Saturday, 28 January 2012

Animating underway

Ok well ive finished one really simle scene colours and all and im working my way through another,animation is go

Toon Boom update

Gave toon boom another go,bit more successful,My little experiments didnt really work so ive had to go back to toon boom,i might still try and colour everything in photoshop tho

Friday, 27 January 2012

2011-12 Showreel

A quick pencil test of a scene from my movie this year makes an appearance in here,A practise showreel before i put together another one at the end of the year(uni year)

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Toon Boom

Had my first gander at toon boom n about 2 years and Its terrible horrendousness has come flooding back.It crashes on  whim,its aqward and very un user friendly so im hoping to figure out a better way to do my film.I am more then willing to pay each frame in photoshop,its just finding another program to compile the frames how i need them so alot of expermentation is ahead

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Why Improv

         I redid my "script" fully once again, part of the problem with improv.My current script only retains traces of the origional script.With each new take I tried to hold on to my favourite lines but as I did more and more drafts I found myself having to drop alot of things I was fond of,The only remaining joke I have was maybe my Duggan suicide gag which survived each incarnation and in lots of versions expanded to be a running joke but then got cut back down for story purposes.I now understand why writers don't like writing exposition and it's proved a problem for me.I wanted a very natural sounding film as I find in most cartoons and movies, characters talk so well and so elagantly it doesn't seem real,you never hear an 'erm' or an 'am' or any line fudged whatsover.Uneducated characters speak with more grace then politicions or spokesmen, only with a traditionally lower class accent to let you know there less educated then the others.
         One of my favourite shows Home Movies for its first series at least would have only an outline of an episode and would just let there actors talk and see what came out and make the show out of that.Even in later seasons they when they had scripts they would let the actors go off track or on tangents and make mistakes and they would keep it in and when you watched the show it felt like exagerated, but real people talking.
         My film has to be under 2 minutes so its hard to let lines breath and jokes kick in. So far it feels like a race to connect everything and move the miniscule plot along and thats with me cheating and going almost 3 minutes instead of 2.I like my current draft and while my first few were rushed I think given time they could have been perfected.7 Minutes to me is a solid time to tell a simple story and make some jokes but its hard to do justice in 7 minutes and even the best stuff has a hard time keeping peoples attentions when we live in a world of quick juvenial fart jokes and jackass shock humour which I'd be lying if I dedn't say I am guilty of enjoying too,Maybe 2 minutes isn't so bad

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Private and Public in 'Train Molestation'

Tom Is a neurotic little boy waiting for his train home when a stranger sits beside him and invades his personal space.Private,Toms inner taughts expresses how the public Tom Really Feels about his situation but is unable to express out loud.Last years Film Before I begin production on this years movie

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Final Business Card

Decided to go with this one in the end,I liked the watch conept but didnt think I pulled it off very well,might keep it in reserve for later once of tweeked it better

Business card ideas

Some ideas I was working on for my business blog

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

another animatic

its getting there,a little bit disjointed but its all part oof the process

Monday, 9 January 2012

More Expression sheets

The expression sheets for the sheriff and the bandit including there death head shots