Friday, May 9, 2008

Final Post!

This project is finished at last. I'm happy with the result, but I basically didn't sleep for the past week. I ended up titling the film "Forest Folk"

At first I had "Fairy Folk" but I didn't want to give away the fact that there would be fairies involved. I wanted to keep the "folk" part of the name because it's based on a folktale and uses folk music (not like the genre folk... but like folk.)

I did all my backgrounds in 2 days. That's 32 backgrounds. Some parts were copied over from one to another, but it was still a lot of backgrounds to do. Here's a big image with the majority of them in order (I left out some that are almost blank or almost repeats. They were all done in Photoshop, and I used textures over them because I like that look.

Here are a couple of the ones I like a lot bigger. They're mostly the opening shots, which aren't onscreen for very long - if I had the chance to edit timing and stuff, that would be something I would change. The opening shots went by just a touch too fast.

And here are some still frames from the movie. All the cleanup and coloring was done in ToonBoom, the textures were added in AfterEffects and all the assembling was done in AfterEffects.

I really enjoyed making this film, I learned a lot while doing it, I'm so glad it's finished. Yet, at the screening I found myself thinking about what I want to do next - doesn't my brain remember that making a film is why it didn't get any sleep for 5 days? I think this is how people end up with more than one child.