Tuesday, 5 November 2013

STARTING A (FUNKY) FRESH

I'm in my third year in uni now… 

WHAT…

I think I've gone a bit mad. 
OH WELL

TO START OFF THIS LOVELY SHINY NEW UNI YEAR, We were assigned a lovely shiny new uni brief. 
The idea is to come up with an equally lovely shiny new idea for  a 10 - 15 second performance, that incorporates AFTER EFFECTS and LIP SYNC 

Lovely, Shiny New.

SO, I wanted to do a bike piece, due to this lovely, (and sort of) animatable bike I got for my birthday off my Grandparents. ITS FROM JOHN LEWIS
LOOK HOW BIG THE HANDLEBARS AND SEAT ARE!

I slightly modified this lovely bike so that it was more animatable and would stand up on its own, sturdily!
Here's a little picture of how I modified the Bike. 


I sculpted a new seat from Super Sculpey Firm, fitted it with a magnet to stick the character down, I then sculpted some new handle bars, and created holey miliput pedals so that I could use tie downs, enabling me to simply stick the feet to the pedals!

I also sculpted some glovey hands thingys, clayed them up and made them in silicone.

OH YEAH!
 I ALSO used a LOVELY SHINY NEW BALL AND SOCKET ARMATURE from



Here's a frame from my animation :) First time using a ball and socket, and THEY SAVE SO MUCH TIME AND FUSS. EVERYONE JUST GO BUY ONE! 


So… The idea for my animation is that my character has a jet on the back of his bike… and he presses a button, and it kind of goes out of control… 
I did originally think, yeah, I'll do a really nice, Paranorman-esque bike piece, riding through the country side… Get some really nice weight and subtleties 
But nah. 
Jets are cooler.

Anyway. Now I'm in the process of after effectsing rigs out, green screening, animating flames, effects and lighting and adding a multi plane forest to my animation, so I've got a lot still to do!

I'll keep you POSTED. 
SOON.