Sunday, November 30, 2008

Class 5: Week 9

Wow...three weeks left...really??

If you've been following along...and even if you haven't, we are working on our layout for our short films. This last week we blocked out the second 1/3 of our short films. Each week I'll be getting notes on things to change and then in Week 11 I will make all those changes.

There will be some interesting technical challenges with pulling a mask off the characters faces but I think i've figured out a way to do it. Now, I'll move onto the final 1/3 of my layout and the term will soon come to an end.

For now, here is the second 1/3 of my layout. Hope you enjoy it and as always I would LOVE to hear your comments and feedback. Have a great week and an amazing December. Christmas is!



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Class 5: Week 8

Hey All!

Hope you are all having a great weekend! This week we worked on layout. As I mentioned last week, we are taking our finished animatic and translating that to Maya. In 3D, we are blocking out our cameras, characters and props so that we will have it all set up for animation next term.

For this week, we were asked to finish the first third of our layout. Our mentor asked that we focus a little more on posing the characters than you normally would on layout. So, I made sure to get the characters close to the poses they will be in during the final animation. This is just a BASIC layout for now and we will refine it once we go into animation.

Thanks for stopping by and here is my the first third on my layout and the rest is storyboards. Next week, the second third of the layout and then we'll only have 3 weeks left in Class 5. Then, we'll start animating in Class 6!!! I can't wait to have this thing finished and rendered!! Hopefully i can get it all done!! As always, I'd love to hear any comments or critques you have!! THANKS!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Class 5: Week 7


So this last week we put together the second half of our animatic for our short film. I spent a lot of time trying to get the timing close to where it should be and trying to cut out as much as I can so it is within, or at least close, to the time contraints. I'm fairly happy with how it is flowing now but I have a few things I would like to adjust and my mentor does as well. So, this week I will be doing one last pass on the whole animatic and next week I will start doing layout.

Layout is taking the finished animatic and putting each shot together in 3D. This means the camera angles, character positions and general movement, and the timing for each shot.

For now, here is my "finished" animatic. I will be posting an actual finished animatic next week with all the last changes! Hope you all have an amazing week!



Sunday, November 02, 2008

Class 5: Week 6


Hows it going?? Last time we talked, I was deciding on my final story idea for my short film. Well, I've decided to go with...


Week 4 we did our final pitch for it and then last week we started the Animatic. The animatic is basically all of the storyboards timed out into a movie. It gives an idea of how the story will play out and helps nail down timing and camera placement.

So, without further delay, here is my final pitch and the 1st half of the animatic for my short film, Kissing Booth. I'd love to get your thoughts, comments, and ideas!

This week I will be finished up the animatic and then we will get into layout. WE'RE ALREADY HALF WAY THROUGH THE TERM!!!

Have a great week!



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