I’ve not updated this for a while. Two main bits of news to be had. One, I’ve moved to Budapest. I’ve been here 6 months. Other bit of news is the film is past animatic stage and I’m now animating. Hopefully we’ll have a trailer soon, so I’ll post more information with that.
We did a Nike thing a few years back, and recently got asked to do a new one. This is what came out: WATCH ME
So after a few busy weeks, with some paid work, the mind wanders back into “new short film” mode again. A rough storyboard is done so thoughts have been towards a style frame. There’s one I think we’re quite happy with which I shall put up here because it doesn’t really give much away. It could even be seen as a misdirection.
The other thing, which I know isn’t REALLY important, is the title of the film. I keep thinking back to when I was in school; we’d want to form a band and the first thing we thought we needed was a name. That normally ended up being the last thing we thought of too. Thus I never played a real gig in my life.
So I’m just completing the second draft of the film. I’m typing this so that would mean that I’m procrastinating. Which I kind of am, but I’m also not because I’ve been meaning to type this here for a good few days.
So yeah, storyboard is going good. I’m looking forward to it going into the computer so I don’t have to have paper everywhere.
We did a little animation test. It’s has the beginnings of something but definitely needs honing as the storyboard evolve. We should really do a style frame for it, or start one, to help that part of the process along.
We also have to think about casting. We need an older voice that can do a convincing lisp. Or David Mitchell or Paul Merton. Tom want’s some old wizard dude.
At last! After an unhealthy lump of time we have the first draft of the storyboard done. Huzzah! The first draft is a very rough run through that’s basically going to tell us what should be said and what should be shown. We’ll time it out next and start taking out bits of text and adding images until the timing is helping with the narrative; that the spoken narrative and image are pulling in the same direction. I like this bit, it’s the bit where we get to see things start to work.
Here’s the last of three little animations that we did for the Mayor of London. It’s cute! The other two are linked from the video…
We did this a while ago now, but it’s still cool. It’s inspired by a childhood memory of a boy catching a fish and then bludgeoning it to death. We liked that contradiction of such a gentle leisure activity and the brutality of the death. We though we could use that as a parallel of the craft that Holbrooks has that it often mixes with a dryness that we have here too.