Friday, 24 February 2012

Song, Characters, Backgrounds and Props

Hello all ...

So as you may have heard the song james the elephant has been recorded, however not as many people turned up to sing as we would have liked but its no problem as we have scheduled another recording session on monday 27th feb. 

We have seen quite a lot of sketches that all look brilliant, they will be posted on here later today or this weekend, now all we need to do character wise is use the designs to create final characters that we can have ready to animate. 

The next task is to collect various backgrounds and props that work well with the style of the characters. 

More information soon 

Love from Nathron

Monday, 13 February 2012

First Meeting

Today we had our first meeting with 8 enthusiastic second years.

We discussed the general outline of James the Elephant and described the tasks required of our cohorts. We went over character designs, background designs, plot features and timing issues.

We are going to set up a workshop for second years, and any one interested, showing how to use the advanced animation, 3D tools in Toon Boom Animate Pro. This will occur on Monday 20th Feb at 2pm in H105.

As a result of the the meeting everyone involved is to create designs for their favourite characters. We will then pick and mix designs and create a look the whole team can work with, and us as producers like, and begin developing the characters to fit the style.

The James the Elephant song should be recorded on Friday 17th Feb, we will email any one and everyone soon in hope that people wish to come along and sing.

All Staffs uni students interested in Toon Booms 3D tools come take a look on Monday from 2pm, but beware there will be a first come basis on access to computers and the fact we will need computers for people specifically working on our project.
Favouritism for the win!

Note of the Day: Biros are fun to write with.

Love from
Nathan and Oliver


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Ok so ...

We gave our pitch to the 2nd years today and got a good reaction, we have a few people interested in the animation side and background and character design side.

As a musical click along animatic was a good idea and allowed us to keep the song in time with the story.

We will pe presenting our pitch to our 3rd year colleagues tomorrow morning.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Nathan and Oliver here once again, with special guest Lynda.

We have just now created a reverse schedule to work from and keep us on track of what needs doing.

We finalising the animatic today and tomorrow, It seems to be having more effort put into it than it needs to but it will be worth it on tuesday. 

Hugs and kisses from Nathron. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

What has been up to now.

Hi all

So far in the last week we have come up with a song that we would like to animate to.
we have designed various characters but do not wish to finalise any thing until we have a team together. 

We have made a rough storyboard and animatic like thing but may possibly need assistants to improve on such things as well as helping out in other areas.

Love from Nathron

Prepare Yourself for the Pitch

Greetings, Oliver and your friendly-neighbourhood Nathan here!
Keep your Tuesday 7th February morning free to come see the pitch you staffordshire uni animation students et al.
Love flom Olimber.