26 February 2017

From Script to Screen: Reflective Statement

As soon as I was given my three words at the beginning of this project, "Matchbox", "Hired Assassin", and "Waxworks", I had a firm idea in my mind of what I wanted my story to be. I'd say that I enjoyed all the parts of this project equally but, well, then I'd be lying. The coming up with the story, the details and re-writes and re-workings of the plot, was definitely the part I found most interesting and enjoyable. Not to say I didn't enjoy the other parts at all, like creating concept art for the characters and environments, or trying to pre-vis a certain aspect of the film, I did, just not as much as being able to sit down and write.

If I had to go back and change anything I did during this project? Probably designing characters and sets whilst writing the story, as opposed to doing things one step at a time. This would have helped with speeding up the progress of the project, and would have meant that I could have got into modelling sets and actually producing a fully fledged pre-vis sequence, instead of an Animatic, and a pre-vis of a key going into a lock as a transition. My Art Of was also, admittedly, pretty lackluster, so for the next project I shall create the document when I start the project, and use it as a compendium of my progress and the evolution of my work.

Let's hope my time management will be better on the next one!

21 February 2017

@Phil: Updated Celebrity Concept Art

From Left to Right: Mr. Drumpf, The Boulder, Cooper Bradleyson

Some updated "Celebrity" designs, based them off of actual
 celebrities and not ones of my own creation.

20 February 2017

Maya 101: Chain

A short animation of a Chain I created in Maya. Each link uses the same keyframes as the Pendulum, but offset by 2 frames per link.

Maya 101: Pendulum

A short Pendulum animation I created in Maya.

12 February 2017

@Phil: Updated Character Concepts

L to R: Celeb Var 1, Celeb Var 2, Celeb Var 3/Younger Man, Figure
I am unsure as to whether to make the character in the light blue top the "Younger Man" Character in my Script, or to make him one of the Celebrities. If I were to make him one of the celebrities, I could work around this by just having the "Younger Man" character  stay in shadow the entire time, so that he appears and leaves in the same shot, kept in darkness from the light coming into the room from the hallway.

I have created a quick re-do of the storyboard panel I am on about to illustrate my idea:

10 February 2017

C.G. Artist's Toolkit: Lip Syncing & Dope Sheets

Here is a Lip-Sync animation I created, using a combination of Photoshop and Premiere Pro.

Here is the Dope Sheet for this animation. The areas that have black lines through indicate a resting face as opposed to a sound:

9 February 2017

Storytelling & Commission: OGR #2

Here is my second O.G.R. The concept art is yet to be complete for the Melting Pot, Workbench, Matches and the actual Room/Hallway, those will be released in a later post.

6 February 2017