Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Drawn Animated Character Ideas

These are a few of my early sketches for when the characters are inside the letter itself. The scans are a little hard to see but hopefully there is enough to make out. I wanted to go for a real folksy, upbeat vibe with them. I envision these characters as being very bouncy and animated but still kind of grounded with respect to being somewhat representational of their real life counterparts in the film. They would also be colored in outline but possibly fully color I am still playing with the idea. Like I said though they are early representations but feedback on any of them would be great.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Welcome To My Blog!

Hello and welcome to my blog.  As a senior animation student I am charged with creating a thesis film before graduation.  Now that I am finally back home in the good old US of A I thought it would be a good idea to get some of the few things I have done up on this blog before school.  I have tried to remain motivated in these summer months and though I have been away working I have luckily been able to keep pen and paper around to get down some ideas.

My initial goals for the summer were research and maybe a little development.  While research was somewhat hard to come by while I was away I turned to more of the development of characters and story since I could easily do that without a computer.  Transitions between scenes and character motivations have been some of the first ideas I have dealt with.  Along with that I have tried to get some temp music going as my piece will rely on it to set the mood.  Heavy production will soon begin as school is only a couple weeks away and I hope to at least knock out some more visual style now that I am back home at my workstation.

My film is more of a visual music style of piece if I had to classify it.  It is a blend of pixelation and hand drawn characters set to a alternative music piece I am having my brother's band develop.  I really like the story I have set I just am tinkering with the motivation of the characters as well as the final direction I would like the film to take.  I really believe the music will be a huge part of the piece and hopefully in the coming week I will have a temp music file to put up on this blog.

Anyways, that is about it for now.  Thanks for visiting and hopefully as you check back I will have more positive updates.