Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Hopefully the final model design of (human) Glynn. Had some issues with the hair colour, basically due to the gaming settings I had adjusted my pc monitor for ... oops. This is my postcard design ~ I wanted to involve all the aspects of the film into one image. Apart from the paper airplane and the throwing star, I have managed to do this. I will include the throwing star into the title design like the header on my blog.
Pleased with the shoes, and the white socks (as requested by all). Unfortunatly the pen and shirt pocket has been lost just because of the lack of space on the upper torso.
I will eventually painter or pshop this image so it follows the shading that the pencil sketch displays. I wanted to achieve the Superman 'bulge' in the trousers, as that is what the stance is based upon.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Finally managed to reduce the file size of this animatic. Still attempting to get the .mov below 10mb.
Hope that there isnt too many artifacts etc in this low res vid.
If you have any tips on reducing the file size of movs. Please let me know.
Friday, November 18, 2005
3d fimo model
Thursday, November 17, 2005
New narrative - storyboard
Glynn is making an origami cup, in which we see him pour a beverage. He has laid out a table mat and knife n fork on his desk ready to eat his lunch … a steamy hot pie, which is cooling in his window. As Glynn finishes preparing his desk for his much anticipated meal, he turns around to find that the pigeon is stood in the pie eating from the centre. The pigeon can’t see Glynn as it is frantically gobbling the centre of the pie away, so Glynn sneaks (tiptoes) over to grab the pigeon. Just as he is about to reach for the pigeon he steps on a creaky floorboard which startles the pigeon causing it to raise its head and become aware of the impending danger. Glynn lunges to close the window but the pigeon whips out through the rapidly closing gap.
Motive of pigeon- Scavenging for food
Motive of Glynn- Make origami, eat lunch + get rid of pigeon by closing window.
Other changes include : Thin Glynn jumping directly into a pigeons nest after escaping the shredder building.
Thin Glynn escapes scene after cutting down the piano, he leans against the wall and wipes the sweat off his brow - and is immediatly plucked from the pavement by a street cleaner's rubbish grabber.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Development of Thin Glynn model
Today I made progress with the development of the Thin Glynn model, by successfully backing an a4 sheet of paper with cinefoil. The cinefoil will strengthen the paper so that the paper stays bent when animating. This is my first encounter with the material, and it is a strange experience. The cinefoil will bend like paper, but once it is bent you cannot remove the crease! So much precaution will have to be taken (and was taken, after Tim Allen warned me about this problem) when making the models. The biggest problem I had today was finding a suitable adhesive, which did not set rock solid - which would make the model unbendable. The adhesive also had to be thick wnough to not soak in to the plain paper - causing it to appear see through. PVA, copydex, spray mount and Uhu were tried, but all failed. My eventual choice of adhesive is Araldite, very strong.. bendable if applied thinly and does not soak into the paper! Attached are photos of this new model which I have folded in the thin Glynn origami form. I will post photos of the creation process soon.
Monday, November 14, 2005
When I came to draw the rest of the storyboard I found that the story had changed so little since the last storyboard. Therefore I have decided to save myself about 3 days of (basically tracing) drawing, by using these existing frames. I have inserted some new frames, those who can remember the first storyboard I presented might just about see the differences. Each of these .jpegs are between 1mb- 1.5mb and contain many more frames, so if its difficult to see the detail you should be able to zoom in on the picture (you can if you are using firefox). I have stuck with the original ending until I have conversed with James about Tim's feedback. If I do change the ending I will post the new frames which change.
Sunday, November 13, 2005
39 frames of Thin Glynn
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Todays stat. update
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Thin Glynn UNFOLDED!
Darkened version of above image to show folds of paper clearly.