Friday, 24 April 2009

Everything on the go..

The Hayle Project...

When first hearing about this project I thought it could be pretty interesting and of course the first thing that came to mind was creature comforts. At the moment I'm feeling quite confident and excited about the project. Working with a good group I think we will be able to complete it quite successfully.

I really like the sound we chose and I think there is so much we could do with it especially listening to it with the group and hearing different ideas and input.
So far we've done our own research into ideas and have all drawn/written down ideas for images and the story. Having looked at and discussed them between us I think by combining a mixture we could all create something that works for what we want.
In the last meeting we managed to decide on a few character designs to develop to create our Winnie character, and made a timetable focusing on the pre-production work, spreading it out amongst the group. As the script is pretty much sorted and written out, I will work from this to create a basic storyboard which can be finalised after more group discussions on Monday and then used to create the animatic. By Monday we should then have a script, storyboard and character design that we can discus and finalise, and focus on the styles, concept art and animatic for the rest of the week.

Storyboard project...

I'm really enjoying working on this project. Storyboarding and drawing out ideas is something I love doing. I had some trouble coming up with a half decent story that I could show in a shorter storyboard without making it too long and making way too much work for myself.
The scriptwriting workshop was interesting and definitely taught me more about the structure of scripts and the best way to write an effective storyline. It also showed that it is a necessity for animation as well as live film, even with no speech.
I have drawn out a few different ideas that I could use and I've decided on one that I would like to continue working on and developing as it would give me some really unusual angles and viewpoints to work with. I have also tried out a few different ways of shading them in black and white as I find this much more effective than working in colour for a storyboard.
Hopefully after discussing my work on thursday I will be able to start on the final thing.

2D Character design...

I'm very keen to learn more about 2D animation. I think I did learn a fair bit from the ident project, but obviously there is still loads more I need to work on and learn. So far I've drawn out a few ideas for a character, but I think my squirrel is best so far..but I'll keep drawing ideas for something better...

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