Sunday, 10 April 2011

Rough Animatic

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.        


  1. Love the facial expressions, Good Job!

  2. looks cool man, there are some fun ideas in here. It got a bit confusing around the :40 mark (I think even more so because of how little information is given in terms of backgrounds), but also in terms of where the characters are in relation to each other. If you do another pass, it may help enhance the story to focus more on the continuity with your screen sides and screen direction.

    It can help sometimes to make an overhead map for reference, so you can keep track of where the characters are.

    keep it up man

  3. Thanks for the kind words dude. Glad the tip sheets could help.

    Drop me a comment when you got some new stuff up, I'd love to check it out!