UPDATE ON FRAMES AND SOME ANIMATION
Think I like animating walk cycles
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 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
I needed a break from the whole script and shot tasks and I have decided to animate a little bit. This is the start/end scene of the flower blooming.
All inspired with “dream” scenes from Tekkonkinkreet (a film which made me want to do animation).
Making dreams and life goals come true. YAY
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Last Thursday on my way to the tutorial I had a vision (hahaha), no really. And since I was struggling with the structure of my film I have decided to give it a go. This version is much shorter and it involves my grandmother, her story, me, my mum and my dad. It is like a variation of how the real story recording happened.
I think that the vision was inspired by a student film I have seen a few days earlier, which is also about family and stories. It helped me understand that what I want to achieve the most with my film is the feeling of affinity.
Here is the video, so you can better understand what I mean (I HOPE SO)
It’s a really great piece!
Now I just have to write down description for all of the shots and then a story board.
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To complete our summer school we were obliged to crate a presentation about the things we have learned while the program. Me and Bonnie have created a film from the videos we have shot (they are not amazing but we didn’t know we will have to make a presentation).