‘The Story of Animation’ is an informative film about using animation in business and corporate purposes, and in a simple way explains how YOU can use animation as a visual storyteller in your company.

fredag den 23. september 2011

The end is near...

We are almost finished with "The Story of Animation". Deadline is on Friday the 30th of September. Here are some still pictures from the film while waiting for the real thing.

fredag den 2. september 2011

Sneak peek from the production

The animators have been doing cleanup and Lars compositing on one of the first sequences of the film. It's getting there!
(Sound will be implemented later on in the production).

onsdag den 24. august 2011

Production; Rough Stills

We are back from holiday and well in to the production phase. The animation is really progressing thanks to good instructions and the talented team of animators. Beneath a few still shots from the production.

Jonas is animating the boardroom sequence where the maincharacter You
 presents his new product to the boardroom members. 

 You on his way to find an animation studio. Animation is in this
sequence being done by Sandra. 

Stine is animating the sequence where You meets
the animation studio 

A still shot from the classroom: You is very excited about
the possibilities of animation.

fredag den 22. juli 2011

Week 4 - Last week of pre-production

"History of Animation"- sequence

We have been very busy these last weeks getting the overall design right.  Sandra has been working on the pipeline test that is almost finished and soon to be uploaded. Meanwhile Stine created these designs on a light bulb for a sequence in the film. The light bulb is used as an example of different animation styles through time.

This is an Emile Cohl (1857-1938) - also called " the father of animation" - inspired drawing. 

Winsor McCay created an animation character called Gertie back in 1914 that
Stine incoporated into her drawing of the light bulb. 

Maybe you recognize this? This design is inspired by the third Mickey Mouse
film produced called Steamboat Willie (1928).

Again a Disney inspired style...

Modern take on how a light bulb would look like when done in
South Park cut-out style.
Stine blended the Aardman characters Wallace and Gromit into this
version of the light bulb.

...and of course a Pixar 3D take on how a light bulb would look like now-a-days.

Color board

The color keys and tones for the entire film are taking form adding to the different moods in the film.

Color board done by Stine Sæthre.
Pipeline test

This is the preliminary pipeline test for "The Story of Animation". The test is without sound and is the first actual test which means that a lot of changes might come later on in the production.

Animation by Sandra N. Andersen

søndag den 10. juli 2011

Week 2 - Getting closer to the final design

It's getting there! This is our first test to see how the character merges with the background. This is the scene we're gonna use for the pipeline test in one week from now.
Bg - Susanne B. Olesen, Character - Jonas Mølgaard

Below you can see some value studies Stine did during the last week. Nice to see how the final images might look like.

Drawings by Stine Sæthre

Sandra did this amazing illustration coving all the ideas for the whole animation machine sequence!
Concept art by Sandra Andersen

Last but not least, here's one of Frederiks sketches for the Hallway bg:
Concept art by Frederik Storm

tirsdag den 5. juli 2011

Week 2 - More character designs

Jonas, Stine, Frederik and Sandra are working hard on further exploring different takes for the character designs. We want to draw the main shapes of the characters without outline, then use lines within the coloured shapes. Even though the film is going to be animated in TVPaint, we want to achieve as much as a hand drawn look as possible.
Susanne have been working on color keys this week, it's very nice to get a feel of how we can use color throughout the film, and how it changes depending on the mood of the story. More to come shortly.