Topic: Green: A better Color for better building (Quick Short Advertising)
About a week and a half ago I happened across the Quick Short Advertising Contest. It just so happened that my next animation involved a couple short commercials, so I decided, I would use this deadline as a way to get started. At that time I had only built 2 of the 9 sets and didn't even have enough lamps to light for an animation. Needless to say the last week has been pretty hectic, but I manged to finish it just a couple hours before the deadline.
Some context: This is part of a larger animation which I hope to have finished in June. That animation is a news show and one of the stories they report on is a war between Green and Orange. There will be a couple commercial breaks where political-type ads for the two colors will run. This one is obviously the Pro-Green one.
This was my first time shooting in widescreen. I think it turned out pretty well. There are a couple things I need to fix. (Like a wire showing through the castle window.) I tried to use forced perspective to give a false sense of depth in a couple shots (outside the castle door) the river extending into the distance) with mixed results. This was also my first time using lifelites as lights, it worked really well for the rocket ship (although it took me about an hour to set-up) and moderately well for the torches in the castle.
Hope you like it