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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

All done

Well the films all finished now and it has been an interesting experience. In the last few weeks I have come out of the little sphere of work I had created for myself and realized there is a big world out there and I need to start looking for a job in it. I've also finally finished off a few outstanding issues which I'd ran out of time with before the deadline, so now I'm happy to say I can draw a line under this project.

The film was screened at harbour lights for my degree's end of year show and went down well I hope. It won the award for best aesthetic amongst my graduating year, so I couldn't be more pleased!. I'm now in process of submitting OMAHD to some festivals so hopefully there's still some mileage in the film yet.

Below are some screen shots from the finished Film. Thanks for looking at this blog!

Monday, 20 April 2009

Colouring part two

So this is what I've decided upon for my final character aesthetic. I'm using two different techniques but i think they compliment each other.

The basic technique for colouring my man is this;
re-sized raw jpegs, paint over in photoshop on a new layer using a multiply blend. Using this layer to give a solid outline delete the unwanted exterior on the original photo. then duplicate this layer, threshold and overlay on top of the image using multiply to give the defined black lines.

Below is an example of a combination of this technique and finished painted dog frames ( I haven't painted the background yet)

Friday, 17 April 2009


Its been a while since posting here, that's mainly because Ive been concentrating on getting all the animation sorted and ready for shooting. well that's done now (mostly) so I'm moving onto colouring.

Here is an example of what Ive been doing,

Spot the difference. I have a slight issue over how to blend his fur layer into the final look. Layering it on top gives a nice result but means losing the lineart around his back and ears, multiplying the layer leaves the lineart but the black lines seem a little heavy, not a big issue as i can re-render what i have already once i make a decision. Below are some examples,

This last ones a quick experiment with using a lighter colour line. I'm not too keen.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Animatic Update

The latest version of my animatic. The animation is almost complete so I will be moving onto colouring within the start of next week.

This version also includes the latest rough soundtrack provided by composer Lee Miller and the vocals for both man and dog performed by Rory Jackson. This is fairly roughly edit but still I'm really pleased with how the elements are coming together.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

a short clip

i though I'd post a little clip to let you know what I've been up too. its been a while since my last post because I've been busy animating! almost finished now!

anyway this is a shot that took me quite a while. its a key scene, which shows the moments before the man snaps. I've gone for a handy cam-stylee approach too imply we're involved in the action and to emphasise the hectic, scatty nature of the dog and hide some of my dodgy animation.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Animatic Update

-this includes most of my recent work and a new soundtrack more in line with what i have in mind. this week i have also been in contact with a voice artist and a composer to get the sound side of things moving.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

latest animatic

...with full sound, unlike the last one. hopefully going to be bringing some of my rough keys into this soon and a new soundtrack. anyway here it is for now,