Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Father son

for this installment I will display a scene with both Father and son together...

Untitled from Jose Olmos on Vimeo.

First pass on the animation and have to move forward with the rest of my scenes.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

update blog

There have been some updates on my project but the files are too large and do not upload on this blog. I have added three scenes of the protagonist's father in which he is introduced. He is at a well lowering a bucket for water, overhead shot of well and camera trunks inward to reveal a dry well and the scene transition into the title scene, dissolve. Then father is at the location of his garden which have been deprived of precious water, he reaches down to analyze the condition of the soil. No use since the soil is without moisture. The scene then moves to the boy kicking a soccer ball. Will re-export files so that they can be posted soon. Should have more new post also.

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Animation

just a 2.5 sec. clip... need some critique.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


It's been a while since my last post. Have drawn out my protagonist in a frontal pose, side pose, and 3/4 pose. Different hands to go along with his movement, also there are several facial expressions and I still have more to go. Will do the rest when they are needed.
The father is also almost complete and the warrior and Statue are to follow.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

motion test

short test just to get a feel of the puppets range of motion, background is just a temporary image, not in animatic... will experiment with the movements and timing.

another Puppet

Puppet creation procedure

Have been able to create puppets in after effects and will be coloring them in and scanning soon so that I can bring into aftereffects and animate, here are some of the model sheets I created.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I had to create the 3/4 view so that each profile does not break the 180 degree rule. Just need to color and manipulate in position in after effects. This Stela of the Rain God Cha'ak will not be moving in my film but be transported in space magically from scene to scene and have a glowing effect in the eyes and around its profile.

Puppet tools

I found out that my puppets have to be created in layers in photoshop since my first test on puppet tool had my character distort in odd ways... Am going to build my character in this exploded view then import in layer onto After effects... Then create a hierarchy so that each limb corresponds with the next in sequence to natural anatomy.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's been a while since...

I've made a post to my thesis project, but finally I have another example of a background for my film Mayan Reign.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cuautemoc (the protagonist) again...

A sympathetic bobble head look to Cuautemoc...

Cuautemoc (the protagonist)

Another example of a possible look for the boy hero.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

"Mayan Warrior"

This Character is going to be fearsome looking.
His purpose of existing in the
film is the main obstacle that
the protagonist must overcome
to succeed in his quest for rain. Everything is not set in stone, will continue to modify character designs...

Protagonist's father character

Here is a character design
for the Mayan Boy's father,
really like the puppet look and
shabby clothing with hat...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"Cha'ak"character design...

I had tampered with different looks, in my storyboard and animatic I created an animated figure... this character design seems much more statuesque and its fierce looking too. think it will be the design I need for my film... I just have to get all the perspectives... What do you think?

Friday, June 13, 2008


Its been a couple of days since my last post, created a character design for "Cha'ak" The Rain God,
I will scan and post soon...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Mayan Ball Game is a critical point in my film. Want to show the intesity and importance of how the game was vital in the social structure of the entire civilization and a means to enforce their belief and interaction within their world and the spiritual world.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Contemporary Mayan Village in my Film...

You like my first background in guache? This is the small village home of the teen protagonist named Cuauhtémoc Negro. I thought it scanned in pretty well.

Protagonist Character Design...

This is one of my character designs, think he looks to old? Trying to get a 12 to 15 year old, energetic, rambunctious, enthralled in his families plight and athletic looking. Will keep on chipping away at that old block and redefining until I acquire "the look".

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Will continue on character design today...

Friday, May 23, 2008

A reference image for background possibilities...

This an image of Cha'ak the Rain God...

Friday's here!

Today, I will concentrate on doing some character designing, and will be watching some tutorials on Adobe After effects puppet...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Animatic "MAYAN REIGN"

cont. to draw

I have for gotten how awesome it is to draw on paper rather then digitally. Drawing my backgrounds on Strathmore watercolor paper/cold press, will sketch out 2-3 today and hopefully keep up the momentum so that I can color in soon with gauche.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Trying to get back into the groove...

I have been sketching my backgrounds, using a non-photo verithin prisma-color pencil that way when I color in gauche it does not show when scanned. I will sketch all my backgrounds and color then scan throughout the summer, seems like a lot of work but will push forward.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

just created my first blog

Welcome to my blog, it is created for my senior thesis film and will be updated on a regular basis, "I hope"... "Mayan reign" is the title and it is about a village boy and his quest to contribute to his family, He finds himself relying on his own accord, his families struggles become his focus and he tries to make a change in his world. He finds out that he has many capabilities to succeed in his quest. So far I have an animatic and am still refining my character designs, also will be doing backgrounds in gauche, and animating in Adobe After Effects CS3 puppets, looking at tutorials and sketching out background and researching perspective drawing technics.