Monday, February 28, 2011

What Have I Been Doing?

I usually save clean up for school because the Cintiqs are easier and more accurate for nice line quality as opposed to the Intuous. Rethinking a few shots that would be more interesting but haven't gotten any roughs I liked. Probably will shoot some reference or look in the mirror to get the angle I want. I need to start finishing up some quick backgrounds just so the movie looks more complete.

I started reviewing sounds as well but it's not something I can passively do as I previously thought. Narrowing down the batch of files might be brainless, but figuring out where to place sounds and when is what will take an attentive mind.

Hope to post some stuff up later this week with some "new" finished shots.

Monday, February 21, 2011

In the Works

I took a lot of reference videos earlier this week with help from my sister and over this weekend finished up a couple shots tonight and inbetweened a few others. Trying to complete the first 20 animated shots pretty soon, compositing and adding effects along the way. Hoping to finish the inbetweens this week and color the remaining shots of the first quarter by week's end.

Monday, February 14, 2011

NuShift Redesign Coming Soon

Slowly I have been working on a redesign of which will be transformed into a better portfolio site than I had before. I've been trying to integrate this blog feed with the site design and have become successful, but the formatting is lost. I'll continue to work on it in my spare time.

As for Robiety, I'm prepping shots for presenting. Minor cleanup and coloring a few extra shots to completion. Looking good so far.

Friday, February 4, 2011

New and Not So New Stuff

I haven't posted anything lately because there is nothing worthwhile to least that's in a presentable state. I tend to bounce around a lot in my workflow, not spending too much time on any one thing at a given moment. That could be viewed as bad or ADD and I wouldn't argue it, but if something isn't working after a few attempts, I'll move onto another shot. If I'm doing a shot and it's coming together just fine, I'll move to another shot because I get bored.

The hardest time I have is starting something new, be it a shot or a background. If I get all of the starting points knocked out real fast, I can simply build upon the foundations little by little.

Here is a background painting of the junkyard which plays a pivotal role in the movie.

And here are a couple finalized shots that will give a good indication of how the character animation will look. The green are for keyouts in post; they're not the actual final color.