Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thesis Snippet

So you guys out there can get an idea of what I've been working on since August, I have posted a little snippet of my senior thesis animatic. This whole thesis is an experimental project made so I can finally put something in my portfolio and to take everything I've learned and watched and execute it the best way I can.

I bet you can recognize where the temp music is from, but I will say I'm in negotiations with Taiko drum team on campus to provide the score because after hearing them play I was like OHHH Shit I need that to amp up the film. The only problem is going to be recording them without breaking a few microphones.

In any case the backgrounds are temporary and for one of the sequences the BG used is just there to give me an idea of composition and to practice a cam shake. A lot of my friends have been giving me shit for this animatic, but this is how I do animatics. I have been giving myself a lot of shit for doing a sword fight, I love hand to hand and I have way more fun boarding hand to hand, so I have no idea why the hell I decided to throw in swords.


dwooman said...


Looking forward to seeing more of the fight!!!

Kristina Bustamante said...

Whoo, yeah! FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!!

Matthew B said...

Thanks, I might have a little screening before screening and you can see it then, depending on how fast I get this done.

Jeremy Polgar said...

NICE, DUDE! The sword play is coming along real nicely. Just take those scanned in storyboards and clean the rest up in flash or toonboom. It'll save you a ridiculous amount of time. You already did the work, why not use it?

Matthew B said...

I watched a lot of sword play to help with the thesis, but scanning in the boards is the game plan. I'm inking them right now and then I'm going to color them in photoshop. Afterwards I'm compositing in After Effects and Premiere. Flash and ToonBoom is awesome and will prolly make my life easier, but I want a different line quality.