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Final Project Info

For my final project, I want to make something that is challenging to make. I decided choose to copy Japanese animation techniques. I have always been fascinated by the animated films that come out of Japan. Furthermore, out all of the Japanese animators that create these great films, I decided to copy the work of Tatsuyuki Tanaka. He is famous working as an animator on the cult classic film, Akira.
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The whole process of creating the film is going to be difficult. I am first going to shoot a bunch of reference photos and video so I can know how the entire 20-second animation is going to look like. Next, I will begin the blocking stage of the animation. Since there are 480 frames in 20 seconds I will draw a keyframe every five frames. I will have to use a light box in order for this to actually work out. Then, I will use an x-sheet to plan the motion of the entire animation. Once I do this I will have a better idea of how to plan the timing of the animation and can begin the polishing stage. When I get all the inbetweens drawn and the rough animation starts looking better, I will scan all the images onto the computer and digitally ink and color the animation in Photoshop.Image

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