Yep! It's been busy times down at the uni animation studio.
Everyone has been getting down to business working on their final short films.
Some people are doing stop-motion animation, so hammers, drills and glue are flying about in the workshop. The rest of us are doing 2d animation, so we're either hunched over the light box or the computer screen, and scribbling away.
I recorded a couple of fantastic actors from the VCA drama school the other week. I just sit at my desk and giggle under the headphones every time I listen back to the recordings. They are too funny, and it will be hard to edit down the audio. so much gold.
An actor's performance can really give you a new perspective on a character. The improv just goes places you never would have thought of yourself. It's great involving more people in a film when animation can be such a self-contained process.
Here's a little still that's actually coloured.
So far I've been animating the linework, and leaving the colouring til last.