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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

Final Outcome & Reflection

Our final outcome was a success – we stayed very late in the uni on Friday night despite the extension which allowed us to really pour out all our last creative thoughts for the project. (4am. lol) Working together the entire group’s different animations was difficult as we wanted to remain as faithful to both […]

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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

Art Direction

Graphic Identity and Colour Palette Alongside the 3D workflow, I thought it would be a good idea to work on a graphic identity for our film to use in credits/on-screen graphics and presentations/posters etc. In many ways, it helped further established the iconic silhouette we were going for of the showdown with the slugs watching […]

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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

Animation and Rendering

Animation Having missed Semester 1, I utilised this stage as a process to gain some knowledge on the principles of animation. I was referring to Richard Williams’ Animator’s Survival Guide and learned about various elements of animation such as squash/stretch, action/reaction, anticipation and so on. I felt that to allow this understanding to show in […]

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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

Pre-Vis

Pre-Vis Post-storyboard, we were ready to create our pre-vis. At this stage, I was still finishing the block-out of The Sidekick (see here for character workflow details), however this worked well for pre-vis purposes. This task was super useful to continue development with basic key-framing. See our FIRST PASS pre-vis here. See our SECOND PASS […]

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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

Film Analysis: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The sequence begins with the reveal of the Man With no Name. It is slow and complimented by a loud Western phrase of music. We get a low angle of the character, followed by close up shots which both emphasises him as powerful and human as we get an in depth look at his emotions. […]

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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

The Sidekick: Character Portfolio

I decided to take on THE SIDEKICK. The Sidekick is Wayne’s sheepish second-hand man. He doesn’t even have a gun. A measly desert fly, he’s simply there to ‘intimidate’ and serve his master (although he doesn’t do a great job, he is the most intimated out of any of them). He has a belt, a […]

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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

The Storyboard

The Initial Storyboard Following discussion about the screenplay, we moved on to the storyboarding stage. Below is my first dig at a storyboard (including several of Kharis’ frames). We were heavily inspired by The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and the classic shot/reverse-shot editing style. We incorporated many over-the-shoulder shots which helps enhance the […]

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Animation Exercises (Animated Narratives)

Throughout Semester 2, we explored many different animation exercises that helped us to develop our skills. I have logged what I learned in this post. Basic Animation The ultimate bouncing ball exercise introduced squash and stretch to me as I was not in Semester 1. Completing this exercise alongside the robot jumping one really helped […]

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Assignment 2: Film Y1 S2: Animated Narratives

Animated Narratives Assignment 2 – Concept/Screenplay

Presentation 1 (Week 6) Presentation 2 (Week 12)   The Idea From the moment we knew the theme¬†was¬†NATURE, we agreed we wanted to do something that was comedic and witty in its insight into natural ongoings. In early discussions, we narrowed it down to three distinct ideas: Mushroom Kingdom Bat-man and Robin Insect showdown Of […]