OK so a while back we were asked to come up with a idea for a animation. We had to base it off of something that already existed, it could range from books, games, movies, theatre etc although it couldn’t be from a animation. We had to think of a story from the idea picked as well as a pitch. After going though the brothers grimm book I decided on red riding hood.
After writing random ideas for what I could do, the story I went for was one where both Red and the wolf (who in this is human) were famous thieves. A new rare gem has been discovered and both Red and Wolf race to get the gem, Red finds out Wolf got to it before her which leads her to go after him and resteal it.
The way I plan to animate this would be 2d drawn. If I can find anything that involves people breaking into homes/places/safes etc then I will watch and look into it.
During our technique leasons we have done a flipbook and a group stop motion.
This is how my flipbook turned out.
This is the group one. It went well and we all did a little bit.
Everyone listened to each others recording. We were also asked to think of different ideas for scripts.
We worked on the scripts and was shown around the sound booth and how everything worked. We were shown and told about the different mics and shown how to work the sound booth while recording.
We recored the script that we had. We also helped out a fellow student by everyone repeting the word he wanted saying. I also picked up that after recording you have to have the R button not pushed so it’s not locked, in order to listen to what you have.
We finished editing and completed the task.
These are the ideas I have come up with for character design. So far I like how the bennie hat boy, bunny boy, super cat, badass girl and girl with rabbit have turned out. The ones i’m going to work on and use will be super cat and badass girl.
Boy and Bennie hat boy.
Boy2, girl and bunny boy.
Night girl, thing, birdy, super cat and badass girl.
I like the badass girl and super cat, it was suggested to me that I could have a main and a sidekick to that character. I think i’ll do that with these two.
Girl with rabbit, random kid, cold boy and the witch twins.
The girl with the rabbit has two different looks to her, one where her face is covered and the other where some of her face can be seen. The dress is different for her as well.
I was introduced to the program sketch up. I have never used this before so it was fun testing out what the program had to offer. At first I played around with the different tools before trying to make something. Once I had made my basic model idea done I tested out and played around with the animation tool.
From the different props that had been set out, we were told to draw these. I managed to get around the three different props. I believe that in the long run these turned out alright, i’m thinking that I might have to work on my shading more. I enjoyed drawing the props, this was a lot of fun.