Wednesday, January 21, 2009

1/21 Animatic

Here's my latest animatic. I'm not just posting individual clips because I've changed the story (sort of...not really), and I need any composers and sound designers I direct to the blog to see the latest version in its entirety. All I really did was have the cowboy grab for the hat instead of just dropping the damsel before the train wreck. I'll change his face to look less dumb when I'm doing cleanup. It's not worth the time right now.

Otherwise, I added a shot after the train wreck, too. The cowboy jumps back to the old position when the train goes by because I was too lazy to actually reshoot the entire thing (with all that debris flying around, I don't think I can be blamed), so just know that he'll stay in the same position the entire time. Cool. The transition is sloppy, but so was my editing job.

I guess I didn't export the entire thing because the last like 10 seconds are cut off from this. Oh well, all the new stuff is way earlier anyway . To any potential sound designers or composers, the last ten seconds are on the video two posts below this one. He just shows off his hat and then rides off into the sunset.

2009 Animatic from Carder Scholin on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spring Semester Doings

Happy New Year, 18 days later.

So, here's what I've come up with for my schedule for the next semester:

RAWHIDE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE – Spring 2008

01/22/09
Shots 1, 3, 7

01/29/09
Shots 2, 5, 6

02/05/09
Shots 9, 10, 11, 12

02/12/09
Shots 13, 14

02/19/09
Shots 8, 4

02/26/09
Shots 15, 16

03/05/09
Clean-up

03/12/09
Clean-up, scan film, take out white backgrounds

03/19/09 (SPRING BREAK WOOOO!!!)
Scan film, take out white backgrounds

03/26/09 (SOUND SPOTTING SESSION)
Color, backgrounds, train stuff/lightning, extra effects

04/02/09
Color, backgrounds, train stuff/lightning, extra effects

04/09/09
Color, backgrounds, train stuff/lightning, extra effects

04/16/09
Color, backgrounds, train stuff/lightning, extra effects

04/23/09 (PICTURE LOCK, SOUND MIX WEEK)
Composite film

04/30/09
Final comp, minor fixes

05/07/09
Minor fixes?

05/12/09 (UPLOAD QUICKTIMES FOR SEMINAR)
DONE!



SHOT BREAKDOWN
1 – Train wreck redo, inc. new shot of him looking at wreck.
2 – Putting on the hat (2 variations)
3 – Looking up at hat
4 – Zombies walking by
5 – Feeling for hat
6 – Hat floating away
7 – Going after hat
8 – Chasing hat
9 – Successful hat grab
10 – Damsel head shot
11 – Damsel body fall/cowboy get up
12 – Raising guns
13 – Town clean-up (2 shots, all cycles)
14 – Cowboy rides by / two guys mock
15 – Turn around, tie hat, smile
16 – Various single frames/easy cycles.


That makes for a long post, doesn't it? I'm making it longer. That schedule is crazy tight. I'm assuming the scanning/taking out the white won't actually take two weeks. It took like 3 nights when Victor did it, I think. Anyway, I'll just start coloring earlier if it comes to that. Here are some things I can do to make it go faster: get someone to help me on the clean-up/scan portion (any volunteers...?), throw all my background coloring to Emily with notes on when it should get redder, and have people color for me (Lauren...Shawn?). Friends, let's come together for a goal -- helping me graduate.

Also, I've added a new shot to the list, and I think it goes something like this:
video

I'll try and add some kind of flair to it so it's not just him entering from the left and looking right. That's boring. It's between the part where the Damsel is hit by the train, and the actual shot of the wreckage. It's amazing how much I've forgotten about Flash. Where's my memory these days? I could also have a shot of him from the back (shoulders up) and have him turn around with similar facial expressions. I'm really trying to figure an easy fix so I don't have to go back and redraw the train stuff again. Also - I think this is better dramatically anyway.