The team dynamic is working really well, in many ways its felt like having extra arms at times - I finish off the animation, hand it over to Grethe, and almost instantly its coloured! And then suddenly theres a beautiful background for it to sit on! Brilliant. Its important that everyone is on the same wavelength and I feel we are
The production method is:
1) the layout is produced
2) from that the rough animation is created
3) the line is cleaned up..
4)..Then the block colour is applied in grey tones
5) Then the light & shade is applied.
During this time Mig works up a lovely background also.
We're also on the lookout for someone who's interested in compositing & effects: someone to bring each shot together.
Anywho, more soon. It feels as if we're working on this a mile a minute, I'll try to post more, as the project is constantly evolving, and each little crevice we iron out every day is a little battle in its own way.
Yesterday Ozzy Parker came into uni to do a talk. Was really great to hear from him, a real cool guy. I loved his whole work ethic, and his joy in doing it. Commercials & music videos for him are a joy to make, and are like short, personal work; only you're getting paid for it and get to work with Michael Jordan.
I liked how for him every project is new, a new attempt at an animation style, a new use for the medium. His student film was great; he built some scaffolding and animated old New York vintage clothes bopping along to jazz, what a great idea.
I loved how clearly developed his own style & method were to him, his paper cut out/stop motion stuff was dense with evolved creative ideas
A song for today: