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|BreakIn at the museum|
Hi guys, new project going on.
BreakIn at the museum
By g01kur_kisel at 2009-03-29
Deadline: 8 weeks
Goal: very high quality animation,as many and strong emotions as possible
Programs: ToonBoom studios, Maya 2008
A burglar that breaks into a museum and is going to steal a diamond. He sneaks carefully ahead and looks around while sneaking. He is careful and vigilant. As he closes the cage he can’t resist himself and glides the last part to the cage. He is very tense, very eager and bites his nails and drools a bit. He looks at it and you can just see in his body language how he wants it, his knees are shaking. He then carefully reaches his hand to touch the bar to see if the alarm is going to go off. As he is doing this he carefully twists his head and sees if anything is going to happen behind him. He is very scared and his knees are shaking, and he pokes. But nothing happens. He pokes again but nothing. He gets very happy and self-assured, self-confidentially he laughs for himself, this is going to be a piece of cake.
He approaches the bar carefully, and tries to reach it but fails, he gets a bit closer reaches a bit more but nothing, he then puts some force into it and rams himself into the bars as he is trying to reach it but he just cant.
After that he gets mad because he was so close, and shakes the bars vibrantly but nothing happens, he then gives up and you can feel the disappointment in his pose. The diamond then roles out of its place so he can reach it just infront him.
At first he doesn’t care so. He so sad and has his head lowered down with his hands holding the bars, and the diamond roles in front of him and he slowly raises his head to see what it was, with very low energy, and as he understand that it’s the diamond he burst into happiness.
He can’t believe his eyes; he is thrilled and “jumps” out of happiness.
As he touches it the alarms goes and he freezes like ice with the diamond in his hand. He panics like never before and desperately tries to get the diamond out of the cage but he can’t because it’s too big, he tries and tries, slams the piece to the bars with all his force but nothing.
The ending is not set yet, Im not sure how it´s going to end, might need your help on that
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3/29/2009 6:47:36 AM (last edit: 3/29/2009 6:51:20 AM)
Looking great so far, can't wait to see some animation samples :)
keep it up mate
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3/29/2009 6:49:04 PM (last edit: 3/29/2009 6:49:04 PM)
"He is careful and vigilant... ... carefully reaches his hand to touch the bar to see if the alarm is going to go off"
Yeah, real careful, like a pro :P
Looking forward to seeing this
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3/29/2009 7:04:34 PM (last edit: 3/29/2009 7:04:34 PM)
Sweet^^ glad you like the idea, Ive done 65 frames so far in toonboom, I´ll keep working on those aswell tomorrow, never really animated in 2D before so it´s very exciting and extremely fun. Have to ask my friends to remind them that I should eat otherwise I would forget.
thanks : )
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3/30/2009 2:25:49 AM (last edit: 3/30/2009 2:25:49 AM)
OK guys. Here is my first update for this little shortie.
I’m going to need all of your help on this. I would really want to make this my best piece yet and would appreciate all of you out there that can share your expertise on 2D / 3D animation.
I haven’t animated in 2D before so this was very new and extremely exciting. I can’t describe it. It was very liberating and fun. I’m certainly going to work with 2D in the future in all my future projects before going onto 3D
Anyhow to move on to the film.
How can improve all of the poses that I have made? My goal is to get as many and strong emotions as possible with just the body language. Is it clear enough on what he is doing?
Are my arcs ok? I thought a lot on the arcs in this piece, every part is going in a circle or a eight. Timing and spacing, even though it still is a block but if you spot anything awkward let me know.
Is it to boring? I don’t want to lose my audience because it is to boring. I don’t know if something more should happen before the action starts? Maybe when the noise is heard he might jump up a little bit in the air to emphasize his reaction to the sound?
Lot of questions here about improvement but I’m hoping you don’t mind.
How about character? Should he be a little bit schizoid, talk to himself when he got to the bar, and he strokes his hands together, - yees piece of cake. Or just a funny goofy guy that lacks a little bit of self-control?
And to the second part of the film. What should happen next?
I was uncertain about the ending until last night before bedtime. This is what I came up with but the the middle part of the sequence might have to be changed.
Alternative ending 1:
After that he gets mad because he was so close, and shakes the bars vibrantly but nothing happens, He gives it one last tries and rams himself to the bars with his arm stretched as far as possible but he cannot sustain his balance with it. He falls to the ground miserable and failed. You can feel the disappointment in his pose.
The egg suddenly rolls out of its place, maybe because of the slight breeze he gave it with his hand, rolls down on the floor in front of him.
At first he doesn’t care so. He is so sad and has his head lowered down with his hands holding the bars. He slowly raises his head to see what it was, with very low energy, and as he understands that it’s the diamond he burst into happiness.
He can’t believe his eyes; he is thrilled and jumps up out of happiness.
As he touches it the alarms goes and he freezes like ice with the egg in his hand. He panics like never before and desperately tries to get the egg out of the cage but he can’t because it’s too big, he tries and tries, slams the piece to the bars with all his force but nothing. He takes one last pull and loses the grip of the diamond as it slams violently to the bars. He falls back on the ground watching the egg fall to the ground and shatter to tiny pieces. He crawls to collect all of the remaining as fast as he can, really stressed out on all 4 and collects as many as he can. He then raises in a hurry and turns around takes one step and slips on one of the pieces. His head is met by the hard iron that forged the cage and blacks out with everything spilled out.
Alternative ending 2:
When he gave it one last shot with his foot he managed to touch the big box that is holding the egg and brought it to a swing. The box swinging from one edge to the other he is horrified that it will fall to the ground and break. As it returns it balance the egg is thrown out only be just caught with one of his hand as stretched as far as he can to save it. He can’t manage to hold it and “plays” with it in the air to gain control of it, but he just can’t. It moves side to side and he has to compensate by side stepping between the bars and sticking out his arms and in again in different places to gain control. But he fails and the egg falls to the ground shattering in many small pieces.
He crawls to collect all of the remaining as fast as he can, really stressed out on all 4 and collects as many as he can. He then raises in a hurry and turns around takes one step and slips on one of the pieces. His head is met by the hard iron that forged the cage and blacks out with everything spilled out.
Alternative ending 3:
Is the same as 2 except that when he hit the box he catches it at first, is relieved, but then the alarm goes and the same thing happens after that.
Alternative ending 4:
Is the same as 2 except that he gains control of it after he plays around with it in the air, relieved and relaxed. The alarm goes of and he drops it to the ground, he has to crawl.
Please I welcome all other suggestions and ideas to this little piece, would really help me a lot.
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4/18/2009 11:35:44 AM (last edit: 4/18/2009 11:35:44 AM)