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.

Finished Ident

It is done!

Before I start a small review of my work, this project has really made me understand frames and timings and how they translate into what is seen. It took me 3 days work to actually get something I was happy with. I got angry, upset and wanted to give up. Things just weren’t going my way. However, that behind me, I am very pleased with what has come out of this project. I am glad I pushed myself to do it.

Although I feel that the piece could be improved, I’m quite happy with it. It was my first ever attempt at stop motion and I didn’t have any software to help me. After doing this without any software like DragonFrame, I can definitely see the benefits of it. I think my animation would have greatly benefited from something like DragonFrame.

I didn’t quite stick to my story board. While creating the animation I realised I didn’t quite know how to achieve certain techniques and as I found ways to do them, I didn’t quite execute them well enough. This caused me to slightly change what happened during the animation.

One improvement I have had suggested to me was to make the left eye on the Pea Pod stand out more by giving it a white outline. I completely agree with this advice and if I’d had more time I would have done this for the final hand in, however this may be an improvement I do at a later date.

Overall I am happy with what I have produced. I think it’s pretty different to what the rest of the class has done. Although I think some bits need tweaking (mainly problems to do with timing/speed and more frames being needed) I think it’s a cute and tidy animation.

Now to lose all ability to animate over Easter.

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…

Slight change

Slightly changed my idea. I couldn’t think of a practical reason to squish a tomato, as much as I wanted to. So, now I’m focusing on peas in a pod…

Here’s a basic story board that needs filling out a little more…

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My aesthetic has changed slightly too. My pod will be made out of felt while my peas will be ping pong balls.

also a dancing pea

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JWW character design

To update the style I have decided to take influence from Batman Superman: Public Enemies. I actually want to keep the design of the characters the same but slightly change the style to appeal to a new audience.

Here’s a screenshots taken from Batman Superman: Public Enemies

And screenshots from JWW

And my drawings combining the two..

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Jayce has become a little more sharp. His more curved edges have become straight and angular. While Flora the main female has become curvier and the dips have also become sharper.

Could probably use some colour…