Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
I finished the animation process, still have to do the post production, but I built a sort of beta of the whole animation. Many errors can be spotted here and there and most important: keep in mind that post production is TOTALLY garbage, it's more a placeholder for things to come, but it gets to the point for a demo presentation of the project.
I will post the final thing (no ugly flares popping out from nowhere etc etc) as soon as I have the time to fix everything.
The whole promo of "the dark side of the sun" will be shown early this week at the international documentary market "the sunny side of the doc" (no it's not a joke, and it wasn't intentional) in la Rochelle, France.
In the end I'm very happy for what came out in five days of work (thanks to Gabriele Gianni who helped me with the colour fills for the cels), I hope I will have the chance to animate again soon.
Here is a frame of animation and the whole thing on youtube HD (only the animation part, the full promo will be online very soon). Watch it fullscreen and HD, please.
Hope you'll like it.
Music by: Carlo Hintermann and Mario Salvucci
Editing: Piero Lassandro
Assistant animator: Gabriele "Hundred Paintbucket Fist" Gianni
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
My friend Carlo Hintermann is directing a film called "The Dark Side Of The Sun".
It's about a very rare genetic disease that causes lethal skin cancer when you are exposed to sunlight.
It will host approx. 20 minutes of animation, and I'm in charge for this part of the movie.
I will do everything, from scratch to finish, including backgrounds and compositing.
I want to test myself on a big animation project, that's why I'm in.
It's been a while I wanted to do this, and after seeing Makoto Shinkai's works I started thinking more positively about the chance to do an animation short, all alone.
Here is the first background (click the image to see it), a multi layered image that spans thru 8 HD screens to allow parallactic panning.
I'll try to keep posting new stuff as soon as I finish each step. The first minute must be ready on thursday so expect more coming very soon.