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06 June 2009, 07:38 PM
Christian Rambow is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Storyboards / pre-visualization: Scene 3 - animatic (

06 June 2009, 08:23 PM
Working out the whole idea:


Two pupils sit next to each other ... one ist a clever pupil (Boy)
and one is a pupil which has not learned (Girl)

-The Girl chews bubblegum from the beginning- (important)

They sit next to each other and the test begins (bell rings) ...
(clock between the two in the center of the background)

Both begin to write immediately (Boy (the clever one) is sitting
left on the table and the girl right)

The boy fulfills joyfuly the questions and is very happy that he
knows everything.

The Girl does not know anything. She's ripping out a sheet of
paper and is thrashing it ... while looking enviously to the Boy.
She is looking enviously again serveral times and her mouth is
forming a sad expression.


some time later

The Girl does still not know anything and the boy is writing very
industriously one sheet after the other one.

The Girl has an idea and is building a long telescopearm with a mirror
to cheat. She is building that out of some pencils, some ball-point pens,
some hair rubbers, one chewing gum and a small make up mirror.

She is placing the whole construction behind the back of the clever Boy.

Now she can write industriously too. :D

The boy notices the situation and tears it out of the girls hand.

The teacher gets wind of this situation and sees the Boy with the
telescopearm in his hands. The Boy is trying to negotiate the situation
by winding his head from one side to the other.

The girl is looking innocently on the sheet and simulates fulfilling the test.

But he has to go, because the teacher is thinking that he was cheating.

But his fulfilled sheet of papers still lying on the desk.

The girl exchanges the sheets and looks innocently.

So the idea/dream of the Girl

BACK TO REALITY! (Some time daydreamed away)

The boy still writes indoustriously and the girl is trying to build up the
telescope arm. But this does not work, because she is missing an hair rubber
(she just got two ponytails). She is throwing all the stuff hopeless to the side
and now is trying a last cheating event.

She is trying to look over the shoulder of the Boy by tilting his chair backwarts ....
but the chair is tumbling and the looses the equilibrium and falls to the rear.

Fade to Black.

The End


define the Style (near finished)

design 2-3 Characters (boy, girl, teacher)

model 2-3 Characters

texture 2-3 Characters

build environment

Lighting (normal (daydream) and hard reality)

model small assets (pens, make up mirror ....)

looking for music and sounds

animate rought (previs)

animate all to the final stage

cutting (Trailer, Making Of, Short Movie)

FINISH (hopefully)

06 June 2009, 04:42 PM (

1 min doodles to find an idea for the concept. Next step is to sketch them out roughtly in Zbrush then selecting the best shape.

06 June 2009, 10:57 PM (

This is the designsculpt for the Face, after serveral hours of sketching and trashing in Zbrush i am satisfied with this sculpt. Next is Modeling Both Chars in Cinema 4d .. and creating a rought cinematic ... to visualize the scenes.

06 June 2009, 11:36 AM
So far so good :)
Looking forward to see more

06 June 2009, 09:26 PM (

This is the final designsculpt for the girl. I will now create the boy sculpt while using this as reference for the headshape an proportions.

06 June 2009, 09:30 PM
pierzak: Thank you very much :)

06 June 2009, 09:39 PM
very nice sculpture :)

I am not sure if eyes are not poping out too much.. but maybe its just me.
well done.

06 June 2009, 10:33 PM (

Its Probably the colors because they are deselected in zbrush ... here is a full bright grey shot of it

06 June 2009, 10:54 PM
You are right. It's Ok :cool:

06 June 2009, 05:09 PM
I really like the style of your girl...looking forward to seeing your boy character all sculpted out!

06 June 2009, 06:34 PM (

I did a quick sculpt for the boy and serveral hairtests but these two i cannot decide. Both fit very well ... the upper reminds me of a young Bill Gates somehow. :D

06 June 2009, 06:35 PM
Thank you very much Jean-Charles Gingras :)

06 June 2009, 10:34 PM (

Scene 01 Animatic


I think the Animatic is way too detailed
from the motion ... the next scenes will
be much more simple because i can finish
the animatic as soon as possible.

Then i can try out timing and check camera angles..

06 June 2009, 10:56 PM
Looking really good. IMO the straight hair would look good any color but the curly hair might look better orange. :)

06 June 2009, 11:02 PM
Skillfull!! Beautifull Whatever you want! Your entry's really interesting. The design looks original and you managed to profile characters on the Animatic with charateristic move... it's an awesome start! Keep it high!!

07 July 2009, 09:45 AM
Thank you :)

I do not got much experience with animations. This figures was a christmas present
on a c4d-site.

A lot to learn.

Tonight i will block out the full short (not going much into details of motion) hopefully.
My goal for scene 1 was to capture the characteristics of both and its great that it
is working well.

Thank you again :)

07 July 2009, 02:23 PM (

Software: CINEMA 4D

Here is the Scene one now uploaded trought the challenge uploader.

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07 July 2009, 10:08 PM (

Software: CINEMA 4D

Animatic of scene 2

Need to learn how to do rough animation because progress is slow on the animatic. Sometimes i am fiddling on details where not needed at this stage.

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