Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Crew of You project was done in my creative illustration class taught by Barron Storey. We were supposed to design six characters that represent different aspects of ourselves. Barron had us create a story, environment, and a model of a stage design for our characters. In this moment piece, my creatures, who live in a tree, must escape their hollow trunk because the entire society is being destroyed.
This was the first time Corwin (production designer) and I had ever done a color script and it was one of the most challenging aspects of the film. We created the rough color guides on the top left, and as production began, we realized that the color guides were not clear enough for the background artists. Since we had a few artists for each act, the color between shots were not congruent. To tie all the shots together, I painted over each background to clearly define the pattern of the colors and the light.
This past summer, I co-directed an animated short, "No Robots," with Yung-Han Chang and 30 of my other classmates. I was in charge of color and lighting, and leading the over all look of the animation, along with the production designers Tim Tang and Corwin Herse-Woo. Unfortunately as a director, I didn't have much time to contribute much artwork for the movie, as this is one of the only backgrounds I did. This scene was the most difficult to color, because I had to make it warm and inviting while sticking with the overall color scheme of the film, green. I decided to go for the blue-green light of the exterior and split compliment for the interior.