KLED Animations Update #2

Hot in production, our animation trailer for The Day of the Chainsaw Wielding Baby has been taking shape. We've approached this by identifying a hierarchy of props needed for key scenes and environments in our trailer, and delegated tasks respectively to form a clear list of objectives in mind.

With our tasks outlined for us, we needed to ensure a system of sharing and accessing each others' files was in place in order to work efficiently with production. As such, we've established a sharing system using Dropbox to sync our project files together, where each member also maintains a local backup to work from in case of any lost/corrupted files.

My main areas of focus were creating the Previs/Blocktest to further refine pacing and camera shots, Set Dressing the environments together with the modelled props as well as taking responsibility of the Baby himself from modelling to texturing.

Here is the Previs of our animation trailer, developing from our initial animatic.

Apologies for any inconsistencies with sound as the audio is not yet final.

My work-in-progress of our Chainsaw wielding baby, using the orthographic provided by studio team member Kin.

The nature of our characters exist in a very stylised world, consequently, he may look a little on the wide side at the moment, but I'm sure that once the head is in place the proportions will start to fit more naturally. The chainsaws will be modelled once the 'human' model of the body is in place. Its still a work in progress, but is hopefully headed in the right direction. See more after the link.

There's still much to do as we near the end of production, so wish us luck! You can keep track of our progress at KLED-Animations.blogspot.com.


tutorphil said...

Hey Leo - did you see my comment on the KLED blog? Your pre-viz made me laugh - and laugh again when I watched it a second time. It really works in terms of tone, I think. I hope the modelling doesn't prove to arduous...

Meanwhile - I have another favour to ask you (it's what comes of being an organised fellow, I'm afraid).

I want to encourage students to make use of the Scribd presentation thing, as a way, for instance, of the first year formalising their Interim Online Reviews into one specific format - so as to encourage them to use the IOR more proactively; I was wondering then if you might be able to put a 'How to' type post together for the group blog? An idiots guide, so to speak. It just seems like a tidy way to create a content rich post, without asking students to simply repeat images/content - and it also encourages students to interact with their research and pipeline more actively... am I asking too much? Let me know.... :-)

Leo said...

Sure so just a step by step guide using Scribd? I can do that - though probably sometime on the weekend as there's that thing I have to hand in tomorrow... :P

Glad you like the previs so far, it took me a little while but now hopefully we have a good guide to follow by. The modelling has been divided between us, so things should be ok :)

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