Category Archives: Palm Rot (thesis)
Had to make a pitch-bible for my thesis. I’m not the best graphic designer and all the text kind of made the layout look like garbage, so I removed it for the purposes of the post. What you’re seeing here are some first-pass designs. I’ve got to push Bill so he’s easier to animate and hopefully a more stylish design. One that doesn’t look like Master Roshi. The title is tentative. There is actually a lot more work to be done.
I was getting some great feedback, and I thought my story was 100% done, but when I put my storyboards into an animatic it timed out to 8 and half minutes. Which is much too long if I want to produce any worthwhile animation. 2 minutes need to be shave, which is going to be rough. Plus I’m going to try and work in more scenes that will be exciting to animate.
That is a beautifully animated little spot that Simon showed me yesterday. I downloaded it and was stepping through the frames last night because I was blown away by how much motion-blur they animated into the image. I also noticed that the individual drawings aren’t that great. It’s just the movement that’s phenomenal. Plus everything the story lends itself to animation.
I’m a little worried that I have the opposite problems. My drawings might be solid, but they don’t move as well, and the stories I write don’t translate into stuff that’s easily animate-able. I’m sure I can make my thesis move well, but I just have to keep reminding myself of what’s possible in animation. There is a lot of learning to be done, and a lot of stuff to keep in mind at all times.
Put this on top of an exciting potential job opportunity I’m not sure I can even talk about- and I’m almost seizing up from all the stuff I need to be juggling. But there are only 2 weeks left in the semester, so I have to crank it out.
Woof- this blog needs more drawings and less venting.
Trashed my 3rd draft of thesis!
NO MORE procrastinating – all boards and style development now. IT’S STARTING TO GET FUN.
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Fueling my brain-rockets with some inspiration collages, gearing up for thesis.