I'll start off by letting you know that we parted up the projects in the group, in other words, I did the final on the storyboard, and also did the pre-production for the animatic (cleaning up the pictures/files, and drawing extra pictures for animation (e.g. walks), and necessary backgrounds), Chris did the animatic, animating whatever he got from me, simply due to the fact that he's our After Effects master :3 And hat left Gustav to deal with the animatic.
In other words we used each our "strengths" within the group - I did the drawing, Chris did the After Effects part, and Gustav got everything else :P Though from what I've understand modelling is really his strength...
And from what I've just written , you might think we didn't have anything to do with each other after parting, right? Well, we've actually been co-operating and talking together quite a lot, like as Fuse mentioned in his Storyboard post
, with the layout of the house. We also decided together which shots to use in the previz :3
As far as I know, we don't have sound in our animatic... -.-'
But I guess it woud've enhanced what's actually going on if we had... Like the creaking sounds.
Oh well - it IS called a Silent Burglayr (Et Lydløst Tyveri) th
Anyway, through having to fix practically every image and clean up and rename the layers, I do wish I'd done it right away... -.-'
I also understand that I should've done a few more interesting cameara angles. Oh well, lesson learned and all that, right? :3
Good thing we had Chris to make it all a bit more intresting... ^^Click here to see the final Animatic :D
Since we used the pictures directly from the storyboard, we continued the gray-scale style. As long as you see the what's going on, there's no point whatsoever in having colours. Right? :3
All in all I'm really happy with the results, and the group worked out way better than I'd expected, considering I and Chris aren't exactly best friends on a regular basis. Yet, he was really nice to work with ^^
And none of us usually talk a lot with Gustav :P
So really the entire group project thingie worked out really well ^^
As for the previz, with me and Chris dealing with the animatic, we left it to Gustav. Though we decided together on the shots, and we went with the part from where the Thief looks around on top of the bookcase, and then when he sits in the flower pot, shivering, and then to the part when he sees the silhouette of the policeman in the kitchen door opening as the policeman turns on the light.