Today we had a tutorial with Helen about out research task. We came with our tails between our legs because our initial vein of research has been fairly unfruitful since the studio we contacted didn’t reply to us and, all of us being quite timid, struggled to know what to do next.
However, with a little help, we seem to have found our feet now and are focusing our research towards ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’. Not knowing about the show, I was a little sceptical at first, but had I known about it sooner, I would have chosen it myself. Gumball is a fairly original show in that it’s a primarily 2D show that features characters and backgrounds made in any media they can make work. There’s a mix of CG, stop motion and live action.
The video may be aimed at preteens and is highly painful to watch, but it does reveal a little about the process.
Gumball is technically very advanced for a TV series. Not only is it multidisciplinary, if you pick out a random clip on YouTube, you can see a huge level of effects. There are reflections, light, shadows, smoke, tire marks – The works. This means that any compositor working on the show has their work cut out for them.
I have a renewed interest with the project and look forward to see if we can get a response from anyone on the show – even if the clock is ticking!