Thursday, 9 December 2010

Concept,Frankie,Props Page, Animatic Sound

Other bits and bobs i did for the hand in. I worked on a concept and a couple of images of Frankie and set up a page and coloured a few of the sketches for the props. Me and Jenny both collected sound effects for the animatic and then I added the sound to the animatic. We have both discussed what kind of music we think would suit the animation and thought that something in the style of the music in Coraline would suit well such as this piece but without the singing and not to scary sounding.


I was then put in charge of sorting out the storyboard ready for the hand in. By doing this i could try to think of other ways of shooting a scene as Jenny had already been working on the animatic. Jenny gave me her script which i then drew from. She had written it quite clear so it wasn't hard to imagine what the shot would be like but some shots were quite similar because of this but I tried to add in a few of my own ideas. I did keep the way she shot the trap as i thought it worked well as it was. I drew out my version of the storyboard and then we compared my storyboard and jenny's animatic and decided which shots worked better and i changed it. The main part that changed from mine was the work bench scene (with the jack-in-the-box)where we felt jenny's was shot better. After drawing out the storyboard i then added some shading and here it is:

Frankie Turnaround

Jenny wanted me to adjust frankie's turnaround so that Nigel could then start modelling. She wanted him to have more of a hunched back and also wanted turnarounds with him wearing a coat and without his pinney.

textured models

After Modelling and UV unwrapping I then went on to roughly texture the models for the render shot.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Little Helper Modeling Props

So i am now working together with jenny on her project The Little Helper and the first job she gave me was to model some props and UV map them along the way. Modeling isn't my strong point has to be said as i haven't had much practise but as i was modeling the props i was getting the hang of things again also she didn't want them too detailed as they were going to be small props in the animation so they were good to start me off with. I definitely prefer modeling than UV mapping. UV mapping on the other hand i don't think i'll ever get the hang of but i got there haha. Here are the props that i modeled:

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Pitch

So the pitch is over and done with Yaaaay. Was extremely nervous for the pitch and again like the last pitch i don't really remember what happened when i was up there but hopefully my idea came across. They felt that my story still needs developing as there are parts where they got confused but felt that it looks like an entertaining piece. I feel i still need to work on my presenting skills and don't really feel i was prepared enough for this pitch as i didn't leave enough time to practise and was more focused on getting all the work ready for my mini bible and to show at my pitch.

Honestly i feel my idea is a little on the impossible side at the mo as its only me in a team and i really want to focus on animating but really wanted to pitch my idea anyways as i wanted to see what people thought so i could possibly make it in the future. I would love to make it but only if i had more people. I have said to jenny that i would like to work on hers if it goes through as i really like her idea and she has worked really hard on it so far and it looks really good what shes done so far modeling wise. If that doesn't work out hopefully i can grovel to some over people to let me animate on their projects haha.

Mini Bible

Before the pitch i went to talk to Derek to help me with what to say at my pitch and he suggested that Iris shouldn't be in military clothes as that would give it away. But i do have a picture of her in military clothes in one of the images in the album so hopefully that would show the audience who she is then. Here is my mini bible for my pitch.

forgot turnarounds

I also drew out turnarounds for my characters.