Thursday, 4 August 2011

Watch Lumen Soup's 'The Catipoce!' Recorded version

Here is a recorded performance of our animated theatre adaption of 'The Catipoce' by James Reeves.
This will be part of a show performed (slightly better than us!) to audiences of children later this year.
Expect to see some new content in the near future...

Don't forget you can watch this in full HD.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Please excuse the mess...

We are currently overhauling our website - changing the design, layout and adding new content.
Stay tuned and make sure you keep an eye on us in September when our next project kicks off.

In the meantime, why not head over to our own, fresh individual blogs? - Livvy Brewer and Jack Norris!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Filming day

Great Job!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Work in progress: Practical stuff

We've reached that point where we now have to do lots of physical work to produce a recording.

This included a green screen shoot:

What's the deal with tech guys always saying how difficult chroma key is? This setup of a £10 green sofa throw from Ikea and 3 random desk lamps produced a perfect cutout!

And below are a couple of photos of us testing our screen setup in the basement of our building! (Please excuse Dexter...)

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Long file is long

There must be something wrong with me, making a decision to work with such a ridiculously large file when I know there are simpler, quicker solutions. But frankly, they can't be as fun and effective as this!

The aim is to represent a film reel coming to an end, as part of some sort of technical malfunction. I was interested in creating that familiar effect where the speed of the film changes and makes the image appear to move up or down. I could have just animated the whole screen to physically move up and down to suggest this, but I think this would have looked too fake.

So, instead, I decided to actually make a digital piece of film reel, consisting of 25 frames. This one image is 25 times the length of 1080p. (Not the one I uploaded here, this is about 10% of the full image!)

Then, I bought this into After Effects and made it moooove real fast, downwards. I perfected the keyframes to make the car move up and down nicely.

A good few hour's work for what will be ONE SECOND of the film.

Isn't it great being an animator.......? :D

Monday, 11 April 2011

Watercolour kitchen interior

As you can see from the main wall image at the bottom, separating the cupboard was an afterthought - which explains the blob of cupboard still present in the middle of the wall (rescued from clone stamping)!