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  08 August 2007
Rough Storyboards or 3D pre-visualization: amys hair



Software: Maya

this is a hair test done by bobby roe

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  08 August 2007
Scratch Voice track and/or original footage: amys hair

ooops, no audio uploaded.
later attempt succesful.
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Last edited by bstout : 08 August 2007 at 05:39 PM.
 
  08 August 2007
Song problem

I just indicate that we hear no sound on the flv.

Thank you and keep going
 
  08 August 2007
oops
yes there is no audio. hmmm
trying to fix it.
if i don't get it soon, ill try again in a month (i will be travelling and don't know if i'll be able to upload from peru)

good luck to all
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  08 August 2007
Scratch Voice track and/or original footage: amys hair



Software: audio software used by mark sutton
then edited by me in adobe audition

here is the scratch track. voices only so its a little dull to watch ; )

the voices are nancy nagrante as Amy
doug rossi as john
kathleen leisure as girl 2
kathleen and nancy did the monster roles.
sound tech: mark sutton


now for the animatic so you'll finally see the concept


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  09 September 2007
Edited storyboards or 3D pre-visualization: shots1Thru8



Software: Maya

well, its a playblast of shots 1Thru 8 with sound.
camera thoughts welcome.

also, any thoughts on how to improve the compression. ?
i am exporting from premiere Pro 1.5 at 320 x 240, 69% quality. using Riva to translate to .FLV and still ending up with files that are 1.1 Mgs.
the quality is so low that i doubt anyonw will want to watch it.
so all suggestions are eagerly awaited.


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  09 September 2007
Edited storyboards or 3D pre-visualization: shots1Thru8

oops, double post
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Last edited by bstout : 09 September 2007 at 12:14 AM.
 
  11 November 2007
Colored Story Boards or edited footage/renders: Scene2_Shots1thru11



Software: Maya

here's shots 1 though 11 of scene 2.
i ve been bogged down with the creation of the painting creatures.
they are all somewhat ready to go now, in an unfinished sort of way.

we'll see how much i get done by the fifteenth.

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  11 November 2007
squares

the compression is wrong in mho (looks like wideoforwindows sort of - square pixels). try cinepac codec no compression. in riva set bitrate to 320 and compare both. cheerz!

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  11 November 2007
and you should put some texture on

put some wips show your work, let somebody know.
 
  11 November 2007
Edited storyboards or 3D pre-visualization: dragon Girl painting



Thanks for the compression advice Jana.
Even more, thanks for the interest.
It looks like I might finish at an animatic level with playblasts, no renders. I did about a thousand frames yesterday, i have about two thousand to go, so its about 50/50 whether or not I make it. Still according to the clock i have 1 day 16 hours and thirteen minutes to go.

and, this image is the girl in the painting with the dragon. the original drawing was one of my first submissions.


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  11 November 2007
Colored Story Boards or edited footage/renders: Sc_Sh11_31



Software: Maya

Here's scene 2 shots 11- through 30

no more updates after this, just the final, if i finifh....

notice improved compression thanks to Janas advice


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  11 November 2007
ok

very well done that piece when trunk hits john. congratulations. and i like his eyes so manic...
 
  11 November 2007
Finished Trailer: Final



Software: Maya

Here is my final crapmation.
thanks to cg talk for a fun ride and to Mibus for the tech assists.


enjoy hte first few rendered scenes, get the idea from the playblasts.
tolerate the fact that i didn't even notice thte heads up display always on until the final .flv conversion.

it was fun. im proud of two things
1) i finished (thanks to the extension) even itf it is total capmation, at least its there and done and in..
2) i like my camera angles, not a single shot is the defalut 35 mm lense- i did use the 35, but never unquestioningly, outsiede i used a 15, a 35, and 55, inside i used a 24 mm, a 35mm and 55. i really got sense of what the lenses give, how to include the paintings as characters with the wide angles, how to fine tune intimacy with the 55. in all that was the best part for me. cheers all

these are the other take aways...

lesson 1 , next time i need a team
lesson 2, next time, fewer characters
lesson 3 crapmation is better than no-mation

ummmm, oh yeah, can we have another extension please? This time bout six months, i think thats what i need to actually animate this beast.


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  11 November 2007
Great work even without a team. But a team really helps. Me and some colleagues had a go on the last EON challenge but it was hard even with four :-)
I think that even with the crappy look the feeling got through! Good luck now.

/peter

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