BACKGROUND DESIGN - SETTING THE SCENE!
Progress has been going very well on ‘Bird Food’ and lots of animation has started coming through. We are all getting very excited by it.
I have talked about the living characters in previous posts but there is another character that is inanimate but still very important: The Set.
Sets and Locations are really important to the story and...] Read Article
CHARACTER DESIGN - RATS OF THE SKY!
The Pigeon designs for ‘Bird Food’ were always going to be difficult.
We wanted to create something that stood out as being original, but as there have been so many animated version of our feathered friends it was always going to be a challenge.
The first thing that you should always look at when designing a character that is based on an existing...] Read Article
CHARACTER DESIGN - THE CREATION OF MAN!
Apologies for the lack of making-of posts recently but as you will read we have been very busy and lots of things have been checked off our extensive to-do list…
In the last post we saw how the Man’s design was being redesigned for the better by Nicky Phelan. Well now we can reveal the final version of the man!
Here he is in lovely 2D...
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CHARACTER DESIGN - THE EVOLUTION OF MAN!
Just like a script is never complete on the first draft, the same goes for the character designs. To get to the final version you will always do designs and redesigns until you are happy with them.
The starting point of designing the character is always to read the script. This will give you all of the clues you need to start going about...] Read Article
The short is called “Bird Food” and is about a man who plans to eat his lunch in the park ....while the local pigeons have other ideas!
It’s a jazz-like animation piece featuring slapstick physical humour with sinister undertones.
It...] Read Article
Christmas time is upon us and every television station is playing the Christmas Specials of all of our favourite shows.
This got me thinking of what were the best animated Christmas Films or Specials?
Here’s my Top Ten….and yes I’ve checked it not once but twice, to see who’s naughty or nice! :)
- The Snowman (1982) (Short)
- The Simpsons – “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”...
In the old school yard game ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ everyone knows that Paper always beats Rock.
Unfortunately for Boulder Media, nobody told them this before they challenged us to a game of football!
Brown Bag Films faced Boulder Media at UCD on Friday night in a terrific game of football.
The scene was set. The rain subsided; the crowd’s anticipation rose and the tensions...] Read Article
“Football isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s much more important than that.” — Bill Shankly
The most hotly anticipated match in the history of football* is happening tonight in UCD @ 8pm
Brown Bag Films vs Boulder Media!
Recently Boulder Media sent us a message, throwing down the gauntlet, challenging us to a game of football.
We gracefully accepted and the anticipation has...] Read Article
The Looney Tunes are set to return to our screens!
Being big fans of the old Warner Bros cartoon here in Brown Bag it’s great to see our favourite characters brought back to life.
But the old, wary and cynical animator in me will wait and see what it’s like before I make any comments.
Here are a few articles on it that you can...] Read Article
Coming to our cinema screens in the near future are two all time classics tv series shows.
Yogi Bear and The Smurfs are getting their first full length feature adventure next year but now they are going 3D!
Here’s some links…
What are your thoughts…shock and horror!!! ...or… Saturday day morning sugar filled cereal delight!!! ?... ] Read Article