Saturday, 11 February 2017

@PHIL @ALAN UPDATE: Animatic Complete (DRAFT? FINAL?)

(Auto-Correct does not like the word Animatic...hmm).

So I powered through and I have made a complete animated storyboard with voice over and timings in as tracked as I can get them.

There are a few things that I think needs to be discussed, I've listed their rough timestamps bellow the video.

Big Red Hand Print Animatic 1 (With Voice Over): 

Timestamps: These are not linked, you're going to have to scrub from them. 

00:36:20 Title in a good Place? I took out the bit at the beginning of the voice over where she says the title because it doesn't seem to sound right as she says it twice in the same scene so to speak. So I used the opportunity here to add in the title.

01:20:00 People sketched in Rotoscope? I used the red lines to outline people sitting in the living room, somehow this looks both charming and scary. I do however like how it looks with Grandad in the chair, the missing part in the red line was an accident, seems to work very well and imitates breathing. I am not sure if I should roughly sketch in people in the rotoscoping phase, or leave it like this?

02:30:00 Contents of the book? Show mum hugging? I only remember what the front cover of this book looks like, not really its contents, but I am assuming its an animal study book. I also put the hawk part in as part of the book, as it is mentioned that they are watching and that mum is reading to me. That being said, going back to including figures in this, should I add something about the mum hugging a girl, or leave it simple like this and just add a few animals in? I will be modelling this book in Maya so it will be the same as the other assets.

02:40:00 - 02:56 - How to visually represent that? This part realllllyy stumped me. Having worked on everything else, and coming over this, I simply ran dry of ideas to visually represent this part of the script. The lines are not going to be permanent, so I think a little bit of brainstorming is needed to work out how to represent this. I re-rolled footage from the first part of the nan and grandad part as it fit last time. I used a quick cut method to end the animation, some dramatic flare I guess?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated, from anybody - if you have an idea? I will be in Monday for some vocal feedback as well!


  1. See you Monday morning! Lots to talk about - well done for getting to this stage - it means we can talk very specifically and get stuff pinpointed and sorted :) Bring a notebook.

    1. Any Specific timing, my usual 11:45 tutorial slot? Or just turn up? :D

  2. Don't forget what I said - Create a camera before you start working in Maya. Go to...

    It's the first tutorial.

    1. I also did the group thing that you suggested too and I made the camera Friday night :D


  4. Check this out in terms of 'annotated photographs' and use of 'found imagery'

  5. Hi Julia - I know you're super-busy, but it's survey time again:

    Could you let me know when you've completed it via a message on the original post.. ta :)