So our goals are to use different material you can find in an office space to create little props for the coffee beans to use. Therefore, we thought using the stick notes for the beans to fan the fire might be quite a nice option.
We shoot it with different angles and
place them into TVpaint and line them with the bean’s hand.
Personally, I am pretty happy with the result. the colour is quite stand out as well. and the yellow is a pretty iconic colour for the sticky note.
Its a tough day…
Raining cats and dogs… and i forgot my ID… need to go back and grab it and waste a lot of time…. but at the end, we kind of make this happen… At last.
One issue we face along the way is to create “office light” (ambient) Something more or less like these in the set… but the light we had can only be stuck onto a stick and stays on the ground…. So I kind of dismantled one part from the stick and stack both of them with a X shape… and hang it horizontally facing down. Therefore kind of achieve the feeling of the light above.
and because the light is not strong enough… I used the huge foam board as a reflective face for another light. So we can have some overall light coming from the top.
For the floor, we try to use a dark non-woven fabric to cover the ground so it doesn’t reflect too much light back to the character.
I never work with this before… and to be honest, I am not a huge fan of foam boards. especially when I have to sand it and apparently sniff all the dust inside.
BUT, this methods seems working… so…Again, I started with measuring the character’s length of the leg so I know how tall the chair should be.
I cut off a 1 cm foam board and start sculpting it (sanding it really.)
After the rough shape forming… I trim a wooden round shape stick into the length (slight shorter) and I use thinner foam boards as it’s leg. (As shown in picture)
Few props that I decided to start with is the tables.
They are the biggest item in the whole office. When the audience is not looking at the character, they will be looking around for different stuff. I want the table to be strong and bulky enough for the set to look real. And hopefully to satisfy audiences’ eyes.
Working progress time lapse:
This first video is me working on Illustrator to print out templates for me to cut accordingly. I used the actual size of the Character (Mr.Kun) and imagine him sitting down… what is the height of the table should be…
The reason it looks kinda shaky is that I am literally standing up and down all the time…. Becuase of the foam board is too big… I cannot cut it on my desk, need to cut it on the floor lol.
Stop motion animation of the set and Mr.Kun + 2D drawing for the beans and the ‘monster’. And we are start building props for the setting.
Although at the same time we had another thought about having Mr.Kun cutting out and stick him onto another board and shoot it frame by frame.
this is our reference:
which of course… they have budget…
So… material wise… we are probably going for foam boards and cutting them one by one by hand…I am not too sure however if this is a good idea or not though. Considering about the consistent of the film.