Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Silhouette Of the scene
Silhouette of the character helps to identify, whether line of an action is going correct or not. This is the first the time, I am using this method step by step method of animation. After blocking stage, it is convenient to identify arc of the motion in this form. Attention is only towards line of action. It gives clear idea of character movement. Silhouette creates a shape. Interesting shapes, add involvement in animation. It helps to simplify action, which is easy to correct at the stage of blocking.
Sunday, 22 January 2012
This song was originally used in 2D animation movie called Lion King. A huge character and a skinny character, this combination always works in animation. Not only by differencing them by their size, but also by their characteristic. One is very a hyper and other one is a calm character. They still are very funny looking characters. There are two varieties of animation in single frame. Bother characters are dancing on beats but still there is dissimilarity in timing. Snappy animation style is used. I am a big fan of this series.
This is a French animation series for children but, being a youngster I still enjoy their episodes. This song and dance is famous with those characters. Hippo is called Pat and the dog is called Stan. All the episodes of the series are hilarious and entertaining.
Saturday, 21 January 2012
An idea behind this act is a emotional feeling which a blind person could have. A blind girl who really love to dance but, she cannot see herself doing it. In her dreams, she want do all those things which she really desire to do. I was collecting information about blind dancers. How choreographers teach them and how they get along with it. Converting disability into ability is really a commendable job. These people are more curious about the actions. It is really hard for them to realize the action.
While animating dance it is very essential to know what is going to happen in that shot.In this clip I planed several camera changes. I want to finalize my major cameras in story boarding. Exactly what I want to do in animation is clear in a storyboard.
Story is a blind girl named Rose,who loves to dance. Rose is learning dance as her hobby,but is upset that she can not see herself dancing. One day after finishing her class, on the way to home she had a illusion. In a part she is dancing with the flowers and trees around. She is jumping and trying to touch the sun in her vision. She want to do everything in her dream. This express her emotions that she want to do all those thing which she practically can not do. She is very happy and pleased to have such a dream, than being depress that she is disable. Reason behind that is, her desire is not only to dance but, also to see herself while doing it.
I want to make this animation clip not in a practical way but in a emotional way.
I acted lots of time for this scene. I practiced this dance at home for many time but I could not achieve body movements. Finally after trying so many times I got the proper reference which I was looking for.
Character should look like a simple girl. I started with the blocking stage. Scene is going to have seven camera changes. Each camera changes are for the purpose. To show animation detail I kept some close up cameras also. All the gestures were clear in storyboard and reference. I emphasized on strong body poses for the dance. Staging of the character was very important in this stage. Character's appeaser in those dance movement was my major concern. I added as much detail as possible to get an idea out of it.
Friday, 20 January 2012
This a blocking stage of my presenter clip. There are three camera changes I am planning for this scene. According to dialogue, camera will be focused on relative character. When Mr Deric is talking, camera will be focused on both character individually . There will be one more camera, covering both characters. This clip is in progress. Idea behind working on blocking or on key poses is, to get timing right. I will emphasis on getting key poses right. I want to get strong poses on time. Here I can easily change my key poses, if they are not on time. Tough part is to animate two character at the same time. This a challenge for me, as I never did this before.
Monday, 16 January 2012
This video is a perfect example of, How to approach towards a scene after setting a animation camera. I was attempting to animate straight ahead for this scene but, it did not work. There were too many errors. For correcting my faults, I again have to work on my key poses. After my third attempt, I found this link of a 11 second club. This was very inspiring, how exactly should I approach towards the scene.
This scene has two character. If, I will focus on one, the others reactions seems left out. But through this video, I found an idea about scene planning. Key poses [ story telling poses ] are very essential in planning of animation. I should try and get my timing right at the stage of blocking. After appropriate blocking, I can move on to work on its extreme poses followed by proper in-between. Refining gesture would be next step. Lip sync and facials expression will come after that. Completion of all those stages will give me more room to work on my finishing product, where I can work on my facial timing, holds, and on secondary animation.
I am restarting my scene again with this style of planning. I hope, I will get better result out of this.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Friday, 13 January 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Impressive work, a small boy who is really keen to open his gift. Nice use of space in camera frame.
This clip do not have any background, that really helps viewer to keep their eye only on character.
Character is design and animated nicely. Keeping him as a small boy, animator managed to show his strong side also. I really like the cheat of smoke, when boy tries to open his present forcefully. No need of animating everything which we want to convey. Sometimes visual illusion can work more than animation. Humor plays an important role in animation. It is a easy way to build interest of audience. I enjoined this clip...
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Doing animation is not only moving things perfectly but, also showing them in presentable manner.
Richard Williams said that, We animate scene to took it beautiful. This movie clip is a appropriate example of it.
I am really working on how to convey a concept and an idea.
In this video what I found is, a nice simple concept's execution in a convincing way. Style of the movie, even sound track is close to the plot.
A blind small girl with her dog, walking on the street. The dog is actually like a friend or a guide for her. Interesting part of the story is, when a girl goes into a magic world. She may never has seen the real world but she is imagining the whole mysterious world around her. That shows her creativity also. She lives in a world which she cannot see or become part of, but in her magical world she changes everything with her magic wand.
I even enjoyed the last of the story. Story's really reveals at the end. While credits, we can see the actual essence of the plot. Artist made some illustrations which clears the story and that holds interest till end.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
I spent very little time of my London trip for sketching. I was so mesmerize by the beauty of places that couldn't miss a moment by drawing it.
While traveling I observed lot of passengers.Even they were having very little time in train, every single person was trying to gain something out of it. A guy was playing Casio musical instrument. A woman was reading a book with all her attention. A old age person was trying to rest. It was amazing that, no two people were doing the same thing.
Specialty of these sketches is, I made them by my eyeliner pencil. In vacation, while travelling to Nottigham at my friend's place, I found many interesting views to draw. But because of my last min packing, I forgot to bring my sketching material with me. Advantage of being girl, I found one Eyeliner Pencil in my bag and it was enough for me to convert all my memories into pictures. A nature drawing can also express gesture. In this picture, first tree is showing his dominance. Last one is peeking from back. Those tree are also carrying a attitude in them.
"Even the atmosphere of a landscape has a (spatial) gesture." Walt Stanchfield.