Thursday, December 31, 2009

Day 12

Last post of 2009! This is the Janitor character of Pins and Needles.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 11

Have a Happy New Year.

Make sure there's none of this on New Year's Eve:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 10

Designed a rudimentary cubicle.

Here's a chicken-scratch (in Maya CG terms) pre-visualization of what will be the most difficult shot in the entire film. The crappy model of the Newsom character is in there for size reference, but in the actual shot he'll be running back and forth, throwing his belongings into The Box. The camera stops at the top of the box when he is about to throw the Panda Bear doll in there (but he won't...because it's quite the Trojan horse).

And last but not least...I promise he'll be out of his seat in the next post.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day 9

I always thought a little Zen panda plush would keep frustrations away in the workplace (though in this story, something is hiding in that plush).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 8

Animating the Boss's dissatisfaction over the size of his latte. The Boss is a typical overcompensating figure. His office is huge; but the office space where his employees work has a low-ceiling and he particularly hires people under 6 feet to work for him.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 7

Shot 21! (out of 100)/haha

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 6

Far away shot of the Boss and his Assistant, at opposite sides of the office, doing their work for the morning. They are typing. You won't be able to make that out on the small video file, but on a bigger screen, you will. The bottom is a more enlarged version.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 5, continued

It's a long walk back to his desk...

Day 5

There's much ado about that button that Newsom finds on his Boss's desk...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 4

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 3

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 2

Not my idea of dynamic shots, but I tend to animate the small bits first, so I get a good momentum going and I feel like I'm getting stuff done! /haha

Day 2

Not my idea of a dynamic shot, but I tend to animate the small animation shots first, so I get a good momentum going and I feel like I'm getting stuff done! /haha

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pins & Needles- Day 1

The first shot of the film. The assistant Newsom is running to drop off dozens of files (blue) and a latte (pink) off at his boss's desk before he arrives.

I'm going to try animating this entire film in Toon Boom because I love the flexibility in brushes (I always find myself fighting against the Flash Brush tool with its inconsistency in line and all of that)

Pins & Needles: Day 1