Environment and lights are pretty much sorted now so finally moved onto blocking out my animation!
So after the presentation today I’ve started blocking out my environment for the project!
Here are a few clips of some of my favourite changes in emotion from films and tv shows I’m in to which I think might help me out in this project:
The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 8.
Laurel and Hardy.
This one isn’t without dialogue but it’s such wicked scene and everyones emotions do change instantly I think this would help with the project a lot!
So the task set in our first lecture back was basically to go out and find things that we don’t normally do to stimulate us and get some ideas going.
So for this I’ve decided to basically give my mum a break and take my baby sister, Sophie, to all there baby groups my mum normally would whilst they visit me in Nottingham.
So far we’ve been to baby ballet and it was possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever witnessed in my life. That is until she made me join in with all the other single mums. Then it was basically me, in a tutu, being shouted at by my 2 year old sister in front of a group of middle aged women because I ‘wasn’t taking it seriously‘.
I’ve also picked up a lot of ideas from listening to the drunks and people on awkward dates at the cocktail bar I work at. They always have some interesting stories which I’ve been noting down in my phone.
However, my main idea came from a Tesco self service checkout that refused to work for this poor man. I think everyone loses their minds when they hear ‘unexpected item in the baggage area’ and your only aid is some sassy college boy with a fringe who doesn’t want to be there anymore than you do. I think this one works the most as its just so relatable and doesn’t really need any further narrative or information other than what is going o at that moment in time – a man just trying to do his shopping, which everyone can relate to.
I do wish I filmed it but I feel he reached peak anger when he saw my flash so I swiftly left the shop. :)))
So here is how I spent my summer, hiding in the shade sketching and avoiding the beach in Portugal 🙂
So it’s finally over and I’ve actually learnt loads from this project. As well as learning how to give the illusion of weight effectively I’ve also learned so much more about how to render with Arnold, particularly through messing around with finding a way to light my exterior scene.
I’ve also learnt how to use splines to rig ropes and set up a scene for a camera as well as just modelling an environment.
All in all I think it went pretty well, there are a few things I’d like to go back and improve on but not a bad finish to the year I think 🙂