My latest project is the Brackenwood Wildlife Documentary Series where I introduce Brackenwood wildlife in short documentary-style episodes with voice over narration. The first episode was Fatsack, the second episode under construction is Prowlies.
In this scene I thought I’d finish the background and all FX first before starting on the creature animation. A prowlie will dive in, the camera pans into the water and we see the prowlie swimming around chasing fish. So far this scene has taken around 20 hours.
All the animation and FX are animated frame by frame in Toon Boom Harmony, but there’s also digital treatments like particles and surface reflections. As mentioned in a recent post, I created a 3D environment in Unreal Engine, then exported various angles as images which I then imported into Harmony. Much quicker than taking 8-10 hours painting each background by hand.
If you’re interested in watching the projects take shape, drop in to my Twitch stream on weekends.