Monday, December 31, 2007

Animation Reference - Smallville - super speed in slow motion

He's how the super speed is done for smallville

They use motion blur on Clark. I also like the sound effects. The way the leaves are moving while Clark is running is great for my light bulb cracking in slow motion. The leaves barely move until after Clark passes and causes the gust of wind that blows the leaves.
How to do super speed
1- Actor runs in direction
2- Leaf blower - Speed

Smallville Series - 16, October, 2001 - ?
Smallville. CW Television Network, Los Angeles, California. 2001- ?

Clark again is show in super speed, than the world slows down around him. The rain drops falling show how fast he really moves. This is the kind of effect I want when Flash in show in slow motion.

Accelerate. Smallville. The WB Television Network, Los Angeles, California. 6 May 2003

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Starting Thesis - Animation Reference - Dastardly & Muttley

I still so wiped out from last semester and am now sick, but I know I need to start my Thesis. I so figured I start out easy and gather reference for my animation. Here’s one I found for the high speed run.

Animation Reference:
Dastardly & Muttley In Their Flying Machines – opening:
Reference for a high speed run with anticipation. Also Muttley has a good snicker.

Dastardly & Muttley In Their Flying Machines
Opening. Dastardly & Muttley In Their Flying Machines. Hanna-Barbera Productions, Los Angeles, California. 16 Sept. 1969

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pre-Thesis Book

Well I handed in my Pre-Thesis Book and DVD today. I struggled with the Proof of Concept (Rigging), but I finally got it to work. I'm so wiped out that I won't be touching any thesis work until after Christmas.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Final Deliverables

Well, it's coming to the end of the semester. Boy that went fast. All my Pre- Thesis material is due next week. As I get it done I'll add it to this posting. I want to make sure I have everything they asked for.

1. Thesis Treatment
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Thesis statement
1.3 Synopsis
1:3B Treatment
1.4 Script
1.5 Storyboard
1.6 Production design
1.7 Shot List
Shot Sheets
1.8 Production schedule
1.9 Verbal execution plan

2. Research Paper
2.1 Introduction to the subject, overview about the areas of research
2.2 Cultural, historical, scientific and social aspects
2.3 Artistic aspects – in depth analysis of sources relevant to your project, comparison of approaches and results, techniques & styles
2.4 Technical aspects
2.5 Final conclusions and relevance to the project –
2.6 Bibliography & appendices

3. Proof of Concept (on CD/DVD)
3.1 Animatic 13MB
3.2 Rig
3.3 Full Color PDF of completed Pre-Production book with Blog entries

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Animation Mentor

Well I got my email from Animation Mentor’s orientation today. I was so excited; I can’t wait to start classes on Jan. 7th.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thesis Production Schedule

Well, I knew I wouldn’t stick to the one I made earlier. With my story changing so much, I got set back.
Here's my Production Schedule

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Met with Misha

Well I met with Misha yesterday and he had some great suggestions for my story. First he wants me to have them watching TV showing their olden days on it, with the cheesy batman and robin style. I was thinking I could do the TV in a 2-D style. Then he wants me to have them shut it off and begin to play checkers. I was thinking about this and I could have him stretch to turn off the TV, Flexman doesn’t need a remote. He also had the suggestion to make Flexmans movements very jerky. He suggest I give a twist to what I see, we all see our self in them. He suggests that I really push the super powers. For the elocution, he suggests afterwards that I make it their time to shine again at the end for one of the two. He gave me the example that the electrocution gives Flexman he’s energy again and they jump out the window to save the day once again. He felt it would give the story a message like no matter what age you are don’t give up your hopes/dreams.