Monday, October 18, 2010

the thick of falling



Another animation breakdown of a scene for Do You Dream in Color? with hands grasping at the air. There's about 60 drawings of hands altogether for this scene, but this is my favorite part. Below is a first person view, if you were submerged in water and looking up at the sun. Playing around with the colors is probably the most exciting part of animating for this film. I'm usually so literal so it's really great just kind of organically choosing color stories.





The rush of air

Friday, October 8, 2010

these were moments we once knew



I FINALLY got around to doing some Arrival sketches in my sketchbook! It's been quite a while though! I'm starting to think that because of the "real-life" content of the film that the preproduction work is going to be shorter than normal; you can only do so much planning until you hit a point where you start over designing. At least this is true for me... I think a little bit of spontaneity is good to have haha.



Most likely I'm closer to the story boarding process than I want to admit, and it might even be the next thing I end up doing. Look for some caps (all without giving too much away of course)! I guess the development stage that I'm in is simply a lot safer than actually boarding/animating so I'm scared to be leaving it so soon. I really would like to do some more urban concepts but because that section of the story is so murky, it'll probably be better to simply cross that bridge when it comes.



Now I just have to muster up the courage to start those boards... AHHH! 하이팅!!!!

*ps- I figured out how to keep the image enlargement intact. SOOOoooOOOoooooo... problem solved... cajun style.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

anatomy of a water splash





I'm still here.

It's been quite a while. Almost an entire month- wow. BUT I am not coming empty handed.
Firstly- just to get it out of the way haha, I have a couple more sketches for Vai Moana. Probably the last for a while. I shouldn't even be close to focusing on these ideas seeing as I have Do You Dream In Color? and Arrival way in front of the line haha.

So I've been itching to post up some work from DYDIC? However I've been pretty weary since I don't wanna give too much away of the finished product. I have a couple of scenes colored and composited! This is my favorite part of animation; once you see how a scene looks when it's been finished it definitely helps motivate you to finish the leftover work you have.

In the scene I'm working on there's a big water splash I thought it would be fun to show you what that looks like when you can see every frame right there in front of you. Now I'm definitely not the first person to ever do this, but I have to say, the image itself could stand as a piece all on it's own... interesting concept. All the animation I'm doing for DYDIC? is based on emotions and movement- so the colors are more dependent on the energy behind the object (hence why the water is a bright pink as it's rushing upwards).

Close-ups:




*Sorry for the wonky layout of this blog post. For some reason when I move images around in the editing portion, they lose the ability to be clicked and enlarged. I wanted to have a different order for this entry but then you wouldn't have been able to click on any of the images, if anyone knows how to fix this please tell me! (It's probably something really dumb too....) BAH!

Until next time, y'all