onsdag den 8. december 2010

Clean Up

Like everything else at this school (or everything about animation for that matter) i like the process of clean up, its just that I rarely do clean up drawings, and my clean lines are often really rough. I am not crazy for clean up, but it's nice to sit and draw. I just prefer sketches, and can you really blame me? Sketches are awesome, matter of fact! Lucky for me our teacher, this week it's Slaven, don't want really clean lines. Life savior!

Anyways, back on track, it doesn't help that the character is Balto from, yeah you guessed it, Balto. Through that movie that dog changes design 5 billion times, just in our reference sheets he changes. So the task is to make it consistent and not necessarily make it look like Balto.

here is what i have so far, i slowed it down a bit in the last part, else you cant really see whats going on.

balto clean up from edith bach on Vimeo.

It is what it is. The animation we got was pretty ruff, and i think i did pretty okay, there's still some details to be fixed, and right now i can't see if the lines really are consistent or not, but i suspect they can be worked on still.


A little late update on last weeks penne-prøve.
5 students from the danish film school came here with animatics. Our class got divided into groups and we were given to a film school student, also called "our director" because that was their job, our job was to make the director happy.

My group, group 4, got a really nice director person by the name Claudia, really sweet and really good to work with. We started out with spending a whole day drawing the character, a day well spend i must say. At the end of the first day we all drew the character the same way and divided the scenes between us.

Our story was "uglerede", a owl moves into her new apartment after a breakup, and she is very sad about the situation.

These are my scenes.

scene 38, where she wipes away a tear:

uglerede sc 38 from edith bach on Vimeo.

and scene 45 where she kisses a heart shaped photograph before tossing it out the window:

uglerede sc 45 from edith bach on Vimeo.

all in all it was a good week for my group, we really were a team. We communicated well inbetween the animators and the director, and the director knew what she wanted while she still were large enough to take suggestions from us. I'd really like to work with her again actually.

All this was overlooked by our most skilled teacher Fabian Erlinghäuser, who works for Cartoon Saloon. We wish he comes back again sometime.