Monday, March 25, 2013

Final Project Script and Concept Art

Below is my concept image. I want to have the main character animated and live in a live world. I changed the story up slightly to make more sense and less complicated as was said it was in class. Basically I have the main character start at home where he just had a party the night before. His friend then calls him up and notifies him of a party later that night. He heads out that night and a series of events happens to him. He eventually makes it to the party but unexpectedly.

ACT 1 -- Pharaoh MC Skel is seating at home after a wild party he just had.
             -  His Phone rings and he picks it up.
             -  His friend tells him to get ready because he has a wild party later that night, and that there will be a female artist he wouldn't want to miss there.
             -  He receives a text messages with the address and directions on how to get there.
             -  Since the party is way across town, he decides to drive there.
             - Later that night he gets into his car a nice spanking new grey mustang leaves.

ACT 2 -- All of the sudden he sees flashing lights behind him and notices its the police, so he pulls over unknowingly in front of a dog shelter.
             - The police officer tells him that he is in the wrong time period and is not registered nor has a license so is there for going to take his car from him and leave him with a warning.
             - Now he is left stranded with no car and no phone as it was left in the car. 
             - The dogs are all excited, and suddenly get loose, then start to chase after MC Skel.

ACT 3 -- Being chased he runs into a busy street and gets hit by a car that sends him and all his body parts flying all over.
             -  The dogs grab all his parts like they're free bones, then they all run through the streets causing people to swerve and wreck.
             - They finally decide play time is over, and put all of MC Skel and his parts down onto a porch ,and leave.
             - He starts to pull himself together, but before he was done somebody opens the door.
             - He looks and is his friend.
             - Friends says, "So you made it, but what happened to you?"
             - MC Skel says, "I don't feel like talking about it."
             - He goes in, ITS PARTY TIME!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Final Project Revision

"Elevator" Line -- A party animal Pharaoh gets an unexpected mode of transportation to a party. 

Theme. -- I want it to be funny and entertaining. I will be using some live action along with animations. Sometimes it doesn't matter how you get there as long as you got there.

Tone and Execution  -- I want the piece to be silly and have things more dramatic than what it should have been. I will draw up some backgrounds in Photoshop as well as the characters. I want to also incorporate some form of live footage. 

Objective -- The goal of this piece is to explore and learn more techniques on animating and telling a story.

Target Audience --- My target audience would be those who are interested in seeing a skeleton doing funny stuff and having a hard time. Mostly be for teens but may appeal to some younger.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Final Project Concept Ideas

For my final project I want to do some Rotoscoping. I plan on basically making a video of a couple of scenes and importing them into Photoshop. Then take my Photoshop files and take them into After Effects and animating pieces. I have a couple of scenes in mind and they are:

  • A scene where I am just walking to my apartment while things come to life.
  • Video the animals around my apartment, then animate their actions.
  • A bird flying and lands and I animate everything.
  • I'm walking and what ever I touch animates.
  • Or video my car normal, then have a scene where I go to sleep, then wake up and look at my car and it is animated, so I go to car and touch it and animate, get inside and go pick up some people which also get animated.
The last idea I think I want to do the most. Rotoscoping is new to me and never done it before but looks very interesting and fun.

Assignment 9 - ADA Revision

With this revision I decided to take my drawing that I scanned into the computer and bring it into After Effects and do a little animation and effects. I wanted to try and make paint splatter onto my drawing and gradually change the picture as it was painted in Photoshop. I then wanted to make the feathers seem to sway in the wind along with parts of fabric and the strands of hair.

Painting Indian from Justin Taylor on Vimeo.