Well. This is faster than before . . .

when playing put it on 0.75 speed and thats about the right timing

OK so i’m going to go back into editing because all of the shots are a lot shorter than they are meant to be, for some reason

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The journey of a small story with a lot of faults.

Introduction

My story has made a long journey in the short month and a half since we started our 3rd year projects on beginning our thesis films. So that’s where I will start at the beginning.

My original story was extremely short and didn’t have a lot of/if any context is was mainly just a way for me to show the skills I have developed as a character animator and a character designer over these past 2 years.

 

Adam Cox | Jangles | 3/10/2017

Draft 1

  • From inside a dark shack
  • The door blast open and Daisy runs in and shuts the door.
  • The dark room behind her and long but quick shadow stops for a split second before scurrying across she then dashes around
  • Walking further into the dark room with the floor board creaking as she looks from her left to her right the shadow scurry’s again in the background.
  • Rubs her arm the shadow slowly begins to emerge from behind her getting taller and taller before in the most friendly and country way possible says “HOWDY” Daisy then hugs Jangles

My original story was about the meeting of old friends and the lack of context left an almost disappointing empty feel to the story. Also after I timed the story in my head and found it to be just less than a minute. I knew I had to add more to it.

 

Adam Cox | Jangles | 10/10/2017

Act 1

Scene 1

  • It’s raining as Smokey runs onto the farm and shadow figure (Jangles) spots him
  • Smokey is being followed closely by Jangles to the farm house.

Scene 2

  • Smokey opens the front door and slams it behind him and walks slowly and carefully to the other side of the room. While Jangles quickly darts around the outside of when Smokey’s vision turns his head.
  • Jangles grows tall behind Smokey and looms over him. Smokey turns around swinging his staff and unintentionally smacks head off of Jangles
  • Smokey turns head around. Jangles head smiles and the body offers Smokey a handshake. Smokey falls over in fear.
  • Smokey looks at Jangles headless body and reluctantly accepts handshake and then gives Jangles his head back.

Act 2

Scene 3

  • Jangles is playing a Banjo and smoking a pipe on the front porch sat next to Smokey, face in the book. A crow lands on the porch.
  • Smokey eats the crow. He then looks up and Jangles is standing over him looking down angrily. Smokey opens mouth crow pops out (it caws)

Scene 3 & 4

I would like some recommendations for scenes to fit here, of the characters differences

Act 3

Scene 6

  • Smokey is sleeping on a table side when he wakes up and sees Jangles sat alone in front of the fireplace on a rocking chair looking clueless at his pipe.
  • Smokey click his fingers lighting Jangles pipe then jumps on Jangles lap and curls up and falls asleep.

Now when I first asked Jeremy for feedback on this story I did get a lot of criticism. However it was all well founded and was exactly what I expected as I needed a lot of help with the story overall. I’m not that good at this and I knew if I wanted a good story it’s going to take a lot more. But it was when I was persistent that he told me a few ways I could fix it.

He recommended that I added a scene in the begging that shows Jangles life before Smokey’s arrival. As it makes the chases scene look like his regular life. It also adds more of a motive for Jangles to want a friend.

There also needs to be an incentive for Smokey to arrive at the farm more hat getting out of the rain. Also a reason for him to stay once the rain has stopped.

There also recommended that there needs to be more scenes showing the differences as their races (Scarecrow and Cat) to give more reasons on why I used these creative character choices over something more regular.#

To help me do this he recommended using story beats which are small bullet point that only tell the story, to get a tighter grip on the “aboutness”

 

Adam Cox | Jangles / Kindling | 25/10/2017

Story Beats

Act 1                      Jangles is Bored and Lonely and wants a Friend

Turning Point     Smokey shows up for a spell book

He wants Smokey to be a friend

Act 2                      Smokey wants to practice spells and read new book

Jangles is trying too hard to make new friend

Climax –                Smokey’s choice between magic and a friend

Act 3 –                   Happy Pals

Story Beats (More Detail)

The scenes are mainly for me to know when it is a separate location or time. And the number in brackets is how long I think with some guestimation the scene is going to last in seconds.

Act 1

Scene 1 (28)

  • Jangles is sat on the roof watching the sun set. Crow lands next to him, he puts it on the head.
  • The sun sets and Smokey walks onto the farm and Jangles spots him
  • Smokey is being followed closely by jangles to the farm house.

