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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Storyboarding: Paper? Or Flash?

A couple of years ago, after witnessing a crudely drawn, cartoon Santa pooping down a chimney at the ASIFA Festival judging, I proclaimed that Flash was the Devil's Tool.

As readily available as a shotgun in the U.S. and featuring a handy tutorial that a monkey could manage, it is easily used for evil. However, Mike Overbeck's animation is only one example of what Flash can do when in the hands of amazing talent.

Certainly it has revamped hand-drawn animation, making it easier to draw frame to frame without having to ink and paint.

Good or bad, Flash now lends itself proudly beyond Animation to the creation of our Storyboards.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

LOST-A film about lost best friends Announces the Winners and Honorable Mention of the 2nd Annual Summer Shorts 2006

Film Title: LOST
Director: Valeria Meng
School: Saint-Petersburg University Cinema and TV
Length: 2:30 minutes
Language: English
Credits : written, directed and animated by Valeria Meng
Genre: animation

Synopsis : film about lost best friends

I was actually feeling sad and sorry for the poor guy and the lost kitten, the movie really conveys the feeling of lost, really good!

Film is done on a high artistic level. The plot, music, graphics and color spectrum are in harmony and benefiting each other.


Saturday, December 09, 2006

Some Character Sketches

We're a group of third year Sheridan students who will be using this blog to show concept, design and animation tests on our group film.

Hello all! Since the next thing due is our character package, I did some rough sketches yesterday of our characters, just trying to move them around and such. Just thought I'd post them so perhaps others could get ideas from them or something... yeah, so here they are!

SET UP?BEGINNING-emphasis on clarity and set up
-robots working in a factory...
-an old rusty robot is busily working away.. when all of a sudden he stops, he is no longer moving.
-a sentinel comes in shadow scoops him up and smashes him into pieces..
-we see his neighbor, BOLTON, frightened by this action, and busily trying to look busy sorting pieces of organic matter and metal from a basin of oil.
-the old robots head floats by, he picks it up and a flower falls out.
-he looks at the flower inquisitively, we see a shadow in the background, thinking it is the sentinel bolton hides the flower and looks away
-a pretty shiny new gril robot is put in the old robots place, bolton is mesmerized by her 'beauty'
he is in at first sight.