Project Proposal July 2016
The goal of my project is to extend my knowledge of animation. What I hope to accomplish during the four weeks is create a short animation (maximum of thirty seconds) using the software “Toon Boom”.
What I would like to explore in my project is more movement through space. During my brief time animating in Japan, I struggled with determining a narrative for my animations and changing the angles of the camera. In animation, it’s not just the art and the movement of the characters but also the movement in the space that creates a connection with the audience.
Therefore, my character of choice for this animation is a black rabbit that is hopping from planet to planet in space. I do not plan to use static back and forth movement where it is only the rabbit moving, but I also plan to have the planets get smaller as the rabbit proceeds towards the front.
Week 1 (July 13th):
-Have a proposal written
-Under-movement sketched (no in-betweens, just keyframes)
Week 2 (July 20th):
-Have over layer drawn
-Layer needs to be cleaned up
-In-betweens should be roughed in
Week 3 (July 27th):
-Finished product (colored and on youtube)
This is the final animation for my independent study project. All the effects are added in. If I were to do this again, I would prefer to use photoshop to edit frames as Toon Boom was not as a fantastic frame editor as I had hoped.
Currently this is my animation so far. I have not added any effects to it, so it is sans food. Next step will be cleanup and adding food.
What is seen above is the first few seconds of my character waking up to get out of bed. The total animation is 194 frames long and each frame is hand drawn.
At this point I have decided to re-evaluate my animation and instead create the animation of breakfast being made as that is the whole main focus of my animation.