Sunday, October 24, 2010

For Old Time's Sake

This was an assignment I did last year while studying at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. During second year, students are forced to try a lot of experimental styles. We had to do a short animation using charcoal, under-the-camera. For those of you who don't know what that means: I had to erase and draw over every single frame!  Enjoy (it's not entirely finished)

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At the time, I dreaded the idea of doing this. Looking back on it, I certainly learned a lot about principles. When you have no way of testing your shot before doing it, you have to learn to have a feeling for what you're going to end up with. It allowed me to think and plan a lot before I went ahead and drew my frames, and to trust my gut instincts on timing and the fundamentals!

2 comments:

  1. It's really lovely!I must have been a pain in the neck to do all that work in the "old way", I mean using the camera...
    But you got it really good!
    Massimiliano

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  2. Thanks a lot! It truly was a pain, but I learned a lot, and it looks pretty :P

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