Heads will Roll.

Process blog for the AAC Animation project.
Title: Aut Animus Caput Theme (Simple Vers.)
Artist: Joe Stacey
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Journal 1 - Restructuring, Reorganizing.

Morning folks! Steph here.

Putting up some in-progress screenshots for you all today. Things were quiet for a while, but we’re starting to steam into production again. It’s been interesting trying to settle on a visual style for the short, with a lot of back and forth between myself and the other team members..and a lot of restructuring. 

It’s been difficult for us to streamline our time and get things done at a speed we would be happy with due to life-ly circumstances, which is going to result in the clip likely being unavailable for CTNx like we originally hoped (but we’re still shooting for it!).

The Animatic we had going originally got a -complete- overhaul during the restructure, which was an unfortunate few steps back - but unavoidable. However, because of this we’ve been able to move ahead much more quickly than we would have been trying to save the last iteration of it we had. We got some fantastic voice work by Kelly Doherty (Ida) and Mic the Mic/Zachary Lobertini (Capulet) to boot. Maybe we’ll show a sneak peek later..


(my life in a nutshell right now)

Its been a learning experience for me too, managing a team - especially one made up of close friends. I’ve learned the importance of google docs and -charts-. Lots of charts! Setting up a more formal schedule has been really beneficial so far thankfully and has gotten things back on track. Not to mention we’ve been getting a lot of third and fourth ‘eyes’ to keep watch on things for us ( Eddie has assumed unofficial role of director at this point ) and things are looking better than ever.


So, hopefully you’ll be seeing a lot more coming up in the next few weeks. We’re excited to show you what we’ve got! For now, enjoy the progress sketches and screenshots we’ll be posting. :) 


EDIT: Completed character sheet for Ida.

Idalynn Rosalind

Ida is the Prince’s etiquette teacher, and the picture of a good 1950s housewife. She is rather naive and a hopeless romantic, which tends to get her into trouble. Ida, despite being a quintessential Heart, desires to be more like a Head. 


Full character sheet for Capulet. :)! (had to repost because tumblr was being a hater for changing images)

Prince Capulet

Intelligent, curt, angry. He’s unforgiving, critical, and socially inept. Does not play well with others. He gets angry easily and unexpectedly. Typically he remains calm and evenly unpleasant, but it’s unpredictable what will throw him into a tantrum.


Hey guys! Been a little quiet, but thats only because we’re working hard on the animation. Good news! A portion of our animatic has been finalized and we’ll get to the meat n’ potatoes soon of doing some test animations to show off. Progress tastes delicious. 

We’ve also got some amazing audio being made, which we might share in the future..keep an eye out, and thanks for following us!

Also, if ya’ll have any questions at all, feel free to shoot ‘em. We love talkin’ to folks! :) In the meantime enjoy this promo picture Kiwi made.


autanimuscaput:

Environment designs and concept art for the AAC animation by Danny and Krystal

Some concept art for reblog wednesday!


Finalized character sheet for Ida. Last sheet for today!

Idalynn Rosalind

Ida is the Prince’s etiquette teacher, and the picture of a good 1950s housewife. She is rather naive and a hopeless romantic, which tends to get her into trouble. Ida, despite being a quintessential Heart, desires to be more like a Head.


Finalized character sheet for Cal! 

Princess Calpurnia

The Princess is charming, friendly, and outgoing. She’s a people person and always seems to be there for her subjects.. Although shed much rather be partying or sleeping rather than working.


*EDIT* Added more sketches!

Finalized design for Capulet! Hooray!

Prince Capulet

Intelligent, curt, angry. He’s unforgiving, critical, and socially inept. Does not play well with others. He gets angry easily and unexpectedly. Typically he remains calm and evenly unpleasant, but it’s unpredictable what will throw him into a tantrum.


Almost done with our redesigns, excited to show them off. The animation process is slow goings, but progressing at a steady pace. Pre-production is almost wrapped up! Then we can dive head-first into animation.

Got a nice shout out from Nick, too! Hello to our new followers! :)








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