After four days' filming, I've managed to get through most of the 20-second-long title sequence, about half of Episode 1, and three short scenes for Episode 2. There have been a lot of things taking up time, but the real killer so far has been the 'sets' - I've had to complete the main exterior and dining-room interior backgrounds before I can make any episodes at all, and they've taken forever.
The good news is that those two - which will almost certainly be the largest and most troublesome drawings in the whole project - are now finished, and both have been used for some filming. There's a third major set which I need to complete before I can film the last component for the title sequence, but it hopefully won't be as big as its two predecessors.
Quick breakdown of what happened on which day:
- Parts of the title sequence using blank backgrounds; main title photo; two 'ideogram' elements (a clock and a calendar, used to denote the passage of time instead of captions saying 'ten minutes later' or whatever)
- Scenes on the main exterior set for title sequence and Episode 1
- Ep 1 scene 3 (drystone wall cameo set); Ep 2 scenes 3, 5 and 9 (wait and see!)
- Ep 1 scene 2 (dining room)
And once I've animated both episodes, then I just need to do some extra sound effects recording, and wait for the music to be delivered.
And then I've got two more scripts lined up for the second production block.
More preview pictures coming when I get round to it.
Y'all had better appreciate this blasted toon when it comes out...
- The Colclough