Scene 2 (46)

  • Smokey opens the front door and walks slowly and carefully to the other side of the room. While Jangles quickly darts around the outside of when Smokey’s vision turns his head.
  • Jangles grows tall behind Smokey and looms over him. Smokey turns around swinging his staff and unintentionally smacks head off of Jangles
  • Smokey turns head around. Jangles head smiles and the body offers Smokey a handshake. Smokey falls over in fear.
  • Smokey leans to the right and sees the spell book, looks at Jangles headless body and reluctantly accepts handshake and then gives Jangles his head back.

Act 2

Scene 3 (23)

  • Jangles is playing a Banjo and smoking a pipe on the front porch sat next to Smokey, face in the book. A crow lands on the porch.
  • Smokey eats the crow. He then looks up and Jangles is standing over him looking down angrily. Smokey opens mouth crow pops out (it caws)

Scene 4 (27)

  • Smokey is sat trying really hard to summon a ball of fire. Jangles curiously touches the staff and fire bolt shoot off in every direction
  • Jangles flails his arm when he notices it’s on fire. He then checks his hat, it has a hole in it (poke finger through). Then checks his chest, it has a hole in it (poke finger through). Smokey face paws : )

Scene 5 (23)

  • Smokey is sat reading the book on a tree stump when Jangles runs up to hug him and then jumps into a pond.
  • Halfway through the jump Smokey puts himself in a bubble.
  • Jangles gets up from the pond and pops it with his hat.
  • Smokey then grips for life onto Jangles hat.
  • With the candle out in Jangles head he can’t see. Smokey clicks his fingers and re-ignites it

Act 3

Scene 6 (30)

  • Smokey is sleeping on a table side when he wakes up and looks around franticly for the book he finds it and pick it up. But then sees Jangles sat alone in front of the fireplace on a rocking chair looking clueless at his pipe.
  • Smokey click his fingers lighting Jangles pipe then jumps on Jangles lap and curls up and falls asleep.

The End (177)

So with the bullet points it made it a lot easier to identify what needed to be added. But now I felt that there were a few thing that needed to be moved or changed or removed.

Firstly I don’t like how the location and the time of day changes randomly in my story. I find it quite hard to follow.

Secondly the length of the story kinds of bothers me on weather I think I will be able to get all of this done

Also the conflict scenes (3, 4 and 5) don’t escalate the situation at all. There just scenes of them not getting on and I feel like they need to gradually get worse in order for the resolution to have an impact.

When I showed this version of the story to Rob he showed me a diagram of Kurt Vonnegut’s “The Shape of Stories” It shows that all stories when following a main character have different shapes in there arcs for when the main character is at their highest and at the lowest and all for different times and points in the story.

When I did this for my own story I found that it was closest with the boy meets girl. Expectedly as it is about two people and their growing relationship. However it only showed my previous point more when shape gradually gets to the lowest point before getting to its best

 

Story Beats

Act 1                      Jangles is Bored and Lonely and wants a Friend

Turning Point     Smokey shows up

Jangles wants Smokey to be a friend

Act 2                      Smokey wants to leave

Jangles is trying hard to impress Smokey

Smokey try’s to impress Jangles

Jangles screws everything up.

Smokey is extremely upset

Climax –                Jangles fixes everything

Act 3 –                   Happy Pals

Act 1

Scene 1 (26)

  • Jangles is sat on the roof watching the farm. Crow lands next to him, he puts it on the head.
  • it starts to rain and Smokey runs onto the farm and Jangles hears him rustling the crops
  • Smokey is being followed closely by jangles to the abandoned farm house.

Scene 2 (40)

  • Smokey opens the front door and walks slowly and carefully to the other side of the room. While Jangles quickly darts around the outside of when Smokey’s vision turns his head.
  • Jangles grows tall behind Smokey and looms over him. Smokey turns around swinging his staff and unintentionally smacks head off of Jangles.
  • Smokey turns head around. Jangles head smiles and the body offers Smokey a handshake. Smokey falls over in fear.
  • He then looks up and down at Jangles headless body and reluctantly accepts handshake and then gives Jangles his head back.
  • Smokey begins to back away outside.

