Posted on | July 18, 2011 | No Comments
Monday, back at the studio with Sarah and Stephanie. I’m working on keyframes for shots, and then moving on the next, etc.. I decided that ‘ll plow through the rest of the film like this, and then go back for in-betweens and stuff. If I get some cash windfall, this method would also allow me to be able to easily pass these shots off to an assistant animator. Right now, it’s very much about speed and efficiency (and quality.)
Sarah and Stephanie are going back into shots that I finished a while ago, but have needed some fix-it work. This usually is because a portion of a character that’s moving didn’t have enough of the “redrawn” look, and was too much of a copy/paste of a previous drawing, resulting in what is derisively termed “computer-looking animation.” Yech. Can’t have that. I need to add IN human frailties, making sure that the look of a drawing is sustained. Computers don’t do this on their own. So essentially, I am purposefully adding in variability, mistakes and inconsistencies, and lack of control, in many instamnces. oops. see?
Posted on | July 16, 2011 | No Comments
I’m at RISD this summer, with the generous support of the film-animation-video (fav) department. I have use of their nifty lab (with ac!) which allows for speedier and more powerful rendering, work process, and computers for all of my RISD interns!!
Here they are at the start of our summer. Stephanie, Sarah, Ana, and Nivedita are all talented students, and have joined me to help in the production of my film “Happy & Gay.”
This news blog will focus most of its efforts on updating the film’s progress as we haul ourselves over the coals.« go back