Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Test animation (Results)

Ok Guys and girs, thankyou for all offering to help out in our animated film Snatched. 
In order to see your animation we would like you to do a test piece, all the information should help you understand your job.

 Animatic  -------------------

 Please animate from  0:28 to 0:29 good luck. 

A drive Account Details :  Here u can dowload all the maya scenes and models. 

password:                                                          A drive -   here is a list of all the animated shots. 

Ps I will email you this evening to let you all know the exact scenes that you should download from the A Drive account so everything is crystal Clear.

ALL the best good luck , and I would like you to have a test complete by Monday, Tuesday next week. 

Email me if there are any problems, or if you are struggling to finish. 

Here is an online copy of this email 

Here are some animated films which I was inspired by

Our film at this stage was behind schedule,  If there were any concerns It was always my responsibility as the Director to address the issues and find ways of resolving them, I would regular have meetings with Tara and both of us would discuss any problems with the film.

We had a lack of completed animation and all felt it would not be fair to hold the entire animation of the film on just Hayley alone. We therfore decided to recruit some more animators.

Rob Bowels, James Waters and Lilly Black were the three animators we got in contact through email, all of them were in their second year and all seemed eager to be a part of this film.

This is Rob's Text that he produced for us.

Lilly was very busy and failed to produce us a run cycle.

This is the result James produced for us,

I decided to go with Rob as our new animator, his run had the most potential, I think James's also had potential, but we had divided the scenes up all ready and only had space for one more animator. We really appreciated the work they had produced and said thank you to everyone who produced the test pieces.


Before the animation began we sat down as a group and composed a shot list.

Tara wrote it up and attached it to an email, as usual me and Tara would discuss, the shots and then from here devise a plan.

Animation Shots - SNATCHED
1. Camera Zoom in eagle view, Mongolian walking to fire.
2. Marmot sniffing the smell
3. Marmot poke head up behind rock. Mongol is cooking by fire.
4. Marmot sneaks up behind man
5. Mongol looks around, Mongol and Marmot come face to face
6. Marmot steals the Chicken and runs away
7. Reaction Shot of Mongolian upset and Angry about food being taken.
8. Marmot runs away over hills in distance
9. Mongol runs towards camera
10. Mongol runs over hills after marmot.
11. Mongol chase marmot up a hill. Marmot Jumps on rock and goes to start sliding down the hill. Mongol Trips on rock and fly’s forward (in Slow motion)
12. Sliding down hill.
13. Camera shake towards log – Hands Shaking
14. Marmot and Mongol Sliding through log.
15. Both slide out of log, Marmot get grabbed in mid air
16. Free-Fall Fighting
17. Climb out of ditches both Mongol and marmot.
18. Marmot and Mongol run cycle over the hills
19. Mongol runs up hill, side view no legs showing
20. Marmot Jumps over Rocks
21. Mongol reaches top of hill slowly – out of breath, Marmot dancing
22. Mongol takes chicken from the marmot, Reaction shot from Marmot.
23. Zoom out- Eagle Wing shot and Fly over
24. Marmot points out the eagle behind him, jumping up and down and flapping his arms to try make him protect the food.
25. Mongol looks around at bird – Reaction shot as food gets swiped from his hand.
26. Bird snatches chicken close up.
27. Bird fly’s off with chicken
28. Reaction shot of both of them, Mongol gets his great idea
29. Marmot swinging from Spit

 Animation Begins. 

Shot 1 animation break down please click on image to see a clear full description.

Shot 14 break down please click on image to see a clear full description.

 Shot 15 break down please click on image to see a clear full description.

I had problems breaking down the last scene, as for some reason my keyboard wouldn't allow me to screen print. here is the video of all the animation that I did on this film.

Overall I was proud of the animation that I produced, It could have been polished off, but it did reflect which was shown in the animatic therefore the scenes fitted with the rest of the animation.

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