Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s an animatic!

There’s lots more posts to come tonight, but for starters – take a gander over on vimeo.


Triads?

Trio - Lynsey Schaschke

Some excellent character design byLynsey Schaschke (head over to her team’s 3rd year project blog and marvel) for the trio of children who mock John for being a mouse on Hallowe’en.
(I must repeat – I will not appreciate any theft of anything off the blog. You shall be visited upon by the herpes fairy if you do.)


A Sick Disposition

Yep. This pretty much sums up what’s been happening over the last week and a half.

Both Sarah and I have been struck down with potential glandular fever.
We’re still going on with work, and we’re well over halfway with the layouts, and I’m catching up with dope sheets. However, despite gland related tragedy, we still only seem to be a week behind our pretty stringent schedule, so hurrah for that. Expect a new animatic soon!


Small Update:

Sorry to everyone who’s tried to get hold of me over the last few days, I’ve had a horrible flu-like plague – I’ll get back to you soon now we’re up and hobbling again!

Thank you so much for everyone who has volunteered to help Sarah and I with the project – we’ll be emailing names to Wayne ASAP so you all get proper credit – if there’s anyone out there who hasn’t told us what you’re interested in doing, please leave a comment and let us know 🙂

Sarah has gotten some amazing backgrounds all inked up for using in the layouts – now it’s up to me to get the rest in!

This week, we’re planning on getting the Monster started in glorious 3D, finishing the layouts and getting an official set of storyboards put together.


Recommended Viewing No.5

Mon(s)tre - 2009

Mon(s)tre – Geoffroi Ridel (2009)

This is very relevant to my film – a small child, a big surreal  monster…
It also combines 2D and 3D well (not perfectly, but very nicely all the same) and, contrary to animation standards of making objects live in time – this film makes objects stop in animation.

Note: On the vimeo page, he states it took 15 weeks to make – plus coffee!

Mon(s)tre on Vimeo (in HD!)


“No, it’s ‘aaaah’ as in surprise!”

Just a quick post – our new animatic is finally finished after some lost harddrive issues! The audio this time if our final recordings, but we do plan on having some alterations to help everything fit together nicely.

For vocal talent we have:
Mark Haldane – Monster and Pirate
Joe McMahon – John, Devil and Clown
Lynsey Schaschke – Witch girl

New Animatic on Vimeo (in HD!)
(all comments/abuse gratefully recieved)


Drumroll….ANIMATION!

Some lovely people in 2nd and 3rd year have decided that they’d like to help get this film going! Thank you to all of them. I’ll update the blog with a full list of names and their potential credits when I know what’s going on.

Also, so many thanks to Mark Haldane, Joe McMahon, Jamie Keddie, Lynsey Schaschke and Sarah Dargie for all the vocals and background noises for the film – we’ve now got over an hour of audio that we can use 🙂

The first animation isn’t really anything exciting, but it’s a basic run cycle on a skeleton frame with John’s proportions – I’ll be using this mirrored in one scene (and that’s all the animation for that scene done!) and using it as a reference for two others. It’s also the first time I’ve done a proper test on my linetester setup – and I’m quite pleased! The lighting needs a bit of work, but it’s early days yet.

Run Cycle on Vimeo