3D render progress
SCENE2 Shot 1 – lipsync
SCENE 2 Shot 4 – test render 1 – approved
SCENE 2 Shot 3 – test render 1 – to fix
Camera is moving too much to the left plus The floor texture is gone…..
SCENE 2 Shot 3 – test render 2 – to fix
SCENE 2 Shot 9 – test render 1 – to fix
SCENE 11 Shot 1 – test render 2 – approved
ERROR ERROR ERROR
SCENE 2 Shot 2
The render was set up correctly but this is what I found after I came to check it out after the weekend…
SCENE 7 Shot 2
THIS SCENE HAS NO LIGHTS IN IT! damn…
Final render stills
SCENE 1 Shot 1
SCENE 2 Shot 2
SCENE 2 Shot 3
SCENE 2 Shot 4
SCENE 4 Shot 1
Scene 11 Shot 1
3D animating progress
Animating cats is really difficult, especially that my model does not behave how I wanted it to…. Also so far the most difficult thing I had to animate with grandmother is SCENE 2 Shot 8. the head turn keeps jumping and glitching and so far I haven’t managed to smooth it out in the graph editor…
SCENE 2 Shot 6
SCENE 2 Shot 8
SCENE 7 Shot 5
SCENE 11 Shot 3
SCENE 11 Shot 1 – RENDER 1
I have finally decided on updating my website since I am planning on applying to a few places to get a cool internship. I think it looks much better now. It is much simpler and clearer which makes it easier to read.
I have also updated my show reel for 2018 and I am glad to say that you can see some improvement in there although there is still a lot to work on
I am behind, but everyone knew it wont be finished before Easter.
But I should be done with animating in the 1st week of the last term.
My rescuers are doing pretty good although the family got a little bit smaller. I also think that I might be a little bit to nice to them… oh well, in the end they are doing it for free xD
Cat test from the different angle
I’ve noticed that texture of the building is vanishing, must fix that
SCENE7 Shot 2
In this scene I am forced to render the scene out twice with the same animation but one model has a working facial rig and the other doesn’t so I will have to merge them in the post-production
SCENE7 Shot 3
SCENE7 Shot 6
Still image for the title sequence. The title will appear where the grandma is.
Animation Draft 1
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UPDATE ON FRAMES AND SOME ANIMATION
Think I like animating walk cycles
Cat going upstairs
Transition and potato picking final scene set up
Potato washing final scene set up
Pancake final scene set up
Catching the chicken final scene set up
I think I won’t be making an animatic as a whole, because animation is being done in stages on a regular basis. I block the shot out and pass it on, there is no time to block everything out straight away.
Here you can watch my previs, which unfortunately does not have all the sounds in but you can get the idea on how the dialogue will flow (although it’s still raw)
This is the design of the vignette for the 2D part of the animation. The initial idea was that it will change colour and some details with the seasons change but at the moment I think I won’t be using it and will make more graphic frames for each scene.
I must say that I am lucky to have NINE! people who decided to help me with my film. You are all live savers because my film is 5 minutes 15 seconds long and it would be impossible to make without you. For all interested in my rescuers here is the list with their blogs
I am worrying that I won’t be able to manage this amount of people efficiently but
Because my film is so long and I have sooo many people helping me I must say that creating this schedule was a real challenge, but it’s ready and some shots are already being taking cared of!
My first renders look soo good that I am finally excited about this film!
cutout day & night
Even through I am still so far away from the end, now I really think I can do it
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PowerPoint presentation to download HERE
in chronological order
WORKING ON THE SHOT LIST & PROGRESS
Working on the shot list went quite smoothly, I got plenty of feedback from teachers and other students and am happy to say that in my opinion it can’t be better. Everything is clear, understandable and doable.
While working on the shot list I looked at many references about various shots and techniques to get a grip on what’s best for this film.
Wes Anderson in general
Special style of Wes Anderson (I wish my film story was a little bit weirder do I could do similar things but… not this time) appreciation for amazing tracking long shots. And a little inspiration to my Bandera’s scene.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
watch from 3:54
This is a great example on how much information you can give without actually doing much.
Harry Potter Saga (2001-2011)
watch from 0:21
Great example showing how change of colour can influence and suggest the outcome of the picture. Also this is a great inspiration for the crane-dolly shot at the end of the Bandera’s scene.
watch from 3:40
Inspiration for the smoke transition from the 2nd to in to the 3rd scene.
Also an inspiration concerning sound blending. I decided to extend one laugh from the end of the shot nr 5 to the beginning of shot nr 6 in the Love scene.
Perfect Blue (1997)
watch from 9:20
Examples of establishing shots for the home environment. It was very useful to see how little things can add to the character.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Motive of the sun has been an inspiration for the big red sun in the Bandera’s scene.
Song of the Sea (2015)
watch from 2:24
Inspiration for the dream land environment. I will use watercolours and pastel shades to do it as well as simplified designs.
I believe that now I have finally managed to remember the names of various shots and understand the differences between the 2D and 3D camera angles, for example.
big version here
a colour test for the first scene
Storyboard/animatic for the first scene