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Shot 12 work in progress

Posted on September 13, 2009  3 Comments
Filed under Animation Mentor, Portfolio, Short film



This is one of the shots from my short film. Our little guy is a vampire who fell asleep and wakens up realising that he is burning. The shot is still in step (well most of it is blocked on ones anyway)

I have reframed the shot compared to the original version I did during Animation Mentor but something is bothering me. I am gonna keep it this way for the time being and we will see how it works in continuity with the previous and next shots.
I haven’t yet worked on the legs/steps once he lands as I am still unsure about how long he will stay in the air. Do you think this is too long or just enough?

Also the combination of legs/arms flalling makes it a really busy silhouette, should I just animate the legs and keep his arms frozen forward? I will check some old Warner Brother cartoons and try to find some answers tomorrow.

I will also do a proper rig for the long chair tomorrow just so I can give it a more organic feel to it (think Gobelins short films)

[update] looking at it with fresh eyes, I think I will start the shot a bit later and keep the take for the previous shot. The framing will look better.


3 Responses to “Shot 12 work in progress”

  1. Keith Ribbons on September 14th, 2009 06:49

    Hey Olive,
    I think this shot shows a great level of confidence and maturity. You are willing to really push the rig, spacing and poses.
    I can see how you have improved over the past year, and its this effort and attention to detail that will make your short something quite special.
    Well that’s me inspired, now time to revisit my short and add better polish!! : )

  2. Olivier Ladeuix on September 14th, 2009 08:42

    Confidence and maturity! I am blushing Keith ;-)

    Hehe when I was in France, the animators I worked with had a lot of experience with cartoony animation so that was a real eye opener.

    Originally that was the style I had in mind for my short but having two class 6 mentors with very different tastes didn’t help at all.

    Anyway let’s have a look at your blog, I haven’t checked it for a while!

  3. Keith Ribbons on September 15th, 2009 02:20

    Ah, mine is offline for a while until I have something decent to show!

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