Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Clay Sculpting - Week 5

Adding fringe and hoodie

Adding other ear.

Detailing the fringe adding sides of fringe.

My Grandfathers Rocking Horses - Sound Organising

Above is the process of organising multiple different conversations, some of which were around 40 mins long into a question and answer from my Grandad. After doing this I wrote down roughly every section on paper and numbered each one (as different conversations had slightly different themes) also parts of the conversations could jump around depending on what my Grandad could remember. I then photocopied my notes on what my grandad had said and further colour co-ordinated them based on the subject, as some needed to be moved around. I then cut them up and laid them out on a table so I could organise a fully structured conversation (a couple of pieces got removed as they didn't seem to fit well, more might be removed, depending on how long the conversation is as a whole). I am now in the process of stitching the sound files together and turning that into a script. I am eager to move forward with this as it's taken a lot longer than anticipated.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Clay Sculpting - Week 4

Adding spirit to smooth out any bumps

Looking to see where the hair is going to sit.
Adding detail to mane sections of hair.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Face Animation - rough vowels with jaw bounce

My current progress. I need to remove a lot of keyframes and make the character have less of a grin when speaking. (the pose library I had created the characters mouth was quite stretched so I would like to lessen this so it's more fluid with the character speaking.) 

Face animation and Pose Library

Pose Lib

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

My Grandfathers Rocking Horses - Research

Behind the scenes of Ethel and Ernest

I have been looking at the design of ethel and earnest, and how this film has used compositing techniques. I will also be looking into rotoscoping where I will be tracing original footage of my Grandad in his workshop. For this, I have found a useful video using rotoscoping techniques in photoshop.