Here’s the complete video. I ended up putting it through After Effects and sprucing it up a little. I exported PNG sequences of each layer and recreated the TVPaint project in After Effects. Once in, I altered the lighting, added some glow to the spotlight and the characters in it. Hopefully these adjustments haven’t diminished […]
Here’s my project at week 4 of the pipeline. I’m glad I got it this far for presenting today. The curtains at the back need a little love, but other than that, I’m very happy with what I have. My chosen colours and lighting seem to work at a very minimal level. The animated audience […]
Previously looking at ‘The Illusionist’ for inspiration on how to style my animation, I realised that the quality of work I was looking at is reserved for projects that span far longer than my meagre 4 weeks and for people far more talented than me. So taking what I could from the stunning background art […]
Today I put on paper the rough plan for sound in my inanimate objects project. I used timecode from my animatic, but it’s likely to change. I’ve put in dialogue as a guide for the mumbling that I’m planning on putting in, Vic Reeves club singer style.
I was doing a little research around TVPaint and came across the ‘Gigglebug Behind The Scenes’ TVPaint series on YouTube. It gives you a good look at the studio in the videos and one thing I found interesting is that the animators kept a keyboard mounted on their Cintiqs. I’ve just started using a knock-off […]
Jon gave me some good feedback on my animatic today, praising my composition in the first two shots but also pointing out where my continuity had gone wrong in the third shot. I had mistakenly drawn the feather on the wrong side of the hat when he sat down on the chair again in the […]
Thinking about the style for my inanimate film, I could help keep thinking back to The Illusionist. I’ll definitely be taking the classical theatre style from this and I can probably learn a lot about lighting from many of the scenes in this too. I quite like the gloomy, smoky almost stale atmosphere you get […]
Here’s a slightly different version of my animatic with enhanced performances. I think the hat could still be stroppier but it’s a bit better. Next up is completing it with a bit of lighting I believe. I’d quite like to get stuck into some sound before too long as well.
This is my initial animatic from today’s session. At the time I was quite happy with it but I can now see it’s very flawed. Although I had managed to get all the shots outlined in the brief, shots 1 and 2 are more or less the same and very flat. Not only are my […]
My premise for the inanimate objects brief is to use the hat and the wand with the added object of the feather using 2D. I originally wanted to add the feather to the hat as a device that let the viewer know where the hat was looking. Now I’m thinking of the phrase ‘A feather […]