Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Monkey Who Made a Storyboard

So! Today we had rushes for the "Myths and Legends" section. From last time I learnt that filling the middle with writing and silly one liners, isn't the way to go (seen as its an animation, Adam) Anyway! I've gone away and made myself a storyboard filling that section with lovely scenes of action and nonsense, which is what this myth is anyway (I do mean to get a copy of it typed up or something, I will after I've submitted it) But for now, here's a storyboard showing how I plan to get on with things, and get on with them I will :3 (I'm secretly enjoying this) <3


I've also changed the ending title sequence since this storyboard was made, here's a screenie of what's changed. Following feedback, basically the yellow text wasn't reading very well, and the "KING" part needed more emphasis (I did echo it after all), so I gave it a dark red back and the "KING" part, comes up and pushes the other words away, shuddering as the word KING echos. Adam is proud. :3

"The Monkey Who Would Be LOUD!!"

Monday, 26 November 2012

"Kowalski, Progress Report."

"We're only 500 feet from the main sewer line"
"And the bad news?"
"We've broken our last shovel"... - Madagascar (2005) (Seriously?! 2005?!)

Adam, progress report.
Right, 1st off, I haven't blogged recently because I've not had much to blog about which is pretty enough to go on here, things are running smoothly, I'm ahead of what I think I should be ahead off. Mostly been sorting out my written work more so then animation work, obviously I cant really post pictures of words, or you'll be here all day :3 so bear with me, I will be able to resume pretty picture posts once I've concentrated on cleaning my written work up. This is just so you know I haven't ran away on an adventure with some penguins or something. :3

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Adam, stop monkeying around.

Didn't get chance to blog this yesterday. :3 (hence the title.) Things for "The Monkey Who Would be King" are going brilliantly, I feel like every bit of animation I do for it looks just how I wanted it too look ^-^.

"More tea vicar?"
This, scene, probably needs explaining, as will the rest of the animation, I might do well to post up a written copy of the Myth to here after I've finished the animation, so it all makes more sense, for now it all looks a little, odd. But I love it that way. :3

This is slowly turning into my favourite and best project yet, and very likely to go on my show-reel after its all over. Until then, I'll continue tweaking things and poking buttons till its done. :3

"-insert shwiinnggg sound here-"
"You can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a demon man, no time to talk."
Anything looking out of place? Dont think demons can dance? Tell me in a comment. :3

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Monkey With a Devilishly Handsome Vooooiiiccceee

(Late) Feedback!! Turns out I was aiming to make an animaTIC not an animaTION. :3 So I'll have to rectify that sometime soon. But it was a good little project anyway and proved to me I could animate Sun and other characters properly (something I was worried about beforehand)

So next job, take the feedback from that and fix it!! Basically my result was "less critics, more action!!" They wanted to know more about the story, not the daft reviews, which is fine. :3 This also let me use all those props I'd made during the summer, hooray for over-preparing!!

"And the winner of the 2012 Great Gorilla run!! Will be announced after these messages."
Yes, those "Gorillas" look a little suspect, but believe me I am SO proud of how they run, so proud. It really gave me a buzz to finally see them running :'3 Anyway, I just need to make these Gorillas all look slightly different somehow, so it doesn't look like I just copy/pasted them and made them different sizes (there's a tiny one somewhere <3 ) So that's todays job :3 as for the Gorillas, they can finish there race.