4.17.2009

final leica...

video
i figured I'd complete this blog by posting the madness that ended up being our leica reel... :) enjoy.

2.02.2009

prepitch meeting

hey guys,
in case anyone isn't aware, we're meeting wednesday after class, if you like I can book that green room again... won't be a long meet, just to smooth out any huge inconsistencies and make sure we're ready for the pitch on thursday. bring your boards...

1.22.2009

sketches III


Some Tom faces.
Here are some more cats, this is Al and maybe Scrags or a random cat not really sure, but n e ways here you go.

Characters


Hey everyone here are the character designs for our storyboards.

barn plan..

drew these today and someone asked to put them up.... Of course many things could (and most likely will) be added or taken away, and we're probably going to end up with something completely and utterly different, which isn't a bad thing but I thought some sort of idea of setting inside would be helpful for when boarding begins, so we haven't got 12 completely different barns.

The two views indoors are not layouts, just sort of "here's what the inside would look like" no consideration for prettiness or composition.... the first inside view has the milkcooler in blue, i made it see thru for the sake of showing the cows and watertrough...

I tried to incorporate everything mentioned in the beat boards, a water trough for al, windows the farmer can look through, the cooler is set up so a rifle could shoot holes into it if shot through the door, nathan mentioned putting the milk cooler on a slightly higher level for a fun waterfall/flood type effect and there's a section that the milk truck could drive into. (I set it up so the truck could narrowly miss the farmer if wanted, and the section could collapse to prevent the farmers entry without causing any severe damage to the rest of the barn. :)
Tell me what you guys think of this three wheeled milk truck. I think it will add some variety to the story. Its profile has a wonderful silhouette as well. We could even colour it an awsome red or yellow wich would look great agains the cats.

1.21.2009

pics

okay i know i've been posting like every day and by this point your probably like "Jeez diane shut up." but my sister just sent me these great "cats eye view" pics of the old barn back home... hope this helps in terms of bgs and such...

sum up and more sketches

to sum up, (for everyone who wasn't there.)

the theme is just farm, no spaceships or pirates or whatnot.

who:
five main cats (If its all right with everyone I'd like to start off with all five in the milk truck)

Tom: black cat with red collar Calm, cool, sly, sorta greedy
Scrags: thin cat Cat that shows up in first verse. Nervous, jittery
Al: Fat, perhaps a bit dimwitted, comic relief type fellow
Persian: Fancy long haired white cat, could be male or female, the song doesn't specify.
Narrator: Short, grey cat with a bent tail a straw hat and possibly a banjo, silent, passive,

Farmer: just a farmer not much specified about him yet... serious, gets angrier and more desperate as song continues.
The dog: big fluffy collie with patches but since he only appears in one scene its not so important. Just very playful.

What: Regular ol dairy farm

When: Somewhat on the verge of classic and modern farming... like 10 years back or so, late enough for a big milk cooler but early enough for milk jugs and containers to be sitting around the barn as well.

Remeber: Most of this takes place at NIGHT, except for #11 and 12

Where: I'm assuming we're in canada, no camels or penguins or anything silly like that.

Why: Cats want milk, the milk truck is only filled with empty bottles.


For everyone that came, thanks so much



also some sketches I did yesterday...



1.20.2009

sketches II

More random designs!

meeting.. again

hey, so I booked C149 in the common area (big green comp lab) for 2:00, wed.. so if u lose the group somehow that's where we'll be. Its the only one with 12 seats... FYI its kinda hidden in the corner, i walked around the common area about three times before i found it. But if everyone just hangs around after digital painting we'll just go as one big blob of art students....

see u then,
-diane

1.19.2009

meeting time

hi guys, I know this is completely last minute, but we're meeting tomorro (tuesday) at 11 in the lab at the great big table to come up with some characters, get an idea of the setting, and start our beat boards (due thurs.) Bring in some blank story panels as well.

thanks, and see u there!

If you can't make it plz comment, we can change the time to wednesday after class if thats better for everyone.

1.18.2009

Cat Sketch


Hey guys, here's something quick I came up with. I thought I'd post mine too since others have too lol. Later days.

