Friday, 26 October 2012

Pre Viz Animatic...

I've been struggling a little with visualising the in-betweens and transitions so I jumped in Maya and put together a rough pre viz:


I think it's starting to work well. It's a little jerky and I think my timing could do with a little work, but I don't think it's too far off. Let me know what you think, any advice is much appreciated! :D

4 comments:

  1. This has a lot of charm Molly you should be pleased I like the conflict of the character and the black shapes and it's simplicity works well

    Great Molly! :)

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    1. Thanks Adam! I'm glad you approve :P

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  2. apologies, Molly - I've owed you some feedback for a few days now - sorry! I think you need to think about a '3 act' structure format, because right now you've got an essentially 'flat' tone - a series of scenarios which are no more - or less - crushing or oppressive than the last scenario. It doesn't feel yet that he is losing the battle (before he can win it). So maybe something like:

    Act 1 - we start in a 'white world' which is invaded by the black
    Act 2 - our character struggles to 'push back' the dark, but the dark gets more and more disproportionate.
    Act 3 - our character turns the tide and gets things back in proportion.

    The '3 act structure' needn't be super rigid, but I think you need to create some additional tension and some pace and some 'conflict'.

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    1. Thanks Phil! Don't worry, it was just crit week after all and I've been busying myself with dissertation stuff :P
      Yeah I did notice that it felt a bit flat. I think the transitions seem to be working but I'll definitely have another go at it with the new 3 act structure you've recommended :D

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