Thursday, 15 April 2010
Animation: Duel Challenge
Originally I had planned to do this one in traditional 2D drawn animation, but then one morning I woke up with a picture in my head... no, not a flux capacitor! Clay scultpures with wire and tin-foil skeletons!
I found out that whilst the skeletons kept the plastacine from cracking, it didn't make for much poseability. I also had to go and buy a tripod especially halfway through making it, seeing as all the photos I was taking were all shakey and out of focus. In conclusion I feel that it all came out well and I'm quite proud of it. Hooray for stop-motion!
Some non-animation-related news, I had the unique opportunity this morning of being able to sit in during a take at an actual film set! I got to see all the different people involved in the filming process (the woman who invited me is an assistant camera technician) as well as eat with the crew during the crew's lunch break. The filming took place in a villa in the north of Turin, for a series that will soon be aired in six episodes on mediaset (a popular and unfortunately Berlusconi-owned italian tv channel).
It was really interesting and whenever the assistant director shouted 'azione!' I felt goosebumps.
The actors were awful, however. I mean really awful. They did however share their tables with the rest of the crew at lunch, which I thought was nice.
Anyway, thunderclouds are gathering outside my bedroom window, so I must ready the biomechanical monkey samurai swarm and robotic tapirs!