June 28, 2014

Third Year Film

This is a big post.

First, the film:

So, there was a looot of time put into this.  I was one of the production managers on this project, which means it got pretty hectic at times.  A lot of the work I did over the two semesters during my third year can be seen below.

Here's a beat board.
Patricia did the other three :)

Next up: storyboards!  I did a lot of these in the first semester.  We divided our entire group in three smaller groups: character design, layout, and storyboarding.  So as you may have guessed, I was part of the storyboarding group.  Many late hours were spent on this, but it was fun and helpful to collaborate and solve story-problems with a group.  Some of the stuff here was cut, as we simply had too much going on at some point.

Some colour keys here.  We didn't end up using these, but they were fun to do.  And good practise too!

Here are some of the rough character designs I worked on beside working on the storyboards in first semester.

An expression sheet I did for Edgar.  This was at the end of first semester and we were all super busy.  I did these all at some late hour.  In pen, haha (except one!)

Speaking of that end-of-first-semester rush, we had an animation journal to write for our animation and stop motion classes.  We also had to draw something for each of the ten topics we were discussing.  I used our film characters for this.  They were all drawn super fast and I must have been pretty sleep deprived at that point.  It's funny to look back at them now though, so I compiled them all here:

Backgrounds I did for the film.  I sadly didn't get to paint any of them, but I did put in the blocks of tone that could then later be coloured.  I only did the workbook of the third one here, so that one is still rough with some... uhm... discarded storyboard drawings in there :P

And yes, I animated too!  I wish I had some more time on some of the scenes, but there were other things that had to get done too.  I didn't do the clean-up for most of my scenes, so I worked on them up until the tie-down stage, which you can see here.  It was a pretty quiet video, so I added some music from the film to it :)

And as a little bonus, I tried doing a whole bunch of "Scary Edgar" drawings, for when Edgar loses his mind towards the end of the film and sneaks up on Bob.  Everyone kept saying I drew him too cute, so we didn't end up using these.  They were interestingly fun to do though, haha!

And that is all (I could find)!  I worked on almost all of the sound and music in the film too, which was quite a bit of work as well.  I learned a lot from it though, so that's great.

I have some zoo trip animal drawings I could upload, but I'll save that for another post.


  1. excellent Pierre and team. I really enjoyed it!

    1. Thank you! Glad you liked it, which is definitely nice to hear :)