Thursday, 14 April 2011

Major Project: Wilting Rose animation

This won't be the final animation but it does feel quite nice to overcome a technical challenge like this right before I go away. The past couple days I've been feeling slightly down as I've been unable to visualize a couple scenes, thanks to a complete lack of available reference material. So this is a fair confidence boost at the end of a somewhat difficult week.

2 comments:

tutorphil said...

hey Tom - I guessed you were feeling low, so I'm pleased you're pleased. You've been struggling I guess to find the energy and motivation to correct the small little details and to keep going 'back in' to tweak. Perfectly understandable. I suppose, even though I sympathise, I've got to keep offering up feedback - so here I go again... I assume you're able to tweak paint effects stuff? It just seems that the pointy petals of the flower don't seem rose-like enough - they're more chrysanthemum or dahlia. Can you manipulate what you make in paint effects, rounding out the petals etc? And can you give the petals greater thickness?

http://www.imageof.net/wallpaper/White-Rose/

http://4photos.net/photosv2/209975_black_and_white_rose.jpg

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs40/i/2009/049/2/3/Black_and_White_Rose_by_WindyDragon.jpg

In post, I'd also try just slowing the footage down, by way of a test, to create something a tiny bit dreamier and soft-focus - oh, and that's the other thing to consider - the ability to soften out the focus around the image as a vignette - basically, old-fashioned b/w filmic conventions.

tutorphil said...

I wasn't sure if you were struggling to find useful stuff for the theatre scenes?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/waldopepper/5005370227/in/photostream/

and obviously, check out the dressing room scenes from Moulin Rouge (Satine's dressing room etc.) and also the BBC adaptation of Tipping the Velvet