Monday, 4 April 2011

It's on it's way there!

Been busy completing keyframes and clean-up before the Easter break (which isn't really a holiday for us all because we need to finish all of our work!)

Before our last ever 2nd year group crit, I filmed all of our groups keyframes together. This is the first time we got to see our animation as a whole:

The group crit went well, one of my goals from the very start of this project was that i wanted the audience to feel empathy with Marlo, particularly at the end when there is the realization of his ferret not being there. The film was shown to the tutor and the group and as it finished i heard "awwwh" - brilliant! Just the reaction i wanted!
One of the things that need to be worked on are a few height changing issuses in the middle of the animation.
Sarah's keframes are from the start to when he puts the teacup in his hand- these are cleaned up and ready for me to inbetween.
Charlie's keyframes are from when Marlo disappears the teacup to when he catches the runaway glove- the final timing still needs to be sorted and frames clean-up. I think with these frames there is a nice opportunity for some comedic timing when Marlo notices the glove running away. Claire will be inbetweening these.
Claire's keyframes are from Marlo shaking the runaway glove to when he is bowing. These still need to be cleaned-up. Charlie has the job of inbetweening here.
My keyframes are from when Marlo gets up from the bow to the end and Sarah will be inbetweening these.
One problem I came across after i filmed them all together and watched it back, was that Claire's hook-up frame and my hook-up frame did not match up exactly, which is why when he is bowing he appears to shift slightly to the right. We brought up the problem with our tutor and a number of solutions were discussed. I will attempt to solve the problem by redrawing a few of my starting frames, as we discussed overall it would be less work for me to adjust my frames than it would be for Claire to adjust hers. Our hand-in date for everthing is the 25th April, so it's all go go go to get everything complete to a high standard - nothing less in my books :)