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Davethewave711
02-25-2008, 11:09 PM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher_The_Gold_Head2Head.jpg


Hello there...
My name is David Thornfield
I have been co-directing an animated short Film called GOPHER THE GOLD...
I will be sharing my work in progress of the film


Help Wanted....

Modelers, Texture Artists, and Animators, Lighters, and Effects Animators Needed...

If interested please message me via cgsociety...
or email or im (MSN messenger)

Davethewave711@yahoo.com

Thank you for your time...

here's a teaser trailer of the film...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=caUFgjfTYdk

started a blog for film as well.

http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/

switchblade327
02-26-2008, 12:29 AM
Looks pretty cool so far. The gopher's tongue is a bit too stiff and I think you could do more with the guy's initial reaction/transition from confused to angry but overall, the animation is looking really nice.

I think you could also do more (especially with the camera) to show the garden he's so proud of and his connection to it. Maybe more shots of specific features instead of a couple of wide pans? Maybe another pan before the shot where the gopher is introduced?

He could also stand up sweaty with some gardening tools to show he's the one who made it/maintains it so the connection would be more obvious.

Davethewave711
02-26-2008, 05:12 AM
http://bp1.blogger.com/_WAbA17LI13M/R8OaF_BxaAI/AAAAAAAAABg/DLRctUicSTU/s1600-h/Garden+Colored.jpghttp://bp2.blogger.com/_WAbA17LI13M/R8R9c_BxaNI/AAAAAAAAADI/kxIsp49R8HA/s1600/Garden%2BColored.jpgViz Dev of the Garden at the End by Khoa Le.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/GardenColored.jpg

Davethewave711
02-26-2008, 05:18 AM
thank you for your comments
i agree that the tongue is too stiff i will be working on that to fix it...
i agree about more shots of his garden.
There will be a scene before this that will show him working on garden...

thank you again...
dave

http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/ (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/)

http://davidthornfield.blogspot.com/

Davethewave711
02-26-2008, 09:12 PM
this is the designs for the end of the garden...designs by Khoa Le

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/VisDev_garden1.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/VisDev_garden2.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/trees.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/northwall.jpg


Gopher the Gold Blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

Davethewave711
02-26-2008, 09:17 PM
here are some of the trees modeled for end of garden...modeled by Erik Anderson

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/front.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/fronthigh.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/frontwire.jpg

gopherthegold.blogspot.com (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

Davethewave711
02-26-2008, 09:50 PM
Here is the Animatic for the Film...hope you enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Y0ZLu4cBw


Dave
gopherthegold.blogspot.com (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

Davethewave711
02-27-2008, 09:19 AM
Here is the progression reel for the film as of 2.25.08
most of it is just blocked in...keys, breakdowns, some is just layed out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I80Lzvu5K8

dave

gopher the gold blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/)

Davethewave711
02-27-2008, 08:31 PM
This is the Gardener's house design by Khoa Le

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/House.jpg

Gopher the Gold Blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

Davethewave711
02-27-2008, 08:36 PM
Here are flower designs by Khoa Le...for the variety of Flowers in garden...

If anyone is interested I need help modeling these flowers as well as the house and the rest of the garden...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/flower1.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/flower2.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/flower3.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/flower4.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/flower5.jpg


Gopher the Gold Blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

Davethewave711
02-27-2008, 09:25 PM
Here are some of the gopher designs by Khoa Le...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/Gopherconcepts2.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/Gopherconcepts1.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/Gopherposes.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/015_expressions.jpg


Gopher the Gold Blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

Davethewave711
02-28-2008, 08:53 PM
Here is the Gardener Model by David Thornfield.
Design by Khoa Le.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/006_gardener004.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/Gardener_front.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/Gardener_side.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/Gardener_back.jpg

Davethewave711
02-28-2008, 08:56 PM
Props Models by David Thornfield

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/036_chainsaw.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/038_eyeloop.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/029_HandBag.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/028_HandBag02.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/030_trophy.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/035_ribbon.jpg


Gopher the Gold Blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

Davethewave711
02-29-2008, 07:59 PM
Judge Model by Richard Pince


http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/025_judge_front.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/026_judge_side.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher%20the%20Gold/027_judge_back.jpg


Gopher the Gold Blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

OgLuna
03-04-2008, 03:01 PM
Love the designs on the garden... looking forward to seeing you get that fleshed out in 3D.

