Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Making the Animatex for Robot Animation

I planned to make this animatex with the use of paper drawings. Paper caricatures shifted around drown stenography. but it was much easier to make it with the use of real objects, and if I am using objects why should I not use my own hands as hands of the robot. this way I did this strange animation with is still doing what I need it to do. I can see the overall composition of the video. I know where I need to add another sequence of shoots, and where the film does not make any scene.
I feel that my problem with planning and creating the animatex could be lack of experience with film editing. It is difficult for me to plan shoot after shoot what will be happening in the movie. I am not saying that planning is the best way of doing it, but hey... I need to start somewhere.
I hope that I will not make the same mistake that I have made with my previous movie where I did not focused on direction of the movie. I was so absorb with photography of the movie that I the movie it self did not have any sense. With this project on the stage of starting the shooting I would like to have the time to get back to the script writing, just to be double shoot that I know what is the movie about.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Robot Animatex

video
The second I finished this Animatex I was not happy with it. I fell that I would have to spend much more time on it to make it work. Al dough I tried to make it nice and pretty it is still difficult to understand. But it did help me quite a lot.
For the next step after this I decided to make documents with a list of shots in with i will detail what is going on in the shoot. that could help with the comunication with my sound producers. And I will have a nice list where I will make notes about how to build the scenography and how to set the lights.

Robot Animation

The Robot animation is my Personal Project for the university. I have two semester to finalise the project, and right now I have 3 months left.
Together with two sound producers we are making a project about an artist (robot) that is sacrificing him self for the sake of art.
The script is mine, Ill do the animatex, animation, all the design, photography and models... that means that most of the blame is on me, the guys are responsible for the sound. So if it turns out to be shocking... its most likely be my fault... and I need to finish the animation in April so that they could do the music for the ready peace.

This is the concept sketch for the robot.

Blog Starts

I need this blog to document my own work. It could be also a reference for my future employers.
I will try to focus on Stop frame animation, but there will always be something private, something about painting and film.