Category Archives: Palm Rot (thesis)
SPRING BREAK 2014
Spring Break this week. I spent the first 4 days applying for a storyboarding internship at DreamWorks. I had only scheduled 1 day to do it, but ended up making a new batch of storyboards just for the application.
Now it’s back to thesis. Thesis until May.
BREAKING BILL DOWN
Finally getting into the hallucination sequence is exciting, but it’s kind of turned production into molasses. There is a lot of decision making to be done, which hasn’t been a part of doing my thesis for 9 months. Hopefully it’ll be good.
Anyway- I keep a folder called ‘blog’ on my desktop. I save any mistake renders that I think look cool, or any process stuff that might be interesting. It’s been a little while since my last post and the folder is starting to feel a little backed up, so here’s a massive post-dump.
Some of the coloring is coming back in. The first is an example of the final look, the rest are happy accidents:
This is a new shot I’m probably going to add, if time permits:
And the rest is all hallucination sequence madness.
I had scheduled 1 day to finalize the hallucination sequence. It’s taken me 2 weeks:
Airboat Animation Reference
A sampler from some of the footage my mom helped me capture last December:
Now I just need a voice actor.
COLORING COMING IN
Getting shots back from my colorists! Thesis is slowly solidifying.
Finished this shot today. It’s right after Bill’s hand get’s crushed in the bottle and it explodes all over the boat, then the engine starts to rev off screen. That’s why Bill is making this ‘WHUUUUH?” expression. Trivia: Bill was originally named Cachorro, based on some stories about an exterminator I had heard from my grandfather. But in my research I learned that cachorro(a) mean puppy, or cub, and it didn’t seem to fit any more. So I ended up naming him after one of my and Katie’s uncles.
GETTIN COMFORTABLE WITH THE CINTIQ IN NC
Just some of the warm-up doodles I’ve been doing after crunching around on frozen mud in North Carolina. Last image is a post-warm up animation frame that I like.