Nice props, too.

I echo the comments from earlier that the guy who owns the garden should be dirty, sweaty, dressed in gardening clothes so that it's obvious that he maintains it. On the other hand, those short shorts, sweater vest, dress shoes and white socks pulled all the way up do make him look like a Fancy Doofus if that's the look you're going for. I take it he's waiting for his garden to get Judged by the Fancy Lady?

Moon Town (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=153&t=602821)
www.moon-town.com (http://www.moon-town.com)

Michael5188
03-04-2008, 04:17 PM
Wow, it's looking really good! Love the designs, and the video you have up really brings me back to older cartoons, like tom and jerry and such. Very well done.

Only thing that bothered me, as was said before, was the transition from cunfused to angry by the gardener, but other than that I loved it. Especially the tumbling at the end, very well done.

Davethewave711
03-04-2008, 08:29 PM
Wow, it's looking really good! Love the designs, and the video you have up really brings me back to older cartoons, like tom and jerry and such. Very well done.

Only thing that bothered me, as was said before, was the transition from cunfused to angry by the gardener, but other than that I loved it. Especially the tumbling at the end, very well done.

I'm very glad that you said it reminded you of tom and jerry...That was one of the cartoons that had appealed to me through this project and its good that its has a similar feeling...

As for the transition between confused to angry by the gardener, what is it that needs to be changed there? any suggestions?

thanks
dave

Davethewave711
03-04-2008, 08:42 PM
I echo the comments from earlier that the guy who owns the garden should be dirty, sweaty, dressed in gardening clothes so that it's obvious that he maintains it. On the other hand, those short shorts, sweater vest, dress shoes and white socks pulled all the way up do make him look like a Fancy Doofus if that's the look you're going for. I take it he's waiting for his garden to get Judged by the Fancy Lady?

Moon Town (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=153&t=602821)
www.moon-town.com (http://www.moon-town.com)

I'm not sure if you saw the progression reel or animatic or hopefully both but I hope that it is clear that he is maintaining his garden...he is making a perfectly straight garden...
the gardener is a bit anal retentive and he's been getting 2nd place a few times now and can't get 1st place...so now he's determined to get 1st place...he has to make this garden perfect...without a single leaf untrimmed...so he trims the last leaf making his garden the perfectly straight and organized garden that he wanted...but "rut roh, rorge" gopher's messing it up eating his flowers...

He is stuck in the 70's with short shorts, sweater vests, and argyle socks...his symbol is argyle as you may notice that his garden especially the flowers is based on agyle shapes and there will be some argyle shapes or diamond shapes in the windows...
The judge's shape is the spiral...which will be reflected in the pattern on her dress, hair has spiral shapes, her purse will have spiral patterns, and the end garden has a bit of spiral shapes in it which she can relate to...

take care thank you
dave

Davethewave711
03-04-2008, 08:53 PM
I'm going to post these links here so that you can access these in a cleaner layout...

Click Here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=caUFgjfTYdk) for the Trailer

Click Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Y0ZLu4cBw) for the Animatic

Click Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I80Lzvu5K8) for the Progression Reel as of 2.25.08

Click Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8oWgkuXjwE) for the Progression Reel as of 3.20.08

Thanks for checking out my film...
any suggestions are welcome...
and if anyone is intested in helping out on the film that would be wonderful...
Modelers, Animators, Texture Artists, FX animators, Lighters...

This film is going to be shown to most of the major animation studios in May.
Pixar, Disney, Rhythm and Hues, Blue Sky, Dreamworks, etc...

So if anyone is interested in helping get this thing done to near finish by then and have your names in credits and have major studios looking at your work please let me know...

Thanks for your time...
Dave

m-greenwood
03-05-2008, 05:54 AM
Hey there!
I'm really surprised more people haven't commented on this yet, it's looking great. The animation in the trailer is really nice, especially of the gopher (love the tumble he does after the spade is thrown at him!).
Good luck with finishing your film.

