Saturday, 31 January 2015

Eskimo Child: Concept

This is my 1st concept of the Eskimo Boy. I decided to draw him with his hood down for this picture because I didn't want to fall into the idea of hiding his face particularly when I was adding shadowy parts. To decide on the colour for his outfit I decided to use Google to search for Eskimo attire and based it around that. I also decided on the costume by using the feed back I got in my previous post and by using costume designs I found on Google. The biggest fear I have with this design is that he has lost a little bit of his 'cuteness'. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Character Desgin: Eskimo Child: Stage 1

Preliminary designs for my Eskimo Child. I looked at pictures of Eskimos and based my clothes designs around them however I wanted to keep a more simplistic hood for my character. I am not sure whether I should keep the face hidden or not but anyway, any feedback I get on this will lead on to my next set of designs which will be mostly a refinement. 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Dolly Shot

This dolly shot was created using an old western style standoff in the desert and a camera attached to a dolly.

Pitch Shot

This short clip I made using a superman type character provided and then followed is flight by rotating the camera on the Y axis.

Roll Shots

These shots were created using a Staircase Rig and moving a camera along the Y axis while rotating it.
180 degree roll
360 degree roll
540 degree roll

Panning Shot

Here is my short scene using a space ship rig that demonstrates a Panning shot in Maya.

Contra Zoom

This short clip made use of the Contra Zoom technique which is renown for being used by Alfred Hitchcock.

Shake Cam

Here is the 1st Shake Tutorial, as the car drives past. This makes use of a camera shake plugin.
Using the same plugin I created another kind of shake for if something is falling and hits the ground. The idea behind this is to make it look more natural.

Car Crash

Here is my Car Crash Tutorial that made use of using multiple Cameras in Maya.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Story Telling OG1

Story Telling OGR 1

Story Idea 2

I published this yesterday but blogger messed around and made it a draft again. So here it is today.

Story Idea 2


A ship is sailing through some ice and as it does a postcard comes floating down off the ship. The postcard is of a sunny island, with a sun chair and a palm tree. A man sits on the chair while some children make a sandcastle in the foreground. As it lands in the snow an Eskimo child finds it and picks it up. He stares longingly at it. He wants to be in this place. He rushes back to his Igloo holding it and shows it to his mother who shakes her head at him. He gets sad and slowly walks out side.


After he goes outside he kicks some snow over towards the sea. (he lives by the sea) He sits down in the snow and looks at the post card again. His eyes widen and suddenly he jumps up and runs to the sea shore leaving the post card in the snow. He starts trying to recreate the beach and the island out of snow. Time passes and it is evening. The boy is still on the sea front. He has created a snow sun chair. He goes and tries it out but the moment he sits on it it breaks and falls apart. Very disheartened the boy droops his head and slowly walks back to the house. His mother watches him and feels sorry for him. She goes outside and picks up the postcard and stares at it for a moment before making her way down to the beach. We fade to black.


Morning has arrived and the mother is seen leading her child out of the Igloo. The Eskimo Child gets bought down to the seafront finds his mother has built him a mini beach out of snow – complete with a palm tree, snow castle and a snow sun chair. He is absolutely delighted. He goes and hugs his mother then runs straight for the chair. As the boy sits down in the chair and looks around he smiles. As he does the sun comes out from behind a cloud. Suddenly all the colours brighten and the scene fades out. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Story Idea 1

Quick Note: Today I found out that my Blogger has been acting strange over the last week or so and my post have been saving as drafts with nothing on them. So I am going to have to re-upload everything over the next few days. 


Story Idea 1

Premise: An Eskimo wakes up on a beach. He looks around, confused. It is revealed that he is on a desert Island. As he looks around he notices a deck chair in the distance, in the shade of a palm tree. Suddenly he realises how hot it is in his clothes and makes his way over to the shade and the chair. He sits down and slowly falls asleep. When he wakes up he sees a person looming over him angrily. Surprised the Eskimo wakes up fully and sits up straight on the chair. The man points at the chair and then at himself and puts his hands on his hips. The Eskimo shakes his head and lays back down. The now very angry man stamps his foot and marches off.
A few moments later the man comes back with some rope and ties it to the tree. He starts to pull the tree back making the shade move from the chair. After he has pulled it back far enough he ties the tree to a post. The Eskimo, who is now in the sun gets up off the seat and looks around trying to work out where his shade has gone. As he does the man sneaks by and steals the sun chair. He puts it in the shade and settles down on it.

The Eskimo spots him and comes up with an idea. He ties the chair to the tree while the man is sleeping on it and then unties it from the post. The man wakes up as the Eskimo lets go and catapults him into the ocean. As the man gets back onto the island he sees the Eskimo fishing in a small hole that he has dug. As the man approaches the Eskimo starts tugging and his fishing rod and pulls up a large shark which swallows the man whole and falls back into the fishing pit.

Night starts to fall and the man pulls himself ashore again slowly. As he does the Eskimo can be seen on a make shift raft sailing away. The Eskimo waves to the man and the man rushes around to see the chair and the shade and finds the tree cut down (To make the raft) and the seat part of the deck chair gone (to make a sail). The man is furious and kicks the deck chair frame over.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Rocket Animation

A short Rocket Animation that I made using the tutorial from Alan.