The latest on the bar’s interior. Trying to keep the loose lines of the original sketch.
Here’s some of what’s been going on over the last 2 weeks. We’ve taken to working in the Learning Zone. There’s been story boarding and re-storyboarding. A directors meeting at LTM. Background designs and colour-keying. Plenty of developing the idea finding new inspirations to embellish the look of the animation and strengthen the story. So we’ve given a fair amount of time to the pre-production and now as of tomorrow we begin the production. No time to lose. I really think the time we’ve spent getting everything just so before we kick of has been really valuable. No doubt there will be hiccups along the way but I think everything we’ve worked out and pinned down so far will help immensely and we’ve enjoyed this part as a team so far.
Ginning guy tinkling the ivories, we’ve got one of those…
and pussycat who can play trad-jazz? We’ve got one of those too!
Jean Cocteau playing and puffing, followed by and a drawing of his!
Miles and Juliette. For the love of jazz on the Left Bank. Alors! Vous me manquez.
Here they all are! The simplified character designs. I’m hoping the changes to the costumes are more “jazz” and the changes will be make them a lot simpler to animate. Lots of thanks to Vincent Woodcock for his swell advice and tips. They are ready to go and be brought to life by Lynn, Steph, David and me! (The wolf is hairless for the animation since his hair will be boiling away, we will add it as part of the colouring process)
Here are the re-worked boards. We’ve taken into account some of the great advice we got from Dave Osbourne last week and hopefully clarified some of the things that were still confusing. Drawing them in marker helped simplify the drawings and only draw what was essential. The timing and camera angles are now sorted in our new animatic, so everyones looking forward to beginning the animation next week.
We’re working on the backgrounds today. This one is anywhere near what it will look like but trying some lights and shadows in the bar. Obviously contrast between the inside and outside is important, so the bar needs to be muted but can’t be as dark as this. That’s also why we wont be using the following image, although its nice to include on the blog
and the Mae West room in the Museo-teatro Dalí de Figueres