Monday, June 30, 2008

First Color Animation Test

Here is our first color animation test for "Nigel." There is one drawing that's missing color at this point, hence the white flash near the beginning. Overall thoughts are that the colors need some adjusting and we'd like to go for a different approach to the backgrounds, more muted and simple. It's nice to see a shot like this to get a sense of which direction to take everything else.

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I wish to thank those who have been supporting this project thus far. With so many projects going on and interests drifting elsewhere, it's hard for me to stay excited about this film all the time. I'm rather torn and just need some encouragement to keep it simmering on the stove.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Back to Scanning

After much busy-ness and procrastinating I finally got around to getting the scanning experimentation going again, by doing it in greyscale and it so far looks much better than 'black & white.' It should have been done that way to begin with, but silly me neglected to relay this instruction to my helpers. VanArts student Steve Gehl has offered to try some color tests for me this weekend and then we'll try coloring and comping this entire scene.