Update

*EDIT* As I had told my problem to the professor of Animation I class, including the circumstance (The light board broke because the harness of the bag snapped off), he went to convince the crew that the damage is accidental. Thanks to this, I could borrow a light board for a week.

The only thing is, during the screening of the rough animation, the professor pointed out some flaws of our animatic, and made some advices about the story. We organized a new synopsis, and I shall try my best to complete the new storyboard soon. *

Now being in week 10, the semester will end soon, and I will have many things I needed to finish. Things had been a little stuffed in schedule, and I need to keep myself from falling into burnout stage. The tight schedule and  do feel tired and a little apathetic to my work. nonetheless I need to summon my willpower to make sure things are completed.

Now I have final projects to tend to from three animation classes, along with two video projects from one DigiComp class. Here are the progress insofar:

Animation I

The final project required a group effort to complete a one minute short in five different medium (2D, Stop Motion, Pixelation, Rotoscoping, and CutOut). We had contributed in pre-production and some rough animation. My teammates had tried their best to finish the stop motion part, and from what I seen, it looks great. Unfortunately, I had broke the light board used for 2D frames, and until further notice, my equipment account is recently blocked, and I cannot continue on drawing the frames unless I could get another functional light board.

Character Design #1
Character Design #1
Character Design #2
Character Design #2
Colour key
Colour key
Animation Reference for Walking Cycles
Animation Reference for Walking Cycles

2D Animation

The final project production period had begun yesterday, and today, I had show the classmates and the professor about the concept art and storyboards I made insofar. Last week, we had a brainstorming session based on our dreams. I chose the dream where I fell from a high building. During the brainstorming, I scraped out an idea where a killer robot murders a tiny robot by dropping it from a high building.

First storyboard draft (1/2)
First storyboard draft (1/2)
First storyboard draft (2/2)
First storyboard draft (2/2)
Killer Robot (ver. 1)
Killer Robot (ver. 1)
Tiny Robot (ver. 1)
Tiny Robot (ver. 1)

However, after some comments from the professor (mostly about the killer robot looking like Iron Man despite I had not looked for the character during the character design, and the design being too stereotypical), I proposed an idea about the killer robot rescuing the tiny robot and reveal himself to be a good guy. The professor approved. I need to draw new concept artworks and a storyboard to accommodate the idea before the Friday.

3D Animation

The final project requires a student or a group to showcase their 3D animation abilities, such as modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, and cinematography. While I had not began the project yet, I had decided to perform animation of a dance. I had asked the professor about the idea, and he said I could use a pre-existing model, under condition I need to change the colour. I had collected the dancing videos, and I would try to complete it soon.

There is also a lighting assignment due this Wednesday, which I am completing now.

Digital Composition

There are two assignments left: one for the Twin Video with help of green screen technology, one being the group project. Last week, I had shot the video footage with my team mates. Now with the video footage, I have 8 days to complete the video, alongside with other of my assignments.

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