Act 2

Scene 3 (54)

  • As Smokey is walking down the front porch Jangles begins playing a banjo. Smokey’s ear twitches and he turns around and sits down watching Jangles play
  • The banjo playing attracts a crow that lands next to Smokey. Smokey eats the crow. He then looks up and Jangles is standing over him looking down angrily. Smokey opens mouth crow pops out (it caws)
  • Jangles picks up the crow shakes it off before putting it down Smokey walks off
  • Smokey is then sat at the other end of the porch making a fire display (off sorts). Jangles walks up mesmerised and  curiously touches the end of Smokey’s staff and fire bolt shoot off in every direction
  • Jangles flails his arm when he notices it’s on fire. He then checks his hat, it has a hole in it (poke finger through). Then checks his chest, it has a hole in it (poke finger through).

AlterNet Low point 1 (18)

  • Jangles notices Smokey’s hat is on fire and empty’s a flower pot full of water on him. Smokey then notices there’s a giant hole in his hat and turns blubbery (in tears) and drops his hat before running inside. Jangles picks up his hat and looks upset.

AlterNet Low point 2(21)

  • Smokey notices the Spell book in his hand is on fire and flails it around till it’s put out. He then looks at his burn book and looks angrily and Jangles before floating from the ground and opens his eyes to show that they are glowing and the porch goes dark. Smokey then notice’s that Jangles is shielding the crows. And in shock then calms down and collapses.

Act 3

AlterNet Ending 1(25)

  • Smokey is wiping his eyes in front of the fire before Jangles taps on his shoulder and hands him his hat with the hole patched over and a bell attached to the end. Smokey is ecstatic and hugs his legs.
  • Jangles drags a rocking chair from the corner of the room and sits down trying to light his pipe. Smokey click his fingers lighting Jangles pipe then jumps on Jangles lap and curls up and falls asleep.

AlterNet Ending 2(25)

  • Smokey wakes up on a table side on a pillow and wrapped in a blanket. He then sees his spell book that jangles had tried his best to clean and repair his book. He then sees Jangles sat alone in front of the fireplace on a rocking chair trying to light his pipe.
  • Smokey click his fingers lighting Jangles pipe then jumps on Jangles lap and curls up and falls asleep.

The End 1 (163)

The End 2 (166)

So after my I can only count as my seventh rewrite of the story so far I’m finally getting somewhere where I am happy however I’m not out of the woods yet.

After the feedback I was given I’ve found that I have solved most of the problems I had with my story. I fix the time changing throughout the story that was a bit hard to follow.

I gave not only Jangles more of a reason to want a friend but also have found a nice way of showing it to the audience.

A big thing that helped with this was making my own story wave it gave me a nice understanding of the escalation of the action rather than scene after scene after scene. It really put thing into perspective for me. Making it pretty was just so that I could display it without me hating it.

Story Wave.png

 

Story Beats

Act 1                      Jangles is Bored and Lonely and wants a Friend

Turning Point     Smokey is cold and wet and wants to get out of the rain

Jangles wants Smokey to be a new friend

Act 2                      Smokey wants to leave because he thinks Jangles creepy

Jangles is trying to impress Smokey by playing the banjo. Smokey eats the audience (a crow). Jangles get annoyed

Smokey feels upstage and shows Jangles a “real” show through fire spell display

Jangles accidently burns Smokey’s hat

Smokey is extremely upset threatens Jangles

Jangles shields the crow and Smokey realises his mistake and passes out from

Exhaustion from his outburst

Climax –                Smokey wakes up to find that Jangles has cared for him and fixed his hat.

Act 3 –                   Smokey shows his regret and they both gain a new friend.

Act 1

Scene 1 (26)

  • Jangles is board and lonely sat on the abandoned farm house roof watching over the farm. When a crow lands next to him. Pleased he pats the crow on the head.
  • It starts to rain and the crow flies off. Smokey runs onto the farm and Surprised Jangles hears him rustling the crops. Jangles looks for him then jumps of the roof.
  • Smokey unaware he is being followed runs for shelter in the farm house. As Jangles keeps a curious eye on him.

