Completing the animation

Great work by my fellow group members. They have done it a lot to make this to perfection. For some reason I wasn't been assigned to be doing any work for the final production by my group members but I am satisfied if I am given the appropriate mark to reflect my contribution. Chunyin has done a tremendous job in keeping everything in progress while Saiful and Saifullah has been putting lots of effort in providing a high quality animation rendering. Although I only provide a relatively none contribution for the final production, I am still glad that I am involved in the initial stages of the development such as establishing the company, creating the marketing strategies, company logo, sketches and storyboard developments, characters and environment research and some others. I'm just hoping that next semester we will do a lot on individual work rather than a group one because there is a possibility that the amount of work are not equally divided. All in all, this project has become a success and I am just glad it has finished. Great work guys!

Final Individual Promotional Package..or was it preliminary?

Here is the complete set of the assignment 4 which is the promotional package that includes 3 posters, 3 production stills and a DVD cover.

aren't these pretty??

Long Overdue Lip Sync Tutorial

Sorry for the late update for this tutorial. I had actually forgotten to write this in blog until I saw it in my handbook. So here it goes..

- create new layer called audio in every window (scene, prof, prof head, mouth). Put it on the top.

- import audio file to stage

- click on first key frame, go to properties change the name ->

- set it to stream (do these and one above on all layers)

- create another layer in prof head called dope sheet. Place it below audio layer.

- on every spoken action press F6 and name it as the word spoken in the audio. e.g vell, com
(purpose of this is to place the appropriate mouth action on each words spoken)

- click on mouth layer, hit keyframes on the frames that you enter the words before. e.g frame 145 in HULL, hit keyframe in frame 145 of mouth layer.

- then click on the mouth and change the mouth type in the looping tab.

- best technique is to do from closed to open mouth words. e.g M-> F -> O

I know that it doesn't make any sense my just reading these steps but this image will probably helps.

click here to view the output

experimenting with poster layout

Lately I have been busy with other assignments and I have forgotten to update the blog. During the past few weeks I managed to create one poster layout for the next assignment which is the promotional package. After consulting with Josh and Lisa, this layout will be a template for the other 2 posters where I will compose them as a long poster and just replacing the character with the female character and the two maggots. I still think the layout can be improved especially with the text composition or anything with the text but I could not figure out which part. Tell me what do you think about the layout.

and the DVD cover too!

This is one of the few DVD covers that I made and were picked for submission. Below are the others made in order.

*again credit to Saiful and Saifullah for the artwork

My Part for Assignment 3

For this assignment I was assigned to do the descriptions for everything relating to the animation such as the synopsis, characters, environments and profile. This is the synopsis for our animation, FISHING LOVE...

Going fishing on the weekend is one of Danny’s hobbies. He never had a partner in his life so by going fishing can make him forgot about loneliness in his life. One day he decided to go fishing at a jetty outside his town, which is unusual for him considering he has never gone fishing outside of his town. After a few hours, he still couldn’t get a single fish. He almost gave up but later he had an idea to attract fish to his bait, which is a maggot. He decided to dress and put some make up on the bait hoping that fish will fall to his trap. Little did he know the fishes were actually laughing at his maggot because it looks so funny to them. Suddenly a good looking male maggot came to her rescue. They both fall in love and hugged each other causing Danny’s rod started to shake. Danny pulled his rod thinking he caught a fish but is rod actually stuck with the other girl’s rod. They started staring at each other and fall in love at that moment.



Danny is a young boy living outside the city. He doesn’t have many friends as he would have liked which has troubled him all his life. The loneliness that he felt is unimaginable. He always thought that the way to reduce his loneliness is by eating an awful lot because he knows that no matter what he do or how he look like nobody will want to like him or be friend with him. Since he moved out to a new place he had picked up a new hobby which is fishing. Every weekend he has been going fishing with a small hope of making a new friend.


A country woman who still lives with her family in a small town. Since she was small she always followed her father everywhere he goes. Most of her father’s hobbies have become hers too and she still do some of them until now such as hunting, fishing and refurbishing the house. After completing her high school she had the opportunity to further her studies at a university in the city but she declined the offer to stay home and look after her aging parents.

Environment Design

Environment 1: Under Sea

Much inspired from the animation movie Finding Nemo. We try to make the background less empty with the addition of the ground with sea weeds and rocks to highlight the nature beauty of the deep sea whilst at the same time make it more liveable for marine living species.

Environment 2: Jetty

The most important background for this project. The idea of this background was inspired by the one in Derwent Water in North West England. We chose this location because it fits all the criteria that we need which are a scenery that is out of town with mountains at the back, has a wooden jetty, perfect nature views.

*credit to Saifullah and Saiful for producing such an excellent artwork. Keep it up guys!

Easter Break

Here comes an update from the director:

Every team member of Grand Line Pictures have been busy during this holiday period with their own task given by me. I also have my own task for this project even though my crucial part is not until the editing part but I have decided to contribute and help the team in order to reduce stress for them. I am now compiling all the wonderful animation works done by Saiful and Saifullah and preparing them all for the upcoming presentation. Now that the characters and environments design have been completed, I have been asked to writing all the descriptions and prepare for the verbal presentation. Although we are now a little bit behind our schedule I think we can manage to catch up before the school starts.