Jul 182013
 

I just finished animating the second stanza, of this song, even though I had to stay at the studio until 1AM last night to make it happen. This stanza translates as:

“I had a girlfriend who left me, like a swallow in the spring. I fought a lot for the flag to liberate the homeland, true youth.”

Again, it sounds much better in Italian.

I discovered a new problem with paint-on-glass when I came in yesterday. Yup, that’s a dead fly in the paint on my top layer:

fly

Luckily I was able to extricate it with a scalpel with minimal damage. And I guess I have to start covering up my stand before leaving.
Here are more shots from the scene:

girl_stand

A girl appears in a flashback,

sparrow_twolayers

the girl recedes and turns into a sparrow;

plane_bomb

the sparrow turns into a WWII bomber, which circles and drops a bomb in a valley,

big_soldier

a soldier blocks the camera view momentarily as he runs towards the bombing,

soldiers_closeup

he is flanked by two other soldiers and they all run towards the smoke.

Overall I’m having fun with the technique, though it’s a lot more fun when things are moving quickly and I can be a lot looser with the painting. I tend to get caught up in detail and that make the animation take forever.

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