Sunday, 11 November 2012

Update for Early Battles.

Hey guys, been a little while since I posted anything, been trying to keep quiet about the progress of my project and what the whole project is actually about.

Well anyway, I will give you a small update on the progress I've made so far on the project.

Alright, so I started animating on the 22nd October I believe, so far I have about 30 seconds done. According to my storyboard, I'm not even a quarter of the way through yet, which is saying something considering the usual length of my animations.

I can tell you now, I have some fairly creative ideas going on for the project, but I've not been able to execute them all perfectly like I managed when practicing, I think I'm just gonna focus on these ideas to get this animation going rather than trying to make everything perfectly smooth like some of my practice footage got close to.

And that's another thing, practice footage. Right before I started animating, I got set up to start animating for the actual project but I decided to go with one more practice/warm up session. I came out with some of the best animation I have ever done here, the footage contains several takes at certain movements, this is something I don't usually do.I usually try something, like for example, I might try to move a characters hand up and then I would move onto the next thing without trying it again. Very happy with the way it turned out, but I'm not sure I'll post it until I post the complete finished Early Battles animation.

Anyway, I don't know when you can expect Early Battles to be done, I haven't worked on it for about a week now since the time I usually do any animation (At about 7:00pm) is occupied by the neighborhoods fireworks. (Don't even get me started on last night, I don't even know why people are letting them off)
I like to have absolute silence and a relaxed state of mind before I animate, if I don't I'll rush into things and get easily annoyed (Thanks anxiety) which usually ends up with me getting upset and miserable just over a tiny problem like that.

Hmm, that's quite a lot of writing without anything of real interest. How about a quick picture?

I got quite a lot of pictures actually, just not sharing them otherwise I'll spoil too much.

Oh yeah! I just remembered something! The interest for LOADED is back, it's probably going to be the next project but..... It's not going to be the same. I'm in the process of re designing the characters whilst I'm not animating Early Battles. I'm gonna re do the entire story board, but still using the same ideas, just a different feel. And that whole secret meaning behind the animation? Pffft, not anymore. I can't work it into the project without it looking stupid so I'll save these "Special Meanings" for another time.

I actually got quite a lot of ideas written down for animations, each idea I come up with gets progressively darker, this last Idea I just had though... geez. It's gonna be interesting when I get around to it.

Well, I think that's enough of a blog post/essay today. Gonna do some drawing, come up with some more ideas for my next project and yeah, that's it for now.

See you all in the next post, with something a little more exciting, I hope.