CAGD 345 Coursework

Advanced Animation Pre-Production:

Story Project 2:

In this assignment, we worked in pairs of two to create a compelling story about an object/animal. They had to overcome some sort of conflict to achieve an end goal.

This project, my partner Alex and I went through a couple different ideas. We started off wanting to do a story about a boring office environment with wireless and wired phones. We found out that that particular story would be too hard to convey, so we decided to do a story on a paintbrush who gets his bristles bunched up.

Animatic:

Problems:

I had a tough time visually conveying my paintbrush as worn out. I also had trouble with some of the placement of my shots and the editing after I made my storyboard. Some of my audio also needed work since the first animatic and my biggest problem was the solo efforts I had to endeavor on this journey as my partner wasn’t always here to assist me.

Solutions:

After lots of great feedback from both Jen and classmates, I decided to change the appearance of my main brush and change the way my scene played out in the animatic via editing. I had to do a lot of work to fix everything, but there was a clear improvement between the first and second animatics.

Storyboard:

Problems:

I suppose my first problem would be with staging my shots and my character lacked some fleshed out qualities. It was also an unfinished storyboard so I had to do the second half once I created the animatic.

Solutions:

I decided to create a bunch of the inbetweens for the animatic from the beat board and added a few more slides.

Beatboard:

Alex did the beatboard, I did not have problems or solutions for this.

Problems:

I did the character posing sheet, and Alex did the beatboard. We didn’t communicate well so the character ended up being different in each.

Solutions:

By the time of the storyboards, I liked Alex’s character design, so I decided to go with that in my final animatic and storyboard.

Character Posing Sheet:

I did the Posing sheet, and did run into problems.

Problems: (Copied from BeatBoard)

I did the character posing sheet, and Alex did the beatboard. We didn’t communicate well so the character ended up being different in each.

Solutions: (Copied from Beatboard)

By the time of the storyboards, I liked Alex’s character design, so I decided to go with that in my final animatic and storyboard.

Script:

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Problems:

I faced very few problems writing my script for the story. It came naturally to me. The only real problem I faced was the direction my story wanted to go in.

Solutions:

I decided to make our protagonist less of an evil, bragging, narcissistic character as these are qualities of an antagonist. I decided to make him more humble and have his bristles get messed up after he falls asleep.

Story:

Problems:

Alex and I started with a completely different story from the one we ended up with. We had an initial idea about phones in an office environment setting, but we couldn’t figure out how to make the conflict work completely. We struggles coming up with ideas, and we had trouble fleshing things out with our new idea.

Solutions:

Alex and I decided to list out a bunch of different objects to try and get story ideas going with each object. We decided that a story about a paintbrush would be a fun and interesting one about how his bristles become ruined. Initially, we wanted him to be arrogant, but we decided to make him lovable that we would just make him humble and have him accidentally get his bristles stuck together.

Story Project One:

In this assignment, we had to create a story from scratch about an object. This object had to overcome obstacles to get to an end goal, and had to be a minute long.

Me story is about a young, odd-ball couple consisting of a cheese wheel and a cheese grater fall madly in love.But when the cheese grater won’t stop selfishly showing off, it’s up to Mrs. Cheese to make some critical decisions that will affect the future of their relationship. Cheese Grater must go on a journey of self-discovery and learn what it really means to love if he wants to get his girlfriend, Mrs. Cheese, back.

Animatic:

The animatic was one of the harder things I’ve done. However, I found that timing my shots came naturally to me and I was able to keep it under a minute.

I didn’t have time to look for audio and other music during the last few days of working on it, and I wish I had more free time to work on it. The timing almost perfectly matches the music from Up, but unfortunately, it is the music of Up. I wish I could have made different music that would have been personalized for the story, but I didn’t have enough time.

Storyboard:

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Beatboard:

Character Posing Sheet:

Script:

Story: