45. Bones

I finally got around shooting the skeleton shots (some of them anyway.)

Now you may wonder how do i rotoscop a skeleton??

Well it’s not easy… So I built a “Skeleton Costume” and I start from there and draw all the missing bits (bones really) the old way :)

The roto is SO painful, but drawing the spine and all the other thing is pretty fun. I’m saying that probably because I’m still doing the first shot.

Here is the test animation I made, to make sure that the suit worked… It’s not part of the film. I’m including the live footage, because let’s face it, it’s pretty stupide.

Walking skeleton

Here in HD on vimeo 

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42. Same old, Same old

Damn, I’ve been dead busy with playing fancy dressing and drinking (for the live action of the film, obviously – well mainly) that I forgot to post last week!

Anyway there is much more black on the character now, and shading takes twice longer… If you want to start a 2d film, hand drawn, here’s an advice, make everything white! Damn that black T-Shirt is killing me.

So you can forgive me, here’s a little GIF, the walking drunk (it’s not the shot that caused me lots of pain):

Walking


38. Animating

Not much to say this week, I’ve been animating for the last few weeks, and I’m getting faster at it (not sure if it’s better though)

One more shot and I get to shoot live action again.

drunko


34. Kickstarter Update

backers

Well the Kickstarter had an amazing start! We reached the initial goal in only 24 hours!

The initial goal was to cover the cost of finishing the film animation and the off costs, like festival inscription.

The new goal now includes the compositing of the film (putting all the animation layers together) and the sound recording!

I hope we can make it! So keep sharing the love!

Also I feel like the T-shirts don’t get as much attention as they deserve, It’s probably because I didn’t talk about them in the video, so here we go:

T_Shirts

I’m planing to print the T-shirt with the AMAZING Dude Factory, this means that the printing quality will be beautiful.

They print on American apparel cuts, Male and Female!  You can also choose a variety of colors. Check it out, HERE, And it’s only £25!

male

 

female


33. Deadman’s Reach Kickstarter is ON

visit Animating DeadMan’s Reach now! And enjoy awesome rewards and stories about the film!


33. KickStarter is READY – Trailer

Ahoy!

“Animating Deadman’s Reach” KickStarter is ready to go live!

I will be launching it THIS THURSDAY, valentine’s day.

And it will include Awesome Rewards!

Rewards

Don’t miss it, Thuersday, for 30 days only! I will be trying to raise 7000£.

The preparation was bloody intense, but at least you”ll be able to enjoy making fun of me in the KickStarter video!


24. Shading animation

First of all, sorry for not posting yesterday.

I’m sure the 2 visitors that were eager to discover more about the making of DeadMan’s Reach were very disappointed, Mum… Conor… sorry.

Anyway.

I didn’t post because I was going to post a video that I filmed with a GoPro stuck to my head. I thought it would be fun to see how I shade animation…

Turns out it took me more than 16 hours to shade the 33 frames of the particular shot I’m working on, and because of that:

1) I couldn’t draw with a GoPro on my head for 16 hours, I had to stopped after 8 hours… Neck fixing is not included in the film budget.

2) Even speed up 3000 time, the video was extremely boring.

So, I decided to post a GIF instead. It’s crazy how gifs are more popular than video, maybe its the equivalent of Disc/ CD but in the 2010: GIF / Vimeo

Anyway, here is what took me 16 hours to draw, color and shade…

And I’m still working on it… I’m now thinking “Summer 2016” is a good release date.

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