These were quick sketches to play with composition ideas and staging. It’s funny how little these relate to the final look of the animation, although many of the compositional ideas did translate.
Read: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 Part 4: At the end of the first shot I wanted the ball to exit on the right side of the screen. This caused more headaches than it should have. In film theory the right side of the screen is often viewed (or felt by the audience) as […]
Read: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 4 Part 3: In the top half of the picture below you can see an early un-rendered 3D concept of the opening shot. I wanted the green pyramids to evoke trees and the red cube to add a heavy menacing weight. Color and lighting was the next big thing to think about. I wanted the light to […]
Read: Part 1 // Part 3 // Part 4 Part 2: When I had been visualizing this film I pictured the ball as red. Maybe that’s because I have red hair and I saw myself as the ball? Basketballs are orange. The rubber dodgeballs we used in elementary school were red too. So, it was definitely going to be a […]
Actually, this film didn’t start with a drawing but instead with insomnia. I was unable to sleep and I was thinking back on all the animation assignments I had done in the various school programs I had taken. Each class always started with a bouncing ball and I began to riff on that concept and […]