Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crash and Burn

Things were going okay for my senior project until the past couple of days. Since Wednesday we're showing for the first time this semester, I really wanted to get everything together in a structured, comprehensible format so that everyone could finally see what I'm doing.

So much for that. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. And now, I have no chance of having something worthy of showing. I feel so comfortable as a character animator, and I work best on paper. But as a film maker... I can't get my drawings on paper to the screen. It's a hurdle I just can't seem to get over. All attempts at compositing it failed. Now I don't have time to make it work.

This is what one of the shots would look like... had I been able to composite it.

I guess... until I figure out, that's all I have to show anyone. That and a big pile of animation paper with drawings that don't make sense by themselves on it. If you can think of a process that would work as far as putting it all together goes, I'm up for suggestions.

UPDATE: I think I figured it out! It only took half the week and now that I have it figured out it's 7pm the day before showing... so yeah, I still can't show a whole animatic, but at least now I know how to make one.


  1. why not just shoot what you've done and throw it into an animatic? D:

    you could show that one shot as an example, but still have the raw stuff to show to go along with it.

  2. the problem I'm having is that the pencil tests just don't make sense by themselves, without the background and without being 100% finished (none of the walk cycles are done and there are a couple shots with an interaction but I only have 1 character). And I can't figure out how to put the background and the character together, except in photoshop... but then how do I get from photoshop to quicktime?