June 24, 2005

Overlap

I'm trying to finish up a shot today. I'm down to the end, I'm doing the overlapping action now. I find this part to be one of the toughest parts to do. There's something about it that's hard, it just doesn't look right until it looks right. It's like your animating it over and over again, wrong, wrong wrong, wrong, right. There's this "sweet spot" it hits when it just looks right, until then it looks like it's on a string or it has a life of it's own. Sometimes I don't know how long it will take to finish the overlap. Sometimes an hour, sometimes a day or two.

3 comments:

Keith Lango said...

That's the tough stage. Another sticky spot for me is getting all the minute little kinks and hitches out so there's not even a tiniest bit of distracting motion left on any part. All the eases and holds are juuuuuust right (along with all the overlaps being juuuuust right).

It's the not knowing that gets to you. You're rolling along, getting a buy off on everything you're doing so far and you hear those magical words from the director in dailies "Yeah, clean it up and this should be done." And you're thinking "Great, I should be done by lunch time tomorrow." Three days later you're wondering where it all went wrong....

Ethan said...

Yep, that's what it's like:)

Ethan said...

I did final it on friday BTW.