Friday, January 11, 2008

Have no fear...

Read these images left to right, like a comic. These 3 scenes where done by Alex Williams, assisted by Jerry Vershoor. For the first scene (image 1) Ken Harris had animated a rough version of the Thief, a rough Cobbler had been done by Art Babbit. From what I remember Jerry got to do a bit more here then just inbetweens. I think he animated some secondary bits and also the butterfly.
The 2nd scene (images 2,3) was very long. Dean Roberts animated the left half of the onlooking crowd. Gary Dunn did the right half of the crowd. I think this might have been the only time that Andreas didn't animate the courtiers.
Alex had found a clever way of utilizing the xerox machine to work out the size increases in the characters as they walk towards camera. He even shot the taped down xeroxes to work out the timing.
Another thing I like about this shot is how Roy created dimension for the ground in this BG, without using perspective just by smaller spacing of the squares towards the back, right and left.

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