Monday, February 23, 2009

My Only Prayer: Candle With Pear.

So I got farther into my third minute over the weekend. I need to flesh out my Dreamy sequence a little more, to figure out how to get him from laying on the floor to the warehouse where (the sequence) ends. Animating is much easier when you're using stills, so hopefully this minute will be done quickly.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sir, I need just two minutes of your time.

I've now reached the 2 minute (rough to semi polished animation) milestone.
If I had a progress bar, it would look something like this:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Leaps and Bounds

Working over the weekend, I am just now reaching second 100 on my animation.
here are some more production shots:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bars, Steps and Walls.

So far I've got just over a minute of rough animation. which includes some animated guitar strings, a breaking shot glass, and climbing steps and walls. I'm starting to get into the groove of drawing the cat now.
Here are some stills from thus far:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Progress Update

This weekend I started working on the actual animation. So far I've got 49 seconds roughed out, hopefully putting me on schedule so far!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I threw this together last night so I can get started right away on the actual animation.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cat Designs

Here are some designs I've been working on for the suicide cat.

I decided on the brown cat with the tuft of hair and the fluffy tail for my character, so expect to see a lot of it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Premise Expansion

I've been bouncing ideas off the inside of my head while listening to the song my final animation is set to (Last Hour by Extreme) and I've come up with a few new things I can share.
I already laid out the premise of cat killing itself repeatedly and generally just going down a path of self destruction. Some added concepts are each of the 9 cat-ghosts building up a full band over the course of the movie, so it would end with an almost full ensemble of cat ghosts rocking out on their little instruments by the last lives.
Just some set pieces:
-Death situations: jumping off of top of tall building, gun to the head, violin(tennis racket?) factory, hanging (with idea put in the cats head by one of those inspirational 'hang in there' posters).
-Cat ghost totally shredding a guitar solo on a harp.
-Beginning fools viewer into thinking a street performer is singing the song, is soon reviled to be the cat.
Because the song is such a long one (5 minutes), a simple art style will be needed and the pacing of animation will be pretty slow. This does however tie in with the somber nature of the song.

In other pre-production news, I've been drawing lots and lots of sad cats. I've got a basic idea of what I want but I'm still tweaking those, I can post some sketches online later tonight.