Friday, February 26, 2010

animation backgrounds

For inspiration for our shot, here is a blog with a tone of examples of backgrounds!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Work in Progress

Hey everyone, I apologize for the meeting today. I totally thought it was at 9:30 like on monday. Well, here is what I have been working on. I'm still reworking my character poses still.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Here is the ground plain in my camera view with some of the extremes. Be aware the green box represents the camera borders.

Next Meetings

Wed 2/24 @ 5:30 pm BFA room
Friday 2/26 @ 10:00 am BFA
- This is a work meeting! bring your all of your work we can make corrections on each-others work.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Next Meeting

Mon 2/22 9:30pm in BFA room

I think this was the time we agreed on. If you can't make it, let us know. Also I'd like to stress the importance on being on time, and if you are running late, let us know. We really needs eachothers feedback since we wont have BFA on Friday.

I also propose we find a meeting time next Friday.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

more city ideations

Hey guys, I thought I would post this latest set of thumbs online to see if anyone had any opinions about them.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Animation Idea

Just FYI,
Since I had some more time to think on my idea, the more I thought about it the more it didn't work. So, I am no longer going to have Marco sitting at the table with the bread. Instead I am just going to go for him standing up in a meduim shot, talking. That way people can be more flexible with the background. I should have my acting beats ready to show by tomorrow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Liz environment sketches

Hey Guys, I am feeling pretty under the weather, and am not going to make it to the meeting tonight. Here is the work I've done since Friday: some simple story sketches and some ideations for the city. I want the city to feel more blocky and straight, and the forest to have a more mystical feel. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Production Schedule

Hey guys, here is our production schedule...I just broke down the weeks into what I thought would work, but of course you can change it and work on different things if need be. This is only for the designers, sorry, I don't know how the work flow for animation or story goes so you guys should figure out a rough schedule for yourselves. Hope this works, Cheers.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Previous work

I am planning to work with more silhouettes for the characters and then flushing them out when I'm happy with a certain design. As far as the environments go.... 2 is the only one I like. Let me know if you guys have ideas for me and suggestions to help me with environments!

Reference Photos

Hey guys, I sent the photos to the visual development people. Let me know if you did not receive the attachment via text or something.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New meeting

Hey, just a quick informative post, we are meeting again on Wed, this time @ 5:30, so we can try to have more time to talk. If time is a problem...we can try to work it out. We also should meet on Monday as well, i am going to suggest at 6.

Meeting Schedule
Mon 2/15 6:00 pm
- BFA room
Wed 2/17 5:30 pm - BFA room

I also am trying to set it up that people get an e-mail when we post to the blog, if this works, let me know!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Inspiration Work

Here are the studies I did. I decided that the top image are going to be how the children see the world (the world is monstrous, adventurous, organic). As for the bottom studies, I might keep them, I might not...right now they are too boring for me...but who knows.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kyle's Goals..

- have two worlds.. the real world and the imaginary world
- a more desaturated palette for the real world.. really saturated colors for the imaginary
- push the shapes, culture, and story for the character designs.. yet kept simple
- have good compositional shots.. using all elements of composition
-use color to help composition also..
-character's costumes must have bright colors..
-have that realistic yet fantasy feel..

Monday, February 8, 2010

Justin's Project Goals

-the use of color for temperature and mood
-generally bright exteriors and dark interiors
-close up shots with emphasis on facial reactions
-pushed character shapes
-a dark, yet quirky fairytale

Dora's Project Goals

Although 300 is a live action film, I'm going to approach it as a pitch for an animated film. So here are the style choices that I'm taking from 300:

- Film noir elements: dramatic camera angles, stark contrast, strong silhouettes and pushed atmospheric perspective.
- Muted color palette.
- Overall dark environments.
- Warm and cool tones to emphasis mood and story.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Liz's Iron Giant Style Choices

- economical and pleasing character design
- shapely and crisp, but 3 dimensional

- simplified color design

- background/environment to express time of day/mood
- solid shapes of color

- wide shots for scale and emphasis, otherwise med-close ups for focus on character

- overall simplified lighting
- back lighting and strong rim lights to create drama and tension

These are the overall style points I am shooting for. Should I also post the more detailed analysis that I will be sending to Bunny and Courtney?

The winner is..

The Forest on the Superhighway
-good luck!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Style Elements to Use-Aidan

Hey guys here are my style choices to work on for the project:

-extreme camera angles
-underexposed blacks, overexposed lights, high contrast (noir light sensibility)
-dense visual layering
-3 layer world structure each with distinct visual iconography (in regards to color, texture, shape/design language, saturation)
-gritty, raw, ugly, rough visual treatment
-color as emotional tool

Vote on Top 2

Counted up our results so I figured we could vote again on the top 2. Just leave a comment with your vote!

Our Top 2:
The Forest on the Superhighway: 5 votes
The City Lost in the Snow: 4 votes

The Rest:
The rain and the leaves : 3 votes
The Poisonous Rabbit: 3 votes
The wrong stop: 1 vote
The Good Air : 1 vote
The City All to Himself : 1 vote
The garden of stubborn cats: 1 vote
Moon and GNAC : 1 vote

Dora's Top Three

1. The forest on the superhighway
2. The wrong stop
3. The rain and the leaves

Gerin's Top 3 Choices

The City Lost in the Snow
The Forest on the Superhighway
The Poisonous Rabbit

Liz's top 3 choices

1. The Rain and the Leaves
2. The City Lost in the Snow
3. The Good Air

Kyle's Top 3 Choices

1. The Forest on the Superhighway
2. The City Lost in the Snow
3. The City All to Himself

Friday, February 5, 2010

Justin's Story Choices

1. The garden of stubborn cats
2. The forest on the super highway
3. The wasp treatment

Rishon's Story Choices

-The city lost in Snow
-The Poisonous Rabbit
-Moon and GNAC

Aidan's Story Choices

Hey guy's my top three selections are list as follows in decreasing order:

1. The Poisonous Rabbit
2. The Forest on the Superhighway
3. The Rain and the Leaves

Votes for Story

I just got a e-mail that Liz has joined us! Welcome!

Post your story votes as comments to this post so we can keep it organized.
-Happy reading!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Italo Calvino Notes

Vaporscape Logos

Here are a few logo possibilities. Hope you like.

Production Designs Sheets

Hey guys, here are the production designs sheets you asked for, hope they help. Mind you this, format works for my film your pages might be less or more and look different. I think it would be cool if we all had a different texture/background to the pages to make this cohesive yet different at the same time, but just throwing that out there. Anyway, I'm going to post my work on the server in a file labeled Vaporscape Productions, so put your pages in there when you finish with them so tommarrow we can present it all together. Also, I'll try to throw up a couple of quick logos ideas on the blog for the 'company'. haha, no really, i will and if anyone else wants to do that too please feel free. See you guys tomarrow!

Production Designs Sheets

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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