Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Latest Progress

Base Color for all shots have been established. GOing to comb back through scenes and work on more concise thumbnails before animating.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Been a long time

For anyone reading this blog, well there is rarely any reading to be done. However anyone checking this blog out, I haven't stopped working on this film, just be in the trenches so to speak. I don't have much more time to finish, and I have a laundry list of stuff I need to get done. Any animators out there making a film on their own, don't be in a hurry to animate. Do as much planning and groundwork as you possibly can. These first scenes I've been animating have been a pain due to pedestrian like planning. I had a good idea of what I needed to do, rushed the timing and have been struggling ever since. My next batch of scenes are going to get a nice does of planning before I animate. What does that mean? 1- Make sure audio cues are correct 2- Do thumbnail poses before going with my first idea 3- Do thorough x-sheets that break the character down into arms, head, body, clothes. per character 4- Think through any needed effects in the scene and make a plan on how to execute those. The most important though are the thumbnailing and x-sheets. I'm really writing this to remind myself not to rush the brisket.