Dear Diary...
I just started my very own shortfilm: "Forget-me-not". As you are always really interested in my work I'll let you know what I've done so far and keep you up to date! You know, when doing a shortfilm, it's all about the story. You don't know the story? Well, here it is:

An old storywriter falls into depression after his wife dies. The characters he created in his stories, which are interacting in reality, are trying to bring him back to life.The more the storywriter ignores his imaginary characters, the more invisible they get, until the old man finds one of his books. As soon as he starts remembering his characters, they get back their visibility. The old man realises that if the writes about his dead wife, she will life forever in his memories.

Sounds good, right? And as I have really good people collaborating with me, I think this will be a wonderful film!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

It's done!!

Dear Diary...

It's done it's done it's done!!! The film is finally rendered and uploaded! Thank you to everyone who helped me doing this film and especially the people who entertained me while I was waiting for the film to render... again and again :-D

As I am not 100% sure if the effect looks like I want it, there might be a few changes over the summer. But enough of that. Here, finally, is my film: forget-me-not

Forget-me-not Preview from Lynn Feye on Vimeo.

Friday, 20 May 2011

A deadline is not the end...

Dear Diary...

So, deadline day! And my film is almost halfway done... which is a lot! I've spend the last 2 weeks trying to render (save the final images) all of the scenes. I've finished a 3rd of the film and still have about 300 hours left to render.
Well, while waiting I used the time to rig a book. The main character is writing in the book and he will close it as well. I thought it might be the easiest jst to add some basic bones. And voila, it works perfectly! Now I can open and close my book.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Is anything truly gone if you can remember?

Dear Diary.

Yes I know. If you are directing a film there is quite a lot of work to do, you don't have time for all the animation. Well I thought, it can't be too bad. Texture a bit, find a nice style, composit the scenes, cut the film, thats alright in 12 weeks, I can do that next to animating. Ha! That all takes so much time, there is almost no time left to animate.
There is just one more week until the final deadline (yes, Friday the 20th)and I just almost finished the first scene... But at least I can start render everything thats finished animating as the modelling is finally done.
Here is the first scene which I hope I can start render tomorrow.
Yes, his hand is going through the table and no, he doesn't have facial expressions. I need something to do for tonight :-)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Style-test the 2nd

Dear diary...
It's been a while, yes, I missed you too! There are just sooo many things going on, the kitchen and the porch are build, the study is almost done as well. Now it's time to texture and play with effects. And wow, that is really not easy! Yes it looks good, but does it look good animated as well? Does it look like I wanted it too look? And if so, will everybody else like it as well?
The modelling part is going really well but the animation is going a bit slow at the moment. Gabby and Joe are doing good, but my animation part isn't good. There are just so many other things to do on that film, animation is pushed further and further...
Well, but now Lisa and I've played enough with the colours and the effects, I am really pleased with these two test-renders which means I can completely focus on the animation now!
Please click on the pictures to see them in full size :-)

The study -the shelves are still empty

The study 2- build and textured by Laura, she is going to finish everything end of this week!
The kitchen - build and textured by Helen, you can see the furniture here

Monday, 14 March 2011

Gratulations, it's a porch!

Dear Diary...
Everything will start one day, it will grow, learn, experience. This is called development, and a porch can do the same!

PreViz, a room of boxes

Dear Diary...
The PreViz takes longer than I expectet. So I'll show you the Pre-visualisation of the rooms now, and as soon as I finally finish the PreViz of the film I'll upload that as well.
For the Pre-visualisation I've build all my rooms in boxes, not really detailed or with textures. But now I can give these rooms to my artists and they can start building the rooms properly while my animators can starts animating. I am busy to animate the man and the woman, set up all cameras and the lighting. Well, and everything inbetween :-)