The one stop group portal for the production of 'Insane Science Seeking with the Professor'.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Mo's Rigging R.A.M

Mo's done a great blog of him rigging and modelling R.A.M. I'ts just so great. Thanks Mo.

Here's the link.

http://rigging-ram.blogspot.com/

Friday, 19 December 2008

Susie Voice Auditions

More Susie Voice Audtitions

What do you guys think!


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Sunday, 14 December 2008

Susie- Voice

This is an audition by a lady called Kim Crow for Susie. What do you think? Did I mention she will do it for free!


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Saturday, 13 December 2008

More Voices and Payment

More Voices from Voice123. Oh, and that guy wants $200.

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Friday, 12 December 2008

VOICE PROBLEM URGENT!!!!!

I have a problem. I signed up to a website called www.voice123.com, which is the website Mo used to get his narrator, and posted up the project on there. I then sent out invitations to audition for the project to loads of people, and three have already replied back. So will have to decide and I can't decide. I don't want to tell people no. And worse still, someone has actually gone and already recorded the Professor for us and he is expecting to be paid but he hasn't said how much.

Oh I'm in over my head here.


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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Voices

I have posted the project on www.voice123.com under the title of "The Fantastical Escapades of the Professor". Let's hope we get something out of it.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Animation techniques from Spongebob Squarepants

Here are some animating tips and techniques I found on the Internet. This model sheet of Mickey I just like, I think it has really strong poses and shows construction.
These are actual tips and techniques guide by Spongebob Artists that I obtained from a blog called Cartoon Snap. Where he got them from I don't know but they are excellent.








Sunday, 7 December 2008

Voice Actor Research

Hi everyone.

I've been researching and trying to contact a lot of different voice actors today. I just hope they reply and agree to do it. A lot have come from a website called http://www.voiceactors.com/ or just from youtube. Here are some of the reels I found, I want to know what you guys think of them.

Poitr



Josh Thompson



Josh Mondelli



Assortment of reels from www.voiceactors.com


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Saturday, 6 December 2008

Congratulations to all.

Congratulations to all.

I just want to say I think yesterday went really well and that every ones done a good job so far. We've got more work to do over the holidays but I'm really pleased.

Well done and Merry Christmas.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

The Group




Production Schedule

Here is the new production schedule created by Al for the entire year. All group members shouls have a look at it. We have a big job ahead.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Animatic and Blockout

We just got the animatic back from Jason. He did a great job. It really adds to the action.

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From this we made a block out. I drew up some key poses and inked them in. Simon and Elisha then put them on planes and put them in the background. It should give an idea of what it may look like.

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Now we just have to prepare for the presentation and submission on Friday.

Idea and Research

In order to help we animation and resizing up the background I decided to model some dummy models of each of the characters to use as reference, just like the do on actual productions.


Harrison suggest we actually split the renders up into different layers to make it easier for composting. That's a good idea.

I've also got some video reference of Stitch, for four arm animation.


Lot's of Christmas work to do.

Group Block out

Daryl's group got together and developed an animatic:

Daryl-did the storyboards and drawn characters
Harrison-Lighting on the block out
Simon-Storyboard Animatic, Block out animatic, camera angles, rendering, cutting up characters and editing sound/animatics.
Elisha/me-The whole Environment block out, coloured Lambert's, cutting up characters and helped with Animatic block out and rendering.
Al-voice recordings

Voices done by Daryl, Elisha, Simon and Al and sounds by a sounds designer student.


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Monday, 1 December 2008

Current progress

Update:

Currently right this second we are working on a block-out. This means we are taking the 2D images and put them other rendered out footage of the 3D backgrounds.

It is taking much longer than I thought.

Coloured Environment and Lighted Block-Out

Elisha's coloured block-out and Harrison did the lights to improve the environment: