Tuesday, November 27, 2012

D4M Welcome Erasure ● Week 3

Alright, so I have been working on my little wisp creature this week.  I finished fleshing out all of the boards. I have yet to ghost them.  I'm not sure if my timing is up to snuff though.  I also would like to add a little more fluff when the wisp hits the wall.  Make it hold longer.

I'm trying to look at other videos for references to it.  Here's one that I have found:

I have a very rough video clip of what my hand erasing will look like.  But I think I'm going to retake it the next time I get a hold of a camera because it seems too shaky for me.

I'll be having an eraser in my hand when I draw it out.  I'm not a steady left-hand-camera-holder.  The tripod it'll be.

Until next time.

Monday, November 19, 2012

D4M Welcome Erasure ● Week 2

So this is the rough game plan for how I plan this erasure to go.

I will have a little wisp dance around.  It will then hit a wall.  I'm not sure whether powder of a liquid will drip down when it smacks into the wall, but it will zoom out and you'll see welcome spelled out.  Then my hand will erase it and the process will start again.

I wanted the wisp to look more like those in Avatar; however, because it's leading you to the welcome image, it's going to be similar to the ones in Brave as well.

Concept ideas for the wisp

Now, I've also done a little test animated piece of what the wisp will do.  The path you seen drawn out in the course of the wisp that I intend for it to take.

I have also been fiddling around with how I want the "Welcome" to look.  I have created my design based off of three other fonts.  I'm not positive if I want to keep it roughed out like it was drawn, or to give it a finished look like the fonts that I used in example.

Monday, November 12, 2012

D4M: Student Choice Project Proposal

This has been such a difficult concept for me to create.  There's so much out there; however, there isn't a whole lot of time.  So in consideration of all that, this is what I have in mind:

My goal is to create an animation, albeit it may be a rough one, that'll work as a welcome or introduction piece about me.  This would be something you may see at the beginning of a website, or maybe an opening to a biography.

However, I want to do a specific type of animation.  Erasures.  Now, I have dabbled with these before; you can see some of my examples below.

as well as

The first video was the first erasure animation I've ever done.  It's very simplistic, but I want to incorporate its ability to loop in my final project.  The second animation is a bit more stylized, which I want to be the main component in the animation.

Here is an animation that I found that use erasures in the typical charcoal medium.  I plan on using a more computer and graphic approach to the animation.

William Kentridge's "Automatic Writing"

I intend to work along this timeline:

I can't wait to see how this turns out. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

D4M: Project Lost Files Check-In [LAST]

So I spent last Tuesday doing a bit of touch ups in the end credits as per Director's orders.  She wanted me to add and remove a few people from the credits.  If you want to see them, you must come to our screening (see below).

This Thursday we'll be seeing our animation up on the big screen in case anyone wants to join.

In the meanwhile, I have been looking to see if we could submit our animation to anything.  This is what I have found so far:

These places were selected under the impression that an animation could be considered as a film.

I hope you will attend our screening.  If you want more information about the time and location, please click here.

Friday, November 2, 2012

D4M: Project Lost Files Check-In 5

This week I finally finished the credits!  Yay!  It only took me 10+ tries to get it right.  But no matter.

We were a bit worried with getting rights to the music we wanted, but we asked the maker and they gave us permission, which is really exciting, because then we don't have to find some other music last minute.

Anyway, I have also worked on colouring scene 14 from our animation.  This is a scene has Lacie (the girl) and the good idea.

The screening for our animation will be taking place next Thursday at the Gateway Film Center.
For more information click here.