Sunday, 10 April 2011
Rough animatic from Frankie Swan on Vimeo.
This animatic is based on one of the thumbnail ideas below. I didn't have a lot time to get this completed, only a couple of days in fact which is why it starts off promising but gradually becomes more and more crude.
The feedback i got from a animatic crit at the national gallery was mixed. A lot of people didn't get the point of story or understand who/what the boy was and his relationship to the old man. I got asked a lot of questions that i couldn't really answer confidently and i think this was because i hadn't really understood my own idea. My spontaneity got the better of me again. If you look carefully at the thumbnails you'll notice that i was developing one particular idea, then I thumbnailed a completely different idea. it was this spontaneous idea that i chose to pursue further in the animatic. In hindsight it was a bad choice.
So i have now decided to abandon this idea and return to painting for inspiration. You gotta know when quit before you get in too deep.