Monday, February 13, 2006

More GPT revisions

I got a little distracted this weekend with the beautiful weather and going to the beach. I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to. I did edit the audio the audio to add crickets in the beginning and throughout. This made the clip longer than I had wanted but I think it needed time in the beginning to get a general kid like attitude across. I also worked on some of the scared poses and made the praying poses less hidden and closed up so the audience can still see his face. I'm not sure if it is working, I think it still needs a lot of work before I can take it to 3D.


At 3:56 PM, Blogger Sara Wade said...

Hey Anthea. I think that the scared and praying poses are working a lot better now. I especially like the eye stuff. That will be really cool. Are you going to use the Bishop model? You could get some really nice facial acting going based on your blocking so far. On the pose where he first opens one eye then sees the bug on the next pose - with how close the bug is to his face at that point I think he would see it. Maybe you could quick fix it by having the bug fly in later on the next pose while his eye is open. You also might want to frame the whole shot a little closer up in the next pass just so that we can see the character better. It seems like you have too much space around him right now. I can't wait to see you put this guy into 3d. It's such a fun little piece. Almost there girl...keep going. :-D

At 9:32 AM, Blogger anthea said...

hi sara! thanks for the comments. yeah i hope the eye darts work as well as i hope they will. i won't be using bishop for this, and i don't actually have acess to the full facial bishop since i'm not in class 4. i am going to use a character from meet the robinsons, which means that all of my animation must be done and only seen here at work. that means no more posting after i step into the 3d process.

interesting point about the bug and eye, that might also be fixed by having him facing slightly to screen left then turning his head to see the bug. tony smeed suggested that i don't have his eyes closed during the praying section, that i have him looking around over his shoulder, then he could turn to be surprised by the bug??

i am going to frame it a lot closer when i get to 3d, i just cant reframe it in gpt mode, you know how the cam works in that. i am also going to restage it thanks to a comment from randy haycock that the fire should be to stage right of him, that way there would be a more natural pose when dealing with the marshmello on the first few frames. i originally moved the fire over to the left side of the screen to deal with the crawling bug problem, but now that the bug is flying the staging needs a revamp. i also dont like him in dead center like he is now, so i will move him to the left a little.

thanks for all your helpful comments, from no on, i am heading into 3d territory...


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