Friday, October 23, 2009

pitch package

Monday, October 19, 2009


Trying to push the form of an actual pole vaulter. I think it'll be useful if I do some actual keyframes like this of how Apollo's movements should exaggerate, to give that "umph" and "convincing" show of power needed to make it to the moon. If you guys think its a good idea, let me know.

One of the big risks of this story is that it hinges on a climax. And a climax will absolutely fail if it is not animated in a very damn convincing way. I think a sharp, impact style paired with good anticipation suits the film alot more than a warner bros bouncy approach, but thats a bit of a bias on my part. There are a lot of interesting things about the actual pole vault sport that lend themselves to exaggeration. As one example: Check the link,
go to the 58 second mark. You'll notice the pole doesn't simply rise up, you have two large movements (other then the actual bend), where it juts forward, then juts left. Pushing things like this are what will make or break the animation, and in turn, the climax.

If what I'm trying to say doesn't make sense, I'll try to do better in person.


A mood study. Kind of looking for interesting ways to make leap, should we decide we'll follow him up there. Looks more like he's just jumping really high, getting a glimpse at the moon, rather than going to it, i like that though.

Sorry about the clouds that look like rocket streams. There are quite a few things I can fix if people aren't happy with it.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Brazil Layout

This is the Christ Redeemer statue

Spectator: Skeptical farmer

Camera Prop Design

Here is my rendition of Apollo. I am not too sure about the colors of his clothes yet but i can change them at your request.
Notice the medalion he is wearing. It has a circular relife in the centre. I was thinking Apollo could hold the madalion up to the night sky and place the moon in the centre. Not until he reaches the moon will he have the full madalion. Becuase it is empty on earth.
I was thinking after his brothers death perhaps he makes the madalion in his fathers work shop.
Please tell me what you all think.
Here is a wood stock hippy unimressed with the worlds current political situation. The only thing he has to look forward to is the message behind Apollos big jump.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

One of the most significant events of 1969 was not only the Apollo moon landing but Wood Stock! In this YouTube video is none other then the famous Jimi Hendrix playing the song Purple Haze. Please pay close attention to the lyrics as they kind of relate to our story.

The clothes that the audiance is wearing and even Jimi him self can act as prime refrence for the hippies of our film. Guys! Apollo needs to jump over wood stock!


a quick mood painting (frustration.) Hope this works.

revised beat

fixed this up so it flows with karens beat a bit better, and fixed colours a bit....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Inspiration Concepts

60's cars

1965 Chevy Impala
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

Character Designs/poses

Apollo in mid-jump

Hippy leaning on reporter

Hippie Lady

Ecstatic Short Lady


sum stuff...

going to change my beat so the stream is wider/more fatal looking.. and desaturate a bit as well..
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Beat 3 (or 4)

Epic fail

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rough Apollo

Hey Gang
Here are some Apollo drawings

Hey guys here is the apollo template.

colour thumbnails

kay guys, here's a rough colour arc, you can use this for reference if you'd like to paint your story beats.. For the third/montage one it starts off happy light warm colours and goes darker/more intense as his frustration builds...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hey guys here are the designs i put up on the wall in class. i hope they are helpful
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