Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Class 5 complete!

Hey Everyone,

I have completed class 5 of 6! It was an awesome class where we were guided through the process of how to develop strong stories for our short films. I gained a whole new respect for all people involved in the pre-production stage of a movie, or any project for the matter. I really enjoyed it quite a bit. There are things that I was taught to think about and consider, that the audience will never notice, but will hopefully make it a better viewing experience for them. Thank you to my awesome mentor Cal Brunker, and my entire class.

In the layout stage, I set up all the cameras, figured out the timing, added some basic sound effects, and did some very rough blocking to get my story across. I still have lots of work to do on the creation of the store, and especially the fan and lighting department at the end. Click the picture below to see the layout. I hope you enjoy what I have so far.

Thank you. :)



MatthewLong said...

Hey Sheldon, it's been awhile since I've commented. The film looks like it's coming along nicely. Hard to believe you're almost done with Animation Mentor already. I just have one quick critique of the film as it stands right now, and it could be because this is just a blocking and layout stage, but when he gets forced down by the fans, it looks more like he trips. The blocking in of the run doesn't support the fan segment of the story at this point. Anyway that's all that stood out to me, really looking forward to the next few updates when you start working out the performance.

Also be sure to peel yourself away from Maya to go see Wall-E, amazing film.

Sheldon Kruger said...

Thanks Matt! You're right, that fall isn't quite convincing yet. I'll be wiping the slate clean of all this blocking and putting much more TLC into it for sure. Animation Mentor has gone by super fast. I can't believe I am almost either. But I have definitely learned a ton. Wall-E is for sure on my to do list. =)

Dhar said...

Cool little short. Agree about the tripping look. Maybe if you have him show resistence to the downward force will sell the idea better.

I'll be watching you progress with anticipation. Keep up the good work.

Dhar said...

Cool idea for a short. Looking really good. I agree about the tripping look. Maybe a little show of resistence to the downward force would sell the idea.

Keep up the good work.

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