• Charlotte Grant

'Am I a Monster?' - Blocking for a musical shot

Hey everyone, I wanted to show some progress on a short musical shot I began blocking recently :)

I thought this audio from the Frozen Broadway musical would be fun to animate to, especially the quick change of tone at the end with "in a cage". I found this great free dragon rig on cube brush a while back and wanted to try animating with it and this audio clip seemed the perfect accompaniment to that!

Here's my first pass of blocking, it took a while for me to get the camera movement working nicely, so I have more poses on her in the last section to get the head through the bars etc.

Here's a second pass on the blocking, when I refine some of the poses a little and add some basic lipsynch to the shot!

and here's my final pass on the blocking, where I add some more subtle facial movements and skin pulls, refine the mouth movements a little bit and get everything to a point I'm happy with it, before taking it to spline :)

I'm not sure if I'm going to take this shot to spline just yet, as it was just meant to be a warm up shot, so I don't want to spend more time on it than necessary if I'm not sure if it's going to be a reel piece :) I may revisit and spline it a little later on, but I plan to do some more blocking shots and a few practice exercises before then, just to get the hang of things again!

Until next time ~