Now that the effects are tested and refined, this scene is awaiting completed character animation and then ink and paint. A lot was learned this semester, and I am happy to have a scene that is shaping up to be a real gem in the entire production so far a long. Hopefully there will be one more making of video for this one before I post the final cut.
Kathleen Quaife’s feedback:
Super job John. You have accomplished what you had set out to do. When the scene is completed, I have every confidence it will be memorable scene in your thesis project.
She did a great job pushing me to extend the scene so the audience could see more splashing and then more rocket exhaust. It’s probably 2, 2.5 seconds longer than the animatic version, but I’ll go with the longer version, it’s just too cool. I’m really thrilled with this progress. Kathleen is tops in FX, and one of the best instructors I’ve ever had. We have worked together previously, a while back, and she never ceases to impress academically or professionally. I was blessed.
Tom Bancroft also took a look and gave me some feedback as well:
That EFX animation test for sce. 25 is really incredible too. I watched it a few times and thought, “This kind of test would have easily have gotten John a job in the EFX department at Disney.” Very impressive.
That’s probably a little too glowing, but I think I genuinely surprised him by getting Shot 50 completed while also working on this shot.
Needless to say, I’m on cloud nine today, and very pleased with being done with this semester!