I've been thinking about my transcription project, but I'm not sure what to do. Phil, you said before the briefing about whether using the summer project as a basis for the transcription project. Exactly to what extent did you mean, continuing the project where it left off and finishing and refining it, or starting from scratch with a new story, but re using the concept of a sailor at sea in a storm. The thing is that the project was so close to completion anyway. most of the animation was done. The only main thing missing from it was the sailor himself. Originally (for simplicity) he was going to be seen in silhouette and only be a simple character, (since I hadn't really designed characters before, let alone modeling and rigging them)
But since now I have done a character design project and I have gone through the pipeline of modeling characters, one idea would be to take the character in the Summer project further. So the ten weeks would be used entirely on the character or characters.
Of course I don't know whether one, that is enough work for ten weeks, or two, whether designing a character really has anything to do with transcription. The transcribing has already been done in the animation.
The other thing is that it says in the brief, to think about what I want to do in the future. I know I want to do specifically animation. The summer project so far has really been more like visual effects. ie the ocean storm. The only 'traditional' animating in cg would be the character on the boat. So I suppose that would work if I actually design a fully fledged character.
What are your thoughts. If I continue the project from where I left off, I would be well into the production phase and be able to spend the time just refining it, and add a complete character. Alternatively I start from scratch, but the problem with that is that I know I wont have any time to prepare for the project over the Christmas holidays anyway. (I have seven characters to animate in like 2 weeks… it's crazy)
The only other option is if the story is extended or altered slightly. As long as nothing that I've already done is wasted.
Anyway, at least the narrative project seems to be on schedule, but only just! We may have some characters to animate before Christmas!