Animatic

The animatic represents the rough timing and staging of the mrrsanimators short film currently in production.

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

These images represent the assets that will be modeled in 3D or produced in 2D, for the team’s short animated film.

 

 

Ahn_Bush_001 Ahn_Cloud_001 Ahn_Curtain_001 Ahn_Newton_001 Ahn_Tree_001 AhnPuppetryBox_001 color_Wheel_02 Kaleidoscope_001 MGR PEN_AND_NANKIN puppet_Stage_soFar_04 SUN

Style Frame

The Style Frame that has been produced by the mrrs animators defines the look, feel, and aesthetic approach to producing the short animated narrative about Sir Isaac Newton.

 

Ahn_FinalStyleFrame_001

Story Boards

After much revision and conference with our Producer/Faculty Supervisor Matt Malooney, the mrrs animators have produced the storyboards necessary to move into the next phase of production in the animated short narrative based on the life of Sir Isaac Newton.

 

storyboardpg1001 storyboardpg2002 storyboardpg3003 storyboardpg4004

Splash/Fountain Test & Research

Live footage testing for Splash Effect for when the Merry Go Round explodes with color.

Preliminary rotoscope work flow practiced and implemented.

Results: rotoscoped splash/fountain effect, as well as an alpha channel produced with the footage.

Also the team did a test composite of the rotoscoped footage in After Effects.

Also other possible ways of implementing this effect is being researched via After Effects:

http://qubahq.com/2010/04/tutorialpreset-splattertype/

Revised Newton Script

A revised version of the Newton Script after meeting with our Producer/ Faculty Supervisor.

 

MGR = merry go round

1-      The scene opens with puppetry box framing the image. The curtain is closed. There are sounds from an excited audience and circus music playing. The audience’s cheers die down as the curtain opens. Two panels in the shapes of bushes move aside to reveal a monochromatic MGR at center stage. The music plays slower when the bushes have fully moved out of the shot.

 

2-     Above the MGR, there are clouds and a sun in the sky. The clouds shift in position, sometimes revealing the sun, sometimes blocking it entirely. Sun light passes through clouds in different points sending rays of light down.

 

3-     The background music plays normal again. The sunlight hits the top of the MGR. The crystal detail on its top glimmers a little. As the sunlight touches the MGR, it begins to spin. The MGR also starts to build up more saturated colors.

 

4-     Clouds cover the sun once again. The MGR comes to a stop and becomes desaturated again. The sun tries to peek through spaces between the clouds, giving a little energy to the MGR, which starts to spin slowly. The crystal sparkles each time the sunlight touches it. However, the sunlight only shines down in short bursts before it’s blocked again by the clouds.

 

5-     Finally, the space between the clouds is big enough to allow the Sun to shine through for a longer time. Sunlight finally hits the crystal with full power. The crystal reflects the light onto the entire environment inside the puppetry box. The reflected colors dance on the clouds and cause the clouds to float away. The sunlight is now shining directly onto the MGR, enlivening it with new energy and color.

 

6-     MGR starts to spin again. The circus music also speeds up to match the movement of the MGR. MGR is gaining speed and rainbow reflections hit every direction dancing on the screen as the MGR spins faster and faster.

 

7-     The center of MGR starts to swell and pulse with every revolution of the MGR. The center begins to shake. – An explosion is coming.

 

8-     MGR can’t contain the energy that it’s producing. MGR is shaking, and the crystal has all the colors of the rainbow inside it. Suddenly it inflates and then explodes, liberating a beacon of liquid color like a fountain splashing color in every direction.

 

9-     The explosion is throwing color in every direction. The splashes contaminate the ground, which slowly absorbs the color and increases its saturation. Everything around it is colored now. MGR spins so fast that is nothing but a blur. Color finally splashes the screen. The colors on the screen continue to spin, resembling the inside of a kaleidoscope.

 

 

10-  The colors on the screen slowly solidify and transform into the inside view of a real kaleidoscope.

 

11-  Scene transition – a study room from the 1670’s, the walls frame the scene similar to the puppetry box earlier. A man is sitting on a chair by the table looking through a kaleidoscope. On the table, there are crumpled papers and various instruments, including the Newtonian telescope, feather pen, nankeen container, etc. Some photos from his childhood hang on the wall behind the desk. The man stops looking through the kaleidoscope and puts it down. His attention moves elsewhere.

 

12-  As he relaxes with his hand under his chin, he looks at a cylindrical Newton’s disk and begins spinning it with his finger.

 

13-  He smiles, indicating the recollection of a good memory.

