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April 24, wrappin’ it up

April 24, wrappin’ it up

I’m getting to a place where I’m comfortable with the amount of work I have left for the amount of time we have remaining. Today, I continued work on the animation, the bulk of which is almost complete (yay!) After another hour or so, It will be finished, at which point I can go through […]

April 22, work in progress

April 22, work in progress

Today I’ve made the most-likely-final decision to submit my project on google docs, accessible via a download, as opposed to trying to create a youtube video or embed it into WP. I’ve done this because WP does not allow flash, and flash converters that allow me to upload to YouTube do not maintain the visual […]

April 15, Revision plan

April 15, Revision plan

Some strengths of my project in its current state are the quality/style of the animations and the fluidity of the story. A problematic area would be the lack of detail in the animation (background, possibly more frames to create a less rigid feel). Once the entire animation is complete in a “rough” state, I will […]

April 10, Progress Report

April 10, Progress Report

Accomplished: So far, I have the plot of the story resolved and the two main characters constructed in Illustrator, as well as a plan for how I will get the .swf into WP. Still Need to Do: I still need to create the actual animation frames, which should move much faster now that the characters are […]

April 8, drawing in AI

April 8, drawing in AI

Today, I started work on fabricating my characters in Illustrator. I’m freaking out a little bit because building the characters is pretty time consuming, and I have to draw them in a bunch of frames and positions to actually create the animation. I’m hoping that once I have the basics down, it’ll move a lot […]

April 3, drawing characters

April 3, drawing characters

Today I finalized a sort of “storyboard” for my project, breaking it down into seven “frames” that will have fluid animation with some sort of transitions in between (the storyboard is currently in a text-only phase). After that, I began work on what the story will actually look like. Basically, I figured out the gist […]

April 1, modified direction

April 1, modified direction

Today, I somewhat reworked my project. I’ve decided to go with a satirical version of the story (short and sweet).. I think instead of making the story out of different pages with animated frames, I’m going to animate entire movie and have it play beginning to end, where text just appears on the movie (and […]