Just a quick little preview gif of Shot 09. A lot of shots are going to be wrapping up soon, so be sure to tell your friends!
Emily’s shot looks great with the background and colors. Having two figures walk towards the camera with no tracking for the feet can be a bit intimidating, but she handled it really well. Emily really matched the style of my keys and breakdowns, this is one of my favorite short acting sequences. Thanks Emily Brown!
This summer break / accelerated semester is being spent churning out all the remaining layouts so I can focus on animation and audio in hopes of hitting my primary deadline. The layouts cover a lot of the beginning, third, and final quarters of the film. There will be a number more color cards and simple two color backgrounds, but these are the complicated layouts. ONLY FOUR LEFT! But some of them are going to be quite a bit more difficult.
Marshall Stevens is a BFA student at the school where I teach, who has an interest and acumen for digital painting. He’s particularly good at taking notes and incorporating set styles. Not to mention he’s just an overall hard worker. I tasked him with painting several background plates this last quarter, some I provided layout drawings for, and some we roughed out together based on the rough indications of the animatic. Here’s a sampling of his work.