Good Colors are Nothing Without Strong Light an Tones

After showing some of my screen shots to my professor, peers and even my mom they all had the same question in mind. “Ummm where is the light coming from?” Well in my old blueprint layouts I left the light source for the cave more open ended so that I could light certain scenes more “artistically” but evaluating things now I feel that the cave environment needs a strong more simplified light source. I am currently working on this now by first creating a new blueprint layout that includes a strong directional light and then by darkening other tones in the film to emphasize the main source of light. This shouldn’t take more than a couple of days to complete at this stage of development. I’m glad I showed my work to people and was able to catch my mistakes early in the final layout process. I’ve included some drawings from the legendary Paul Felix and Hans Bacher so you can see how clear I want my light sources to be. I’ll have the revamped layouts soon so stay tuned.

A Few Finished Scenes for you to Enjoy

Its been a while since my last update so for all those concerned please know that I am alive and well. I’ve finished all of my layout sketches and have already plunged into finishing scenes with final colors and backgrounds. I would have posted something earlier but I’ve just been too busy on the grind with this film. Its been a quite a long time coming but I feel the final look of this short far surpasses what I could’ve done nearly a year ago when I started this project. In this post I have a included a video showing three finished scenes at random. If I stick to schedule I should have all the visuals done by mid September. I hope you enjoy what I have here and I’ve also put some new things in the Vis-Dev page so be sure to check that out before you browse to other online interests.

The Wishing Fountain Select Scenes from Greg Mitchell on Vimeo.