Davethewave711
03-05-2008, 06:28 AM
All of the animation of the gopher in trailer was done by Khoa Le...I agree that the tumble animation is incredible...

JamesLane
03-07-2008, 07:21 PM
I think this looks hilarious...great concepts too! cant wait to see the final.

Davethewave711
03-13-2008, 12:10 AM
Here is an Ad for the film that I created...


http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/davethewave711/Gopher_The_Gold_Head2Head.jpg


Gopher the Gold Blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/)

Davethewave711
03-14-2008, 09:25 PM
in case someone skips ahead and didn't see the first post I am reposting here...

Help Wanted....

Modelers, Texture Artists, and Animators.

Lighters and Effects Animators needed soon...

If interested please message me via cgsociety...
or email or im (MSN messenger)

Davethewave711@yahoo.com (http://forums.cgsociety.org/Davethewave711@yahoo.com)

thank you

AmeretatMusty
03-17-2008, 04:29 PM
This is fantastic, Im really liking the style used, also the animation so far is very good.

I'd be more than happy to help with this project if you still need any help, My area of work is as follow:

Lighting and Rendering
Shaders
Effects
Modelling
Rigging


But I like to work as Lighting and Rendering artist on this one, I have used different renderers such as mental ray and Vray. Also my final year dissertation at university is on Digital Lighting and Rendering.

Please let me know if I can help in anyway.

Thanks

Davethewave711
03-21-2008, 10:54 PM
Just wanted to share the progress of the film

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8oWgkuXjwE) Gopher the Gold Progression Reel 3.20.08 (http://www.youtube.com/v/1Ny0tmMJxuA)
(http://www.youtube.com/v/1Ny0tmMJxuA)
HELP WANTED

Character Animators and Effects Animators Needed

Thank You...

Davethewave711
03-30-2008, 12:02 AM
VOICE ACTING WANTED!!!

If anyone is interested in voice acting for the film please let me know...

Gardener and Gopher need voice actors to grunt, yell, and emote with non dialogue...
should be a lot of fun...

Gardener is a British, anal retentive, very proper, serious, loner.

Gopher is child like, playful, soft, instinctive.

Looking to test gopher with cartoony gopher (animal-like) noises, as well as
human like noises that are brought up a couple octaves...

Thank you for your time.
Dave

Davethewave711
04-13-2008, 08:04 AM
Hey guys...
I met with a layout artist Steve Munoz and got some notes on some shots in the film...
Updated those shots and posted...

Working on my demo reel at the moment but will be getting back to the film after this week...
going to be crusing on more animation...

you can check out the updates here (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/2008/04/gopher-gold-progression-reel-4208.html)


If anyone is interested in ANIMATING or doing EFFECTS please let me know...

thanks for your time
dave

Davethewave711
04-22-2008, 09:41 PM
just wanted to share the trailer for the film...its a work in progress but is coming along...
starting to get more of the end of the garden modeled...images coming soon...
the Judge car has been modeled and last finishing touches are being put on...images of that will be coming shortly as well
Thanks

GOPHER THE GOLD TRAILER (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/2008/04/gopher-gold-trailer-with-some-lighting.html)

Dave

Gopher the Gold Blog (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com)

SirNeo
04-28-2008, 06:19 PM
Hi Dave;

its a great project; i really loved it:applause:

DThornfield
05-17-2008, 09:13 AM
posting on the other account

Davethewave711
05-17-2008, 07:44 PM
I have updated the Progression Reel (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/2008/05/progression-reel-51308.html) as of 5.13.08

thought I would share the progress of the film with all of you...

The music composer of the film Joshua Mosley has just completed the original film score
I have included this with the film... incredible job...

Sir Neo has modeled the new judge car it looks amazing...
Thank you

I have a talented animator Richard Pince on the project now...so hopefully
animation will be ramping up a lot more...

thank you for checking this out...

David

Gopher the Gold (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/)

Davethewave711
05-18-2008, 09:16 PM
alright site is back up and running now...

PROGRESSION REEL (http://gopherthegold.blogspot.com/2008/05/progression-reel-51308.html)

ON YOUTUBE (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n6xK-7zECvo) AS WELL

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