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~ Frank Sinatra – That’s Life ~

Posted in Final Animation, Word and Image - "Frank Sinatra & Swing" on March 25, 2010 by Gniniar

Our final animation!

http://www.vimeo.com/10412322

To be honest I’m not proud of it, it didn’t really come out how I’d hoped. I don’t know what the others think of it. I’m also not really happy with the editing – the randomness of the animation and untamed actions in it made it very hard to sync it to the music, so i had to alter the frame rate drastically in some sections.

Film Stills

Posted in Word and Image - "Frank Sinatra & Swing" on March 25, 2010 by Gniniar

I thought I’d put up a couple of stills from throughout the filming pricess of the stop motion, there are a few of my backdrop and puppet, aswell as stills of everyone else in the groups  :]

Creating the Stage/Filming

Posted in Word and Image - "Frank Sinatra & Swing" on March 25, 2010 by Gniniar

Now that we all have our respective backdrops and puppets done we went on to film the animation. in the end we have decided to go with a stop motion, as we thought it would probably be easier for some of the things that people wanted to do.

Pirates…

Posted in Word and Image - "Frank Sinatra & Swing" on March 25, 2010 by Gniniar

The final thing I had to do before I was ready to start filming was the creation of a Frank Sinatra pirate – for the lyrics in the chorus. I really like the style in which I did the face for the other puppet, so I went with that again, and here he is:

I see the Puppet…

Posted in Word and Image - "Frank Sinatra & Swing" on March 25, 2010 by Gniniar

Considering we each decided to make a puppet I thought mine should try to capture the feel of the rest of my work. I was again influenced by the suave and smart dress of broadway, 30’s-50’s fashion, BioShock, and Cabaret.

Above is a page from the BioShock 2 artbook, depicting the splicers. I realllllly love the subtle hints of red in the suit, which is why I added red as the colour of the orchestra. taking inspiration from this I set to work on designing my Frank puppet.

Adding the Orchestra…

Posted in Word and Image - "Frank Sinatra & Swing" on March 24, 2010 by Gniniar

For my backdrop I wanted to have orchestra members in the background, so I drew some :]

I tried to the sleek feel to them, but im not sure how it came across. the look alot better cut out and stuck on the stage though :]

Creating the Stage Backdrop!

Posted in Word and Image - "Frank Sinatra & Swing" on March 24, 2010 by Gniniar

I’ve decided on my backdrop now, and built it last night – so here are a few work in progress shots I took of me putting it together: