Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Long Walk

Six hours of animation = 3.4 seconds of walking footage. It's like that sometimes...

The set up

The remaining sherpas

The long walk

The real director

Keenan animates, captured on Monkey Jam, surrounded by the cameras capturing the scene and him, and... ooh, I've gone cross-eyed.

The rig

The director directs

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jump Test

Thought I'd take Roberta's flea jump and see how well Premiere handles some basic compositing.
I painted out the rigging, added a background, and voila - a quick bit of compositing!

Jump Test from Neil Baker on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How a shot evolves

Some of you may recall my grand plans for the bridge scene. The shot move changed due to time and equipment constraints - so I split the shot into three parts. Here is the final part which told Keenan should only be a quick, three second shot with some Maya augmentation.
It turned into a 14+ second shot - LOL

Here is a horribly compressed version of the shot.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Our Animation staff in Real Time

Well real stop motion time that is.

Here is a sped up view of us working on the set of Small Sacrifices today.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Images from the Small Sacrifices Set

Here we see director, Neil giving this flea a physical exam before a shoot. Each actor must go through strict tests before we allow them on camera.

Juan does his best Eraserhead impression.

And Otto Klaus Von Louse has the power!