36. Live action, Again

I finished animating all the shots I filmed so far, so I’m back on live action.

I have a few “classic” shot to shoot, i.e. me going around in my living room pretending to be in the desert, but after that I’ll start the more complex shots, involving old fashion special effects such as building a fake head in latex. Ho boy that’s gonna be fun!

Here, a mock up layout of one of the shots I film yesterday:

Drunk

And just a little reminder that the kickstarter is still going! (9 days left!)

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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


31. It’s Christmas!

I’ll be enjoying the Xmas break for the next 2 weeks!

I’ll use that time to refine the film edit, add some voices and music, and get my KickStarter ready.

But in the mean time:

Joyeux Noel!


27. Zoetrope Gif

 

I finished shooting 3 sequences last week and I now have 12 new shots that I can animate.

Some of them are quite scary…

This one for instance, each drawing is a proper a4 drawing… shaded and all.

I made it into a kind of zoetrope gif, for fun. So that’s 9 frames out of the 26 the shot needs…

 

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25. Live Action

I’ve now finished animating everything I shot a will back, so today and probably tomorrow will be shooting live action again.

It’s quite a pain in the ass, but it has to be done… the bigest trouble is that, since last time, my hair grew quite a lot, and I’m gonna have to shave my beard… What a drag!

Here’s another little GIF, enjoy:

I’m a bit out of Ideas on what I should post, Do you have anything you’d like me to explain about animation, or anything you’d like to see?

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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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21. Animation GIF

This week I’m planing to finish one of the sequence (BE) in line test.

It should be quite doable, but I’d like also to finish the shading on this sequence…

It’s quite exiting to see a sequence build up shot by shot. It’s the moment where you have to hope that the edit is right!

And because everybody like them, here’s a GIF: