A few days later I revived another email from Mal my client:
My animation has caught the interest of my client and he would gladly display it to the public but I only need to make a adjustment to the file since I made a spell mistake with Theatre, I have since then corrected this spelling mistake and have began to look at a way to present my work on one of the screen at the Kadromah94.
One of my first attempts at recreating the original storyboard in an animated format:
I decided to take my own advice and change the angle of Bubble’s when he is climbing the sink to a back view, the reason for this is that it shows Squeaks holding onto his shell a lot better than before. Unfortunately the downfall with this animation clip is that during this process my camera ran out of batteries causing the stopmotion software to do a weird glitch where the special countdown kept counting down to take a picture but do to no camera been able to receive a signal the countdown wouldn’t stop without me shutting down the software so this scene was completed in pieces. Even when I put new batteries in and it was reconnected, the software refused to turn of the countdown.
A Life Drawing of my Tutor Janis. The purpose of this exercise was to not only improve our drawings kills especially with human anatomy but also to provide us with material to put on our blog. While I can see a wide range of improvement with my human anatomy I still have a long way to go, this can be seen with the face structure if my tutor Janis. The sketch of her face structure is too circular and it is very hard to make out her neck in this image. I also need to work on hands since my hand work in this sketch is not the best, I can’t get the proportioning correct or my shape with the hands but it still gives a general idea of her hand been hands. The background of this sketch isn’t the best either my perspective is ever so slightly out of sync. The rest of the work is fairy decent and development from my earlier work can be seen.
This another post with a Bubble and Squeak Storyboard:
The opening of this storyboard is slightly different form the previous one for example instead of having the tap leak dripping on either Bubble and squeaks, I had the water drip into the water in their food bowl, so instead of having of having Squeak been asleep and eventually loosing his cool, I thought not only a nice change of pace of the two characters investigating the cause of the water dripping first and it also helps draw in the target audience since it makes the dropping water quite the mystery.
The rest of the storyboard continues like the previous one, with the exception of Squeak loosing his temper a lot later on in the animation/narrative and that I experimented with the Camera angles to see if I could not only keep the story flowing but also show the target audience what it is like from the perspective of the characters and what it is actually like for them living in this sort of place. The story according to the target audience is humour and easy to follow for them the only down fall with them is the first angles for the tap are unnecessary due to the fact that we don#t need to see the water dripping from it at that angle but apart from that everything else was good.
This post is another Storyboard for Bubble and Squeak:
The animation opens with Bubble and Squeak now been kept in the same environment since both species are known for living in very similar environment with the exceptions of snail been able to thrive a lot better in a damp or moist environment. The opening shot reveals that water is dripping from a nearby tap into their tank. Bubbles notices this in the next shot and looks up curiously at the dripping tap. Unlike Bubbles as shown in the next shot Squeaks is asleep and fails to notice the water even when it is splashing him. The next shot shows Bubbles is starting to enjoy the water that is dripping from the tap and that more water is beginning to splash onto Squeaks from Bubbles playing in the water. As this goes on Squeaks begins to notice the dampness of his bed while he is asleep, so he begins to try and readjust his position on his bed subconsciously, unfortunately squeaks then realises that he is wet and screams in annoyance. Bubbles feeling sorry for Squeaks calms his friends down and the two begin to formulate a plan to stop the dripping tap. The first attempt is Squeak trying to climb up the wall by himself, unfortunately this fails so the two come up with a pan of using each others natural abilities top scale the wall.
The two are successful and manage to scale the wall with Bubbles natural abilities and Squeaks manages to turn the valve of the tap and turn it off, the two then celebrate by high fiving each other. This narrative not only shows off the characters natural abilities but it also display their unique but lovable personalities as well. The narrative is also very basic but not to basic that it is boring. I will of course tweak this storyboard a few more time to correct any mistake such as that it need more frames in the scenes but apart from that an official storyboard final should be posted up soon, after the alterations are posted.
This post is another Storyboard Idea for Bubble and Squeak sketched out of pen:
The animation opens with Bubbles noticing Squeaks is missing causing him at first he believes Squeaks is playing a prank but then realises that he isn’t so he starts looking for him since he cannot see him in his cage.
Bubbles starts to look around for Squeaks looking under his log first.
Then at his food bowl.
Then in his bed.
Eventually Bubbles can’t find anything in his tank and begins to leave it by his natural abilities of clinging to any surface to escape.
This storyboard was another attempt at finding a suitable narrative for my Bubble and Squeak, while it is based on one of my earlier narrative experiments, it is slightly different from it. For example the narrative has a lot more hiding places than it did in the original narrative. The only down fall with this is that the target audience felt that this was a bit unrealistic for a pet snail and mouse, with Squeak going missing and Bubble looking for hims, so unfortunately I have had to terminate this as a potential narrative for my project since the target audience not only found this narrative not very realistic but also boring. So I will have to go back to the proverbial drawing board and work out what to do next with this project and see if I can choose an appropriate narrative the not only please the target audience but makes also sense i.e. look more into the natural abilities of the creatures that are Bubble and Squeak.