Category Archives: Process

Progress on Beach Composite

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Jungle Construction – Danger Island Progress

Re-wrote the story and blocked out new scenes for Danger Island. It’s pretty doable now- it’s gonna be fun. Blocking out shots is fun too- I like making diagrams.

 

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Trucking Along

We shot the first scene- starting the COMPOSIIIIIIIIIITE. Hard to find time for anything- but I’ll churn out a larger post sometime soon.

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Character Design Test

 

Just trying to keep the volume with of this skull with a head turn. Tomorow I want to animate the same move, same timing, photoshop only, no lines. See if I can pull it off.

Shooting the frames in low-light makes the animation look like some old-timey film:

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Beach Construction

Andrew and I built the beach today. These are some test-shots I took at Home Depot to see which succulents would look best from the bottom up:

LA is insane. There is a dedicated store for everything. After Home Depot we went to Foam-mart for foam, Necromance for tiny bones and shells, Mother Pluckers for feathers. Here are some shots of our aggregated materials:

And making the beach. Working with such a loose foam was actually a really pleasant surprise:

I’m really excited. Lighting is going to be hard to get right, and things are getting harder already. I’m starting to feel the time-constraint anxiety that possessed me all last semester. Which is good. It felt weird not being stressed. But working with Andrew is fun, Katie is contributing a lot of great props and sweetness. I think the project is gonna be cool. Here’s a HYPER rough mock-up of an already rough panoramic we shot today:

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