Monday, February 23, 2009

so far so good

Coming along in my animation. I've been able to finish a scene every other day so I guess that's good, right?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Horray, I've started animating! I just got to keep on track and stay on schedule. I'm starting to realize that I much rather work on this than do anything else in my other classes.

I still feel icky, and that's putting a damper on everything. If one more person tells me to drink OJ I am going to flip. I get it already... vitamin C = good.

That is all, good day to you.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Here is my extremely fast animatic. The final will look...a lot better than this


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Work in progress

I've now finished my backgrounds, and I will start working on the characters...They will probably take me forever. Still working on the animatic too, so just hold tight. But for now, here are a few shots of my backgrounds.

I wanted to switch the background colors just to liven it up a bit. At first I was going to have the walls all yellow, but I decided to go with 3 colors that would switch back and forth- yellow, green and pink. The Garfield comic strip tends to do that sometimes, so I think that's where I get the idea from.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Update! yay!

For this class, I started making an animatic for the final film. I'm not finished, so I plan to work on that today. I'm a little confused on what kind of music I'm going to use for my's hard to find exactly what you want especially when you didn't plan a story around a song you already had. I was thinking of some happy, upbeat, instrumental music- like a clarinet, trumpet or piano playing some tune. I looked for some over the weekend, and I couldn't really find what I was looking for. Oh well- I'll find something, I hope!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


character sizes

final script

Setting: A light yellow room filled with paint cans, easels, and empty canvases
Sound Effect: Music play throughout film

Scene 1.1- Blank white background. Camera pans up while big, colorful drops of paint splatters on the white. L/S of Sophie in the room. Purple paint drips from her finger onto white piece of paper. M/S of Sophie as she looks down smiling. Sohpie leans in to paint.

Scene 1.2- C/U pf Sophie's finger painting down the piece of paper. Camera follows the paint. Down shot of Sophie leaning over paper. Sophie leans up and reveals a purple rabbit on the paper. M/S of Sophie. She has a big smile on her face.

Scene 1.3- Shot of paper with the purple rabbit. A pause, then the rabbit’s ear waves at her. Sophie blinks and tilts her head.

Scene 1.4- M/S. The rabbit jumps off the paper and Sophie catches him. The rabbit kisses her and jumps off her arms. Sophie stands perplexed.

Scene 1.5- The rabbit hops toward the camera, splattering paint everywhere. Sophie snaps out her astonishment and chases after him.

Scene 1.6- Shot of rabbit running down the room. Then shot of Sophie running after him.

Scene 1.7- The rabbit jumps by an open orange paint can. The rabbit leaves the shot. The rabbit pops his head back into the frame looking at the paint can. He is curious and dips his ear into the paint. He paints a picture of a smiley face on the wall. He mimics the smile he drew. He sees Sophie coming and jumps away. Sophie chases after him.

Scene 1.8- L/S. They run down the room and the rabbit jumps on a canvas leaning against the wall. When Sophie reaches him, he jumps and lands on his feet behind her. The canvas falls on Sophie.

Scene 1.9- M/S. Seeing what happened, the rabbit starts laughing at Sophie. Sophie looks down. A blank piece of paper, orange, and green paint are next to her.

Scene 2.1- Shot of the rabbit painting pictures on the wall with his ears. He turns his head when Sophie whistles at him. Sophie holds up a carrot she just finger painted. The rabbit runs towards it.

Scene 2.2- Sophie throws the carrot into a blank canvas. The rabbit jumps after it. The rabbit is stuck motionless inside the painting, a look of happiness with his carrot.

Scene 2.3- Sophie sighs with relief and walks off screen.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Model sheets

Here are my two characters, Sophie and Rabbit!

Monday, February 2, 2009

5th tutorial: Lip Sync

Here's my lip sync! This was pretty fun to do.