Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Here's the storyboard for my thing. Still don't know what the title of it is! Anyone have any ideas? A pun or something? I don't know.

I'm going to have 11 different backgrounds. One of those is just one color, so that doesn't really count. I've already done the opening shot one, which was hardest.

I have --

Yellow wall
Jewelry box 1 (Reaching for ring)
Sink basin
Profile sink, with and without X-ray vision
Inside hamster cage
Outside hamster cage
Edge of sink counter
Sink drain opening
X-ray vision sink pipes
Jewelry box 2 (Hamster height)

I'm going to have to figure out how to do fades in Flash. I hope it's not very difficult.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Here's a rough go at the opening shot.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Little Girl Ref Sheet

Here is the design for the little girl character.

Monday, April 20, 2009

More hamster testing

More cut-out style animation testing.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I am pretty far behind in this class; A lot of outside stuff has interfered with me completing the tutorials and storyboards for my final project. However, I hope to complete as much as physically possible. I'm just not sure if I'll be able to make my final project look anything like I hoped it would.

Here's my lip-sync anyway.

Audio from "Groundhog's Day".

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hamster Vid, Ref Sheet

Reeeally messy, but I learned a lot making this little thing. This is pretty much how my film will look (sans the bad animation, hopefully.)

Here's the character design for Hamster, before he gets the paper cut-out makeover.

Working on the other designs now.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Script -- Feedback please?

Background music fade-in
Exposition – Fade-in of a bathroom with fade-in/out overlaid title, a little girl is standing in front of the sink on a stool and applying lipstick, badly. She is wearing big pearls and a hat that doesn’t fit; obviously she is playing dress-up in her mother’s clothing.

Med. Shot, from perspective of mirror – The girl smiles into the mirror; her face is a mess of bad make-up. She reaches down for the jewelry box and picks up a ring, but drops it.

The ring clinks in the metal drain.

Profile, med long shot. The inside of the pipe is visible in a silhouetted sink like a diagram. The girl tries to stick her finger down the drain but can’t reach the ring.

Med. Shot, from perspective of mirror- The girl is frustrated and thinks about what to do. She smiles and gets an idea, then turns to leave the bathroom.

A hamster in a cage that is on a girlish dresser. He is carefully selecting a nut from his food pile. Offscreen footsteps rise in volume and the hamster looks up nervously.

C/U – Some Barbie and Ken dolls on stands. One of them has a little pith helmet on and the girl’s hand comes from off-screen and grabs it.

The girl’s hands open the hamster cage. She scoops out the bewildered hamster and puts the pith helmet on his head, then dashes off screen.

Med-long shot, the sink “diagram” again. A cockroach cautiously approaches the ring in the drain and pokes at it with its antennae. As footsteps get louder it dashes down the drain. The girl runs on screen with the hamster in hand.

Low shot from the hamster’s perspective –The hamster gets placed on the rim of the sink. The girl points at the sink and the hamster looks where she’s pointing. He shakes his head nervously but the girls hands quickly ties a piece of string around the hamster’s middle.

Med shot of hamster. He hops down into the basin of the sink and peers into the hole. He looks up pitifully at the girl and reacts to her off screen reaction by slowly shaking his head and gulping. He hops down into the drain.

“Diagram” shot again, but closer to the drain. The hamster lands on the bend in the drain and sees the ring. The cockroach from before peeks up over the second bend and pokes at the ring. The hamster hops over and snatches it, then tugs on the line. As he gets dragged slowly upward, the cockroach watches sadly and waves his antennae.

The hamster gets awkwardly dragged out of the drain, almost dropping the ring but managing to hold on to it.

The girl pulls the hamster to eye level and grins, putting out her hand to receive the ring. The hamster drops it into her hand and the girl lowers the hamster to the sink.

The hamster gets set down beside the jewelry box and looks up at the girl.

The girl puts on the ring and looks at it admiringly.

The hamster is still looking up at the girl. The cockroach edges up beside him. The hamster notices him and tilts his head. The cockroach points at the jewelry lying in the box above the hamster with an antenna. The hamster grabs a different ring from the box and gives it to the cockroach, who bounces happily and skitters away as the hamster waves good-bye.

Cut to credits.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Delao Puppet

Here is my attempt at making Delao's creepy clown puppet jump.