Friday, December 10, 2010

The first shot Background.

If you think this is legit you should see it with effects.

Yeah. I said that. :o

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Background to the Backgrounds

Essetially I built a rough of each background in MAYA for everything in the film that takes place before they go through the portal. Then in photoshop I paint it as if it was a normal background. Then I add the lighting. It's adding a very cool sense of depth I feel. I really like how these are coming. There are a lot more coming soon!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Panther Who is Good At Expressing Himself

I have one for the Tiger too, but it's drawn on paper, so I have to scan it when I get home to my scanner. Then I'll color it in the Lab tomorrow. Other than that, Tomorrow is a day for backgrounds, lighting sheets, doing more CG layouts (Explanation for that coming soon), and making a few important calls.

Also - I would like to meet with Tom Sito and fix some of my layouts for the exorcism action scenes.

Some turnarounds among other things

I realize the Panther's hands are a little weird. But here are some turnarounds, a size comparison for our 3 'main character's' and a lil bit of prop design.

Tomorrow what I would like to accomplish besides completing a plethora of backgrounds, would be 'expression sheets' for Panther and Tiger, and lighting/color charts of using one pose from the model sheet of each and lighting it as I feel they would be lit in each different location and setting, so we can get a good idea of the color feels. There is 'outside', 'exorcism room', 'lab', and 'other universe/dimension. So expect 4 lighting styles for each character. Just idea's though, in final composite it's bound to change a little.

Like they did for Princess and the Frog, I am going to flat shade all characters with the same colors, and then hue/saturation/light/shading/glow adjust them in After Effects for each different locale. Should make transitions easier too.

Then I need to re-cut my animatic, making the few changes that I have made and incorporating MARK DONICA's brilliant dialogue as the father. Then it's really just backgrounds and animation from here on out. At least.... I hope.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


If the whole film looks like this or better I will be a very, very, happy person.