I definitely cringe watching this over again, but I guess it only shows how much I’ve learned from completing this film. It’s weird because I didn’t really ever have a “storyboard” for my film and I went straight ahead to the animatic. I did the animatic in Flash and the rest of the actual animation in TVPaint. I did the effects in After Effects and video editing in Premiere Pro.
What I really wanted to convey in this film was for Varian (the catcaller) to realize that he was wrong. I knew I didn’t want to make a film about JUST street harassment. I wanted to make a film about a catcaller who learned from his mistakes in the end. The ending was very critical for me because those are the moments where I wanted a catcaller himself to admit that street harassment is wrong. Originally, I planned for Alazne (the girl) to feel lessened by the catcalling and grow/change because of it. But then I wondered, “Why does the victim need to change?” It’s not the victim who needs to undergo an arc to resolve the situation, it’s the street harasser who needs to. I’ve researched a lot of videos about street harassment before this film, and rarely did I ever come across a video where a catcaller owns up to his/her mistakes.
Since a lot of you enjoyed the visual effects reel I posted from “The Great Gatsby,” I thought I would share this animation progression reel from Pixar’s “Monster’s University.” It’s also a good way for those of you who don’t know some of the departments in animation and what they do, to see it unfold one step at a time. Enjoy!
Richard Köhler, of the Transgender Europe lobby group, told Reuters that the “gold standard” was to have no formal limit, as in Malta. “Generally it is very good to allow very young transpersons to have their gender identity respected,” he said…
…children between seven and 16 would need to consult with their parents before changing their legal gender, after which they would be able to decide for themselves, without the need for a psychiatric or medical evaluation….
“The proposal is historic in that it will no longer be the health service but the individual who decides if he or she has changed sex,” Hoie said in a statement on the plan.
A short demo reel of one of a couple past projects and a bunch of Works in Progress that are currently in production. In this video we are showing Giant Bear, Retour a Hairy Hill and Let There Be Light.
Couldn’t find this on their blog, so I hope ducktapeanimation don’t mind me sharing it via youtube instead - I just remembered about their Moonquest animation that they’re working on and wondered if they had any other videos - I found this test from a while ago on their channel.
It’s a nice little glimpse into where these animations start out. Awesome, right?