Monday, 26 January 2015

Script to screen, Concept art (Environment)

This is my concept art for my environment. I pick this scene for my concept art because this is where my main character's life turns for the worse.
This show the lighthouse's main function which is to guide space ships safely to and from earth, as well as a little spoiler as you can see a strange object flying towards the lighthouse.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Animation - Blob

My blob animation so far.

Animation part 2 - Using motion paths

A basic motion path animation

Animation part 1 - Using rigs

A quick playblast of a basic car animation

Character design

My first character was Ezio, but realising my style of drawing is more realistic I change my character to the Southpark character to carl and Kenny.

After I made Carl and Kenny more realistic we moved on to changing The body shapes of original characters like Daffy Duck.

Animation Prep

So this is all my prep for my recent dragon animation which is yet to be animated.

Like for like, The Matrix 30 seconds

My 30 second storyboard of The Matrix.

This is the scene is did from The Matrix; from 0:37 till 1:12. 

Camera Control: Creating a Camera Rig

All setting at 0 and focal length at 100
Pan at -71.3
Roll at -82.6
Pitch at -80.8

                                                             Focal length changed to 12

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Script to screen, step-outline

Step-Outline Story

Scene 1

The story beings shows a guy called Mark in a spaceship flying towards a huge alien looking spaceship that is heading to earth. As he is flying towards it you see him from within the cockpit, Mark looks down at a picture on his dashboard; which is of him and a girl and with a stern look, with that same look he looks up and pushes a handle forward. The screen flashes.

Scene 2 (still images)

 You see a series of still images of Mark. The first one is of him standing with his bags outside the front door of a lighthouse in space, with a woman standing inside the door and does not look happy. You then see an image of the two of them working together using the light to guide spaceships safely to earth. Then an image of them sitting down and eating at a table.

Scene 3

 The images stop and the screen fade in to a view of Mark at the lighthouse console. There are Christmas decorations all over the place but no tree. You see Mark look at Jane behind him and realize she is a sleep, he then looks to his left and see the pine tree forests that are within the dome. Mark looks back at her and sees the photos above her head which has her and her family standing next to a big pine Christmas tree.

Scene 4

You see Mark by the edge of the pine forest with the lighthouse in the background. He has already taken a few swings at the bottom of the tree. He raises his axe again, once his axe is at full height of his swing you see a strange spaceship flying into and through the lighthouse. Mark frozen with shock just stands there and then drops to his knees.

Scene 5 (still images)

A series of images showing Mark joining up and training for the space corp. The last couple being images of space fights.

Scene 6

Mark is in line with what seems like the last of earth’s fighter spaceships. One of the spaceships pilots calls through to Mark and says to him that this is the last alien mother ship and it cannot reach earth not matter what, Mark replies back saying that the mother ship shield is to strong and that only flying there ships into it is the only way to destroy it. Everyone agrees and they flying towards it. Mark looks down at a picture on his dashboard; which is of him and Jane and with a stern look says “we’ll soon see each other again” with that same look he looks up and pushes a handle forward. The camera changes to a far view where you see the earth ship just about to hit the mother ship and then the screen goes black and you hear an explosion and the a machine noise.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Character Bio - Jane Star.

Name: Jane Star
Place of birth: Earth, New New York
Age: 25th December 3993 (dies aged 21, 18th December 4015)
Height: 5ft 7inchs
Weight: 5st 10
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Appearance: Medium build and toned. A good looking girl with a tom boy personalty and look about her. This could just come for the sort of job she does. Her people skills are not great and she has lived alone for a year.
Key friend: Mark Rider
Key enemies: Alien invaders

Skills: operating the lighthouse, fitting machines.

Character bio - Mark Rider

Name: Mark Rider
Place of birth: Earth, San Diego
Age: 16th June 3994 (27 at end of animation)
Height: 5 ft 8 inches
Weight: 11 stone
Hair color: brown
Eye color: blue
Appearance before war: Medium build, neck length brown hair parted in the middle. A curious look about him. Does not know what to do with him self sometimes.Intelligent, knows a lot about machines.
Appearance during the war: Heavily built muscle, neck length brown hair parted in the middle. Battle harden look in the face and what could be mistaken for a look of dead in his eyes, but actually it his loss of his partner. An advanced hand to hand fighter and skilled pilot.
Key friend: Jane Star
Key enemies: Alien invaders

Skills: Hand to hand combat, Pilot, Engineer, weapon's expert.

More detail story.

This is a more detailed version of my story with a few changes to it from my talk with Phil. Just to note this is a outline of the story and not all of this will be shown.

An Advanced Technology age where humans are still alive, yet with the ability to travel in space. The human race has still not come across an alien species. Believing that there are no aliens, as they have been space travelling for 1500 years and still not seen one, they never worried about the earths defense. To help ships exit and enter Earths atmosphere humans built space lighthouses too help direct ships in and out of Earth. These lighthouses use their light to guide the ship through space and to avoid crashes. They also were once used for search and defense posts but after 1200 years searching, humanity gave up this search for alien life. After this, the lighthouses just became a signal tower. The Control Centre Agency that owns them created a livable  atmosphere with tree, grass, river and basic animals.

