Here are some more storyboard illustrations from TRIAL BY JURY
I’ll tell you how
Above: for today in this arena
Below: the judge’s entrance: behold your judge
to your bright rays
we never grudge ecstatic praise
may each decree and statute rank
and never be reversed en blanc
Hark the hour
breathing hope and fear
in this arena
for these kind words accept my thanks i pray
For these kind words etc
A breach of promise we’ve to try today
All hail great judge etc
but firstly if the time you’ll not begrudge, I’ll tell you how I came to be a judge
Here is a post on progress on the Judge’s song from “Trial by Jury”.
This is a line test of the first verse. The Right arm and some of the body is still missing as well as the earlier frames of the pigtail and the pupils.
The animation was completed on the Harmony/toon boom system though I note the production of the brilliant and recently-screened “Ethel and Ernest” on BBC was done with TV Paint which seems to offer so much more opportunity in terms of textures and usability. Harmony was a wonderful tool when it was run by the Vogelesang family, particularly Lilly and Joan, but they were taken over by Corus entertainment in 2014 or so and it does not seem to have been the same ever since. I have been teaching in a school in Moscow that apparently promotes the software and it was a devil of a job to get it actually to work at all on the school machines. So much for Industry standard! I note the company also acquired Animo, Pegs’n’co and the Cambridge animation system, rival 2d animating software and has not made any effort to update any of these since, effectively smashing the opposition and leaving precious little choice.
Here is an earlier version:
This is the finished “look”-
First combined image of background and character…
Working on an animated version of this Gilbert and Sullivan classic. See older posts.
This is a piano version of the overture and probably will survive in some form in the final film but for now is a way to promote the idea I hope!
For the last year I have been grabbing time between lectures to make some progress on part 2 of the documentary talk about music hall. I have also been finishing some storyboarding for a couple of proposed films and some preparation for a BBC project, so it has been a full year! (That is by way of a preamble and an excuse for tardiness!)
Here is the full documentation on a piece I have just finished animating which is based on a song by Harry Champion:
with jacket sleeves:
With coloured and shaded hat:
body sketched in:
the tomato plant:
and adding the jacket design incrementally
The finished product:
The first part of the Music Hall documentary:
The Coburn scene developing:
Marie Lloyd scene:
The original song:
The beginning of the film (Music Hall part 2)