#1 08-03-2010 7:40 pm

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August WIP - LOST

Here's my layout....nothing fancy yet...just camera angle, idea, initial pose. I'm planning on shooting reference next

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#2 08-03-2010 9:21 pm

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Re: August WIP - LOST

hahaha I like it. Stupid bloody program, being all confusing and weird and stuff. More answers less questions and I would have seen it past season 2.

I look forward to seeing this develop.

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#3 08-03-2010 9:55 pm

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Haha, brilliant concept, I love it.

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#4 08-04-2010 12:32 am

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Wow! that is genius!  I'm actually watching through LOST in its entirety.  I don't know why I didn't think of that.  I'll be watching this one closely. Good luck!


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#5 08-04-2010 6:23 am

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hehe...yeah great one...LOST....the weirdest program..big_smile


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#6 08-06-2010 6:38 pm

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Great.....Good concept...i am waiting to watch the final..output..


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#7 08-06-2010 9:14 pm

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update: rough blocking

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#8 08-07-2010 1:09 am

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haha! this is going to turn in something really good. Don´t have any critcs yes (sorry). Going to wait for the next up.

Ah, one thing. This lady is pretty fancy, I would probably crossed her legs when she seats! smile

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#9 08-09-2010 8:21 pm

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some more poses/inbetweens

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#10 08-09-2010 10:33 pm

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started cleaning things up

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#11 08-09-2010 10:56 pm

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who considered LOST each time the contest renews.  This is really coming along, I'm still going back and forth on my poses, you're already way ahead of me!

Keep it up!

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#12 08-10-2010 1:07 am

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looking good KyleG - look forward to seeing developments

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#13 08-10-2010 5:16 pm

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Haha made me laugh! smile I really like the idea smile

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#14 08-10-2010 5:50 pm

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Hey Kyle!

This piece is nicely coming along. As a huge fan of lost and then a huge hater, I love the concept.

I don't know your exact intentions with the lady but I'd say play her up a bit. Maybe you could make her a hardcore fan but even she can't answer what it all means. Right now she seems like a sophisticated lady just commenting on the unexpected nature of the show. That might be what you're aiming for. If so, then I think showing some passion in such a lady would be entertaining.

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#15 08-10-2010 7:15 pm

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another update - Yeah my idea was that she isn't a hardcore fan or anything, more using the show to bond with her grandson.

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#16 08-10-2010 8:38 pm

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I think you did a great job of handling her weight when she sits down. And great poses all around.


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#17 08-10-2010 9:04 pm

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Thanks c-nielson
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#18 08-11-2010 6:33 pm

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I Think the anticipation to "certainly  didn't" is a bit too big...  just my opinion smile

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#19 08-11-2010 8:29 pm

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Hey Kyle great start! Just a couple of things...

I agree with the above post, the anticipation feels a bit forced and unnatural. I think you could get a way with something a lot more subtle.

Also the staging of the final shot feels odd to me, especially with half the guys head missing. There's a lot of negative space and you could do with pulling the camera in and making more use of it. I think the characters switching sides is another thing, maybe you could play with the staging for both shots to try and get it to read a little clearer?

Ooo also a minor thing but I think if you could have the lady look at the TV on the last pose, maybe it will set up the next shot better.

Anyway I hope this is useful and I'm looking forward to you progress, keep it coming!


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#20 08-11-2010 9:11 pm

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Great start indeed! Some notes though. When the old lady enters she walks and looks like an old lady. Nice. But I feel that old image is lost as soon as she sits down. She becomes like a young woman then. Turn off the sound and look at the clip as soon as she sits down. With no sound it's just the moves and gestures that have to convince us she's old. Somehow I feel that's lacking. Perhaps she sits too straight, maybe her eyes are too bright (open), or she moves too quick (like on "I certainly didn't"). Try to convince the viewer she's old with no sound and you've won me over! smile

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#21 08-11-2010 9:48 pm

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another update
Thanks for the comments guys. I dialed down the anticipation on "I certainly didn't" some, let me know if it needs more. I wasn't really going for "old" with the lady..more middle aged I guess, I didn't want to be limited too much by how she could move. I don't really have a solution for the characters flipping on the last shot, I knew I was breaking the 180 rule, but didn't really know how to show the tv without doing it....if you guys have any ideas I'd be happy to hear.

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#22 08-11-2010 10:16 pm

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I dunno why but I thought about the short film "Prime Time" (you may have seen it

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) where they are staging a similar sort of thing. They break the rule also but they manage to have some of the TV visible in the shots where they are sat watching, so you sort of have a point of reference for when it flips around. You could see if that would help? I'm not sure what your intentions for the gag is though - is the audience supposed to know they are watching TV during the first shot?


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#23 08-12-2010 1:11 am

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Thanks for that cdgoodall, maybe I'll start with a slow zoom you you can see the edge of the tv at the beginning...was also planning on animating a light to simulate the flickering of a television...maybe that will help too


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#24 08-12-2010 2:45 am

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I really like where this is going... and can I just say, that couch is amazing... love the cushions interacting with the character...

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#25 08-12-2010 2:13 pm

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KyleG wrote:

(...)
I wasn't really going for "old" with the lady..more middle aged I guess, I didn't want to be limited too much by how she could move.
(...)

Ok, I understand your motives. But know there can be satisfaction in portraying the best old lady of the month, despite the limitations you think are there.

Also, be aware that when people hear her voice most are expecting an old lady. Well, at least I am. wink (Bear in mind that the actress speaking the words was about 86 years old at the time.)

Good luck to you this month, whatever you choose! smile

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