Thursday, October 30, 2014
I have a few more scenes that the animation needs clean up, then I'll be looking to task master color myself and to to some other folks. Can't wait till this is done! I'm ready to take on a new project.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Finish animating this scene. Now I have to color and split some layers so they overlap properly when he leaps over the hood of the car.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
I've got a couple of shots that have been inbetweened and cleaned up. This shot is going to take some extra effort because the design of the characters changed which means the scene had to be re-done in totality. I'm doing everything in my power to finish this project.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
All these scenes have been cleaned up. I think I'm going to revise my schedule to push the color later. I'm really on a bit of a rhythm with cleaning up the animation. Scene 09 is being cleaned up right now. I did a studio recording for some voices and sfx, so I should have that revised and ready to go soon as well! Whew!
Friday, August 22, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I wanted to show a bit of the process of getting this from messy animation to clean animation. I'm sure it would have been better to do some better tie-down drawings, but DEADLINES, ya know. So This is an example of what I have to do to all the drawings in my 2:00+ minute animated short. No shortcuts, pen and light table and tears!
Monday, August 11, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I took a little break from grinding on this project, but I've re-evaluated my schedule of work I need to get done to complete this project. I fully believe I can complete it sooner, but I'm giving myself some space to include other projects I need to complete as well.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Going through this shot and cleaning up line work. Looking at animation. Need to finish out flipping motion. Then on to the next. Schedule re-work up next.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Dropping in-betweens on this shot, and it's going to clean up SOON. I'm going to re-work my schedule for greater accuracy. I've also got a small team working on music and sound fx, lightening my load a bit. So I'm re-invigorated.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
This short is taking a big chunk of my life, and my creative juices. No matter how much time goes into this thing, it never seems to be getting to where it needs to be for approval. I'm going to sit down over the next few days and see what I need to do to bring a conclusion to this project as soon as possible. It's changed soo much since it's initial inception that sometimes I don't even recognize it. At some point I'll probably even write a PDF or EBOOK documenting the painful process of a film that's seen more rejection than a fat kid with halitosis. Pretty soon I should have a schedule in place, and will be aggressively seeking music/audio production talent as that seems to be one of the biggest points of offense.
Too about 3 hours -import lines and process in Photoshop -vectorize into Toon Boom -Properly arrange frames and cycle -Do a base color for all part -Do a shadow pass -Play around with a softening effect -Next I'm going to adjust the line color to see how much I like that, then it's going to be decision on final and comp into scene with other elements finshed in the same manner so I can test how much time it takes to do one shot. My safe estimate is that I can clean up and color a shot in about two weeks max, with life and all happening.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Working on clean up techniques. Going to throw down some color to see how much labor is involved. So far the clean up went pretty fast. Then again this is some of the newest animation I've been doing which is much cleaner that the earlier stuff I was doing because I had no clue what I was going for at all.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Put in some time doing background art! Getting some shots and posting them up. Decided to just complete the art in toon boom instead of trying to comp it together in after effects, or using Photoshop. Scanned in original drawings, decided to complete the art in Toon Boom to learn the tools, but also to make the exports more efficient. Also there is no loss of line quality as the camera moves.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pretty soon I'll be presenting my project in hopes of approval. In the process of working through some of the last shots to touch before it gets down to the wire. adding some finishing touched to the bkg art etc... I need to get on this power point asap as well.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Dang Run Cycle. I'm trying to work out this 3/4 run cycle for this pan scene instead of animating frame by frame.The arms are waaaay to busy. Need to work on fixing that. Going to run some tests on the shot to test the integration. Please work run cycle. Pretty please.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Getting down to the wire, working at getting these scenes knocked out. Starting to get into a flow. I've got a couple more scenes to animate, which one is particulary tricky because all three characters are in the shot at the same time. Yeah I know that was probably a stupid move.