Sunday, October 24, 2010

Makin progress...

Forgot to plug my camera battery in, but I'm ready to shoot the next scene. I guess I'll be productive on my blog here instead.

Animating vehicles is a lot more fun than animating the figures. There's only so many points of articulation, and when you move the vehicle forward the wheels move themselves. It's practically animating itself. I wish I could show you all the footage I shot yesterday. You'd love it.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Blomkamp Shots

So, if you want a simple POV shot in real life, reason says to just mount the camera onto whatever you want to shoot. So, you strap the camera on the helmet of an actor or the body of a car and just say action.
However, the process in animation is much more difficult. A simple POV shot requires you to build an entirely new rig from scratch and hope to your diety of choice that it doesn't fall apart in the middle of a shot. That's what we've got right here. Thankfully, the shot came out beautifully as you can see, but it looks even better in motion.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Precarious camera

So, it's very tough to work with a Digital SLR camera in the confines of an actual diorama. It's very hard to get the shot I want sometimes, because some of the set pieces are permanent and can't be moved out of the way. I try my hardest to come up with jerry-rigged solutions to some of these problems, but they usually end up being precarious and scary when you look at them.

My production photo's:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wow...long time

Wow, so it's been a while since I've posted anything. I'm gonna get this thing back on the road. Regular updates on Twitter and this blog about the productions.

First, Battle of the Brick is almost done filming! Can you believe it? I have one more hump to go and then it'll be post production from there. The production is well under way, and I'm just going though the storyboard of my crude hand-drawn index cards and knocking off shots one by one. Take a look! Don't worry...even if you could see it clearly you wouldn't understand my scribbles.