Friday, 7 January 2011

POP Merchandise

If an average Disney film which lasts approximately 1 and a half hours gets merchandising from caps and soft toys to Happy Meals and computer games, overall probably thousands of various products, then my one minute long film can easily have a paper doll for that purpose. And because Pop is totally free to watch on line, so is it's merchandise. It's free and it's here. Just click on the pictures and print them out. I recommend changing the printing setting to landscape so that Pop wouldn't be too small to handle. There are also 2 options: the DIY 'cheap and cheerful colour it in your self' option or the ready coloured one for people who can afford colour printing.

 First few sheets were all the outfits featured in the film. Now follows the extra features! If anyone has any request regarding what Pop could wear and/or be, just let me know and I may make your dreams come true. Pop is The Wonder Child any ways!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

how to develop a massive index finger: final chapter

POP the Wonder Child from Iriini Kalliomäki on Vimeo.

This is the final animation. All editing using Final Cut and After Effects only made my finger injury worse. There are still bits on this animation that I am not entirely happy about like the moment when Pop's hair keeps on changing. The truth is though that I simply had to finish the whole thing not least because my finger had turned into a unrecognisable lump and didn't function any more. My neck was also in great pain. The lesson to be learned from all this? Well, maybe I am getting old and therefore working ergonomics must not go unnoticed! Remember to stretch and move once in a while!!!!

how to develop a massive index finger: chapter 3 (DRAWING way too much)

 Now we finally are getting to the root of the problem of the massive index finger. Animating is clearly not good for you. Above is my first attempt to use cut out paper shapes but then I made a fatal decision to draw every single frame by hand.Below are my first test frames for the bogey eating scene which I never used in the end.

The following frame is from the opening scene of the final animation where Pop is introduced as a Super Child. Below the line drawing there is my first test attempt to colour in by using Photoshop and the last one down is the final coloured-in version.

 I decided not to colour in backgrounds in every frame separately. In the opening scene I drew a cityscape and edited it in by using After Effects (new skills!!!! hooray!) Below is that background.

 To make my life easier I bought a light box. I drew 215 line drawings using this and it was indispensable help. Below I am in action with the light box creating the end scene where Pop's hair grows ridiculously long and makes Pop into a unrecognisable creature.

This is the whole pile of original line drawings.I then scanned them all in and coloured them using my computer. All this monotonic drawing and colouring in was the cause of repetitive strain injury that happened to my index finger and made it grow to triple in size.