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.
Well, that was fun! 🙂
May is over and it was a busy, stressful month. But I’m so happy it’s done and I can refocus my energy in a positive direction again. I was able to make some progress on the animation, but overall, I felt mostly just fatigued and had to hit the sack earlier than usual.
I know my site has been quiet lately. I know you’ve missed me. 🙁 But the animation isn’t going to animate itself, now is it?
While it’s true I did not meet my April goal of completing the Entryway scene, I feel that what I have accomplished is to be considered a major hurdle jumped.
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!