Thursday, 15 December 2011

Volvic Final animation


This is our final animation made by Me and Michael Price
Im quite happy about the result because it meets with the target audience expectations. We improved quite alot from the animatic version. It took quite a while to finish animating the nunchuck scene because of the colouring in (wished i kept the colours simpler). Havent had any sleep for 3 days trying to complete this animation with mike. after all the hard work, we are quite happy of the outcome. we have even improved on the sound effects which shows tension, danger and success feel to it, 

3 Hours before handing in, we noticed we are about to hand in an unfinished work with out the  ninja saying "hand over the bottles" so I had to quickly edit it and make it fit to 40 sec 

Unfinished version

Improved scenes

I have improved the scene that needs changing the most, Inside the Cave. as you can see, i have completely changed Michael's design from the gold red lava background to a sacred cave well. This is inspired from Indiana jones caves and Pirates of the carribean and made it to my design.

The Fountain

this took ages for me to draw because, I've been combining images together to get this result.

I have started designing Bruce Lee for the nunchuck scene.
I have kept this as PNG images in my blog so illustrators can use it for the tshirt designs and banners if they want.
You can use this illustration in posters, t-shirt, etc...

with light


Line Test and final for nun chuck scene...Need to colour in properly and add the bottle

I am quite happy with the result for the nun chuck scene, to improve is may be add inbetween frames to make it smoother but i think it is fine as it is

defeated ninja scene

Water ripple test

Ive been trying different tests for the ripple scene for the cave scene to make it look alive not just a picture. but when i played this through the whole scene, cant really notice this much

Some more improved assests for the final

I have decided to add female ninjas to also target young girls aswell as boys

Rough Banner and Posters

Rough Banner and Posters

These are some rought posters and banner designs I made just to help out the Graphic designers and illustrators because I notice not much work has been done by them. I dont like my group would look bad in the final presentation

As you can see, i have kept the light blue colour theme to represent water and kept it simple by keeping the background plain colour to be easily understood


Animatic full Version

This is the final animatic edited all together from the scenes of the previous post.

We have used photoshop to draw the assets and animated, and edit using After Effects and Photoshop.

In the presentation, people really loved our work and they didnt expect use to go overboard. we wanted to have high grades so Me and Mike did our best.

We still got some good crit from the audience but telling us to change the intro of the cave to look much more watery blue not golden red like lava because it wouldnt work for advertising water. It would be good for energy drink. The sound effect was too repetitive and too much tension. we might add more scenes and frames to improve for the final.

What has to be done!!!

For almost nine weeks, we havent seen results of the story board from the illustrator students, Me and Michael decided to plan ahead and make an animatic to be ready for the mock presentation.

Me and Michael have decided to divide the scenes in half to our selves and worked overnight  for days and finally happy with the results for our animatic.

We have went overboard by adding colours and moving image in out animatic. We can reuse this animatic to our final animation because it is the exact style we are going for. Voicing and narrating was very fun, me and Michael had many versions and takes for this, we tried even using wallace and gromitts voice just for the fun of it.

We are still unsure of the sound effects for this, so we are going to improve it in the final bit

Animatic scenes with sounds

Right. Now the courtyard scene has been done as an image. The order here should be:

shot of Bruce standing outside cave

ninja jumping scene

'Hand over the sacred bottles' scene

This one! Courtyard shot

Bruce 'squint' scene

It'd be nice if we could have a steady zoom towards Bruce for the animatic, not zooming in too far but just something other than a still shot? Don't if it gets too much, just a suggestion! Click to save a higher res image!

...and the bottle drinking scene. Going to have to be a still image for now, still, should be fine!

These are some few assets I have made in the animation