x100 Moments: Temple Escape Final

I’ve been grinding on this one for a little while, slowly picking away at notes as I moved from spline and into polish. I partially reblocked the background guys a couple times, but now I’m happy with the shot. I learned that although a character may be small, or part of a crowd, if you skimp on the planning it’ll bite you in the ass. Big guy was a bit easier because of more extensive planning, although the feet were a bit tricky.

I called this ‘done’ after I was sure there wasn’t anything I had knowingly left on the table, and after Magnus could:

  • Tell me what was going on
  • Watch it over and over
  • Laugh

Finaled! (use fullscreen):

 

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What’s next…

I enjoyed this little universe and I think I might block in a shot or two prior to this.

x100 Moments: Temple Escape Spline Plus

Took a bunch of time to spline out the core of the big guy. Roughed in the background characters. Did some facial. Feet are still on stepped because they’ll be a bit of a time sink and I didn’t want to avoid building/rebuilding parts of the shot to keep any work I’d do on them.

I avoided posting this until I could show it to Magnus and he could:

  • Tell me what was going on
  • Watch it over and over
  • Laugh

Pretty great acid test for work I think!

Spline Plus:


 

Blocking:


 

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Character Background:

THE PITCH: A temple robber comes screaming into shot, hits an ancient temple wall so hard it partially crumbles, trips up, and spills, illgotten goods scattering.

THE GEARCHANGE: Panicked Flight -> Stunned -> Realization

WHO: Big, orange, indiana jones.

MOMENT BEFORE: Has fled a series of interior room, checking behind him. Temple natives are close enough to hear but not see.

WHAT IS CHARACTER THINKING AT THIS POINT? ….Gogogogogog…wait!WHAT ARGGH *THUMP*…..ughh….hhhuhhhh….wha…the…sound….OH MAN! GO GO GO GO!

 

Thinking about…

Clarity of emotion and thought process
Instantly relatable.
Make an impact, entertain.


What’s next…

Polish pass on big guy, finish splining the background imps. Feet.