Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Scene 3- On to The Ferry!

I am now at the part where Matt and Puddles are getting onto the ferry and I hope to get some really nice angled Cinematic shots, here's a screenshot of a shot freshly completed:



(The Ferry doesn't allows animals so Matt must hide Puddles in his bag, however Puddles does not approve of this)

Monday, 28 December 2009

'Matt and Puddles' Logo Clip!

I have decided to upload the 18 second long clip for the logo. Hope people enjoy!

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Seeing as Blob is not in the film (...much) i thought it would be a good idea for Matt and Puddles to take over his introductory logo section in the film.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Scene 3 Update, and a X-mas greeting!

I am now a few seconds off the halfway point of Scene 3, the scene mostly consists of a dockyard, a ferry and a beach. This is one of Blob Corp.'s more tightly packed scenes and will take a little time to get through. In the meantime here is a harbour Screenshot:


(Matt and Puddles sit and wait for their ferry to arrive)

And from Blob Corp. Animation Studios, to you!



MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Matt and Puddles- Intro Complete!

As with 'Blob and the Last Phoenix' I decided to work on the intro whilst in production of the main film. I have completed it, finishing at a 43 second mark, the introduction to this film is very important as it explains the division between the city and the rest of the planet. Making Matt and Puddles story to escape the city that much more clearer. Here are two screenshots from the intro:



(The Planet- Lillium. Home to Blob and many other characters, the planet is similar to that of earth but most of it has been untouched by man. Many areas of this world have been undiscovered)


(Outside of the City, in the Old Realm life goes on as normal. Only a few know of the small hidden city)

Updates on production of Scene 3 will be coming soon!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Scene 3 begins!


I am 7 seconds into Scene 3, where Matt and Puddles arrive at the ferry docks. This scene involves alot of difficult and time consuming animation. Such as water animation, background walk cycles, reflection of water and cars.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Nearing the End of Scene 2

I am nearing the end of Scene 2, having only one more shot to complete I hope to start production on Scene 3 soon:

(Exiting the house, a last look back before Matt leaves)

Note: The new title banner features past, present and Future characters.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Halfway Through Scene 2


Scene 2 has just passed over the halfway mark, where Matt and Puddles are seconds away from leaving the house. Outside that door is a life changing adventure.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Inspiration for 'Matt and Puddles'

My inspiration came from two main sources one is that I love my cat Puddles (to see him go back two/three posts) and my original idea was just for him to go on a adventure without me. However it didn't really fit his character so I thought if Matt kind of dragged him on this adventure it would be more believeale.

The idea for them to leave the city is to do with me and my love of the counrtyside and the green open lands, so when I go into my nearest city all I want to do is just get out of it again.
My second more concrete inspiration, once again comes from 'Studio Ghibli' and the film 'Kiki's Delivery service'. The story follows a young witch leave home with her talking cat to do a year of training.

However it was the cat in the film called 'Jiji' who was the biggest inspiration in the film, his sarcastic attitude and great design really inspired the development of Puddles.

(One of the best sidekick characters Studio Ghibli have done so far!)

Screenshot update coming soon.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Before the adventure begins Matt and Puddles must eat a healthy nutritious breakfast:
(Puddles enjoys a traditional saucer of Milk)

(Matt goes for a fibre option)

More interesting screenshots will be coming soon!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Dawn of adventure


(Matt and Puddles get up, the day to leave the city has come)

Scene 2 part 2 is now commencing and i hope to complete this scene by the end of the week.