Basic idea

Moving forward I’ve realised I would like to get into more special effects. For that reason I was wanting to move into more live action and 3D.

My basic idea is to have little monsters/creatures escaping form my flat while trying to avoid me.

I come into my room, hang my coat up. The little monsters/creatures climb out of my coat pocket while my back is turned. They climb down my coat go underneath my bed being very careful not to catch my attention. They make a noise (not sure how yet) i turn around think nothing of it and leave my room. They start sneaking out my room, being careful of my flat mate who has her door open. I come out of the bathroom, they hide from me again, making a noise. they narrowly avoid me. I go upstairs they get to the flat door only to realise they cant open it due to the lock being at a height they cannot reach.

I plan to record all the footage I need with some help. Take this footage into Maya (somehow) and add my characters then. I will be using free rigs as I’m not that comfortable modelling.

I will be doing some tests to check I can do this.

Storyboard to follow.

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progress gifs

My snowman has had a slight redesign like my characters always do while I’m animating. While taking inspiration from The Snowman while also going for a really rough and sketchy feel to the animation.

snoman

I really like the pulsing of colours. To me it makes my animation feel more alive. It’s like even when my character is still there’s still some movement.

snomanfull

This animation obviously needs tidying but this is essentially the emotion change. I’m still deciding whether the tear is a bit far. It also probably could do with slowing down a little.

train

This train needs tidying up. It needs to move a little faster. I also need my snowman in the background.

 

Final Idea-Snowman

After sometime stressing over what I was going to do I finally have an idea. It’s a sad one though.

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Basic idea:

Snowman in snow globe sees a real snowman outside and becomes sad about his situation.

A breakdown:

Camera starts on snowman very happy and content

He’s looking around at his surroundings in amazement

A (toy) train goes past

He watches the train go by, we then see the train go around him

The camera zooms out to show he is in a snow globe

Zoom back in, he’s still following the train which takes his gaze over to a window

He can see through the window next to him

There is a real snowman outside

He is sad and jealous of the snowman outside

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Now just decide whether 3D or stop motion is the way forward.

Here’s a cute animation + inspiration for the design of the snowman

snowman 3d model obj blend 1

Idea

First drawing face

Inspiration

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David Lakeman

Male

26

Can read people, knows how what people are going to do before they do it, Sherlock like?

Thief- good, has advantage

Gets caught, uses it for good

Referred to as Lakeman.

Thief after 13 years police catch him, police have had something taken from them they want back, if he helps avoids jail and they have a cure- they’ve known and been interested in him for a while.

 

Style – Will Eisner

Detail

As my animation is getting close to finished I wanted to run through the ideas behind the animation.

In my animation I have included the Good Food’s channel colours (orange, red and yellow). I placed orange bags in the background, orange post it notes and a red a chopping board. It is also why I chose this specific kitchen. The lighting in the kitchen gave it orange tones already without me having to do anything.

evidence

I purposely shot in a kitchen as Good Food idents are, majority of the time, based around a kitchen, dinning room or eating. I felt that the kitchen was perfect as it’s where you prepare food.

I want the main focus to be on the peas and the pod. To achieve this I used depth of field to blur the background and slightly blur the foreground. This takes the attention away from the background allowing to to add to the piece rather than distract.

Animatic thing

I need a clearer idea of what I was actually going to be taking photos of. So here’s an animatic that’s more just a rough animation…

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It feels like the beginning takes too long, while the end feels rushed. It takes 89 frames for the first pea to even appear. I think this needs to be faster.

In the actual animation I will definitely be focusing in on the peas and the pod. I didn’t mean to leave so much white space..oops…