Saturday, July 27, 2013
Rough of the week#7
I might regret ever wanting such scenes in a couple of months, after I've spent so much time on them, but so far it's just good to be able to stretch my legs a little.
Funny thing though, this short sequence is really at the heart of the project, both in terms of story and motivation. In many ways, I've written the whole thing around it and just before starting, it's silly to say, but I was actually a bit scared and I did a whole bunch of little things beforehand, dragging them as much as I could.
It has happened to me on a few occasions before, but never quite as much as this one; not only have I waited for more than six months for this moment, (with all the expectation that goes with it) when it has finally arrived, I had no one with a paycheck forcing me to go for it...
Well, I managed to convince myself it was more excitment than fear, I got to it finally early this week and I suddely realized that I'm not too familiar with these type of scenes (see my post about my love of long, un-hurried scenes ) and I'm having a bit of a hard time.
The hardest thing for me is to convey impact and of course, clarity.
Clarity is always of the utmost importance in animation, but I haven't really develloped the tricks to make it work for short scenes yet.
Ah well, doing it and making the mistakes is the best way to learn...