Mark Rider joins up with the Control Centre Agency to learn how to operate and control an advanced lighthouse facility at the age of 17, by 19 he was able to go work in one. His only fear was that it was one personnel per lighthouse, but within 2weeks of being able to work the government changed the rules and made it that it has to do two people per lighthouse as space travel has increased. Mark is put in the lighthouse that is based over the north pacific ocean and is keep in orbit with this ocean.

Within arriving at his new job location, he is meet by Jane Star. The first woman to have worked at this lighthouse ever and had already been there for a year on her own already. With this her personal skill were pretty much at non-existing. Throughout the two years they worked together they got very close. Jane told Mark how Christmas day was also her birthday and how her family would have got a real tree, but since shes been at the light for two years she has not had a real one.

On 18th December 4015 Mark wanted to surprise her with a real tree, so he checks that there is not supposed to be any ships flying in or out his area for the next four hours. He leaves her asleep and goes to the forest to cut down a pine tree. When he is half way done Mark hears a noise from outside the dome, by this time it is too late... A strange ship crashes in to the lighthouse and explodes.

Mark blaming him self for Jane's death joins up straight away for the space marine corp to help fight off the what would be yet to come of the alien ships with out warning as they had taken out all the lighthouses at once.

Finishing the first year of training at the top of his class in hand to hand combat and advanced flying. Due to how well his first year went his second year of training Mark was picked to be part of an advanced unit that would deal with the aliens head on once they arrived.

On December 25th 4018 the first alien ships attacked, Mark was the first group of fighter pilots to go up and fight. Surviving this fight and many more fights, the alien's attacks increased. But with every flight the marines pushed them back, till July 22nd 4021 "The day the sky went dark". This is when the alien mother ships came to Earth.

This fight went on for a few days, Mark when up to fight from day one. Once what was left of Marks fighter squad ran out of fuel, they switch out squads. As soon as Mark squad was refueled they were sent back up to help the other squads. All but one mother ship was taken down. With just one left looming over the plant all pilots left headed straight for it. The mother ship took down all but 20 of the fighter pilots, one being Mark. The pilot with the most experience realized that this mother ship is the lead one and would not be able to be destroyed without a big explosion, but without having any missiles, all they could do is crash in to it. Letting the other pilots know this, they all agree that it is they only chance they have to save earth.

Mark is flying towards the mother ship, you see him look down at a picture stick in his window and says "we'll soon see each other again". At this point the camera changes to a distances view of the space ships flying towards the alien mother ship, just before you see the space ship hit the mother ship the screen goes dark and a second later you hear a explosion and then a machine noise.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Life drawing

Maybe a start to my story.


Year set - 4015

An Advanced Technology  age where humans are still alive, yet with the ability to travel in space the human race has still not come across an alien species. Believing that there is no aliens as they have been space traveling for 1500 year and still not seen one they never worried about the earths defensive.

Basics around - Mark Rider

Background info - 

Mark rider fell in love with his high school girlfriend Jane. Once graduating they both found jobs in there chosen fields of study. Jane being a kindergarten teacher and Mark being a machine techie. For a couple of years these two people saved there money for a wedding and house. A few years past they got married and also decided to buy a lighthouse with a house attached so they could live be the sea, which Jane loved so much. 

Jane love Christmas so much it means every thing needs to be real. This includes the tree (but mark normal buys a fake tree and its cheeper) now they live by a pine forest she want a real one.


• Starts with a in space fight battle over earth.

•You see the main character (Mark) in a space ship flighting against some wired alien ships.

• He is amongst the last left of fighters.

• He looks down at his dashboard and see an old photo of him with a girl (Jane)

• It flashes back to 2 years ago

• You see Mark and Jane moving in to there new home, a lighthouse

• it flashes forwards to their Christmas 

• Mark puts up a fake tree and Jane ask him to go out an cut down a real one from the pine forest near by as she has always wanted a real one.

• as Mark is trying to fine the prefect pine tree when he hears a noise, a noise he's never heard before.

• its gets louder

• he see a object flying through the sky, but he then realised it was not flying but falling.

• he stands and watches as he never seen any thing like it

• the spaceship crashes into the lighthouse (through the light of the lighthouse and then into the live area of it)

• Mark runs to the light house, it's all in flames and destroyed 

• you see Mark drop to his knees. And from above you see more spaceships entering the atmosphere 

• Mark joins up with the space core to help fight of the aliens. 

• you see a few images of him training and a few battles

• then you see him fight again the mother ship. 

• they look like there going to lose

• all 20 of the fighter ships left agree to crash in to the mother ship hoping that their ships engine drives like create a big enough explosion to brake the ship up.

• you see Mark look at his picture. And just say "Jane, I've stopped what happened to us from happening to other people and now we will soon meet again"

• the camera switches to a far away shoot and you see the fighter ship about to hit and the screen goes dark 

• you hear a explosion and the a strange machine noise.

•the end

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