Monday, October 7, 2013

24 hour Animation 2013

So last week, I participated in my first 24 hour animation challenge. The challenge was to make a 30 second animation in 24 hours with a team of 5 people.

I was lucky to have such awesome teammates this year: Ryan Eways, Ryan Ramirez, Youri Dekker, and Grace Lacuesta. I was assigned group leader and made all the final decisions and delegated jobs. It was my first directors job. I was so nervous but I quickly learned how great everyone was to work with, our energy level was high throughout the challenge. I was surprised at how hardworking everyone was and how everyone was pushing extra hard to get this film done on time.

This years prompt was: What would you do if you only had 24 hours left to live?

This is how our night went:

  1. Brainstorm!!!!
  2. Nail down storyboards
    1. Have Ramirez and Grace work on Main Layout
    2. Work out storyboards with Eways and Youri
  3. Animatic and Vis Dev
    1. Youri works on Animatic
    2. Eways on Caveman Design
    3. Work with Ramirez on look of Background
    4. Grace on Dinosaur Design and Cave Paintings
    5. Design Props
  4. Animate!
    1. Animate sc 1(caveman writing on wall and then spotting asteroid)
    2. Youri animates sc 2-3 (main caveman animation)
    3. Grace animates sc 4 (dinosaur)
    4. Eways animates props and assists Youri (asteroid and smush)
  5. Clean up!
    1. Begin shooting approved shots
    2. Start clean up
    3. Start Color
  6. Sound
    1. Eways begins collecting SFX
  7. Compose
    1. Finish cleaning up shots
    2. Youri composes and edits in AE
  8. DONE!!!!
We finished like 45 minutes before it was due. It was such an amazing and tiring experience.

Today we just found out the top five teams and our team placed SECOND! yay! Go Team YERDL Turtles. And congrats to everyone else who participated in the challenge. Great job guys!

And finally, here is our finished animation: