Short and sweet: Animation continues on my project. It is burdensome, at this point. It is overwhelming. But still incredibly rewarding. This project has really prevented me from doing anything else, but that’s okay, because I have a deep desire to have a completed story and this is a good one (me hopes)!
I’ve found animating to be a very lonely, tedious thing. But also extremely rewarding. It suits me fine, being the introvert that I am. Sometimes I worry that I’m spending too much time alone, at my desk, while the world marches by outside my window. But this is what I’ve chosen to do, and perhaps been chosen to do.
And it’s not like I don’t go outside. I just prefer being in my imagination than anywhere else.
My friend saw the storyboards I drew over the weekend and asked me, if I was the only person working on the project, why would I need storyboards? She also noted that it looked like much time and effort was put into the creation of them. Wouldn’t that time be better spent just animating?
These are good questions and she has a valid point.
A professor in one of my film classes once said that an audience would be more willing to forgive bad video than bad audio. I never thought much about it until I saw “The Dark Knight” and when Batman starts talking in this ridiculously hoarse voice, I was so angry! One of the worst audio tracks ever!