Sunday, July 01, 2007
poses for animation
I drafted these in my spare time this week (which was hard due to distraction of the Ratatouille debut) I imported them into flash with the audio. I'll have to get a proper recording set up if I hope to test the full animation properly...
I fully admit that in the past I have been overly loyal to Pixar; if nothing had cured me of that previously it was Cars. But I can say without fear for my credibility that I have never been more satisfied with a movie then I was with Ratatouille. See it if you haven't! It was refreshing to have a moment between the climax and the end for the characters in the story to reflect; a rare moment of breath, especially for a CG animated film. For what was a rushed production, this was by far there most eloquent script.And for you Luddites, there is some traditional animation in the credits (Good old bird).
I had also seen Paprika the week before, which was also a great pick-me-up. There has always been a great deal of disdain for anime in my year. And while I will agree it would look better on twos (or heaven forbid ones) this economy allows them the freedom to be much more exploratory with their stories. I expected Paprika to be convoluted and overly high-minded (not a bad thing in itself, mind you), but it was actually quite easy to follow and the characters where quite endearing.
It was yesterday that I received my first malcontent for drawing them on a bus. In all fairness I'm surprised I never got a complaint before, I can see how it could set somebody off a bit. The rather uncouth looking fellow in the drawing at the bottom threatened me to stop, and accused me of being a "weirdo" and a "creep"; his saying this interrupted his harassment of the young lady also present in the drawing. I apologized and stopped, assuring him it was simply routine practice, and went on to drawing something unrelated to people on the bus. He seemed to stop talking to the young lady after that.