Week 18_New Scene Breakdown and Updated Pencil Test

Base on the feedback we had obtained from week 15 presentation, I had changed the colour scheme of the Main Character. Thus there was a new to re do the scene breakdown, as the earlier version, it was feedbacked that the composition was not good enough thus i re did the scene.

To view the breakdown, click the link below:

Scene Breakdown Link

Aside from the scene breakdown that i did, i also had to correct the pencil test which i had originally done, as the original was not well animated. For the new version, i cleaned up the lines and even coloured it.

To view the pencil Test, click the link below:

Pencil Test Link


Week 18_New Storyboard Scenes and Colour script

As mention in one of the post, base on the feedback obtained from Week 15 mini presentation, there was a need to re-edit the storyboards. Base on the roughs given to me by Xiaohan, i had to redraw the boards with the character details.

Rough Boards Done:

extras1      extras    extras 2


Newly Edited Boards:

pg1 (1-5)       pg2 (6-11)

pg15 (84-89)   pg16 (90-95) pg17 (96-99)


Right after the opening scene of the exterior of Changi Airport, instead of introducing the main character, we cut to some passengers carrying out the Do’s at a security check. After which we cut to MC having his passport checked before he heads for the boarding area.

For the ending scene, we scrap away the former idea which was for MC to leave the boarding gate and board his plane without any problem, while the sweeper would sweep away the fallen items and bring it to secret room.

Instead we changed it to MC being dragged away by the sweeper into a small room where MC will be further question and while MC was dragged away, he would be screaming in despair as he sees his plane leaving without him.

Aside from the newly drawn boards, I also did most of the colour script, as we had to replace the old one since the colours for the Main character had been changed, as well as re-editing some of the chosen panel to be used for colour script

Newly Done Colour script:

colour script 1_new   colour script 2_new  colour script 3_new

The first panel was a shot of the outside of Changi Airport, which i left to Gek Luan to do it as i was unsure of the colours for it.


Week 17_Character Turnaround, Poses and expression Sheet

With the final presentation coming soon, there was a need to finish up the turnaround and complete the model sheet for the characters.

Turnaround for MC:

Turnaround MC new

Turnaround for Guard:

Turnaround guard new

Turnaround for Sweeper:

Turnaround Sweeper New

Turnaround for Nancy:

Turnaround girl new

Comparison Chart:

comparison chart new

Aside from getting the turnaround done, i also did the action poses and expression sheet for the 3 main characters.

Pose sheet for MC:

Poses MC

Out of all the characters, MC is the only character that has the most action as he is the one that interacts within the environment the most. He display a range of action from running to laughing to being shaken by the guard and finally being dragged way by the sweeper.

Pose Sheet for Guard:

poses guard

Majority of the time in the film, the guard would be sitting done monitoring the bag check. the only time he does any action is when he is calling for the sweeper and MC, as well as shaking MC upside down.

Pose Sheet for Sweeper:

poses sweper

The sweeper has retractable hands that would come out when the sweeper needs to use its hands for grabbing purpose. If not most of the time, the hands would be kept hidden. It arms are also extendable, so it can reach items that are far from it without having to move a long distance to reach it.

Just like the guard, there are not mention action for the sweeper other then dragging MC away as it only appears towards the end of the film.

Beside poses, there is also the expression sheet.

MC has the most expression as he is the only one that interacts most within the environment.

Expression Sheet for MC:

expression MC

Expression Sheet for Guard:

expression guard

For the guard, he is always seen with a serious face throughout the film, and his expression only gets more serious when MC sets of the alarm and starts laughing at the Guards baby like face.

Expression Sheet for Sweeper:

expression sweeper

Though it is a robot, the sweeper would also display some changes in expression as well.


Week 16_ New character Design

Base on the feedback, i used some new references such as from the cartoon series, Jetson, to redesign the characters.


13892784_1  (reference used for the sweeper)

iyskyj06      the-jetsons-george     z0qt8o32

References used for redesigning Nancy and MC.

