Week 15 – Mini Viva

It was a mad rush to get things done for the past few weeks in order to be ready for mini viva, but it was a great relief that we could get it done and gotten feedbacks for the things needed to be changed. 

 

Some of the feedbacks we got back were:

-For the opening scene, we should’ve included a scene to show the Do’s, since MC is focused on doing the Dont’s. And since it’s a futuristic theme, shouldn’t it be more futuristic rather than just showing the Changi control tower?

-The ending where the sweeper just sweeps the items away to this unknown room is irrelevant, as it doesn’t really have a link to our main story. Also, MC just boards the plane like that? After shaking so many prohibited items from him? That doesn’t seem plausible.

-The angles for the storyboards can’t be seen clearly; where is the floor? And the background? Where are the items dropping from?

Regarding these pointers that the lecturers had kindly pointed out (which made us realize that our story actually have a few major loopholes here and there), we have made the following changes:

-In the opening scene, we redesigned the control tower, with reference from Jetsons and a few ideas from Jim. Also, we added in a scene of an overview of the airport, zooming in into one or two people checking in and doing the correct things before it shows MC.

-Instead of making the sweeper just appear and sweep the items away into his room while MC runs onto his plane safely, we thought about making the sweeper sweep MC away instead, or dragging, and scraped off the room scene for the after credits.

-Thanks to the feedback we got from Yitting, she suggested that we show a bit of MC when the items are dropping, so as to give a direction on where – or who, for this matter – the things are dropping from. Also, to further show that the scene happens in the airport, in the background we would show some airplanes, so that the audience would know where the scene happens, and to further emphasize that we are, indeed, in the airport.

 

The above was just some of the more significant changes we did to our film, and with the deadline of the final viva coming up, all of us are trying our best to get things done for this as well as our own individual modules. 

I personally admit that I procrastinated a lot, delaying the things to be done. But we got it done on time in the end, albeit missing a few things here and there. For the remaining two weeks, we would have to buck up and complete the missing pieces in our project. No more slacking!

Week 14 – Updates

The mini viva was coming up, and I did the rough storyboards before handing them to Marilyn for lining. As I am the weakest in drawing, Marilyn had to add in the characters and redraw some frames before handing it back to me for grey-scaling. 

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The rough one sent to Marilyn

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and the lined and colored version. 

We distributed the storyboard frames so that coloring would be faster. After Gekkie was done with her environments and Marilyn with her characters, we each took a few frames to color and then it was sent to me again (individual frames) for the compilation of the animatics. I linked them up using storyboardPro while Marilyn did a few more frames for the animation part of the animatics. 

color studies of guard – week 11

Marilyn was almost done with the designs of the characters, YAY!! but they still need proper clothing and color studies, hence I got on with coloring them, starting with the guard since the design of that was finalized first.

 

Some references that I used:

 

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and below are some colors that i tried out:

 

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guard color 2

 

so colorful!~ There’s still more colors to try out and I’ll update once I’m done.

Till next update then~

silhouette studies – week 7

As Marilyn has some difficulties in visualising character designs, Yiting suggested that we could do some silhouette studies to visualize it better, so TADAH.

 

I did a few studies on the sweeper, with the help of a few references.

 

 

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and these are a few of the studies that I did.

 

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Mostly it was just experimenting with different shapes, and later on I passed it on to Marilyn to see if there is any that she liked and could use it to further develop.

Also, we each did individual storyboards so as to see how individual members visualize the story in their own way. That way, we can have different angles to play around with too.

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the above was my own rendition of how the entire film would look like.

So that’s about it! Till next update then~

Week 4 updates; storyboards

A few more days to our week 5 mini viva!!! Last week, our 5 ideas were being narrowed down into three ideas, and although we really liked the kid and the smoke story, due to some reasons it was refused and replaced with the man on the airplane instead. After a bit of editing and changing of frames with the help of the feedback given by the other members, this is the 90% of the storyboards.

 

Child’s Play:

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Game On:

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Swept Away:

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There’s still a bit of tweaking to be done and we should be able to get everything prepared and done by Wednesday!

Week 3 updates

I redefined some more on the logo designs before putting it together with the other members’ sketches to come out with more ideas.

 

 

I felt that the logo should give off a sense of spring and freshness, just like how the name suggests. Hence, I researched on a few different fonts like vine fonts and spring fonts. Also, the leaf was a random thought but it looks nice and it sort of signifies the life in spring too.