In the last 12 weeks, we had been doing our first studio project in a group of two. Since we only have two people, so I nearly participated in each and every stage in the production of the animation. It is very interesting to be involved in the whole working flow, even though sometimes we feel really stress and depressing. At least it give us a clearly ideas of what will happen in the animation industry, so we can prepare for the next time. And last Thursday we been finished all of the stuff that relate to our commercial, the final commercial animation, branding ideas, as well as the video of the making.
During this project, we are not planning really well, especially in rendering part. Even thought we went for a kind of low poly art style, some of the scenes still taking more than four hours rendering per frame. And because some of the scenes were split into different computer to render, the result we were getting for one scene are not the same, so that we have to render again. Due to these reasons, we really spend lots of time in the rendering stage. What I think now is some of the time we spent on rendering is not really necessary. By using that time we can enhance much better in our commercial.
Recently I saw a post about the making of a web series – LIFESUCKS! BUT AT LEAST I’VE GOT ELBOWS. It’s 12 episodes and each episode is 90 seconds. And it is all done by one guy. In order to achieve 1 episode each week, the rendering time for each frame should be controlled in a very short time. He used V-ray to render and after that optimized by after effect. In his case, he put more work in post-production. And for our situation, we planned on doing more post-production work before, but since we take a lots of time on rendering, the remaining time for post-production stage is limited. I hope next time we can find out our own solutions.
In summary, next time we will try to plan earlier on every step we are going to and have more clearly ideas on which style we are looking for. You can find our commercial through this link :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6eZl0uvILs
Cgsociety.org. (2016, 06 03). LIFE SUCKS! BUT AT LEAST I’VE GOT ELBOWS – TRAILER. Retrieved 08 12, 2016, from http://www.cgsociety.org: http://www.cgsociety.org/news/article/2444/life-sucks-but-at-least-i-ve-got-elbows—trailer
Chaosmonger. (2016, 06 28). Making of the web series “Life sucks! But at least I’ve got elbows”. Retrieved 08 13, 2016, from http://www.treddi.com: https://www.treddi.com/en/cms/making-of/life-sucks-making-of/3074/
ELBOWS, L. S. (2016, 06 29). Why are People Racist? LIFE SUCKS! #04 Racism. Retrieved 08 13, 2016, from http://www.youtube.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_157070101&feature=iv&src_vid=SHDAP1Jj9og&v=QPZLu9-KQ6w