Tug Of Biscuit

Final Film

Animatic

This film was created as part of the MSc Animation & Visualisation course at Dundee University (Jan 2014 – Aug 2014), by a team of 4. The story revolves around a dog that keeps having his biscuits snatched by a hungry bird in the garden. The story idea was created after being inspired by my own dog and humorous situations from everyday life.

 

My roles included:

  • Director

  • Script Writing

  • Concept Design

  • Storyboarding 

  • 2D/3D Animatics

  • Layout

  • Blendshapes

  • Animation

  • Editing

 

Software used: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects

 

Artwork

'Tug Of Biscuit' Storyboards
'Tug Of Biscuit' Storyboards

During pre-production I worked on storyboards, created an animatic, then kept the animatic up-to-date throughout production.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Reference Still
'Tug Of Biscuit' Reference Still

I filmed footage of my own dog to use as reference for animation.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Research
'Tug Of Biscuit' Research

These are watercolour studies to research dog body language through silhouettes.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Character Design
'Tug Of Biscuit' Character Design

Colour variations of the dog character.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Research
'Tug Of Biscuit' Research

Whilst researching anthropomorphism I drew this scenario with a human character, then used the same expressions on a dog character.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Blendshapes
'Tug Of Biscuit' Blendshapes

The blendshapes I created fro the dog and bird characters.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Expression Studies
'Tug Of Biscuit' Expression Studies

Sketches of the human character and the blendshapes that were needed.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Concept Design
'Tug Of Biscuit' Concept Design

Watercolour paintings for prop designs in the garden environment.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Concept Design
'Tug Of Biscuit' Concept Design

Watercolour studies of plants for the garden environment.

'Tug Of Biscuit' Concept Design
'Tug Of Biscuit' Concept Design

Digital paintings of character concepts for the bird.