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Class photo with our lovely three tutors ! one big animation family :)

Uni is over, Thank you very much to all my lovely classmates and tutors :)

blushartblog:

Class photo with our lovely three tutors ! one big animation family :)

Uni is over, Thank you very much to all my lovely classmates and tutors :)

FINALLY, THE TRAILER OF WE ARE GLAD!!!! :DDDDDDDDDDD

This is part of the making of one scene from We are Glad :)

I am planning to do a proper “making of” when I finish the film ;) I’ve got plenty of footage to do it! 

I have two weeks to finish the film. I’M ALMOST THERE!!

We are Glad

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This is my first sketch for “We are Glad”.

At that time, I had no idea what I was starting. “We are Glad” has been, for sure, the most challenging project of my life. It has been the biggest thing that I have ever done, but the bigger it seemed at first, the more rewarding is being at the end. 

From my first sketch to the last finished version of the film, it is easy to see how much I have evolved from the beginning, not only regarding to the artistic part, but also to the story and conception of the project. Actually, what I have learnt this year is priceless. I have learned that the most important thing in any creation is the idea, the concept, the essence. There isn’t enough with beautiful drawings or a lovely technique: it is the idea who makes a great work of art. And as well as the conception of the  idea, it is equally important to decide the right way to tell it, and it is very difficult! In my case, I had to think and rethink how could I tell the story to be understood. And even after hundred of hours thinking, writing, drawing and testing, I still feel that maybe I could have done it better. The amount of sketches, notes, and digital files that I have created for the production of this film is so big that I don’t think I could embrace it all.

Some moments have been specially difficult. Sometimes I seriously considered to end it all, as I saw that I had chosen a challenge too big for  someone who has just turned up in the animation world. But luckily I found an incredible environment in the Animation studio, that has been my day-by-day place for this last year at uni. I have found beautiful people that have helped me out with my work and with my experiences here in London, and that is something really important that, regardless of what I achieve or not with the film, has meant much for me.

"We are Glad" may not be the greatest animated short film ever, but for me it meant the beginning, the discovering of a new world of infinite possibilities. Now, I know the process, I know the technique, I know the way. And I am sure that this is going to be the start of something great that will be improved over the years and the experience. Whatever I do next will continue exploring my possibilities and my strengths  in the Animation world, and that’s something beautiful. I really have enjoyed the experience of bringing my own idea to life, so I am sure I am gonna continue doing my best and creating my own projects, so that, someday, I will hopefully be part of an animation studio and will contribute with my best works to build great stories. 

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Scene Progress!

Today I AM SO HAPPY!!! I may seem stupid, but TODAY I can finally see EXACTLY how is my film gonna look like!!!!

I guess the process for me is being specially messy because I am learning while I do stuff, and it takes me a while to find out things.

Here you can see the progress, from the early storyboard image to the final shot. COMING SOON! :D

Hello, world :)

This video is the final scene of my film. It’s a very clear explanation of my status right now. Yesterday, I finished my line animation. At least for the hand-in the next 9th of May, I won’t do any more, maybe I’ll continue working afterwards. 

These days are being specially complicated. Although I came back home for Easter, I didn’t really have much rest, because I was all the time thinking about the film, and not being able to do many things. When I came back to London to continue working, I realized that I still had so much to do that I didn’t even want to think too much about it. I still have to do a lot of coloring and post production even though I have some people helping me with some scenes. Animation is very hard! And for me it’s specially difficult, as it is the first time that I actually do something like this. I know that what I’ve done is not perfect, and I really wish I could spend more time making it look better.

I still have so many stuff to do. But I’m trying to focus on what I did right and what I’ve done so far, that is actually a lot. After all, I’m doing all that i can.

So wish me luck for this coming month - and specially for this week - , I hope it’s gonna be worth :)