Saturday, October 8, 2011

fashion in animation

I really love fashion.  Let me just put that out there.  I don't think I have the best sense of style, and I don't follow all the designers very closely but I really love someone with spot on style.  Trendy, Classic, Urban, Casual, Preppy, I love it all!  Like I said, I'm not the most fashionable person, but I'm so happy to be welcomed into the chaotic fashion industry that I sort of fumbled into for my day job.

Due to my infatuation with this form of design, I really want to incorporate interesting fashion into Arrival.  In no way am I setting out to create this ground breaking collection of pieces, however.  I really want to use the characters' clothing as an expression of seasons changing, and I think it would add a new layer to the protagonist's personalities.  What I AM setting out to do however, is create a collection of outfits that seamlessly flow into each other- specifically with color.  My theory is that it'll help pull the numerous time jumps together a little bit more, and the viewer wont feel as disoriented when the scene changes.

You other animators out there are probably laughing at me b/c of the detail in these outfits.  You're probably thinking "YOU FOOL.  TOO MUCH DETAIL.  THE ANIMATION WILL KILL YOU." However, I HAVE A TRUMP CARD MY FRIEND.  That trump card is the simple and weird fact that I absolutely LOVE to animate clothing (see almost every other post where I go on and on about it).

Even if you don't like the outfits, I hope you can get wrapped up in the story that will be presented as well :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

the boards

I'VE FINALLY COMPLETED MY STORYBOARDS!! The story is finally complete and in a place that I'm happy with!  Of course there's a COUPLE of small edits I have to go back and do, and I'm sure I'll find some more revisions to make once I've made the animatic.  However, I think it's safe to say the story is LOCKED!  I've scanned some of the boards here for you to see without giving away anything.

(Obviously I've only picked out the ones I like since I don't want you to see the ones that look like dirt.)

From here on, the next step will be a final animatic, the layouts then animation! not many steps, BUT SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO!  

I WILL finish this film. It means everything to me...