 

14-  Fade out – credits.

 

Style – The animation will resemble that of a wooden puppetry box with some live action           additions. The curtain will have a realistic texture, but the clouds and sun will be 2D            wooden elements in a 3D space. The MGR itself will appear as a wooden 3D element.                  Newton’s study will be realistically textured and appear as a 3D environment.

 

 

Mrrs_NEWTONscript_005

Mood Panels

 

 

 

These Mood Boards explore the potential look and feel of our animated short film, ranging from environment to props.

 

mood_Panel_environment_film noir_Ref_02 mood_Panel_MGR_Ref_01 mood_Panel_environment_valley_field_Ref_01 Moodboard_02 MOOD-BOARD

 

 

 

Newton_Script

MGR = merry go round

1-      Fade in – Black and white scene.

An empty field, with nothing but a forgotten MGR: rusty, dusty and old.

Gray clouds cover the sky not letting any sunlight pass.

360 shot of field – Everything looks dead.

(low sound of old music box playing a circus themed song plays along in slow motion – as if the gramophone is broken)

 

2-     As the camera approaches the MGR, we see a light breeze blow and move the tree leafs around.

At the same time the clouds move along with the wind, opening spots in the sky.

Sky shot – sun light passes through clouds in different points sending rays of light down.

Open shot of field – the sun light hits the top of the MGR. the crystal detail on its top glimmers a little. MGR starts to lose its rust.

Detail shot of MGR – the dust starts to fall and fly away with the wind.

 

3-     Medium plane shot of field – the clouds close the sky again and the MGR goes dead again.

In the sky, the clouds are still moving and small spaces open and close quickly. The sun tries to shine, but the clouds won’t let it do it long enough to bring the MGR completely to life.

 

4-     Open shot – sunlight hits the crystal again, this time longer and the MGR starts to slowly spin.

(the low sound of old music box playing a circus themed song catches up the rhythm)

Clouds cover the sun again and MGR stops moving.

(low music plays like broken gramophone again)

 

5-     A strong wind blows this time and the clouds start to fade away.

Close up shot of MGR – The sun light hits the crystal with all his glory making little rainbow reflections jump off the crystal. (Reflections are colored – sound of crystal tinkle).

MGR starts to spin again.

(the low sound of old music box playing a circus themed song catches up the rhythm)

Medium plain shot of MGR not so centered on screen – MGR is gaining speed and the rainbow reflections hit every direction dancing on the screen as the MGR spins faster and faster.

(music volume increases just a little)

 

6-     Close up shot – center of MGR – the center of MGR starts to swell and pulses like a heart (sound of heartbeats over and louder than the song that is just a BG).

Center begins to shake. – An explosion is coming.

 

7-     Flat plain shot of MGR – MGR can’t contain the energy that it’s producing. All the life inside was awake by the sunlight and the reflections are not enough.

Close up shot on crystal – MGR is shaking the crystal has all the colors of the rainbow inside it. Suddenly it inflates and then explodes liberating a beacon of liquid color like a fountain splashing color in every direction.

 

8-     Flat plain of field, MGR centered – the explosion is throwing color in every direction of the screen – splashes hit the camera.

Close up shot of splash falling in the ground – the splash contaminates the ground that slowly sucks the paint and turns into green grass.

Medium plane of field – MGR keeps exploding and we see the field turning into vivid color on each spot that has a splash.

Flat plain – MGR spins so fast that is nothing but a blur. Everything around it is colored now and the music is playing following the sound of the MGR heartbeat.

 

9-     Top shot of MGR – as the camera travels on a 360 it goes up to show the top of the MGR. the MGR itself is white and the liquid color coming out movers just like a kaleidoscope.

 

10-  Transaction shot – MGR top view slowly transforms into the inside view of a real kaleidoscope. (music changes into something from that time)

Top open shot – a study room from the 1670’s – a man sitting on a chair by the table looking through a kaleidoscope. (music changes into something from that time)

Camera travels through the table showing some instruments, Newtonian telescope, feather pen, nankeen container, papers, etc.

Front close up shot – kaleidoscope is being moved by a pair of hands, then the kaleidoscope is removed from face – detail of smiling eyes (eyes of a 30 year old Newton).

 

11-  Table shot from back of Newton – he places the kaleidoscope next to his telescope and starts drawing on his notebook

Close up shot – hand is drawing the “Newton disc”.

 

12-  Close up shot of Newton’s face – he is smiling (those smiles we give when see a good memory).

 

13-  Fade out – credits.

 

Download Link: NEWTON script