Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Update 4/13

Here is my next installment:

In this version, I am especially proud of my lighting effects on the rabbit. In the shot where the first dumbell is starting to float, the rabbit really looks like he is in the room with me (despite the fact that he is not moving). The only thing that scene really needed to complete the feeling of the cartoon being in the room with me, was to have the rabbit's shadow cast on the wall behind him like this:

Also, you will notice that in Rowdy Rabbit's first shot, his lips are now in sync with his dialog. Unfortunatly, toneing down his brightness, to make him look more realistic, resulted in unexpectedly ruining the ghosting effect at the beginning of that scene. So, I started experimenting with different effects to try and fix it:

...and it was during this experimentation that I accidentally created a particularly interesting effect. It's kinda like... ...umm... ...well... ...just watch:

weird isn't it?

Well, that's about all there is to say, for now.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Update 3/21/11

Here, I've added some music to my video. Please comment and tell me what you think about it!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Update 3/17/11

As a mentioned in my previous post, I could use a good voice actor.

BTW, considering our due date, should I do the whole story, or cut it short?

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 14, 2011

Update 3/14/11

Here's what I have so far.

Now, I know what you're probably thinking...

"your effects are great, your acting is okay, but your voice-acting is horrible!"

Well, I'm certainly no Mel Blank. My original intention was to give Rowdy Rabbit a deep gritty voice, like Popeye or Baby Herman. I couldn't do it very well. So in this video, I tried doing a whispery serial-killer-ish voice, like Heath Ledger's Joker. It sounded a little better, but it just doesn't sound appropriate for this character.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Then again, maybe not...

I have just been informed that the semester doesn't end until May or June. If that's the case, why did we have our midterms so darn early? Well anyway, knowing what I know now, I might be able to do the entire video after all!