Another edition of short film

August 30th, 2009

 Here is a more recent cut of my short film. Its not really past stepped key and blocking plus, but i’ve been really going back and forth combing for better poses and beats overall for the short. My peers and my mentor have been leaving me great feedback and for once I’m starting to see stuff coming together. Even though I have a long long way to go.

Let me know what you think!

Latest edition of short film. Blocking plus!

August 3rd, 2009

 Not as much work as I’d like to put it in, but when is there EVER enough time? =P Most Blocking plus work done to the first 2/3 rds of the film. Trying to keeping performance at a decent level.

Latest round of rough blocking.

July 19th, 2009

 I haven’t had as much time as I would like for my planning and blocking. But with what time I’ve had to work with I’m happy with the way its moving along. I’m going to have put that much more into blocking plus and try to fix things as they come along. Ideally it would be nice to go back and fix things more proper like, but that’s just not going to happen. Ha.With anything else in life, wishing you had more time to do a few things or wanting things to pan out differently won’t fix whats going on now. So i’ve opted to move forward.

But definitely some valuable lessons learned from my current mentor, Greg Whittaker on initial blocking. I think i’ve done an ok job selling my main beats to the audience. Theres some confusion here and  there..but that’ll all be cleaned up soon.

For now I’m going to pay close attention to tightening poses, continue to look at clarity, and making sure I have some good arcs and spacing  put in early.

Latest update of my short film. Rough blocking.

July 12th, 2009

A much more condensed version of my animatic.

June 24th, 2009

 Class5 has been a great experience and I’ll have to dive into animation soon. Lots of planning, planning and more planning for the next few days.

Third pass of layout on my upcoming short film.

June 7th, 2009

 Slowwwly getting there. Going to spend today trying to shave off precious seconds.

2nd pass of layout for my short film. ” Tickets ready please”

June 6th, 2009

 Here is another installment of my short film. I think the story is tighter and much more readable than it has been in past versions. I’m going to have to think of an interesting way to get the mask to become more paper like and less like a real mask. Since he just kinda crafted one ” on the spot” to cheer up the girlfriend. And of course the ever crazy battle of trying to shorten the length of the short overall. But things are looking up as we near the end of the 5th class.

Latest pass on animatic.

May 25th, 2009

 First 1/3rd of the my short film has been put through 3d for layout purposes. And I’ve done a few  changes to the story to tighten the ending. I was a bit up against the wall as far as ideas went to get everything readable for the audience. My mentor threw some great suggestions out there and I broke out the wacom and decided to go with them. Hope it reads well.

Last pass of my Animatic. Onward to layout!

May 17th, 2009

 So we finally had to put together a schedule of our short film through the next 4 months. I think some small part in my brain exploded when I realized how much there has to be done. Lots of keyframes in the near future. Hope the story holds up.

AM Update. Second half of my animatic.

May 10th, 2009

 So the first 1/2 of my animatic will be definitely shortened. And a lot of finer points to be pushed and refined. Now comes my second 1/2. My mentor Jed will probably give me a critique in a day or so and I’ll be able to do one final pass on both halves for this week. Hoping to get it looking cleaner and more cohesive as a short story. Wish me luck. I gotta come up with some time saving ideas in the next couple days..