Scene 2 (40)

  • Smokey out of breath opens the front door and walks slowly and carefully to the other side of the room. While Jangles stealth fully and quickly darts around the outside of when Smokey’s vision when he turns his head.
  • Jangles forms a terrifying silhouette with glowing white eyes growing tall behind Smokey and looms over him as the room gets darker. Smokey turns around blindly swinging his staff and unintentionally smacks head off of Jangles.
  • Smokey swallowing his fear then walks up to the head slowly turning it around with the end of his staff. Jangles head smiles and Smokey recoils walking into Jangles body which offers Smokey a handshake. Smokey falls over in shock.
  • He then looks up and down at Jangles headless body and reluctantly accepts handshake. The body hen helps him up and he gives Jangles his head back.
  • Smokey awkwardly begins to back away outside then turns around to leave.

Act 2

Scene 3 (30)

  • As Smokey is walking down the front porch Jangles begins happily playing a banjo and swaying. Smokey’s ear twitches and he turns around and sits down watching Jangles play smiling.
  • The banjo playing attracts a crow that lands next to Smokey he is unfazed for a second. Smokey then eats the crow. He then looks up and Jangles is standing over him looking down angrily. Smokey knowing what he did wrong opens his mouth. The crow pops out (it caws)
  • Jangles picks up the crow out of Smokey’s mouth and shakes it off before putting it down. The crow is dazed while Smokey then walks off to the other side of the porch.

Scene 4 (24)

  • Smokey is then sat at the other end of the porch making a fire display (off sorts). Jangles walks up mesmerised and curiously touches the end of Smokey’s staff and fire bolts shoot off in every direction
  • Jangles notices his arm is on fire, panics and flails it around. He then checks his hat, it has a hole in it (pokes finger through). Concerned he then checks his chest, it has a hole in it (pokes finger through).

Scene 5

  • Jangles wide eyed notices Smokey’s hat is on fire then leaps and empty’s a watering can full of water on him. Smokey goes blubbery looking at his burnt hat with a big hole in it angrily and Jangles before floating from the ground and opens his eyes to show that they are glowing pure white and the porch goes dark. Smokey then notice’s that Jangles is scared and shielding the crows from him. In shock then calms down before collapsing from over exerting himself.

Act 3

Scene 6

  • Smokey wakes up on a table side on a pillow and wrapped in a tattered blanket. He then sees his hat that jangles had tried his best to clean, patch up and even attached a bell to. He then sees Jangles sat alone in front of the fireplace on a rocking chair trying to light his pipe.
  • Smokey click his fingers lighting Jangles pipe then jumps on Jangles lap and curls up and falls asleep.

This is the last version of the story. I’m now going to start making my animatic. The story might have minor changes to small actions but other than that it will be exactly as written.

Hope you enjoy

Story Draft 3

Adam Cox | Jangles / Kindling | 25/10/2017

Story Beats

Act 1                      Jangles is Bored and Lonely and wants a Friend

Turning Point     Smokey shows up for a spell book

He wants Smokey to be a friend

Act 2                      Smokey wants to practice spells and read new book

Jangles is trying too hard to make new friend

Climax –                Smokey’s choice between magic and a friend

Act 3 –                    Happy Pals

 

 

Story Beats (More Detail)

The scenes separation are mainly for me to know when it is a separate location or time. And the number in brackets is how long I think with some guestimation the scene is going to last in seconds.

 

Act 1

Scene 1 (28)

  • Jangles is sat on the roof watching the sun set. Crow lands next to him, he puts it on the head.
  • The sun sets and Smokey walks onto the farm and Jangles spots him
  • Smokey is being followed closely by jangles to the farm house.

Scene 2 (46)

  • Smokey opens the front door and walks slowly and carefully to the other side of the room. While Jangles quickly darts around the outside of when Smokey’s vision turns his head.
  • Jangles grows tall behind Smokey and looms over him. Smokey turns around swinging his staff and unintentionally smacks head off of Jangles
  • Smokey turns head around. Jangles head smiles and the body offers Smokey a handshake. Smokey falls over in fear.
  • Smokey leans to the right and sees the spell book, looks at Jangles headless body and reluctantly accepts handshake and then gives Jangles his head back.

