Monday, 1 March 2010

Unit 04- Storyboard- Thumbnails and Basic Layout

I know , I haven't updated much in these last couple of days, but is that I have been busy drawing out the storyboard. I can say I finally finished the basic layout, meaning the outline in which I will take to Photoshop and just shade to create a more dynamic and 3d drawing.
These are the drawings, I did so far, I can say some of them in at least 1 shot will be repeated. ( the one in which the beautician is "measuring" the customers head.)












Here the rough thumbnails that served as study for the scenes.


5 comments:

tutorphil said...

Very encouraging, Ruben - you sensibly leave detail out where it's not necessary - and I get a strong sense of movement and direction from your boards...

tutorphil said...

As part of your forthcoming Animation project (Unit 5), you will be participating in a series of 2D animation workshops with Meg Bisineer – a sessional lecturer coming to us from the Royal College of Art.

Meg has asked that you equip yourselves with an ‘animator’s tool kit’. She recommends that you visit www.chromacolour.co.uk and purchase the following items BEFORE your first workshop on Friday 12th March.

Economy grade 60gsm A4 punched (1000 sheets – pre-punched) - £22.99

http://www.chromacolour.co.uk/store/animation_paper_economy.asp

3-Pin Plastic Pegbar - £2.99

http://www.chromacolour.co.uk/store/animation_pegbars.asp

The pre-punched paper and the pegbar are both necessary for the effective registration of your drawings. You will be working on your own individual A4 lightboxes – which the course is providing. Yes, it’s going to cost you some money, but the pre-punched paper and pegbar will save you a great deal of time and prep. See below for further requirements for your animator’s tool kit

1) Sketchbooks: at least A5 size or bigger.

2) Pencils: HB & 2B.

3) Eraser / Sharpeners.

4) A blue or red colour pencil.

5) A4 paper - 60 gsm (60-80 sheets)*

6) A strip of thick cardboard : 15cm x 2 cm*

7) Masking tape*

8) Paper knife*

9) Ruler*

*Note – these items are necessary if you DON’T order the specified supplies from Chromacolour – as Meg will show you a basic way to create an alternate means of registration.

In terms of paper cost – share a box with a classmate and split the costs. The weight of the paper is important (60gsm) because it is translucent, thus allowing you to see through it to your previous drawings.

Also – if you haven’t got your hands on a copy yet, you should get hold of the following

The Animator's Survival Kit : A manual of methods, principle and formulas for classical, computer, games, stop motion and internet animators: by Richard Williams, published by Faber and Faber.

The Fundamentals of Animation by Paul Wells, published by AVA Publishing.

Meg has designed a very thorough curriculum for your 4 workshops - be amazing!

Ruben Alexandre said...

thanks Phil, I just want to paint it digitally ...

wow, this unit 5 workshops look like a mammoth compared with the previous ones, can't wait :)

tutorphil said...

it's true! :-) We might actually kill you this time... but you know what they say - the only way to eat an elephant (or a mammoth!) is little by little - it's always about time-management and intelligent working and ordering tasks (and caffeine too sometimes!). I'm currently working on FCP to get a film completed for a conference on March 22nd... I've got the same bit of f**king music going round and round my head after spending an entire day resolving a single minute of edited footage... sigh! Still - it could be worse - I could have a crit on Friday! :-)

Keep at it - take a break - eat properly - drink water etc.

Jackie said...

These are looking great Ruben! Keep going - nearly there!!