Thursday, January 29, 2009

The first water color shots

Hi, Here is a clip with my progress so far. These are the first shots that are going to appear in gouache and water color (many more to go!).

For the last transition I made new animation (with the suitcase and the hat). It was a cut before, but I never liked it that way, so now it's a kind of camera-move transition. I thought that maybe it would fit in better with everything else, since other scenes tend to end with that sort of transition too.

Since the actual coloring and animating took a very long time last week, I had no time left to edit this the way I want it to be exactly.

I think some of the moving holds are too long and feel kind of unnaturally slow. Also, there is the bg problem (in the suitcase part) that was mentioned in class : I totally agree. On the bright side, it's a really easy fix. Thanks for catching that!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Hello! Happy 2009 everyone!

Last semester I've been able to complete a rough draft of almost all my animation sequences. For this semester I need to render out all that animation with the gouache (and also the digital parts). I can already see that it is going to be a lot of hard work - sometimes even harder than animating. I'm going to try my absolute best to do this well.

Over the break and during this past week, I've been working on my two ink sequences.

The first one I will unfortunately need to rescan - because when you watch it in higher quality the paper leaves a sort of mark, and I think I won't be able to live with that...

I see a few mistakes here (a few frames that are in the wrong order) - I'll fix that after I rescan.

Here is the second one (in the final version I'll probably add more frames of the photos on the wall - just so you're aware of them, also, maybe slow down the camera move a little?):

By the way - the ink was really fun to draw with. I think it somehow works for animating because the shades of gray usually look pretty consistent. Matching the tones is much more difficult for me with the gouache and water colors, but the result is in color so I think it's worth the effort.

There are two things I would like to have help with - one is editing (I mean timing), so if you find that some parts are way too short/long please let me know. Also, if you have thoughts about how I should paint certain scenes, that would be nice too. Right now I'll go with what I think and hope that all the styles will click together at the end. After I'm done painting a scene there won't be time to repaint - I hope I get things right!!!