 

Act 2

Scene 1 (23)

  • Jangles is playing a Banjo and smoking a pipe on the front porch sat next to Smokey, face in the book. A crow lands on the porch.
  • Smokey eats the crow. He then looks up and Jangles is standing over him looking down angrily. Smokey opens mouth crow pops out (it caws)

Scene 2 (27)

  • Smokey is sat trying really hard to summon a ball of fire. Jangles curiously touches the staff and fire bolt shoot off in every direction
  • Jangles flails his arm when he notices it’s on fire. He then checks his hat, it has a hole in it (poke finger through). Then checks his chest, it has a hole in it (poke finger through). Sokey face paws : )

Scene 3 (23)

  • Smokey is sat reading the book on a tree stump when Jangles runs up to hug him and then jumps into a pond.
  • Halfway through the jump Smokey puts himself in a bubble.
  • Jangles gets up from the pond and pops it with his hat.
  • Smokey then grips for life onto Jangles hat.
  • With the candle out in Jangles head he can’t see. Smokey clicks his fingers and re-ignites it

 

Act 3

Scene 1 (30)

  • Smokey is sleeping on a table side when he wakes up and looks around franticly for the book he finds it and pick it up. But then sees Jangles sat alone in front of the fireplace on a rocking chair looking clueless at his pipe.
  • Smokey click his fingers lighting Jangles pipe then jumps on Jangles lap and curls up and falls asleep.

 

The End (177)

Idea for Book name?

Kindling: The Beginners Guide the Fire Conjuring

Aboutness and Looks

Adam Cox|Jangles(Working Title)|13/10/2017

  1. Aboutness

I want my film to use inspiration from all cultures folklore and mythical settings to tell a story of great character and individualism. I know that are quite a few shows today that use their characters and plot lines to tell stories that are an archetype of modern society or to comment on social structure. I don’t want this. As I know that there are already a lot of shows that have, or are already doing it better than I ever could in a 8 months by myself. I want my story to be about a band of characters that have their own individual struggles and how they deal with it in a world I have created.

I want people to be immersed in a world that even though a character can be completely different to their personality they can still identify with them.

Is character different to personality ? Yes I would say that character is more a set of morals as personality is more likes and dislikes

 

  1. This is what I want to do?

Animation Direction:

Ok so even though my film will be in 3D I am about to use 2D/Traditional examples because of an animation style in 3d that isn’t all that commonly used. Most animators know it as rubber hose animation. In my animation style I will randomly switch between this and a more “structured” style of animation

Cats Don’t Dance

Cats dont dance uses a lot of pose to pose animation with a huge emphasis on line of action. Because it was a big inspiration to me as I was learning to animate its something I see quite a lot of in my own animation and something I will definitely bring in to my film

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

I love these little shorts that Disney upload to Youtube. Great writing and a great take on their older animation style from the 1920’s

Wonder Over Yonder

Theres only one 3D film that puts this to full affect with a lot of pose to pose and rubber hose animation and that’s . . .

Hotel Transylvania

I really really really like the animation in this film its brilliant and is a perfect example of what I am looking to achieve (though I don’t think I can achieve this quality). I’ve done a few shots already so that you can get an idea of what I mean (See Blog for .gifs)

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Art Direction:

My character designs are as I said are taken from mainly folklore, fables and myths. However how they are “drawn”. My major inspiration is an artist names Vivienne Medrano. Who I have precisely been a colourist for on one of her projects but her art style and character designs speak volumes to me and will try and transfer this over to a 3D medium Here is some pictures of upcoming series Hazbin Hotel and a video of her short film and future project Timber.

Though the message is strong. It’s the character animation and design that are truly brilliant about this animation and that is the main thing I am aiming to achieve. This even won the “Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation” at the Dusty awards.

For an overall look I was thinking with a semi realistic rendering like the stop motion film The Nightmare before Christmas. It has a mix of realistic and much stylised look that Tim Burton archives in all of his animated films

To see what I’m going for in a 3D film “The Book of Life” is very close I’m just a bit decisive on whether I want Semi Realistic texture and lighting or something like RWBY

Here’s an idea of what I want both characters to look like (Subject to change (well the cat is anyway))

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Jangles Poster Final

Cinematic Direction:

My cinematic direction is going to be quite traditional to a feature film as I’m not so confident on my camera work and will most likely be using much more established methods. Limited shots and first person view for the chase scene, wide and high shots for establishing location and full body to get a good view of how different the characters are during their first meeting ect.

I never planned on doing thing to adventures with the cinematic direction but I am completely open to suggestions on this.

Skills:

The main skill I want to showcase during this project are character animation which is the reason im making some of my shots quite complicated but fluid and pleasing and character design, I love designing character’s and the worlds they inhabit it’s probably my favourite part of the project next to animating the characters themselves.

