After figuring out what it was going to be about (My animation) I could set a target audience. I decided to go for the idea of an earlier animation studies (Toon vs Actor) and use the characters from that studies as an example for this one. The story is about a young girl named Anna … Continue reading Animation Studies: Promo Kit : The doings.
For the project I started my research with simple ads. Making a setup on paper which had a collection of way in which people use ads and other visual forms of promotion. Visual ads that are all around us are billboards, TV commercials, posters, ads on brand items such as bottles, merchandise, magazines etc. … Continue reading Animation Studies: Promo Kit – Initial research.
Throughout the cryptic writing, the task is pretty simple. If you had an animation that you wanted to get out for the world to see, how would you promote it? For the upcoming 2 posts I will reflect somewhat on what I did and how I experienced the task.
We initially thought that we would have to pick a few projects and pitch them on the monday, so that we'd have all weekend to come up with several powerpoints and pitch our ideas to our clients who would then decide who they wanted to take in and who they didn't. However, over the weekend … Continue reading Animation Studio : Project 3 Team Live Briefs. Project and initial research.
During the picking apart of Cool World, I do want to keep in mind to not compare the story or character style to Who Frames Roger Rabbit. This is just research to see what works and what doesn't work, and when it doesn't work how it relates to the audience. Keeping in mind that the … Continue reading Animation Studies 2 : Toon vs Actor. Research: Dissect and take note – Cool World (1992)
I decided to go for 2 films, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cool World. It is safe to say that Cool World took inspiration from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, however, it wasn't as well regarded as Roger Rabbit. Both are a mixture of 2D animation and live action. Not much apart from one another with … Continue reading Animation Studies 2 : Toon vs Actor. Research: Dissect and take note.
From the moment I exported the characters to Maya, I was afraid of this step. Simply because I was not sure if I had managed to sculpt it correctly in Zbrush, managed to come to the right amount of topology in Zbrush in order to give him facial expressions which would work. The last thing … Continue reading Project 2 Animation Studio :Dialogue, action and interaction. Skin weights and Blendshapes and Feedback.