Wednesday, November 18, 2009


So, it's presentation day, hooray! Well, sort of yay. Collecting all my things together is sort of fun.

Here are some of the rough things I have been working on! I find that jumping around in the film when I work on it helps me to get things done a little better.

Silent Animatic

The animatic I am basing my rough off of, minus sound. Still working that out... >.> I think I'm honestly a little intimidated by the aspect of sound since all of my endeavors with it since starting at CCS have been kind of bad. I keep trying to take Sound Design class but it keeps conflicting with my schedule and things I really really need to take. x_x Blah.

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Near the beginning, when Dirk and Alice are looking at some of the "perfect-ified" children. XD I wasn't going to make the little girl in the middle look all disturbed and stuff, but in the end I thought it looked better. There is actually a bit more to this scene than where it ended, more of a sight gag sort of thing that you see before the next scene where Dirk and Alice are walking down the hall, but I am debating about omitting it or not.

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Thanks goes out to Christina here for helping me think about how Dirk moves; decided to take inspiration from the hackney horse she showed me. They have a cool way of moving that I could see a T-rex doing. I was going to go with the more obvious chicken movement, but thought that was kinda boring. That big curly thing on the left side of the screen is supposed to be the hall monitor polishing a picture frame (though it kinda looks like a blackboard or a really lame and uncreative plaque without the picture in it. Not really sure what to put in the frame there. I thought about putting a sight gag of some sort, like a picture of someone or something really weird but thought that might distract from the action. And uh, yeah, that guy is supposed to be there... the sliding one. He must have anatomy like butter or jello or something. And he must be really patient and tolerant; I think I'd be pretty miffed if someone chuck/pushed me down a hall.

On an unrelated note, no, the hall monitor didn't get fired. :3 You can see he tried to do his job, but honestly who can fight a T-Rex!?

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This is affectionately called (for the moment) the YAY scene. Can you guess what they're saying? That's right! "Faygo!" ... No. They're saying Yay. Really they are! Who wouldn't be happy when a magician/principal/lady announces that she'll turn a bunch of animal children back into... human children? More or less half done; there is still a bit more to the scene (the lady pointing at the rhino), and I have to put the background in.

That's what I have in terms of animation so far. :O

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