Game Trailer Production Plan and Log

 

Week (Beginning) Planned Work Completed Work
1st Jan Pre-production

  • Initial Ideas outline
Pre-production

  • Came up with 2 ideas (Watchdogs and Pubg
8th Jan Pre-production

  • Discussion with group and decide on idea
Pre-production

  • Discussed ideas with the group and settled on animal crossing new leaf.
15th Jan Pre-production

  • Presentation of idea to Lewis
  • Pre-Production
  • Storyboards
  • Script
  • Costume Planning
  • Location Planning/recces
  • Prop Planning
Pre-production

  • Wrote script
  • Prepared presentation for Lewis
  • Presented the idea to Lewis
22nd Jan Production

  • Filming (Week 1)
Pre-production

  • Did location recces for the museum, antique centre, college, Canbury gardens.
  • Unable to film at museum and antique centre as need pass from the local council
29th Jan Production

  • Filming (Week 2)
Production

  • Jade filmed train test shots for the intro
  • Experimented with using GoPro to film scenes (tested with scenes 7 and 4) but decided to use handheld cannon camera instead.
  • Crew members ill so filming delayed
5th Feb Production

  • Filming (Week 3)
Production

  • Filming Week 1: Filmed scene 7 (Mabel and Sable)
12th Feb HOL Production

  • Log footage and start rough edit
Production

  • Crew members away so filming delayed
  • Logged filmed takes
19th Feb Post-production

  • Editing
Production

  • Crew members ill so filming delayed
26th Feb Post-production

  • Editing
Production

  • Filming Week 2: Filmed scene 8 (Harriet)
  • Logged takes
  • Started rough edit using scenes 7 and 8
5th Mar – DEADLINE 8th MAR Post-production

  • Editing (sound)
  • Colour grading
  • Complete paperwork
Production

  • Filming Week 3: Filmed scenes 10 and 11 (fishing scene and reality break)
  • Logged takes
(Overtime) 12th Mar Post-Production

  • Filming Week 4: Filmed scene 4/5
  • Logged and Edited footage
(Overtime) 19th Mar Post-Production

  • Sourced gameplay footage for train intro and edited into trailer
  • Created Animal Crossing New Leaf logo for intro
  • Added rough soundtrack and sound effects
(Overtime) 26th Mar

Post-Production

  • Finished edit (video and audio)
  • Added glitch effect to reality break
  • Colour graded film
  • Filled out paperwork
  • Handed in final edit to Lewis
  • Watched trailers back in class
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Pixar Animation research

Partly Cloudy is a Pixar animated short directed by Peter Sohn

Animating the clouds

To create the cloud effect, the animators made a 200,000-particle suit around an invisible rig. Just that though wouldn’t be enough as clouds are made up of basically transparent droplets, the final lighting and shadows process is what really brought him to life.

The animation team were worried that they wouldn’t have enough time to render him as all the particles and lighting take ages to render.

 

References

https://www.awn.com/animationworld/partly-cloudy-according-sohn

Stages of production

Pre-pre-production

  • idea generation
  • script writing
  • character development
  • story development

Pre-production

  • funding (Sponsors, lottery funding)
  • storyboards/animatic
  • concept art
  • casting (actors, stunt doubles and crew)
  • location scouting
    • location reki
  • set building
  • prop building
  • shot list
  • costume design

Production

  • directing
  • filming
  • live sound recording
    • background (ambient) sound recording
  • acting
  • re-shoots
  • live (practical) special effects
  • stunts
  • script updates
  • logging
  • video effects

Post-production

  • editing
  • video effects
    • colour grading
  • soundscape (Foley, sound effects)
  • soundtrack
  • trailers
  • marketing
  • merchandising
  • release date
  • pre-release screenings
  • Edit Decision List (Paper edit)