Friday, March 26, 2010

Fast Forward

Guess what? The backgrounds are done. Those things that I was supposed to do a year ago? They're done now. It feels pretty good to say that... even if it's super late. Everything always takes 10 months longer than you think it will.

They're all delicately hand-crafted and there are enough of them to make over one second of 30 fps animation. The rough, stand in animation's almost done too. It'll either happen today or tomorrow.

I'd also like to thank everyone's who's been putting up with my high-stress state of being. It's hard, I know. I'll draw Bayonetta fan art soon, I promise.

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.