All of the elements of the animated sequence seem to be coming together really nicely and our animation genius, Ashleigh, has uploaded another couple of tests. If you thought the last one (7 seconds see 24.12.11) was short then you'll be gutted to know these two clips are 2 and 3 seconds long! But bear in mind this is stop-frame animation - one frame (individual picture) at a time and there are 25 frames in every second! Anyway James and I are really happy - check the clips out below. Ashleigh says this,
"The first test piece is a quick close up scene of where the judge first comes across the rabbit- they stare and blink at each other before the judge breaks into his chase of the rabbit. The test just shows a still image in the background of the ink but the final version will have the ink drop footage flowing behind it throughout."
"The second is another test piece this time of where the rabbit sticks his fingers up at the judge, mocking him in his effort to catch him. Again this just has a still image in the background which was composited in using a green screen effect on Adobe After Effects. The final will have the proper ink footage with a range of colours. From doing the test, its obvious the hand needs change for when he's sticking his fingers up, it didn't work quite as planned but I know what changes need to be made as well as changing his facial expressions."
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.