Unfinished Work

Animation

So here is something I made a few years ago, and for various reasons – not all within my control – never finished.  It is an episode for an animated web series developed by Once Were Farmers called Terrafamer. You can watch the pilot here. The series was about a grumpy old spaceman and his inept robot sidekick trying to transform an arid planet into an idylic farm. The episodes were supposed to be 90 seconds long and all had to end the same way: with the big red button being thumped on the robot’s chest which activates his self-destruct mechanism. I wrote about six episodes for the series, I liked the concept, but I thought the mandatory ending was limiting.  This was the only episode I started animating, but alas, never finished.

The darkest hour…

Animation, Film, VFX

At last I can see a glimmer of light on the horizon… because it is almost here! After many thousands of mouse clicks my music video for this mysterious stranger, is ever-so-almost-nearly-just-about-finally finished! Here’s the stats: Four minutes of green screen, 6000 rendered frames of animation, 45 composited shots, one man, one guitar and one park bench…

City_Beautiful

A Mighty Wind

Animation

Here is my first animation test! It is a little rough at the moment and certainly needs tweaking, but it gives a good impression of where the animation is heading.  I am working in Cinema 4D.  I am using Mograph to generate the leaves and bend deformers to rattle the tree, ladder and swing which I have rigged together with xpresso.  Next step is to smooth out the animation and then add further detail to the background and foreground.