Week18
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The Completed Shape

I have now finished detailing the Doctor, with the result visible here above. I added some items to the outfit to make it more lively. The most important detail is giving her a stethoscope. This is a ...

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Week17
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The Doctor's Shape

So, the time has come to design the antagonist of the film, the Doctor. First of all, I wanted the doctor to be a woman, to give film a bit more equality. Now the film will feature a man, a woman, and...

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Week16
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The Old Man Shaded

Now I shaded the two line drawings of the Old Man, to give him a three dimensional shape. As you might notice straight away, this is my first image in color! I gave him temporary colors since I felt l...

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Week15
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The Complete Shape

I have continued drawing the Old Man, completing the overall shape and details of the concept art. It ended up very close to the general shape shown in the previous update. That shape was fairly finis...

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Week14
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The Old Man's General Shape

After finishing the Robot design (concept-wise), it is now time to focus on the next character, namely the Old Man. As with the Robot, I will start with trying to find the general shape of the charact...

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Week12
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Giving the Drawing Depth

I have now made the Robot drawing more three-dimensional by shading it. As described in an earlier post, I will colorize the Robot later, when I try to find a unifying color scheme for the entire film...

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Week10
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Adjusted Range of Motion

If you looked very closely in the last update, you might have noticed that the Robot design did not match the mechanical joints I had designed earlier. When comparing it to the chart, you can see that...

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Week9
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Drawing the full Robot

With the mechanical parts already figured out and having a general shape as a base, it was fairly easy (just time consuming) to look at those two as guides, and draw the full robot for the first time....

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Week7
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The General Shape

The final thing I want to do before I sit down and draw the full robot design is to have a clear view of the general shape I will be going for. In my head, I've had a pretty clear idea of what I wante...

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Week6
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The Joints

I have now decided how the robot will move mechanically. As you can see, I don't have a unique design for each joint, in that the knee and elbow share the same design, and the wrist/ankle shares the s...

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Week5
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How it Should Move

After some thinking (and walking around like a robot), I am done designing its range of motion. It ended up becoming fairly close to a normal human, but with some differences. Hopefully these differen...

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Week4
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Designing it to work

Although I believe the Robot is easier from a drawing standpoint, with large flat surfaces, compared to the complexities of drawing actual people, it comes with a different problem. And that is that i...

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Week3
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Starting the Concept Art

The script is yet to be marked as completed, but that does not stop me from moving on with things not relying on a precise script. And that is the look of the film, the crucial step that has to be com...

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Week2
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First Week Done

The first week in now done and it has been great fun. Thank you for your comments here, on YouTube and other places! I really appreciate it.

This week most of the focus has been on the re...

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Week1
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The Script

Although I have wanted to make films for as long as I can remember (I made quite a few simple ones using Lego and other toys when I was little), it wasn't until four years ago when I got an idea for a...

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Welcome to the site

Hello, and welcome to Making A Short Film! After a year in the making, the website is finally online which of course is super exciting.

If you have seen the introduction video (which I encourage y...

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