Base on the references, i came up with some new design for the characters, as well as new colour scheme for the guard and MC. I made the new design to have more clean lines. More shapes edges are added into the design, for example Nancy dress, i reference the design from that of the daughter in Jetson.

New Design for Sweeper:


sweeper new


The tiny hands that were at the tip of the arm was removed to make the design less tedious to draw. Instead hands are now retractable. Thus when sweeper does not need to use its hands, the hands will be hidden from view.



New Design for MC:

MC  new

For the new design of MC, i re edited the colour scheme for it as in the previous colour scheme, MC was blending in too much with the background, that it is no longer standing out from the background. I also added triangular collars to the clothes, which has a similar concept to the daughter in Jetson.

New Design for Guard:

guard new

For the Design of the guard, i added a small walkie talkie and an emblem on the right shoulder of the guard. I also change the colour of the guard to make it look less like a security guard and more like the security check guard.


New Design of Nancy:



girl new 2

Her design is very similar to that of the daughter in Jetson, Her hairstyle was changed to make it more simpler to draw and animate. The hair also gives of a more futuristic feel than the previous design.


Base on the colours used to colour the background, i did a new colour study for MC and the guard, such that they do not blend too much with the background.

Colour studies for MC:

MC  colour test 2

Colour Study for Guard:

guard colour test 2

I also did poses for MC:



Week 15_ Feedback from mini Presentation

On Wednesday, 30 July 2014, we had a mini presentation on the progress of our FYP.

Base on the feedback given to us by the lecturers, there are several changes that need to be made before week 18 submission.

Certain parts of the story has to be changed in order to convey the message much clearer. The role of the sweeper has to be changed to in order to give it more purpose in the film. Our establishing shot needs to be redesign to make it more futuristic as well as to add in several planes flying so as to indicate that the film is set in an airport. New scenes needs to be added to show the Do within the airport before we cut to showing MC doing the Don’t within the airport.

Some of our character design needs to be altered slightly so as to make animating more convenient should the film be green lit. The colour of MC needs to be changed as it seems to be blending into the background rather then standing out from it.

Week 14_Part 2_Drawing of storyboards

Being the only one who could draw the characters, i had to redraw the rough storyboard given to me by our storyboard artist. I had to  add in the characters into the boards. But while i was drawing the boards, i had to redraw some of the scenes instead of just drawing the characters into the storyboards given to me.

Rough Storyboard:


Redrawn Boards:

set 11

While drawing the boards, there were some key scenes that was not in the rough boards. I had to add the scenes in.

Missing scenes:

set 1 point 5 set 10p point 5

After the boards were done, i passed the drawn boards to the other members to get it coloured in B&W. I also helped to colour the boards so as to speed up the process of the work.

Colour boards that i did:

pg9 (48-53) pg6 (30-35) pg7 (36-41) pg8 (42-47)

Week 14_part 1_ Turntable, Pencil Test, Breakdone

After the design and colour of the characters are done, I did the turntable for the main characters and one of the minor characters.


Turnaround MC

Turnaround guard

Turnaround Sweeper

Turnaround girl

Beside the turnaround for the characters, I also did the character size comparison chart for all the featuring characters.

Size Comparison Chart:

comparison chart

As the only animator in the group, i did a  pencil test for the character. I did a simple walk cycle for MC. I decided that he would have 2 type of walk cycle. His normal walk would be a carefree walk, this would be seen when he is walking towards the security check. 2 second walk would be that of a proud stride.  This would be seen when he is walking through the scanner.

Video of Walk cycle:


I also animated some of the scenes for the animatic.


Changes are to be made in the following weeks.


While doing the pencil test, the design for MC underwent a minor change. The hair of MC was made even more simpler, as while i was animating; i found that the hair of the character was hard to maintain, thus the hair was slightly different from the originally decided design in week 12

Change in MC design:

Turnaround     Turnaround MC

Original Design from Week 12                                            Finally Design as of now.



For the presentation in Week 15, i did the breakdown process of how we go about colouring the scene. The background is drawn by our environment artist.

Video of Breakdown: