Friday, July 14, 2006

25: More Filler Animation

Well, I added a few more frames to the animation from last session, and then I did another small 20 frame shot of the enemies closing in on Maggie.

I also had it pan again. You may notice that I pan a lot, and I think I mentioned this before, but you never know, panning really helps when animating. Why? Because if my stupid hand hits the camera, which it often does, it doesn't matter if I don't get it back perfectly, because I'm moving it anyways.

There's nothing more annoying than doing a still shot, and then my hand hits the camera, rendering the shot relatively useless because I can't get the camera to match exactly how it was.

Ok, I just checked the last post in February, and I did mention it there. Bother.

I had to get the lighting correct, because I wanted to the stikfas to come in from the darkness. Mind you, the lighting doesn't really matter because it happens so fast you don't notice it anyways, so I don't know why I bother. It's getting them to walk that I have trouble with. Getting one stikfas to walk is fine, because the other stikfas aren't in the way. But when they're grouped together like that, I can't manipulate them as easily, and they waddle from side to side.

I was hoping to get this film done before August, but it doesn't look like that's feasible now. *sigh*

Real Life

Anything fun happening in real life? Well, my Kung Fu place went bankrupt on me (after sinking a LOT of money into paying up front. I don't want to talk about that.) So the only exercise I get now is playing DDR 3 times a week with some friends. However, the only time I can really do DDR or animating is after 9pm when the kids go to bed. So it cuts into my animating time, which is why it's hard for me to get cracking on that.

I also bought a new MacMini, and I love it. I'll probably be doing this in imovie because I bought a 250 gig hard drive for my home movies. :) So excited about it. I'm wondering if I should do my own music too. Sen normally does music for me, and he's better at it, but it may be fun for me to do it on my own. Although, credits are a lot more interesting if there is more than just one guy.