Sunday, December 24, 2006

Production Blog V: Backgrounds

The Storyboard is now complete. Very rough, but complete nonetheless.

The next stage is Backgrounds. In the past, once I had completed the storyboards I would go through and complete each scene before moving onto the next - meaning I would do the background for scene 1, then do all the animation for that scene, before moving onto scene 2. But for the last few Arj and Poopys (starting with "Unlucky in Love"), I began creating all the backgrounds for the short first (from the first to last scene), before going back to the start and beginning Animation. This is basically the same way animation would move through departments at any studio.

I found this approach to work a lot better - everything runs more smoothly, and you can have greater focus on each particular area. When going from scene to scene and only focusing on character animation for instance, it's a lot better than finishing animating one scene and then having to get you head around drawing persepctive for the background of the next scene.

Below is the first background from the All New Arj and Poopy movie*. In my next post I will show the layers involved with creating this first background.

Arj and Poopy's All New Episode, Scene 1 Background.

* Stay tuned for the release of the title of the All New Arj and Poopy movie.


Renato Vargas said...

It's nice to see you post again, specially on Christmas Eve. Can't wait for the layers post. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Unless you're jewish or something like that, 'cause then it'd only be Happy New Year, of course... How about best wishes. It's more culturally correct, whatever that is. Yeah, I think I'll go with that one.

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