Friday, July 24, 2009

Timing Completed

Yep. You heard it right. Timing and pencil tests have been completed for the last 67 seconds of the film. Now on to fleshing out the characters and implementing backgrounds.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Fun Stuff

Hey gang. Production is going smoothly. From the 91 panels from the storyboard/animatic comes 43 different shots in Act 3. Each shot is approx. 1-2 seconds on average. I've been slaving away on drawing pencil tests for every shot and get the timing completed so when it comes down to it, I can just get right into it and draw the characters without doing much thinking or planning since it's already been done.

Out of the 43 shots, half of them are timed out. There are a few out of that bunch that I want to tweak the timing on but for the most part it's looking really good. Sometimes I end up drawing too many frames and the action gets slowed down e.g. a run sequence. Other times there needs to be more anticipation of movement and a few frames of a hold on a pose. Usually if it looks and feels right, then it is right.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The State of Cosmic Chase

This past week was a bit busy with the holiday weekend and all, but I managed to scan and organize all of the storyboards for Act 3. Ninety-one panels and some hours later, I managed to put together an animatic and send it off to Ido for review. The timing has been roughed and according to the animatic, Act 3 is about 1:30m +/- a few seconds which is very close to my initial prediction. That's about 60-70 seconds of animation to create. I don't know how long that will take but I'm hoping to rough out all of the animation for the entire act before doing any ink.

Everything's looking really good. We've got some great stuff planned and if the animatic is any indication, Act 3 will be totally amazing. I'm very excited.