Editing

I used After Effects to edit our rendered shots. Jakub worked on the music and Gianni collected sound effects and the foley. I’m no After Effects expert but I can do the basics quite well. Resources I used:  

Dynamics

We needed to look at dynamics for our underwater bubbles and our splashes. Bubbles Once I got to the coding part the bubbles turned sour so I decided to do them just as spheres instead. However that didn’t suit our style. I spotted this video and decided to replicate the look and I’m quite pleased…

Animating

Shot 12 – Viking Shot So named after the inspiration for this shot: This is when the bird is sinking in our animation – it’s our so-called “money shot”. The silhouette I’m using for this is (more or less):   Shot 9 This is where the fish open the scene and the bird emerges from…

Water Tests

So until our next presentation to the folks from the BBC, Alec met up with us and divided a plan as to who would look into what. Gianni is rigging the bird, Jakub is looking into texturing and I’m experimenting with our water. Here’s some of the inspiration for our low poly ocean: Pinterest board: We…

Style

We knew from the beginning we wanted to do a more stylised look rather than anything realistic. At first we liked the look of the Granite and Chalk animated documentary: The colours are very similar to another short with a similar but less flat style: Abzu is a beautiful game (the second edition to Journey) and…

Modelling

I was given the car to model. We liked the design of the Austin A35 Van (Wallace and Gromit’s Van!), it’s a British model that was around in the 1960s and we thought it would be appropriate for our bird scientist! References: Modelling tips from http://www.digitaltutors.com/tutorial/3403-Creating-Cartoon-Vehicles-in-Maya#play-1008 I kept it low poly to stick with our style….

Concepts

References: My concepts: The formation and number of the planes we show in this will have to be discussed. There were eight Buccaneers in total that bombed the tanker but I think showing a minimum would look nicer. We also don’t want to show any marine wildlife because it is supposed to be affected by…

Implicit Meaning & Narrative

Parallel Narratives Taking inspiration from a short shown at the Dublin Animation Film festival, I suggested to the team about using a split screen to show parallel narratives that merge into one at the end. This went down really well as we could do a lot more creative stuff with this technique. Consecutive stories with different…

Research

For this project I will be working with Jakub Bojanowski and Gianni Francesco. Our brief: Bring to life historical BBC radio news scripts. A literal or figurative interpretation of the script for animation visuals.  Look to push genre, narrative, character and art in different ways. The three principles of the BBC: Inform, educate and entertain. Our…