is too limiting. Leonie agrees with me using paint, which I think is best, and I think perhaps the reason why she agrees with me may be because she has searched for God in the past and is on the same wavelength as I am.

I may change the sound of the fly slightly to blip out rather than cut out. I also may pan with the fly before it reaches the page so as to establish the greater dimension a bit more. If I have time I will paint in the piece of paper on to the painted backgrounds and put the animation on top, (this will be easy for still shots but tricky for when the camera is moving) compositing could become problematic so I need to get there quick so that I have time to make it work well.

James also thinks I should try to stick more to the 180′ rule, but I think I’ll get more opinions because until he suggested this I didn’t think it was a problem.

Just finishing off my dissertation now and trying not to make great assumptions- which I seem to do a lot…


March 19, 2010

So I was going to put in stills of the painted world for first draft hand in tomorrow but decided in the end that by doing that I’m giving myself extra work for the sake of first draft as I would not use these images in my final thing. I did learn however by doing it that I hadn’t realised that it would be best to do it all on different layers, I was going to paint it all big and redo the background each time, but now I’m going to paint the background, either boiled or animated according to the shot, and paint the characters on to copy paper and cut them out, much better. For first cut I inserted a basic image where the 3D world would be. I also redesigned the shepherd character, here’s the better more suitable version of him:

And heres the first draft of my film- all the hand drawn animation mostly done, just painting to do…


March 18, 2010

I think I’ve done most of the hand drawn animation that I’m going to need to do, there is a lot as you can see, I did all this in about 2 months not solid… somewhere near 3000 drawings.

I’m just rounding off where I am at at the moment for first draft hand in tomorrow, so I’ll have that uploaded soon, other than that I now have a month or so do do all my painting and then I think I’ll also have time to go back in to lots of different parts to improve and tweak etc, which would be great, quite simple really…

First proper test

March 11, 2010

My sound man Kier sent me some sound so I thought I’d amalgamate what I had so far to see how it’s going, obviously if you haven’t seen the animatic then it’s not going to make much sense, as all the dimensioned world stuff is not done yet, nor the ending, but yeah, it’s going alright aye. Have a gander…