Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sneak Peak

I've been having a blast animating the dough machine for the past few days. I think all my films from now on will have awesome nuclear-powered things in them. I want to keep the finished animation under wraps, but here's a few stills of the coolness.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Yay for More

The first scene is very close to done and I've started chiseling away at the second scene. So here's the first scene, about half of which I posted before with out of synch audio. I was recently informed that the reason I could not get the audio to synch up is because YouTube likes videos with 29.97 frame rate... not 24. Good to know!

The last shot of this scene features the first true stop-motion of the film - the door opening. I had originally planned for Keaton to open it, but realized it would be more mysterious if it opened on its own. I won't get to animate any AfterEffects characters interacting with stop-motion for a few more scenes now. Well, enjoy!

Edit: What..? It's still out of synch! Ideas anyone?

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

They move!

I've put the big set aside to begin animating the part of the film that takes place inside the bakery on the set I have completed. Animating my "2 1/2 D" cut-out characters in AfterEffects is great fun and it does go "quickly" for animation, but I will need to animate twice as fast as I have if I'm going to get my film done on time. I think once I get more comfortable things should start progessing faster. So here's a few shots from the beginning of the film. The grain is way too heavy... sorry about that.

Edit: Oh no! The sound is out of synch... now how did that happen? Darn YouTube! I'll re upload it later... Edit#2... still out of synch. Hmm. The original quicktime is not. Plan C?