New plans

I’ve made a new storyboard for our new animation idea.  It’s in my sketchbook, pg 61-62.

I have also finished the animatic for it, although I still need to add sound later.

Now we only need to model and animate the whole thing.


Change of Plans

I more or less managed to finish our new animatic in time for the presentation.

I also finished modeling the pram for the animation, but after the presentation we came to the conclusion that we won’t be able to finish this story. Me and Clare came up with a new idea that would be easier to make.



Animatic on the scale world

Happily we didn’t have to think about anything in connection with the world this time, and we easily decided on the story. Everyone was amazed by Nuala’s art from the colour week, so we agreed on a love story between a big and a small.

I know Photoshop isn’t the best solution to create animation, but I didn’t feel I had the time to learn a new software and we wanted to make a smooth and fluid animation.

This was our first version which my team presented after the Q&A with James Nesbitt. I mostly just used the art of my team, I only had to make the Midi in the third scene, and the rose at the end. I tried to do my best with the animation as well. I felt that this was a bit rushed, and we wanted too much to happen in 30 seconds, and it seemed I wasn’t wrong.

After the presentation we decided to clean up the animatic a bit. We will get rid of the midi scene, as it was only a source of confusion, make a few other scenes shorter or longer. Glenn wanted to redraw one of the backgrounds and Charlotte and Rachael are looking for sounds we can add later.

Update 04/12/16

I finished the updated version of the animatic with Glenn’s new background. We only need to add the sound.


Animatic research

New week, finally a new world seems like the fun begins. With my new teammates, Glenn, Charlotte and Roxy we have to create a 30 second long animatic.

First of all, what is an animatic? It seems to be an animated storyboard, with sound and in our case colour as well. Animatics are made to visualize the film before the hard work begins, to make sure the sound and the movements are fit together perfectly.

I remembered I’ve seen something like this from Iron Man 3 before, and after a few minutes I was able to find the video again. We have found a few more examples as well, this amazing animation made for the equally amazing game Undertale was one of my favourites.

We started out with creating a storyboard. Well, every one of us created one, and today we have finalized it.

I’ve already done my research on storyboard earlier as I was asked to make one by someone I know for her short film, and I have found a good website for some tips.

After putting it all together everyone got there own job to do. I became the lucky one who can animate, the only problem with this is that I have to wait until the others finish their job to start, so I went into a bit deeper research.

I’ve learnt a lot about key frames, inbetweens, and the basics of animation while reading The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams. This book seems to be more than usefull in many part of out studies, no wonder how it got it’s title.