3 Oct 2007

My Grad Film!!! Presenting....One Devil and His Dog

This the film I made this year with my good friends Tony and Nathan....I produced, animated and character designed and generally kept the clogs turning along with Tony :-)

Petrified in Pink-various...

Film Idea I had a while ago, did some basic production work for it, specializing in characters...This sheet shows the different stages the Bunny Boy character went through. The premise of the film was a teenage boy ordering a 'Donnie Darko' style rabbit costume for a cool kids party on Halloween and he ends up in a pink girlie bunny suit :-) The story follows him to the party where the popular kids bully him and evolve into real-life monster versions of the alloween costumes they are wearing and basically chase him through various send ups of horror movies. The film was styled with a Klasky Csupo style, which reflected on how the character ended up looking (bottom of page centre is accurate).
These are characters based on famous horror stalwarts and a few randoms from my mind....I'm a horror movie freak, I loved researching for this project!!!

The storyboards: these are just a selection of the many panels I drew. Also the PhotoShop final colour version of 'Bunny Boy' is in the top right corner.
The original model sheet for 'Bunny boy' before I made his limbs more long and gangely and his body short and square. At the time i liked this design but he defiantly improved once I changed the proportions. The colours however, remained very similar through all of the project.
Lots of human characters, some random ideas all put together!!
Work for 'Man on the Hill' a production I worked on a year ago, did some character experimentation with ink and different styles. The film was quite experimental in story and design so I had to think in a different way when designing the main characters. He ended up more silhouette in style but still sketchy,much like above...
Visit to Marwell Zoo,drew some monkeys wooo!!!! I was studying them for a friend's film pitch, his monkey character needed some design help so drew from life to get some ideas for him :-)
And now the randoms....a mix-up of 'One Devil' stuff, some monkeys for my friend's film pitch, Pimpsey ended up more like the monkey on the left and doodles!!!!!!!!

Hey, I'm Amy Davis! I am a character designer/compositor/animator who currently works for the VFX studio Framestore. Enjoy my blog and feel free to contact me at amy_davis86@hotmail.co.uk and on 07515060296.