While it may still need some refining, the animatic is for all intensive purposes, DONE! I'm a little behind schedule, but I do not have plans to make the film entirely finished-looking. In fact, there seems to be some sort of strange animation renaissance going on in the first years' ranks.
The hallway screen has been featuring student films from the 80's as some sort of a Flashback thing. (Films by current professors and current big-time people like Chris Sanders, Andrew Stanton and Sue Nichols, YES PLEASE!) Anyway, though the films are still unbelievable to watch, they are ALL pencil tests! Okay, there are a few cut-outs and such, but these are PENCIL FILMS! There are no After Effects, no 3D rendering! All the effects are done in camera and are STILL beautiful! I just thunk of this! These films are almost as old as I am... That's sad.... Moving on!
But I don't know if it is because we are so inspired by these films or if we all had the idea before they started playing, but there is a significant number of freshmen who plan on doing this. And I am proud to say that I am one of them. I want my film to be clean, beautiful animation, not some ritzy effects on craptastic, half-assed animation! So... work moves on!
See ya later!