Character animation or Design is a place witch I would find very happy to be in my future.

 

Additional Investigations:

I haven’t played much with the squash and stretch a character rigs in 3D animation along with dynamic effects like hair or clothing in wind or movement in secondary motion. This may seem small but I feel it adds not only so much to the movement but the character themselves Also ive never done a face rig before other than eye movement and getting the jaw to move. So that will be new

Marketing Research

I included this into my research just because I knew Jemma might like it, also its 1 of 3 films that I have ever gone to see at the cinema day of release. “The Simpsons Movie”. Yes well The Simpsons diddnt really need marketing that well by 2007 they had been on the air for more than 20 years and most people already had an opinion on weather they’d like a film or not so instead they focused on making sure that existing fans and what would now be there kids (20 YEARS) knew that the film was coming out.

One creative way of doing this was by converting 7-11 stores across the US into real-life Kwik-E-Marts over night. They did a smashing job with some of them aswell.

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Image result for 7-Eleven: The Kwik-E-Mart Project

 

Another gem of marketing is Alfred Hitchcock ‘s Psycho. Hitchcock really really really did not like spoilers, So made a rule saying that if you came to see the film you would watch it from beginning to end.

These rules were tightly enforced across the US, and they only built on the feeling that the film that was about to be witnessed was a truly unique experience. Psycho also promoted itself via a creepy trailer. The trailer, which lasts a little over six minutes!  and its Hitchcock guiding the audience through the Bates house, describing the plot of the film as he goes. For Psycho, Hitchcock was completely in control of what people knew and what they didn’t. The film lived up to the anticipation he built around it, and went on to become a legendary piece of cinema.

 

Lastly let me just say Orson Wells was a genius . . .

hysteria swept America on Halloweens eve, October 30, 1938, when a 62-minute radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds played. Genuinely over a million Americans where tuned into the radio station at the time of broadcast and more tuned in over the next hour. I doubt there was many people in america at that time who diddnt know what the war of the worlds was. Adolf Hitler even said the radio play was”evidence of the decadence and corrupt condition of democracy”

LOVE THIS SOUND

Team Brief Evaluation

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Evaluation

I know this was mainly a complaint from James and a bit from me but it took our client a while to get back to us and we mean around 3-5 days to get back and these are all on working days it took them this long to get back there isn’t that much we can do about it when we did the final pitch to them today we did tell them when they asked for feedback for them.

As for working in a team. It was more enjoyable, being able to share the workload, especial with the things I don’t normally like doing, like scripts, storyboards and audio. We did this really well, especially with being able to share our work over google drive and discussing over Facebook chat (I couldn’t imagen doing this over 20 years ago) my only complaint is that it was difficult on some days to get hold of Lydia because of her work. However she did always tell us when she couldn’t be in several days before and we organised around it.

When rendering and compositing the full animation not all of the sound was going with it in the finished render turn out that when James was editing it he was working with files from 3 different places; 2 different hard drives on the PC and then his USB. It was an inconvenience but it was how close it was to the hand in time that . . . worried me. Also the fact that he’s almost a 3rd year and still working from a USB

Something  that annoyed me, nothing much it’s also slightly my own fault but in the end scene where the characters are all on stage. Some of the characters there, were never in the animation. One of them is because I changed the character because a rhombus looked strange from a side perspective so I changed it to a hexagon instead. Again small thing, nobody noticed but character consistency is something to keep in mind.

There are some small thing we could have added or worked to make the animation quality a bit better. It was pointed out to us that inside the car shot they could have been doing something more than looking. Like fiddling with the radio or talking on the phone or putting on makeup. I really like the idea of it especially in these small 3 second parts where there isn’t much going on. Lastly there also scenes where when the car turns from a bird eye view it looks wired and drifty, also the shadow moves with the vehicle drifting the direction light. Just all the things I would fix if I were to do this thing again or anything like it.

Overall I really enjoyed the project, Working in a group allowed us to share the workload and use after effect to produce a good quality animation that the client loved and this is because it is simple, fun and efficient without sacrificing appeal of character and animation quality. It was perfect for the time we had and miss the pros of working in a group when I move onto the 3rd year to make my own film . . . and then after that who know maybe we got a conditional job offer from the brief that I would pursue :)