Sunday, 20 December 2009

Narrative: Set Update, more detail.

Changed the floor colour as suggested (though it is possibly too reflextive) and added a 'KEEP BEHIND WHITE LINE' marker to the floor.



Going to include trailing wires, a few studio lights on the ground, cameras and add a bit more detail to the curtain rail. Not really sure what to do with the background right now.

9 comments:

Rdhillon said...

Tom sets looking really nice now with the blue back and curtains but I’m not to keen on the shininess of the stage set try dull it down the colours also need changing I think perhaps light pale orange, cream, yellow, green? Something that goes with blue I guess .when we added the old aged footage filter at the end we should get the full effect of the 60’s feel.
I really don’t mind if you want to re design Q this all needs to be consulted with Matt first as he’s been modelling him, not to sure how far into it matt is now, just remember the contrast of the set and the character make Q more box like. I’ve almost finished the camera and other bits and bobs going upload to sky drive end of the week.

Tom Beg said...

The idea of it being lost footage is slightly redundant now. When you think about the new complete narrative it doesn't make sense that there would be 'lost footage' of Q's private moments. The lost footage made sense when it was a just a quick string of gags.

I would say that the general idea now is that it is a pastiche of Shopping Channels and the fakeness of TV rather than a pastiche of the 60's.

Point noted about the stage, it is too reflective. I will also play about with the colours.

Rdhillon said...

Ok ok that’s fine I’m glad you have made the concept of the narrative more understandable now. I’ll put the modelling of Q’s props like his belt and shoe on hold of your thinking about redesign.

Tom Beg said...

Keep going with the shoe, it will be fine. I don't want to change Q dramatically, just stylize him more.

Rdhillon said...

are you going to make him more stylized in terms of his shape, lines,features and colour or just simply everything?

Tom Beg said...

I want to deconstruct your design and make him look more toy-like. Not Lego or Fisher Price people levels of simplicity, more like the Nintendo Mii's but with a bit more shape and detail. I suggest you have a go as well.

If it doesn't work out, fine, but I think we should try it.

Rdhillon said...

Yeah alright sounds good but need to let matt know asap in case you haven’t told him already. If we develop a new concluded design he might get slightly pissed when he finds out there’s another Q design for him to create. I’ll just carry on with the work I’ll give you regularly updates on what’s being done when I can ;)

Tod said...

Instead of having it so dark i think you should make it look more 'market like' what i mean is, have much lighter colours, its a place that sells products after all so it needs to be well lit - the dark colours would in real life take a lot of the light away, also in terms of colours you could have it looking more cleanly, (sterile?), warmer etc.

Its very good its just theres something about it which doesnt (in my opinion) fit

Tom Beg said...

Thanks, always looking for ways to improve it. The thing about the background is that we're mostly going to be looking from a TV camera point of view (or a least the illusion of looking through a Tv camera) so the background is (probably) not going to be visible for the most part.

As for the lights, remember that a TV set particuarly for this kind of programme is baked in artificial light so background light so to speak is fairly redundant.