Here’s my experimentation reel I’ve whipped up for the Mystery Box project.
Yesterday afternoon, I shot a second version of my mystery box sequence with Pete. This one had its flaws again, but it was certainly better than my first. With this shoot I got the timings a little wrong on some of the pauses, but this has been cleaned up in post. I’ve continued to struggle […]
This afternoon my 2 hour slot to animate came round and I produced this: I’m not terribly pleased with it, but first I’ll point out some things I like. Watching the feet throughout the clip is very satisfying. All the steps through the initial walk cycle (bar the last pace) roll smoothly from one to […]
I have been thinking about the backdrop for a while, imagining some kind of old-timey English village setting for my postman. My initial sketch was of a park with a road and house in the background with the box in centre foreground. My idea at this point was just for a random box to be […]
Today I shot a couple of clips with Pete in his new uniform to see if anything got in the way. The problems that arose were the hat falling off a fair bit, as can be seen in the second clip, and the trousers boiling a bit because they’re so baggy, so bringing on the […]
Over the Easter holiday, I managed to get a costume sorted for my puppet. Unfortunately, I managed to forget my puppet in my packing, so I had to make the costume only referring to my scale drawing and an action man of roughly the same size. I picked up the material for the uniform at […]
Free-Style Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Here’s my first go at animating my stop motion puppet. I didn’t manage to get to far into the sequence or test out all the little facial expressions I cut out but I have got to know my puppet a lot better. First off, I realised that I’ve drilled the holes in the feet with […]
Ready for my test shoot, I’ve made a selection of paper expressions. I’d like to try physical, stuck on eyes and mouth but I’m interested in painting the expressions on in post.