jeudi, novembre 24, 2005

Ship's Boy Balak's Report 2

If you're paying attention to our wonderful "we're making a moooovie" adventure, you remember last week terrible cliffhanger: we were about to show to an audience our latest animatic (storyboard in motion with soundfx, and music -made by your truly, btw, tee-hee).
We were not anxious, no. We were just bloody tired, ready to face criticism again, like we had to the past month.
So we've pushed the big red "play" button (there isn't such a thing as a "big red play button" but i'm trying to sounda little melodramatic here, thank you.), and waited.

oh my god.

oh... my.... sweet Baby Jesus.

They laughed!
There really, honestly, frankly LAUGHED!
and they were like "ooh" and "waah"!

and when they turned the lights on again, everybody could see the 5 most moronicly (is that a word?) happy faces ever.

it went well.
Actually beyond our wildest dreams, it went pretty fine.
So now we're really in the production area, currently drawing the 34 layouts so we can begin to animate as soon as possible.

we cross our fingers and knocking on wood so everything will be okay....


lundi, novembre 14, 2005

brand new backgrounds researches

mercredi, novembre 09, 2005

and the ship sails.....

sculpting time n°2

end of the storyboard (finally....)
layout time

mercredi, novembre 02, 2005

Ship's Boy Balak's Report.

We're quite a bunch of lucky guys, after all.
Here we are, making a movie we like, with people we like, enjoying this simple facts most of the time.
Yeah we're lucky. But let me tell you...

...making a movie ain't for sissies.
Especially when 5 directors are arguing all day long about what good and what's bad, thinking over and over and over, and when you finally think you've made it, DANG!
You've got to start it all over again.
It's easy to go crazy and loose your mind when you're creating something like this. Actually, I think we've already lost it for good.
I know, I know, I may sound way too melodramatic here. But tomorrow we're showcasing our latest animatic to an audience, in front of our teachers and fellow students.
We kind of feel like some kid who's drawn something he putted body and soul in it and fearing the look of an adult's eye. You know, the "aaaaw it's cute, good boy, but... why did you drew his underpants ON his pants? " "It's because it's SUPERMAN, muuuum....."
Actually we're quite anxious about how they will react to it.
Or, to be specific, not react AT ALL.
Because we're 5 to making this movie, you can't totally rely on yourself and tell to the world "it's like that, this is how i wanted it to be". But we're 90 per cent sure this movie is like we wanted it to be so far. and the 10 per cen left are killing us right now.

ANYWAYYYY enough whinings.
This will be cool i guess.
You know, there're pirates in this movie.
Making pirate's stuff.

Sail HO!

mardi, novembre 01, 2005

sculpting time

this week end ,we spend 3 days with Ysengrin trying to sculpt two of the characters in the movie ...just to understand volume
well ,it was very difficult and we didn't "really" finish it (and they begin to crack)...but it was fun at all
you can see behind me the inspirations of animation students :) (in fact the inspirations of Ysengrin because we were in his appartment )