I have just finished animating a scene with Nero for my Boudica Film and realised he actually looks like Boris Johnson.
Nero rips up Prasutagus will
I did the cut out animation in after effects for this scene but, I am doing the next scene proper cut out, although I can get both looking quite similar now. It just depends on my mood.
The fruits of my Norfolk holiday are paying off, had a good day doing the final backgrounds for my Boudica film.
This one is my favourite so far.
Boudica in her watercolour background
Julian Cripps did the pencil work and I did the water colour and characters.
The ducks are from some lovely 2000 year old Iceni Cups, on display in the Boudica Gallery.
It’s not much over I week since I returned from my hols and it has already been cold enough to light a fire.
Emma with her best paintbrush, photo by Oliver Cripps
One of Emma’s sky backgrounds, photo by Oliver Cripps
My Boudica film is going very well, although I have still quite a bit of animation to do.
I used the holiday in Boudica country to work on the backgrounds, even doing water colours whilst sailing on a boat on the Norfolk broads!
Emma painting in a rocky boat, photo by Oliver Cripps
I also spent time recording sound effects, getting up some days at 5 am to avoid tractors and Collar doves. The sound track is going to be made entirely of ambient and natural sounds because of the setting in the museum and the way the film will be viewed. So it’s quite a challenge to make an interesting track that helps the story along but, I like challenges and working with sound.
Is that a tractor? photo by Julian Cripps
Although I did do quite a bit of work whilst away it was great to get away for a week. I think I will need another holiday when this job is done, fat chance though.