So here is my film, Undina:
I don't have -too- much to say about it except that is was a pretty good experience. It took me a long time to figure out the story and which direction to go in, and looking back at it, it seems so simple. Well! That's exactly what it wasn't; I needed to really simplify it, and eventually I did, but I think in the future if I make another short (and I hope to) it'll be much simpler. I wanted to focus on animating since I didn't have much in my demo reel animation-wise, so I'm glad I kept it at the rough stage.
The story was a big challenge for me, but I did it and I learned a lot. So were the minimal bgs I have, Boris helped me with the establishing shot which I ended up cutting in closer to for other shots.
Unfortunately I felt that my Sprite character ended up changing a lot from my original design, which I liked a lot more, and I found her difficult to draw for the most part, so I didn't enjoy animating her as much as I thought I would. She was the reason I chose to go forward with the story idea, but she ended up being the thing I left to the end because I wasn't excited to draw her. But in the end I think some of her shots turned out alright, so overall I think I'm satisfied with the work I did.
The pencil colouring turned out to be a lot more work than I was able to do for the deadlines, so I decided against it, although in some scenes Becky has rosey cheeks.
Also, there is pretty much no effects in my film. Again because of the time issue, but I also didn't really know where to start with effects and it's not something I wanted to worry about, especially since it still works with out them.
So I just wanted to thank Boris for helping me out when he could, it wouldn't have been done if he didn't help. Thank you to Dan Rodrigues who was amazing to work with, I think he did a great job with the music and such a short amount of time!
And I wanted to thank all the people who helped me at some point, friends who gave me suggestions here and there and people who were gracious enough to ask if I needed any help even though I didn't ask! It really means a lot, thank you! <3