Sunday, November 22, 2009

Warming Up

Animation has begun on my film. I've tried to schedule myself around finals, midterms, and holidays as much as I can. I haven't had time to animate in awhile, so I thought I'd warm myself up with some simple tests. Shots 18 and 31 were the easiest without the aid of After Effects.

A reoccurring motif in my film is the father's venting of his anger by breaking his paint brushes. As good a place to start as any.

Having a "Down-Shooter/Pencil Tester" at home makes it much easier to work comfortably. Me and Mel sit side by side drawing while Niles plays away at his video games. Amidst coffee, pencil sharpening noises, and the random hilarious game moment, work gets done rather well. Animation is a creative medium, so being comfortable while working is a must. Plus, who can beat animating on a couch?

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