1.16.2009

shitload o' pictures...

Sorry there's so much... dug through my comp/facebook for any farm related pics, also some very rough sketches I did during film lecture.... all just ideas and such...









sketches


The big cat at the bottom is a preliminary design for that Al dude. I think he ought to be super scraggly looking, probably even more than what I did there.
+ some cows that I think some of you guys saw already.

Any suggestions / more designs, guys?

1.15.2009

the song

Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats - When the Dairy Farm Caught Fire
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Song Lyrics

Some friends and I in a milkman's truck
Were eating catnip one night
When into the truck a tomcat jumped
His scraggly face gone white.
"What's up", says Tom, "Have you seen a dog,
Or has our milkman retired?"
"Milkman retired? Fft hiss!", says he,
"The dairy farms' on fire!" And...

There were toms stretched up and down
Lappin' up the milk on the floor.
"My Cream, Cream!" the farmer cried
As he came knockin' on the door (clap clap)
Oh don't let him in till it's all lapped up
Then somebody shouted Mreow! MREOW!
And we all drank milk till the cows came home
When the dairy farm caught fire.

"Mew," says Tom, "What a bit of luck!
Everybody follow me
And it's out to the barn
If the fire's there
Then we'll have milk for free."
We chased Tom down nipping his heels
Then into the milk pond flipped
And we hadn't been there ten minutes or more
Till we were all quite 'nipped. And...

There were toms stretched up and down
Lappin' up the milk on the floor.
"My Cream, Cream!" the farmer cried
As he came knockin' on the door (clap clap)
Oh don't let him in till it's all lapped up
Then somebody shouted Mreow! MREOW!
And we all drank milk till the cows came home
When the dairy farm caught fire.

Al sauntered over to a water pail
And pawed at it as he gagged (cough cough)
Started takin' off his flea collar
Likewise his rabies tags.
"Hold on, " says Tom, "that ain't allowed
Ya can't do that thing here.
Why go washing your tags in the wat'ring trough
When milk's coming out our ears?" And...

There were toms stretched up and down
Lappin' up the milk on the floor.
"My Cream, Cream!" the farmer cried
As he came knockin' on the door (clap clap)
Oh don't let him in till it's all lapped up
Then somebody shouted Mreow! MREOW!
And we all drank milk till the cows came home
When the dairy farm caught fire.

Then there came from the old barn door
A collie from across the street
And when he saw three hundred cats
He took a ringside seat
He nipped at tails in good clean fun
Splashed milk on a cat or three
And just to show there was no harm done,
He licked their whiskers clean. And...

There were toms stretched up and down
Lappin' up the milk on the floor.
"My Cream, Cream!" the farmer cried
As he came knockin' on the door (clap clap)
Oh don't let him in till it's all lapped up
Then somebody shouted Mreow! MREOW!
And we all drank milk till the cows came home
When the dairy farm caught fire.

Then there came a mighty splash
Fur flew to and fro
Leaping from the rafters' flames
Into the pails below.
"Well, we're safe here," a Persian mewed
Paddling in the foam,
"This here's a bath I'd get used to
They won't believe back home!" And...

There were toms stretched up and down
Lappin' up the milk on the floor.
"My Cream, Cream!" the farmer cried
As he came knockin' on the door (clap clap)
Oh don't let him in till it's all lapped up
Then somebody shouted Mreow! MREOW!
And we all drank milk till the cows came home
When the dairy farm caught fire.

When the sun came up, the fire was out
We rolled across the floor
The barn was burned. The milk was drunk.
There wasn't any more.
Tom stretched his legs, said, "Good job, lads!"
Raised his tail up higher,
"There's dairies all along this road.
Let's set them all on fire!" And...

There were toms stretched up and down
Lappin' up the milk on the floor.
"My Cream, Cream!" the farmer cried
As he came knockin' on the door (clap clap)
Oh don't let him in till it's all lapped up
Then somebody shouted Mreow! MREOW!
And we all drank milk till the cows came home
When the dairy farm caught fire.