This is a continuation for my animation for Microsoft Surface project The power to achieve . I have finally cracked on with recording the main character: myself. It was absolute fun because I could combine my two favourites: acting and animating. At the same time it was really hard work and obviously encountered many obstacles.
One main one was that I haven’t realised that my green screen is quite small, even for a tiny person like me. It has limited the movements I could do like no high jumping etc.
But for close up scenes it was okey
There was few technical difficulties that made me laugh.
Adding rotation was crucial otherwise I look like a snail.
Few scenes were difficult to record on my own as it involved laying down. I have tried many different ways such as:
Thanks to the live shooting more I could control the camera with my phone but unfortunately it didn’t work in a shooting mode. What a shame. I just had to try and recreate some scenes standing up.
Because I couldn’t make a jump like I needed for this scene I had to try and record two separate scenes and through a transition connect it together. Those are the parts that will take a lot of editing.
Here is few scenes that I have edited already. There is still plenty of work to do but when you do something you enjoy it doesn’t feel like a chore.
Things also go wrong and very wrong but there is a lot of behind the scene aspects that people won’t know about and it is quite extensive to write in every detail.