Friday, April 30, 2010

First Animatic!

It looks like I've got quite the film to take on. Almost six minutes. But I think I can do it. A few more camera tweaks to make and some adjustments with the story. I'm hoping to have some more character and concept art up here soon.

As for the music, the songs used in order are A `Quai by Yann Tieren, Dark Eyes by Zolton and his Gypsy Ensemble, and Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy. I don't plan on using these specific songs for the film (even though I've pretty fallen in love with the first one ^_^) but they have the feel I'm going for. Though I wish the middle one was more "circus-y". I was originally looking for all piano but I'm really feeling good about the accordion now. I might I have to learn how to make music digitally because I'm pretty limited to my musical instruments. I can do drums or piano but no accordion or violin.

I'm excited to start this film. The goal is to have layouts, backgrounds, and all concept art tackled before the next school year starts. I'll have to balance it with finishing my other film, Enviosity, all my summer commission jobs, and all the things to do at home. But it's better that I start this sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Starting the Storyboards

The story boarding process has begun and I must say that I have never made this many boards for a film before. You're currently looking at 115 cards and that number is still subject to change. I fear that the story might be a bit too big and I may to trim some parts. Well, that's how I designed my storyboards. I composed them so that if I need to snip a shot here or there, it won't kill the overall impact of the story. Like I said, these boards are still rough and are subject to change. Next step is the animatic for my final.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The First Sketches and Concepts

I've chosen to do a film about a little girl that tries to run away to join the circus and the experience that she has with the choice she has made. I've began doing some concept sketches and rough storyboards. I still need to think up names for some characters and locations.

The First Sketch

The Main Character: Macey

Parent Concepts

"Nippen" Kitty Concepts

The Windmill

The Circus

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hurray! A New Film, a New Blog!

Welcome film friends! This is the production blog for my senior film, Dark Circus.