Today i made my first set for my animation, in keeping with my kitsch theme i created a living room with barbie furniture and floral wallpaper, i photographed a wooden floor texture to create the flooring ( this still needs work as my printer ran out of ink whilst printing it, so the colour is a bit uneven). I photographed my characters separately and added an ornate frame to create a family portrait for the wall, as this is the scene where Ian says that curiosity is something we nurture in our families. I really enjoyed building this first set and intend to create 3 this week, i am also still sourcing kitsch objects and iconic toys to create the atmosphere intended in my animation.
below are some progress images of making the set and a test animation of it:
what i have learnt from this set is that in order to get the lighting right, i must use two light sources because one from either side casts shadows. I will also use a tripod to shoot the final scenes. I am making my scenes interchangeable, inside a wooden frame to ensure all frames are the same size.