Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Here is another edit of the animatic. Ryan is composing a new score to this one, so be on the look out for that coming soon. It has a few additional shots. Let me know what you think by commenting below.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Here is the test composite I have been working on. This a rough version of how the final film will look (at least for the interior of the body). Comments would be appreciated.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Imodium "Out Of Tune" (UK) from Sean McGovern on Vimeo.
I saw this and all I could think about was The Symphony of Life. Of course, our main character does not have diarrhea, but I think it would be interesting if his body was undergoing some sort of stress, and all of those parts kind of worked together to overcome it.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Week 1 Begin Key Poses for Rough Animation
Week 2 Finish Key Poses and Start Breakdowns
Week 3 Breakdowns
Week 4 Inbetween Rough Animation
Week 5 Inbetweening
Week 6 Inbetweening
Week 7 Inbetweening
Week 8 Inbetweening
Week 9 Inbetweening
Week 10 Finish Rough Animation
Week 1 Start Cleaning Up Animation
Week 2 Clean Up Animation
Week 3 Clean Up Animation
Week 4 Clean Up Animation
Week 5 Start Coloring Animation
Week 6 Coloring
Week 7 Coloring
Week 8 Coloring
Week 9 Final Editing and Compositing
Week 10 Finish Editing, Composting, and Publish Film
a brain stands on the stage of the hall.
Shot 1 MS: A conductor resembling a humanoid brain walks up to a music stand and taps the
music stand to start a piece of music. At the start of his conducting, four humanoid musicians
resembling a heart, lungs, intestines, and a stomach begin to play themselves as instruments.
Sequence 2: A rather barren apartment with a man sleeping in his bed.
Shot 2 MCU: A man awakens from his bed and yawns.
Sequence 3: The same organic concert hall containing the brain conductor and the organ
Shot 3 WS pan to MS: The conductor motions to the heart and he begins a slow steady drum
Sequence 4: The barren apartment
Shot 4 MCU: The man sleepily rolls to the side of the bed and slowly puts his feet on the ground.
The man notices his slippers and begins to slowly move his feet towards them to place them
on his feet.
Sequence 4: The organ concert hall
Shot 5 WS zoom to CU: The organ orchestra continues to play. The organ musicians turn to
look at the stomach who begins play a solo.
Shot 6 CU: The stomach begins to sway and play low, plodding tune.
Shot 7 WS: As the stomach plays, he is transported to a chamber containing horn-like tubes
attached to the walls. The stomach dances around and arouses the horns on the walls to play
along with him.
Sequence 5: The sparse kitchen of the barren apartment.
Shot 8 MS: The man is sitting eating cereal at a table. His eyes are still squinted in sleep.
Sequence 6: The organic concert hall
Shot 11 EWS: The lungs soar around the organic concert chamber as the opera vocals sore
higher and higher.
Sequence 7: The shower the apartment bathroom
Shot 12 MS: The man is singing a cachophonous slew of pitches as he washes himself in
Sequence 8: The organ concert hall
Shot 13 WS Track in to MCU: The orchestra moves to the side as the bladder stands center stage
holding a sustained note.
Sequence 9: A bathroom containing a single toilet.
Shot 14 MS: The man stands at the toilet urinating. He zips up his pants once he has finished
Sequence 10: The organ concert hall
Shot 15 CU: The bladder continues to hold its note then stops and takes a bow.
Shot 16 MS: The conductor rears back and throws his body forward as the music swells to a
Shot 17 EWS: The concert hall begins to pulsate and ripple with the intensity of the music.
Sequence 11: A room in the apartment containing a mirror and the organ concert hall.
Shot 18 MS: The man pulls his sleeve down briskly as he puts on his shirt.
Shot 19 MS: A quick cut is made back to organs playing and swaying with great vigor.
Shot 20 Cut-In: The man buttons up his shirt.
Shot 21 WS: Another more rapid cut shows the organs playing with increased intensity. They rise as
they play to three big musical hits.
Shot 22 MS Pan: The man checks his attire in the mirror and then walks briskly to the door.
Shot 23 CU Cutaway: A door slams shut and the music abruptly concludes. The credits roll as the
music begins a reprise that slowly becomes more audible.
This will be a humorous exploration of the rather ironic reality that we as humans often don't realize all of the parts of the body that mus work together in order for us to do even the simplest tasks. The animation will follow the beats and rhythms of a classical music score and be paced according to the timing of the music. This will be much like the full animated movement in Disney's "Fantasia." As each organ gives its individual performance, the music will match the sound and attitude of the organ performing. The environment of the organ musicians will be composed of abstract watercolor washes containing warm colors. The actual space with these environments will be created through ink lines. The organ characters themselves will be contained by an uneven ink line. The outside world of the man will be very geometric and composed of vector based shapes with neutral color palettes of browns and grays. The design will be similar to the illustrations of Hans Devolder.
As a man awakens and goes about his daily morning routine, he is unaware of the complex
and intricate performance his body must give in order for him to function.
“The Symphony of Life” will be an experience in melding music with animation that will serveas a rediscovery of how beautifully intricate and lyrical the body can be.