Friday, October 19, 2018

Jasmine Does The Storyboard Thing

Oct 16th and 18th 2018
   Almost forgot about this, oops. The end of week 4 is upon us. Today I did the storyboard thing. I've done storyboarding before and I love it more and more every time. It's a very fast process where your ideas can morph and change rapidly and I love the fluidity of it all. That's mostly what I've been working on this past week. I’m about halfway done my initial storyboards but then I'll have to go over them and revise but so far so good. On other notes I think I'm going to buy some cinnamon buns on my way home today and try them either tonight or tomorrow for breakfast, we shall see how they taste. Can't wait to see what next week brings!

- Jasmine

Monday, October 15, 2018

Molly Starts Storyboards and Concepts!

These past three weeks have gone by really fast, but I feel like I've accomplished a lot; as of Thursday, I have officially started working on the visual aspects of the 30-second film (so concept art and storyboards).

 After finishing the script on Tuesday, I started designing the girl I'm going to animate later on in the year. I wanted a simple enough design to make the animation process easier, but this ended up being more challenging when clothing/hair movement came into the picture.

Even though I never got around to meeting any of the storyboard artists this week, I'm hoping that I'll get the chance to do so soon.

- Molly

Friday, October 12, 2018

Jasmine Discovers Helpful Tricks and Custard Tarts!

Oct 10th and 12th 2018
   Week number three is done! I can now officially say that I have finished my production schedule (it’s all nice and colour coded now (very pretty)). I got my thumbnails finished as well and I’m hopefully going to get them looked at by someone other than my tired self soon. Other than that I've had some helpful tricks about adobe animate bestowed upon me and learned that white boxes can be very important in an animation. Also after I left on Wednesday I went to the bakery next door (Nova Bakery I think) and had a very delicious custard tart. 10/10 would recommend. (I convinced my mom to lend me some money to buy a bunch more for the weekend so guess what I'm having for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next week). - Jasmine

Friday, October 5, 2018

Molly Learns the Pipeline and Writes her Outline!

I've finished another week at my coop placement and I already feel like I'm halfway into the production. I didn't expect that I'd accomplish so much in four days. I spent a lot of my time this week talking to people from various stages of production (i.e. builds, scene setup, animating, backgrounds). The animation program I'll be using (Adobe Animate) seems really cool and looks a lot less confusing than I thought it would be, so now I feel somewhat better going into the next part of the project. 

I also got feedback from the writer who looked over the outlines I submitted last week, who said I should go with my slightly less intensive outline. I'll be working on the script and the concept art for the next month and a bit. 

Overall, the placement has been very exciting and I'm looking forward to the next several months to come. 

- Molly

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Jasmine does the Script Thing and Hugs a Turkey.

This is the end of my second week here at Smiley Guy and it's been great! This week I got to work on my script and figuring out the format of that (thank you Erin and Wikihow). I also got the privilege of talking with a few of the department heads about what they do and how their job contributes to the overall animation process. In total, this week has been very informative and was really interesting to me. Next week I think I'll be working on… something. Probably my script more but I'm not really sure. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it :) - Jasmine
Anyways, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Introducing Molly!

'm Molly, and I'm one of the high school interns at Smiley Guy Studios this year! It's only been a week since I started my placement here, but I have been busy planning the 30-second short that I'll be working on this year. Although I have a few ideas (barely lol), I really don't know what I'm doing, but I'm hoping I'll have a better idea of what I want to accomplish by the end of October.

During the brainstorming process, I realized that I came up with some (probably) overly complicated ideas and that I have no idea how I'll animate them. I barely got everything to fit into the 30-second time frame I've been given, so now I have to figure out how to finish the project for the end of May.

I don't really know anyone near my work space except for the guy to the left of me (I still can't remember his name, even though he told me a bunch of times). Overall, I've had a good first week and am looking forward to the rest of the year.

- Molly

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Please Welcome Jasmine!

Today marks the end of my first week here at Smiley Guys! So far I've brainstormed some ideas and created an outline for my short. Or what I hope counts as an outline. Making a 30-second film doesn't sound like a lot but in actuality, it will take a lot of time. When I was writing my outline I had to keep reminding myself not to add too much detail because a 30-second idea can quickly spiral into a 30-minute idea if I'm not careful.  Currently, I'm waiting to get my outline back and make some changes as well as starting on my production schedule.
A few notes about my first week:
  1. The guy who sits beside me (I think his name is Christian, or Christopher or something with Chris in it) has a salad every day for lunch and it smells really good and inspired me to order a salad last night when I went out for dinner. My digestive tract thanks you. 
  2. Apparently, Lisa knows CPR which is cool.
  3. Someone who sits in front of me and to the left has some really awesome funko pops on her desk
  4. I suck at remembering names

All in all this week has been amazing. I can't wait to see where this goes! - Jasmine