Another short day in the studio. I’m staggering my work as I don’t want to rush it and also my time in the studio is limited each day for safety reasons for the foreseeable. I can’t access the studio on Monday – Tuesday to allow another studio holder to use the bay I share with them safely. I’m more than happy to give them the space as it allows me time to rest. For now I need to adjust to the new working week.
Today I set out to reshoot two sequences with the gold mine cross-section. It was the first and probably only time I’ve been able to use the studio for the animation. I’ve been lucky that I was able to get my work out of the studio before the lockdown was imposed. Also I’ve had a commission that has allowed me to work at home with the correct equipment. I know I’m lucky and don’t take that for granted. It’s allowed me to create and also stay sane whilst in lockdown.
It took a little while to set-up with a few teething problems before I could crack on with the shots. It was pretty fast work as I knew what I was looking for. They are better shots, if only to see the edge of the cross-section, a little tweaking in the edit to bring into the animation. Again I’ve not looked at the changes to running time, but I know and feel better that the cross-section has been included more in the final piece. I also found that I was able to fit more horses and riders at an angle into the cross-section than before which will give stronger suggestion of the piece being inhabited.
Moving forward I’ll be taking a few days break before working with the 1:72 scale ruined town for a number of establishing shots that I want to add in at least two scenes, that I should hope bring the animation to a final close before the next round of sound effects are found and mixed into the animation.