Saturday, 1 May 2010

Episode One- Start of the Group Project

Better start blogging about the group project, hadn't I?

After the first week, we now have out assigned roles in the projecct. I'm acting as-
Storyboard Artist
Sound Track Lay(er?)

I need to make sure everyone is keeping on track with the project throughout. I did create a timetable of a rather strange design, but it was too rigid to compensate for any delays or changes that would have to be made, so I've thought of a much easier one to follow. I won't post it or else I'll feel it necessary to use as reference all the time, so better to have it memorised so if any discrepancies occur then I can talk about them and the solutions here.

I'm working on the storyboard currently, drawing it all digitally and rather roughly so if I need to change anything I won't need the scanner in the studio.

(Opposite order, read from top to bottom)

Trying to get a feel for the movements here, so far I've made 7 pages of this and I'm still not that far in. Feels like another big storyboarding job, but hopefully smaller than Knight Rider.

I designed the small dog the Old Woman owns, which sits on her lap for the most part of the animation. When the character designs are finalised, the characters can have colour tests to make sure they dont look strange next to one another, hence the multi- colours of the dog at the top.

Some of the jobs we chose to assign to the whole group, like animators, colourists as when we' re actually creating it we want a good work flow going so the group won't have to rely on one person before the rest of the group feel they can do anything. This also allows for assisting other people with the work should anyone want extra help and to take some of the pressure off.

So far, Chloe, Darrien and Nigel have been working on the conceptual work. Darrien has created the concepts the animation will be based on, Chloe is designing the characters and their actions and Nigel is working on the 3D background using Darriens background concepts as an influence. I need to get in contact with Alan to see how his own background work is doing, and Alberto is the final decision on the work we produce. So far, everything is working.

I will post about the Animal Firm project as me and Alberto are working together (did I say that in a previous post?)and we've split the character designs between one another. I'll post the characters when they're coloured.

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