Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Progress

Reunited with an old friend this weekend - my kit! John Grey Autocrat - a kit made in the U.K. in the 60's. The ride is a 20" Streamer - haven't been able to track down much info about it, but wow does it sing! I don't get a chance to play much but I love the feeling when I do.On the animation front - the rough draft of the storyboards are complete, and have evolved quite a bit - a huge thanks to a certain dark Strider who's been very helpful (and patient) - I can't wait to finish up the revised storyboards!
In the mean time I've begun working on the sculpt of Henry - can't wait to have a completed main character! This month is devoted to finishing props, starting the set, and hammering out the rest of those storyboards!

8 comments:

Brett McCoy said...

Wow, I didn't know you were a drummer! That's awesome!

Great to hear the progress you are making. I have started a second course on Orchestration with Berklee College.

-- Brett

jriggity said...

Finishing the first pass on the storyboards is a HUGE accomplishment!

congrats....

jriggity

Sven Bonnichsen said...

I just wrote an essay a few days ago called "the myth of storyboards."

It's about some of the ways that good-looking storyboards can fail, and practical ways to avoid over-investing in them.

Everyone has their own way of doing things. But if you're interested:

http://www.scarletstarstudios.com/blog/archives/2009/04/the_myth_of_storyboards_1.html

emmyymme said...

Thanks Brett - I love my kit! It's bribery to get more work done!

Thanks Justin - I'm following your storyboarding as well, exciting time to be an animator!

And Sven - I think your blog was amazing! I really do think the preproduction is a huge help - like you mentioned, I thought I had everything in my head so why bother - then I start storyboarding and realize it's not quite as clear as I'd thought!

Darkstrider said...

Hey, excellent!!! Glad my ramblings could be of some help.

... And who knew so many stopmoes also play music?

emmyymme said...

There should be a stop mo band! Imagine the fight to make that music video...

Woolly Monster said...

If this hypothetical stop-mo band needs a tenor saxophonist, count me in!

D. Carlson said...

I didn't know you were a musician! So am I :)

Interesting how many stop motion people also play an instrument.

Suppose it's part of the creative package.