Thursday, March 28, 2013

Approved Color Keys

These two keys - D8 and C5 have been approved by Wesley.  We can now go forward and finish the rest of the keys, based off of these colors.  We need the keys from this post to be done asap, with priority on  D04, E06, E05, D09, D12, and D13. Melissa has signed up for E06, and Ethan has D12 D09 D13 and D04, and I'll do E05 G04 and G06.

I know some of you have already completed keys, but we would like to ask that you go back over them to match them to these keys.  Remember that these two keys are what you will base your keys off of, but you don't have to stick to it 100%- for example. If Jeff is playing the game in a really tense moment and it's the second factory level- there will be some more red light bouncing off of the TV.  As always, if you have any questions, please email me. Thanks!

Monday, March 25, 2013

For Austin

Hey Austin.  I don't know if this is helpful.  Since he's evil, I tried to make his pose more sneaky and menacing with hunched shoulders.  If you like your original pose, that's fine.  I turned his leg out so he looks a little more stable on his feet.  I'm liking the overall design so far.  Keep going!

Spell Circles

The first one is based off of the North-Western Native American art style, and the other one uses Asian Mandala patterns.

Color Keys

Saturday, March 23, 2013

estefan scissorhands

this was based off this drawing... pose doesn't look too fighter style or evil enough...

so, here's my take on evil estefan scissorhands.  ignore the legs... they look broken.  a drawover or paintover would be wonderful!  thanks wesley.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Color Key Assignments

Hey Team,
 There are some story changes happening to the beginning and end of the film, so we are only going to key out the Jeff and Abby scenes in the middle of the film.  These are them-

Ethan and Cody have decided to work on Jeff's shots, I am working on Abby's shots.  We have yet to hear from Nathan, Melissa, and Kiersten.  Please let me know which shots you are interested working on.   D04, D08, E06, E05, D09, D12, and D13 need to be done by Saturday at midnight.  Everything else needs to be completed by a week from tomorrow.  Please comment on this post and let people know which shots you are working on so others in your group can know which ones they should work on.  Your keys do not need to be huge.  Your aspect ration should be 1:1.85, and dont make it any larger than those dimensions at 300 dpi. If you want me to send you larger jpgs of your shots rather than have you guys work off of this jpg just let me know! 

Also. The story is being pushed in a much more comedic and silly direction... so the colors will be pushed more in that direction as well.  Wesley says this video is good reference for Jeff's apartment.  Just keep that in mind as you work on this.

Here are some reference pictures for the environments as you do your keys

Thanks guys, just let me know if you have questions!

C3- Alyssa
C5- Alyssa
D4- Ethan
D8- Melissa
D9- Ethan
D12- Cody
D13- Ethan
E5- Alyssa

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Color Keys

Hey team,
Sorry for the confusion in getting these keys started.  After talking to Dan today we have come up with a new workflow that will hopefully be better and more useful for us and for production.

What we are going to do is first take 2 weeks to create a color script for the film that is similar in style to Lou Romano's work on incredibles

What we are trying to establish here are the "emotional" beats of the story through basic color, light, and shapes.  We want them to be more flat and graphic like these color scripts so that we can get them done in a timely manner.  We wont be doing elongated panels like the one's above, we'll just be doing normal sized ones like the actual film's aspect ratio.

Every time the type of shot changes significantly we will have a new panel.  I'm going to go through all the boards and shots tonight/tomorrow and pull out the ones we will do panels for, and I will post them on the blog with descriptions.

I think it would be a good idea to separate into teams to do these initial keys- A team to handle keys happening in Jeff's place, and a team to handle keys happening in Abby's place.  We wont worry about the game keys right now, that will be it's own beast.

Please let me know which team you would like to work on, they will each have their own challenges.  I think there are less Abby keys than Jeff keys, so once we have the Abby ones down those people can switch to helping on the Jeff keys.

Current Teams- 
Jeff Keys-

Abby Keys-

Also, I would like to stress that you will need to collaborate with your team as you move forward.  Because we have multiple people working on keys of similar scenes, and we need the colors to remain consistent.  Please check in with each other as you go so that we don't end up with disjointed keys.  If you have any questions about colors or light in your scene please talk to Ethan or me.

We are aiming to have this completed by April 5th
On a side note- we will by Monday have the keys done that the lighters will need for their work next week. I will figure out which keys those will be tomorrow when I am going through the shots.  

Alright. So what I have just described will be considered as our 20% contribution to the color script.  This is what lighting will use as a spring board for their 20% lighting pass and then they will send us renders of our shots and we will paint over them, making corrections where necessary.  This will be the majority of the work from this point on- doing paint overs of renders.

So just to recap.  We are doing a quicker, more simple color script in the next 2 weeks of important keys.  I will get those keys figured out tomorrow.  By tomorrow, you need to decide which team you want to work on and I will assign out shots.  Collaborate with your team and ask questions if you have any so that our combined work can fit together as best as possible.  The finished product will be a good emotional beat board for color and light.  Once this script is done we will be doing paint overs of rendered shots for lighting.

Thanks for reading this long post, hopefully it all makes sense.  If you have any questions just shoot me an email! You guys are rockstars, thanks!

p.s. If any of you are really disenchanted with this style of the keys and absolutely do not want to work on them... please consider helping out with our posters and wall art.  We still need artwork for the frames above Abby's couch (illustrators.. perhaps we can use some of your assignments from other classes?), and we still have a bunch of posters to be done.  Just let me know if you want to do those.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Color Scripts

Hey Art Team!
It's time to do color scripts! If you are interested, please let me know. We will be starting soon and we need to know who is interested in participating, thanks!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Old Alyssa Paintover

I can't remember if I posted this or not, but here it is

First Environment WiP

Still lots of work to be done...but at least it has color and textures...sort of

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to the film.  But here I am.  Thanks for being patient.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Your director apologizes

Hey everyone,

Doing the storyboards sucked up a lot of my time and energy and I've fallen behind in my other classes.  If you have a little patience and wait for me to get a little more caught up, I'll review the fighter designs that have been posted.  I haven't talked to Dan yet about color scripts.  

Please, just keep being patient,

caliber gun

Once approved I will do 2 color passes for the two different guns! Werd