So it’s safe to say that my group and I have done a lot in the past week. 1st we’ve created our characters (which you can see below), I created the designs for them in the thought that it appeals the clients idea of a ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ style, which Adam amazingly finalized in Photoshop, and with the Rayman themed body it makes it easier for us to animate them, plus we’ve been getting a lot compliments about their design from the pitch we did (which I’ll discuss in a bit). 2nd we’ve also completed a first draft of our script for the animation which available to look at here – Emergency Vehicle script. We’ve sent it out to some of our tutors as well as our clients to gain some feedback, so far our tutors have replied and say that it’s a little repetitive but quite humorous and informative, which is a good sign. And 3rd we did a pitch to Andy, Debra and the class. Originally it was suppose to be to our clients but they were unavailable to attend, so our tutors and peers stepped in as a substitute, which was nice of them because we got a lot of positive feedback and helpful suggestions from them:
We plan to pitch to our clients next week, but we need to check when they are available first.
Vimeo. 2017. LHC: Tips on driving a left hand car on Vimeo. [ONLINE] Available at: https://vimeo.com/213232169. [Accessed 28 April 2017].
During the pitch one of our peers Maria linked us to a helpful reference that she had made. The animation is about giving tips for left hand driving, and it has the same sort of structure that we’re trying to achieve in our animation, minus the narration and humorous ‘Don’ts’ section. The animation is nice and clean and colour palette is consistent throughout, a good reference for us to follow. Thanks
Hopefully by the next blog post we would have pitched to our clients and they would’ve hopefully given us positive feedback to us. As well as this we plan to get started the animation trying to crack out at least the opening sequence and voice work by the end of the week.
New term. New Brief! Oh how exciting. I don’t mean that sarcastically by the way, I’m actually quite excited for this brief, because we get to work with actual clients!!! So I can get an actual taste of what working with clients will be like when I’m working in the industry.
We were visited by the clients yesterday, and they each presented their briefs and show us what they wanted from us. There were a lot of interesting briefs, ones ranging from a Music video, to preparation for a colonoscopy, even one for creating ideas for a movie in china. Ultimately my group, which consists of Adam Cox and Lydia Ayoubi, chose to go for an animation about what to do when an emergency vehicle is approaching behind you. As boring as it sounds to the others it appealed to us more creatively more than the other briefs, we could picture how we could approach in several ways compared to the others. So once that was decided we started generating ideas.
The brief wants us to create a sort of tutorial video of what to do when a blue light vehicle is approaching, so we figured that we were going to do an animation where we would show a variety of scenarios that drivers would be put in, and show what to do and what not do, this way we can present the information that is required for divers to know about as well as giving us opportunities to make the video humorous as well.
Our clients informed us that the Target Audience for the animation should be aimed at learner drivers as well as new and existing drivers, so an age bracket of 16-30.
YouTube. 2017. Dumb Ways to Die – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw. [Accessed 22 April 2017].
As we talked to our clients they informed us that they would like the video to have a style similar to the game ‘Dumb ways to Die’, mostly because they weren’t too bothered with a super realistic characters and that the ‘D.W.T.D’ style is quite appealing. Plus with our TA being learner drivers and existing drivers we want an appealing style so that people will be interested in the video.
So yeah I did the run cycle. Whoop Whoop. Like I said in the other blog, or at east I think I put in the other one, this is the first run cycle that I’ve attempted. And although its a bit choppy and slow, it can use some improvements on it. I can confidently say its a good first attempt. Now that that’s done I wont feel guilty about slacking the rest of my Easter holiday.
P.S. I’m Joking about the slacking thing Andy, I’m a hard working student I promise….. plz….. plz believe me DX
So it’s Easter, and to make myself feel like I’ve actually done something productive over the holidays, I’ve started to work on a run cycle with my character Ted. Nothing too big or fancy, just something for me to practice with.
So far I’ve blocked out the positions, I’ve just got to work with the Graph Editor and add In-Betweens.