(due to some technical difficulties we will be posting a text version of the round details, so as not to keep you all waiting!)
After the official announcement of the Technicolor Competition's competitors, the ever wonderful, ever lovely and super awesome mayor Babbit takes the podium in the town square.
Or tried to. She was a little short.
Miles quickly placed her kiddy stool behind the podium for her to climb up on, and earned a nasty cigar burn from Babbit as a reward as she put it out on his nose.
The tiny toon tapped the mic to get everyone's attention, dolling out the baby-girl charm with a bat of her eyelashes and a cute pose.
" Hi everybody! Golly it's great to see so many folks turn up today.." Babbit held her hands behind her back and swayed left and right, shuffling her feet.
A sign lit up above her that said 'Awwwww'.
" In a few week
Here's the full animation.
"Full" meaning it missing like 3 last scenes. But this was as far as I got up to the due date for school back in Spring : p
All backgrounds were done in Adobe Photoshop - drawn sketches first before being digitalized and hand painted in Photoshop. Character Animation (sorry, still practicing faces) were done on Adobe Flash. Scene editing and rendering done on After Effects - with ironically final rendering done on Windows Movie Maker, haha. I was in my classroom and AE was taking so long to load all my scenes, so I wung it with Movie Maker since it was quicker at the time. Went better than I hoped.
But I'm still willing to work on it in the near future.
Um um um, what else >>>
Backgrounds are based on real life locations. Sketched lots of perspective and stuff in my sketchbooks back in the winter. Old school with old rooms / favorite park with so many damn trees. I swear, sitting in the cold drawing every BALD tree was so worth it - got better at drawing nature-ish things. Had to go back and reference color pallates for the spring when I was coloring the BGs. Allergy fun!
So, not so much story I suppose. Mostly a self thing, you know? A sense of 'Nostalgia' as my teacher read it (which I can so take). But at least I got familiar with a bunch of programs.
OOOOH, the music is done by me too.
Thought long and hard about music for a long time but nothing ever clicked. Then I played on my first grand piano visiting a friend at her college. LOVED playing piano back in high school; just free playing with no real plan of a song. And after so many months of withdrawal, and just starting again ON A GRAND PIANO, I was so stoked. Played for forever - and ironically left my camera on 'record' before my friend left me to go to class. Soooo... I had a long useless video with background music.
*click click* FOUND MY MUSIC.
Just for the sake of it I used Adobe Audition to help render the music. MP3 it and scrub it alongside my scenes. Worked out pretty well : ) I was happy.
And so, uh, "After School"!
Came up wit title right before rendering on Movie Maker :/ Haha, appropriate enough.
Hope you guys enjoy it if you manage to watch all of it.
P R O G R A M S U S E D
Adobe Photoshop & Elements 11 >> digital painting for BGs
Adobe Flash >> character animation
Adobe AfterEffects >> motion graphics and scene rendering
Adobe Audition >> Music and Audio editing
Windows Movie Maker >> final rendering
And thank you very much to my teachers at SVA for my first year. I've learned so much from them - made great mentors and friends. Hope to progress even more in second year!
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